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TRICARE Pharmacy Program

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides prescription drugs to beneficiaries in a safe, easy, and cost-effective manner. 

  • TRICARE has partnered with Express Scripts, Inc. to offer a robust pharmacy benefit.
  • TRICARE covers most prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Annual consent for automatic prescription refills begins Sept. 1

Article
8/31/2017
Beginning Sept. 1, 2017, Express Scripts will need annual consent from patients who want to receive automatic refills of their maintenance medications enrolled in TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alystria Maurer)

Beginning Sept. 1, 2017, Express Scripts will need annual consent from patients who want to receive automatic refills of their maintenance medications enrolled in TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery

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Pain, pain, go away: Improving care and safety when managing pain

Article
5/15/2017
Recently published opioid therapy clinical practice guideline focuses aims to improve quality of care and patient safety when treating acute and chronic pain (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Valerie Monroy).

DoD and VA have released updated recommendations for providers managing patients’ acute and chronic pain using opioid therapy.

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Mixing supplements and medications

Article
10/20/2016
Interactions between drugs and supplements can result in either an increase or decrease in the effectiveness of your medications. In other words, you could be getting too much or too little of the medications that you need, which can be dangerous to your health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey R. Staker)

Interactions between drugs and supplements can result in either an increase or decrease in the effectiveness of your medications

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Ten defendants charged in $100 Million TRICARE fraud scheme

Article
10/17/2016
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Special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service arrested nine defendants this week in connection with their roles in a $100 million health care fraud conspiracy perpetrated against TRICARE

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Express Scripts Pharmacy Network Changing for TRICARE Beneficiaries

Article
9/30/2016
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Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) today announced upcoming changes to the retail pharmacy network it manages on behalf of TRICARE.

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Warrior ethos drives Army pharmacist

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7/21/2016
Then-Army Lt. Col. Stacey Causey, chief of pharmacy at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center on Fort Bliss, Texas, is pictured at work, June 15, 2016. With a recent promotion, Causey is now one of 12 colonels in the Army who are pharmacists. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

Col. Stacey Causey’s recent promotion makes him one of 12 pharmacists in the Army holding the rank of colonel

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DHA IPM 16-001: MHS Drug Take Back (DTB)

Policy

Describes procedures for MHS organizations to offer beneficiaries the option of returning their controlled and non-controlled prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for disposal through a DTB program.

Keeping the mission going, one prescription at a time

Article
6/13/2016
Air Force Senior Airman Latoya Kirven, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group pharmacy technician, makes an intravenous medication for patients within the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Dedicated pharmaceutical professionals are a centerpiece to the healthcare environment

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TRICARE Pharmacy copays change February 1, 2016

Article
1/4/2016
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The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires TRICARE to change its prescription copays

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TRICARE Pharmacy Options

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9/29/2015
TRICARE Pharmacy Options

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them in a safe, easy and cost-effective manner.

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Formulary Process

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7/28/2015
Formulary Process

Watch this episode of TRICARE TV to learn about the TRICARE Pharmacy Formulary Process.

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Compound Drug Screening

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6/24/2015
Compound Drug Screening

Watch this episode of TRICARE TV to learn about TRICARE's new compound drug screening procedure.

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Military Health System Prescription Transfer Procedures

Policy

Effective immediately, all Department of Defense (DoD) military treatment facility (MTF) outpatient phannacics will accept patient requests for prescription transfers from another MTF and from retail phannacies. When another phannacy requests prescription transfer infonnation on behalf ofa patient, DoD MTF outpatient phannacies will respond to the inquirer in a timely maru1er.

Drug Take Back Program

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4/28/2017
Official MHS Seal with the text "MHS Drug Take Back"

The Military Health System is establishing a Drug Take Back program to help beneficiaries properly dispose of their prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.

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