Some Rx products dropping from BCBSM coverage

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BCBSM is ending coverage of select brand-name prescription drugs for BCBSM commercial (non-Medicare) members.

The following drugs are not approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration. Therefore, beginning July 1, 2012, BCBSM will no longer cover these brand-name products:


Brand name products

First – BXN Mouthwash compounding kit

First – Duke’s
First – Hydrocortisone
First – Lansoprazole
First – Mary’s
First – Mouthwash BLM
First – Omeprazole
First – Progesterone MC
First – Progesterone VGS
First – Testosterone
Umecta PD


The decision to end coverage for these products is in accordance with BCBSM pharmacy benefit agreements that only provide coverage for drugs approved by the FDA. As a BCBSM/BCN member, you should receive the following letter from BCBSM, outlining the changes and listing the effected drugs: Member (PDF).

Members are advised to discuss formulary alternatives with their physician. As always, please contact your AFG Account Manager with questions.


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2017-01-26T13:13:39-05:00 BCN & BCBSM Alerts, Employee Benefits|