In 2014, Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) will exclude 46 drugs from its national preferred formulary. CVS Caremark LLC (NYSE:CVS) will exclude 52 drugs. Each of the PBM's lists, including covered alternatives to the excluded drugs, are available in "Featured Links" at
http://www.biocentury.com/BCOnlineLinksWeek. (A) CVS breaks ARBs and ARB/diuretic combos into two groups, while Express Scripts combines them; (B) CVS breaks DPP-4 inhibitors and DPP-4 combos into two groups, while Express Scripts combines them; (C) CVS will continue to cover Humulin U-500 concentrate; Sources: CVS, Express Scripts

Class

Drug

Company

Excluded by

Classes targeted by both PBMs

Androgens

Testim testosterone gel

Auxilium

Both

AndroGel testosterone gel

AbbVie

CVS

Fortesta testosterone gel

Endo

Express Scripts

ARBs and ARB/diuretic combos (A)

Edarbi azilsartan

Arbor/Takeda

Both

Edarbyclor azilsartan medoxomil/ chlorthalidone

Arbor/Takeda

Both