Prescription Drug - Frequently Asked Questions
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Prescription Drug - Frequently Asked Questions

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  • I was told by my pharmacist that the medication that I am taking for (“birth control”, “acne”, “weight control”) is not covered. Why?

  • I currently take a non-preferred drug or a brand name drug because the other drug did not work for me. Do I have to pay the additional charge even though the drug did not work for me?

  • How can I sign up for mail service?

  • Am I required to use Generic Drugs?

  • I received my card. It has the “CVS” name on it. Am I required to use only CVS pharmacies, or can I continue to use my current pharmacy?

  • What drugs were chosen for the Preferred Product Program?

  • What if I cannot take the drug on the preferred list?

  • How will my doctor know which drugs to order?

  • If I do not receive approval for a non-preferred drug, does this mean the Funds will not pay for my drug?

  • I have tried some of the preferred drugs and they did not work. Why do I have to try them again?