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Drug Name Search

By Therapeutic Class



We cover both brand name drugs and generic drugs. Generic drugs have the same active-ingredient formula as a brand name drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than brand name drugs and are rated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be as safe and effective as brand name drugs.

What is a Formulary?

A formulary is a list of covered drugs which represents the prescription therapies believed to be a necessary part of a quality treatment program. We will generally cover the drugs listed in our formulary as long as the drug is medically necessary, the prescription is filled at a network pharmacy, and other plan rules are followed. For more information on how to fill your prescriptions, please review your Evidence of Coverage.

  • Tier 1: Preferred Generics
  • Tier 2: Preferred brands, non-preferred generics
  • Tier 3: Non-preferred brands, select non-preferred generics
  • Tier 4: Preferred Specialty
  • Tier 5: Non-preferred specialty
  • How to Search For Drugs

    • Use the alphabetical list to search by the first letter of your medication.
    • Search by typing part of the generic (chemical) and brand (trade) names.
    • Search by selecting the therapeutic class of the medication you are looking for.

    Medical Exception Process

    The CDPHP P&T Committee developed the Medical Exception policy so that practitioners may request a drug not included on the formulary for a specific patient when medically necessary. The Medical Exception process is coordinated through CDPHP's Pharmacy Department. Requests are processed in the order received. Medical exceptions can be requested through the CDPHP Pharmacy Department by faxing the request to (518) 641-3208. In addition, a member may initiate a medical exception request by calling the telephone number printed on their CDPHP identification card or by utilizing the "Medical Exception Request" option found under Prescription Forms & Lists on the Forms and Tools section on the members tab of CDPHP's website, www.cdphp.com. A response will be sent to both the medical practitioner and member as soon as possible.


    • T1
      - Tier 1
    • T2
      - Tier 2
    • T3
      - Tier 3
    • T4
      - Tier 4
    • T5
      - Tier 5
    • NF
      - Non-Formulary