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CVS dropping some drugs

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jwags

I think that is how most prescription benefits work. I chose SilverScript which is CVS because the premium was the cheapest with no deductible. I checked the drugs first to see what was covered. If I'm ever had to go on one of those drugs I would switch drug plans. Those are all very epensive meds and there are alternatives.

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GretchO

I think they're dropping the name brand for those medications but will be selling the generics.

 

Neither are off patent so there shouldn't be generics available?

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SueL4

Gretch,

 

I can't speak to those specific meds just that the articles on the subject makes the reader believe there are generics. Who knows why pharmacies do what they do.

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TX_Clint

No generic for Invokana. However, this does give me the opportunity to go without it and see if it is really doing anything for me. It is a goal of mine to reduce my meds as much as possible.There are competitors such as Farxiga that I might switch to if I find it's worth it.

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jwags

Luckily I only use Lisnopril and Metfoemin both generics. Most of these plans do cover insulin as a tier 2 drug. I don't think this refers to the CVs pharmacy but rather the CVS/Caremark Prescriptiom benefits program thru your insurance or stand alone plan. I can use CVS or any of SilverScript preferred pharmacies or the CVS/Caremark mail order service.

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