Preferred Drug List

The Preferred Drug List (PDF) includes medications that have been selected for their clinical effectiveness, safety, and maximized savings. The drug list maintains affordable medication access and promotes the use of lower-cost alternatives for members.

Certain drugs on the list may also require prior authorization or step therapy or quantity limits.

Drug list updates

Since a drug's status may change and new drugs may be added, we also publish a list of updates to keep you informed of those changes. The Preferred Drug List is updated monthly. 

For the most recent drug list updates, including the Preferred Drug List, read our Drug List Updates (PDF).

Drug list exclusions

The drugs on this list are not covered on the commercial Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Drug List. The preferred alternatives on this list have similar effectiveness, quality and safety, but at a fraction of the cost. For the most recent list of excluded drugs, read our Preferred Drug List Exclusions (PDF).

Questions? We can help!

To verify a member's benefit plan or get answers to your pharmacy-related questions, please contact us.