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Search for lists by effective date. Can't find what you're looking for? Use the Searchable PDL to search for drugs by brand or generic name.
View the over-the-counter (OTC) product classes covered for Oregon Health Plan members not enrolled in a coordinated care organization.
Senate Bill 819 (2001) created the Practitioner-Managed Prescription Drug Plan (PMPDP). The PMPDP requires the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) to maintain a list of the most cost-effective drugs to prescribe for fee-for-service members. This list is called the Preferred Drug List (PDL).
Drugs not listed on the PDL are "non-preferred" drugs.
These groups recommended drugs from selected classes for the PDL:
The Health Resources Commission (HRC) worked with the Oregon Health & Science University's Center for Evidence-Based Policy. Together, they:
The HRC submitted recommendations to the division for pricing. The division made cost-effective selections, creating the PDL.
The PDL identifies the most effective and safe drugs for most patients. Based on the information available:
The PDL is a tool to identify the most cost-effective drugs for open-card OHP patients. OHA asks that when practitioners start a new drug, to consider the drugs on the PDL first.
The Searchable PDL is an interactive database. For all active rebateable drugs, it includes:
You can also search for PDL files by effective date.
The list is updated periodically. Drug manufacturers who want to propose drugs for PDL consideration can register on the Sovereign States Drug Consortium (SSDC) website to submit offers (see OAR 410-121-0030).
See Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meeting notices. The OHP public meetings calendar also lists monthly meeting dates.
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