First Health® Rx
Most clients who use First Health's
pharmacy benefit management program, First Health®
Rx, use a three-tier formulary, or preferred drug list. This important
list consists of medications placed in tiers based on review of
their safety, effectiveness, and various financial considerations.
Please note that not all clients with access to The First Health®
Network also use First Health® Rx.
This formulary is offered to you
as a tool to help you maximize treatment effectiveness while taking
into account both drug therapy needs and costs. It is not intended
as a substitute for your professional judgment. Using the First
Health® Rx formulary, you can select medications for your
patients' health care needs while maximizing their prescription
Formulary Drug Search allows you to search for specific drugs
or drug types within the formulary. When you search for a drug or
drug type, the search will return the following information:
The brand name and chemical name for each specific
drug. Note that if the drug is also available in a generic form,
the chemical name will be listed and shown in Tier One. However,
not all drugs have a generic equivalent available. If this is
the case, Tier One will specify "Not Available."
Whether the drug is listed on Tier One (most
preferred), Tier Two (preferred) or Tier Three (non-preferred).
Possible alternatives to the drug, available
for your consideration by clicking the drug's name. Possible
alternatives are listed as a convenience only, and may not be
suitable for your patient's particular needs.
For more information, please refer to our
First Health® Rx FAQs and our
Participating Pharmacy Network list.