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CVS dropping Viagra, others from insurance coverage list
























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CVS announced it is dropping Viagra and more than two dozen other prescription medicines from its insurance coverage for 2016.

The drugs will still be sold at CVS pharmacies, but customers who carry prescription benefit insurance from CVS/Caremark will no longer receive coverage for them. Patients will still be able to purchase the erectile-dysfunction drug Cialis, according to Bloomberg News.

CVS said the medicines dropped from the list all have cheaper equivalents that are still covered by their insurance plan.

Here are all the drugs CVS is dropping from coverage in 2016:

Abilify (antipsychotic)
Amitiza (irritable bowel disease)
Avonex (multiple sclerosis)
Bydureon (diabetes)
Carac (dermatology)
Cardizem, including Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA and its generic (high blood pressure)
Clobetasol spray (dermatology)
Clobex spray (dermatology)
Cymbalta (depression)
Diovan (high blood pressure)
Exforge, including Exforge HCT (high blood pressure)
Extavia (multiple sclerosis)
Fluorouracil cream 0.5% (dermatology)
Fortesta (testosterone replacement)
Fosrenol (kidney disease)
Incruse Ellipta (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Intuniv (ADHD)
Invokameet (diabetes)
Invokana (diabetes)
Matzim LA (high blood pressure)
Monovisc (monovisc)
Noritate (dermatology)
Plegridy (multiple sclerosis)
Qsymia (anti-obesity)
Relistor (gastrointestinal)
Valcyte (anti-infective)
Viagra (erectile dysfunction)
Zubsolv (opioid dependence)

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