GI drugs to be excluded from CVS Caremark, Express Scripts coverage in 2016

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CVS Caremark and Express Scripts have released lists of medications that will be excluded from insurance coverage next year, according to an American Gastroenterological Association report.  

CVS Caremark

•    Excludes Viekira Pak, prefers Harvoni and doesn't mention Sovaldi: HCV treatments
•    Amitiza: IBS agent
•    Relistor: Opioid-induced constipation agent
•    Prevacid and Protoni: Proton pump inhibitors

Express Scripts

•    Vimozo and Duexis: Anti-inflammatory/anti-ulcer agents
•    Asacol HD, Delzicol and Dipentum: Inflammatory bowel agents
•    Pancreaze, Pertzye and Ultresa: Pancreatic enzymes
•    Harvoni, Olysio and Sovaldi: HCV treatments

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