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

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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