Here’s a partial list of drug classes that commonly require PAs.
Opioids such as Oxycontin®, oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl.
Blood thinners such as Lovenox® prevent the formation of blood clots.
Chemotherapy drugs need PAs to determine if the medicine is covered by the prescription benefit or the medical plan.
Antiemetics such as Zofran® are used to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
Multiple Sclerosis drugs such as Avonex®, Betaseron®, Extavia®, Rebif®, and Copaxone® are high-cost self-injectables.
ADHD drugs such as Methylphenidate, Dextro-amphetamine-amphetamine, Dextroamphetamine, and Strattera®.
Narcolepsy drugs used to treat a chronic sleep disorder.