Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Agenda for June 3, 2005
The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee will meet Friday, June 3, 2005 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in meeting room 4, Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York
1. Proposal: To prior authorize the oral prescription drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Description: The Committee will consider requiring that all oral erectile dysfunction drugs (phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors) be subject to prior authorization in order to address potential overuse or misuse of these drugs.
Therapeutic Class: erectile dysfuntion drugs
List of Drugs Affected: Viagra (sildenafil), Levitra (vardenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil).
2. Proposal: Prior authorization of prescription proton pump inhibitors
Description: The Committee will consider requiring all prescription proton pump inhibitors to be subject to prior authorization in order to assure appropriate utilization of the prescription and non-prescription alternatives within this drug category.
Therapeutic Class: Proton pump inhibitors (drugs used to surpress gastric acid secretion)
List of Drugs Affected: Includes Prilosec (omperazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Previcid (lansoprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole), and Protonix (pantoprazole)
10:30 - 10:40 Welcome and Introductions
10:40 - 11:40 Comments from interested parties *
11:40 - 3:00 Committee Discussion
11:40 - 12:30 Development of recommendations for prior authorization of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:45 Development of recommendations for prior authorization of proton pump inhibitors
2:45 - 3:00 Summary of recommendations and adjournment
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