This list is intended for use by the Pharmacy of your own choice (POYC) scheme, and government pharmacies. Pink card positive drugs were further classified into acute (A), chronic (C) and both acute and chronic use (B).
(A) – Items for Acute Use
Medicinals are classified as (A) for conditions where treatment should have a rapid onset and is of short duration.
(C) – Items for Chronic Use
Medicinals are classified as being for chronic use if they are utilized for the treatment of an ongoing or recurring condition.
(B) – Items for Both Acute and Chronic use
These medicines can be used for both acute and chronic use according to the condition.
Medicines listed on the out-patients formulary were mapped to the corresponding chronic conditions ar per schedule V of the Social Security Act. This was done following extensive research through established guidelines and consultations with different stakeholders. Some of the medicines are further regulated by set protocols availabe here. The mapping document should be used in conjunction with said protocols and formulary. The department is constantly being audited; thereby your cooperation is being highly solicited. Continual and systematic monitoring is in place.
Formulary Mapping 2014 (updated - 28/03/14)
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