Preferred Drug List Program
Preferred drugs are medications recommended by the Texas Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee for their efficaciousness, clinical significance, cost effectiveness, and safety for clients.
The Preferred Drug List (PDL) is published every January and July.
Preferred products are available without authorization. Authorization for non-preferred products requires the prescribing provider or provider representative calling the Texas Prior Authorization Call Center. Approved requests for authorization are valid for one year. Certain groups of clients based on age or other criteria may be exempt from PDL requirements.
A 72-hour supply can be dispensed by a pharmacy until authorization is completed.
The PDL is also available through Epocrates.
Each PDL document includes preferred and non-preferred agents, the prior authorization criteria, and lists for cough and Cold, iron Oral agents, and prenatal vitamins products.