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

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June 2004

The following drug considerations were reviewed and determined for formulary inclusion and tier placement by the U-M Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee in April - May 2004.

Drug Name Indication PDL Class
Rythmol SR Arrhythmias No Tier 3
Rebetol Solution Hepatitis No Tier 2
Symbyax Bipolar disorder No Tier 3
Benicar HCT Hypertension Yes Tier 2, non-pref
Wellbutrin SR Depression Yes Tier 3, generic is available at Tier 1
Cleocin T Topical, Acne No Tier 3, generic is available at Tier 1
Desowen Topical steroid No Tier 3, generic is available at Tier 1
Accutane Acne No Tier 3, generic is available at Tier 1
Lotensin/Lotensin HCT Hypertension Yes Tier 3, generic is available at Tier 1
Elestat Ophthalmic, allergic conjunctivitis Yes Tier 3
Zorbtive Short Bowel Syndrome No Prior Authorization Required
Somavert Acromegaly No Prior Authorization Required
Actiq Pain No Prior Authorization Required
Spiriva Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease No QL - 30 at retail, or 90 at Mail
Nicotrol NS Smoking Cessation No QL - 280ml per year
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