4. Formulary Search

The VDP website features a formulary search providing program coverage, prior authorization requirements, and pricing information.  There are two separate searches, one for drugs and one for products, including home health supplies and vitamins and minerals.

Texas HHS updates the Formulary Search weekly, usually each Monday morning.  Drugs and products removed from the formulary will show a termination date and remain viewable on the search for 90 days.

The data of search is also available for download as a delimited text file.

4.1 Drug Search

Users can input a combination of the following fields to search for drugs:

  • Brand or generic name of the product
  • 11-digit NDC
  • Drug Manufacturer
  • Preferred drug class
  • Filter by a program
    • Medicaid, CHIP, CSHCN, HTW, HTW-Plus, and KHC
  • Filter by drugs requiring non-preferred or clinical prior authorization
  • Filter by type of drug
    • Family planning drugs
    • Drugs requiring 90% use before a refill
    • Over the counter drugs
    • Injectable drugs
    • Drugs identified as long-acting reversible contraception products

4.2 Product Search

Users can input a combination of the following fields to search for products:

  • Brand or generic name of the product
  • 11-digit NDC
  • Drug Manufacturer
  • Home health supply HCPCS code description 
  • Filter by a program
    • Medicaid, CHIP, CSHCN, HTW, and KHC
  • Filter by type of product:
    • COVID-19 vaccines
    • Diabetic supplies
    • Flu vaccines
    • Mosquito repellents