Performance Drug List Add's and Deletions
Friday, July 01, 2005
Flormulary News

Script Care's Drug ADDITIONS for 7-1-05

DRUG ADDED THERAPEUTIC INDICATION ALTERNATIVES/
CATEGORY COMMENTS
quinapril Major Category Quinapril is indicated for the treatment of hypertension (alone or in combination with thiazide diuretics) and the management of heart failur as adjunctive therapy to conventional therapy including diuretics and/or digitalis. Rationale: To provide an additional
Cardiovascular
Subcategory
ACE Inhibitors
quinapril Major Category Quinapril/hydrochlorothiazide is Rationale: To provide an additional
hydrochloro- Cardiovascular indicated for the treatment of generically available treatment option for
thiazide Subcategory hypertension. hypertension.
ACE InhibitorlDiuretic
Combinations
terazosin Major Category Terazosin is indicated for the treatment Rationale: To provide an additional
Genitourinary of benign prostatic hyperplasia and generically available treatment option for
Subcategory hypertension. benign prostatic hyperplasia and
Benign Prostatic hypertension.
Hyperplasia
Subgroup
Alpha Blockers

Script Care's Drug DELETIONS for 7-1-05

DRUG THERAPEUTIC INDICATION ALTERNATIVES/
DELETED CATEGORY COMMENTS
Accupril Major Category Accupril is indicated for the treatment Rationale: Availability of an A -rated
( quinapril) Cardiovascular of hypertension (alone or in generic.
Subcategory combination with thiazide diuretics)
ACE Inhibitors and for the management of heart
failure as adjunctive therapy to
conventional therapy including
diuretics and/or digitalis.
Duragesic Major Category Duragesic is indicated for management Rationale: Availability of an A-rated
(fentanyl Analgesic of persistent, moderate to severe generic.
transdermal) Subcategory chronic pain that: I) requires
Narcotic Analgesics, continuous, around-the-clock opioid
CII administration for an extended period
of time; and, 2) cannot be managed by
other means such as non-steroidal
analgesics, opioid combination
products, or immediate-release
opioids.

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