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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

EPAP Formulary

The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) covers most pharmaceuticals listed in the Express Scripts database.  However, EPAP does NOT cover drugs that fall under the following categories, even if they are listed in the Express Scripts database:

  • anti-obesity drugs
  • impotence treatment drugs
  • over the counter (OTC) drugs, such as smoking cessation
  • fertility drugs (including progesterone and leuprolide)
  • OTC vitamins
  • fluoride products
  • insulin pump (including supplies)
  • blood products
  • non-specialty implantable medications
  • allergy serums
  • drugs for cosmetic usage

In addition, EPAP covers some durable medical equipment (DME).  However, it must be purchased from a retail pharmacy.  Covered items include:

  • canes
  • crutches
  • walkers
  • wheelchairs

Medical supplies that are carried in a retail pharmacy may be covered under EPAP.

Vaccines that are supplied by a retail pharmacy may be covered under EPAP.



  • This page last reviewed: January 24, 2017