Generic and Brand-Name Formulary Drugs
Generic drugs are just as potent, pure, safe, and reliable as brand-name drugs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that all generic drugs pass strict testing to prove they are the same.
If prescribed a brand-name drug, you'll get a generic substitute unless:
- There isn't a generic substitute
- Express Scripts approves use of the brand-name drug
Express Scripts may approve a brand-name drug if your doctor:
- Completes a clinical review that says the brand-name drug should be used instead of the generic drug
- Calls 1-866-684-4488 to request the brand-name drug for you
For more information about generic drugs, visit the FDA's website.
Generics work just as well as brand-name drugs and cost less. They're available at network and military pharmacies, and via Home Delivery.
Last Updated 5/8/2019