CVS Drops 28 Prescription Drugs From Covered Medicine List

CVS will be dropping 28 prescription drugs from its list of covered medicine, CNN Money reported Thursday. These drugs will still be sold at the stores, but the customers with prescription benefit insurance CVS/Caremark will no longer be covered for them.

According to CVS, there are cheaper equivalents for the drugs on the list that are covered by the plan. Here are all the drugs CVS is dropping from its coverage in 2016:

  • Abilify (antipsychotic)
  • Amitiza (irritable bowel disease)
  • Avonex (multiple sclerosis)
  • Bydureon (diabetes)
  • Carac (dermatology)
  • Cardizem, including Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA and its generic (high blood pressure)
  • Clobetasol spray (dermatology)
  • Clobex spray (dermatology)
  • Cymbalta (depression)
  • Diovan (high blood pressure)
  • Exforge, including Exforge HCT (high blood pressure)
  • Extavia (multiple sclerosis)
  • Fluorouracil cream 0.5% (dermatology)
  • Fortesta (testosterone replacement)
  • Fosrenol (kidney disease)
  • Incruse Ellipta (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Intuniv (ADHD)
  • Invokameet (diabetes)
  • Invokana (diabetes)
  • Matzim LA (high blood pressure)
  • Monovisc (monovisc)
  • Noritate (dermatology)
  • Plegridy (multiple sclerosis)
  • Qsymia (anti-obesity)
  • Relistor (gastrointestinal)
  • Valcyte (anti-infective)
  • Viagra (erectile dysfunction)
  • Zubsolv (opioid dependence)

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