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Author Topic: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update  (Read 5025 times)

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Online Miss Philicia

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Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« on: February 02, 2010, 09:04:51 PM »
Effective 1/1/10 (though just issued last week) PA's ADAP formulary has been greatly expanded.  I was kind of surprised to see this happen considering all of the budget issues and, of course, problems I've heard about in other states:

http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/PubsFormsReports/NewslettersBulletins/003673169.aspx?AttachmentId=4549

They've even put in place a way to request that medication be added to the formulary if it's not on there currently, which is also surprising.

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It is with great pleasure that SPBP would like to announce the revision of its Pharmaceutical Formulary.  This revision represents the collaboration of many stakeholders and we would like to thank all involved for their assistance.  The MA Bulletin: Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP) - Implementation of the Revised HIV/AIDS Formulary for SP1 Cardholders has an effective date of January 1, 2010.

The bulletin has two separate attachments:

-         The first attachment is the formulary itself.  The drugs are listed alphabetically to be as user friendly as possible.  Listings in lower case indicate the drug is a generic.

-         The second attachment is a newly created form by which anyone can request drugs to be considered for inclusion on the formulary.

Also included in the SPBP Formulary document (Section 1) are the SPBP Pharmacy Service Goals and the Guidelines to the formulary coverage.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the SPBP at 1.800.922.9384 or via email at SPBP@state.pa.us.   Please distribute to all appropriate parties!

The Bulletin announcing the effective date for this revised formulary can be found at the following link:
« Last Edit: February 02, 2010, 09:07:11 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 03:15:56 AM »
Holy crap.  Louisiana's ADAP covers MAYBE 50 drugs total.  It's on a single piece of paper they gave me.

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Re: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 01:24:26 AM »
Well, there is always Texas..... just make sure to remind the last person leaving Louisiana to turn out the lights.  :)

We have a pretty good ADAP formulary and we have a high risk insurance pool which is expensive, but obtainable coverage for poz folks.  We do have some upcoming budget challenges in our ADAP funding. 

That said, Houston has some great resources and a decent poz community.
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Re: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 01:26:27 AM »
Miss P already told me to escape when I get the opportunity.  Can't say I don't want to just trying to get back to work before I plan my grand escape.  I actually live in Mississippi but was in the process of heading to Baton Rouge (a step up) when HIV knocked me on my ass but good.

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Re: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 10:21:39 AM »
Mississippi isn't exacly the lap of luxury for most of it's residents..... Texas isn't that far from BR.  :)  You might like it here.... low cost of living, plenty of jobs, good HIV services, reasonable weather most of the time, rarely get hurricanes (although we regularly get the refugees from hurricanes).  Lots of education resources available here as well so you can get ahead.
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Re: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010, 10:28:47 AM »
Baton Rouge (a step up)

What a frightening concept.

Just move to LA and make porn or something.
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Re: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 07:12:29 PM »
one of the only reason to stay here in pennsyltuckey!

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Re: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2010, 05:47:49 PM »
ohio OHDAP is one sheet as well.. it covers all the hiv meds, and tons of mental and other treatments, ad vaccines, but its all on one side of paper.. but it ocvers over 50
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Re: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2010, 06:17:46 PM »
This good to know, since I just got into Drexel for undergrad. So I'll probably be moving there within the year.
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Re: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 09:32:57 PM »
Time to advocate in these other states.  Perhaps it has to do with the smaller amounts of pozzes elsewhere.

We have 19,236 HIV clients in PA versus 3,141 in Mississipi, or 14.1 per 100,000 residents, most of which are in the five county region of Philadelphia.  Of course, that's only half the rate of NYC but a point higher than California (surprisingly).  All of the I-95 northeast HIV communities are substantially high.  The national rate is 12.4

http://www.avert.org/usa-states-cities.htm

Mississippi is surprisingly high considering its population.  Hellraiser must have been busy over the years :)
« Last Edit: February 14, 2010, 09:34:36 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline sanjuanboy

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Re: Pennsylvania ADAP Formulary Update
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2010, 09:30:30 AM »
Need information on Pennsylvania's ADAP program.  I think they call it SPBP.  It appears that they cover lots more of meds, even high blood pressure medications, etc. 

 


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