Benefits Plans - Prescription Drug Plan: Drug Plan Updates and New Drug Releases - Drug Reviews

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March 2003

Following are the drug considerations that were reviewed and determined for formulary inclusion and tier placement by the U-M Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. The chart combines the January, February and March 2003 drug releases.

Drug Name Indication Preferred Drug List Action
Altocor Cholesterol Yes Tier 3
Augmentin XR Infections Yes Tier 3
Depo-Testosterone Androgen Replacement Therapy No Tier 3, quantity limit
Hepsera Hepatitis B Infection No Tier 2, PA*
Lexapro Depression Yes Tier 3, review data in 6 months
Omnicef Infections Yes Tier 2
Suprax Infections Yes Remove from formulary - product discontinued
Vfend Aspergillosis Infections No Tier 2, monitor utilization
Xyrem Narcolepsy associated cataplexy No Tier 2
Zelnorm Irritable Bowel Syndrome No Tier 2, monitor utilization
Avandamet Diabetes Yes Tier 2
Avodart Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Yes Tier 2
Cipro XR Acute Cystitis Yes Tier 2; quantity limit
Forteo Osteoporosis Yes Tier 2
Humira Rheumatoid Arthritis No Tier 2 with PA*
Metaglip Diabetes Yes Tier 3
Pegasys Chronic Hepatitis C No Tier 2
Stratterra ADHD No Tier 3
Zetia Cholesterol Yes Tier 2
Abilify Schizophrenia No Tier 3

*PA = Prior Authorization

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