2023 Drug Lists

Who is this for?

If you want to see if the prescription drugs you're taking are covered by your plan, use the drug lists below.

A drug list* is a list of prescription drugs your health plan covers. It's also called a formulary.

All the drugs on our drug lists have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And we do research to make sure the drugs we choose are safe, effective and lower in cost. 

Drug recalls

Drugs are recalled, either by the drug's maker or the FDA, when they're deemed unsafe.

If you have a prescription for a recalled drug, talk to your pharmacist about a replacement. Contact your doctor if you've taken a recalled drug and you're feeling ill.

Using your drug list

Choose your plan below to download your drug list. There are three documents in the Formulary column.

  • The formulary, or drug list, is the main source. We update these documents each year. They list all the drugs covered by your plan. Learn more about how to read a drug list.
  • Step Therapy Criteria tells you about cases in which you might need to try lower-cost drugs before we'll cover a specific drug. Learn more about how step therapy works.
  • Prior Authorization Criteria tells you about drugs that need special approval from us. Learn more about how prior authorization works.

The documents in the Formulary Updates column are additions to or deletions from the main drug list. This is our way of telling you about changes to the drug lists between our annual updates.

If you're buying your own insurance, use these drug lists:

If you get your insurance through an employer, union or other group, use these drug lists:

Tip: You can quickly find your drug in these documents using these shortcuts. For Windows, type Ctrl+F. If you're a Mac user, type Command+F. A small window will pop up on the screen. Enter the drug you’re looking for, and you'll see all the places it shows up.

Not sure what group plan you have or which drug list to use? Don't see yours listed here? Call the Customer Service number on the back of your Blue Cross ID card and we'll help.

* The formulary may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.