Providence Health Plans

Insurance Carrier Curbs Reimbursement for Unapproved Drugs

“Over the past several years, there have been dozens of deaths linked to unapproved drugs. …the FDA has taken stronger action against these illegally marketed medications.”

“Providence encourages you to find out if your medications are FDA approved. You can do this by going to the FDA-sponsored resources that list approved drugs.”

“It’s important to note that medications must be FDA-approved to be eligible for benefit payment under your Providence Health Plan prescription drug plan. Your prescription drug coverage is designed to provide a wide selection of safe and effective medications to treat all covered conditions. Our formularies provide you with a list of these options. Members and providers can feel confident that choosing drugs on our formulary have been proven safe and effective, and are covered under the benefit.”

“Is your medication FDA Approved?” – website article, 2010