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CMS Proposes Part D Protected Drug Criteria, Drops Antidepressants And Immunosuppressants

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Executive Summary

A proposed Medicare rule says under new criteria CMS has developed, antidepressants and immunosuppressants will no longer be protected classes in plan formularies, but antineoplastics, antiretrovirals and anticonvulsants will remain. Antipsychotics will also be protected through 2015 as CMS continues to evaluate the class.

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