A: PharmaCare has a list of prescription drugs approved for the treatment of various illnesses. A doctor will sometimes prescribe a different drug to treat your illness because he or she has found the approved drug does not work for you.
In this case, the doctor must provide a Special Authority form to PharmaCare requesting approval of the drug as a substitute for the approved drug. On the form, the doctor must explain what drug has already been prescribed and why it was found to be unsuitable. Occasionally, a doctor will prescribe a drug that is fairly new on the market and has not yet been approved for PharmaCare coverage, or it has not been approved for use for your specific condition. Again, your doctor must send a Special Authority form to Pharmacare requesting coverage. For more information, go to the PharmaCare website. For more information on the Special Authority process, click here.