There are a few medications that now require the brand name to be filled. Pharmacies may not realize they need to make a switch and your office may receive a prior authorization (PA) request. Instead of submitting a PA for these medications, call the pharmacy and ask them to process for the brand name medication. This will avoid the PA and may reduce delays in therapy.
|Current Generic Preferred||Brand Name Preferred in 2022|
|Albuterol sulfate HFA||Ventolin® HFA or Proventil® HFA|
|Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil 0.01%||Derma-Smoothe/FS®|
The remaining changes are summarized here in the ODM change document. Please reach out to the Partners For Kids Pharmacy team at PFKPharmacy@nationwidechildrens.org with any questions. Also note the Partners For Kids pediatric-focused UPDL and coverage updates document will be posted on the Partners For Kids resource page under “Prescribing Resources” in January 2022.