Cost Information

Prescription Drug Coverage

Types of Drugs

  • Generic Drugs are low-cost alternatives that offer the same level of quality, effectiveness and safety as their brand name equivalents, at lower prices.
  • Preferred Brand-Name Drugs cost more than generic but less than non-preferred brand name drugs. Ask your doctor if a generic substitution is available.
  • Non-Preferred Brand Name Drugs cost more than Preferred Brand-Name Drugs and are often used to treat complex medical conditions. Ask your doctor if a generic or preferred brand-name “equivalent drug” is available at a lower cost.
  • Specialty Drugs cost the most and can require special handling, administration or monitoring. They are used to treat complex, chronic and often costly conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C and hemophilia. All Specialty Drug prescriptions must be directed to the BJC Employee Pharmacy.  
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