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Pharmacy Formulary Changing for 2014

Express Scripts, the company who manages the university’s prescription benefits for the BlueCross Blue Shield and EHP Classic medical plans has recently announced that they are changing their formulary for 2014. A national panel of physicians and pharmacists continually reviews and compares prescription drugs to ensure the drug list includes proven medications to treat every condition. Some drugs may no longer be included when other safe and effective alternatives are available.

Beginning January 1, 2014 some medications will change from a Preferred Brand to a Non-Preferred Brand or may no longer be covered on the drug list. Express Scripts has sent a letter to impacted faculty and staff about the formulary changes. The letter included a personalized list of covered alternatives for you to share with your doctor. To avoid paying more after January 1, talk to your doctor about getting a new prescription for a safe, effective, covered alternative that’s right for you.

To see the complete drug list, including removed drugs and available alternatives in each therapy class, visit Express Scripts.

If you have questions, please call Express Scripts Member Services at 1-800-336-3862.

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