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The Department of Defense (DoD) Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee (henceforth, P&T Committee) is responsible for development and maintenance of a uniform formulary. It consists of government members whose primary mission is to uniformly, consistently, and equitably provide appropriate drug therapy to meet patients' clinical needs in an effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible manner. The Committee focuses its attention on actions that will encourage the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical agents that will produce the desired outcomes of drug therapy at a reasonable cost to DoD. Click here for more info.


  • The Basic Core Formulary (BCF) is a list of medications required to be on formulary at all full-service Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs). BCF medications are intended to meet the majority of the primary care needs of DoD beneficiaries.
  • The Extended Core Formulary (ECF) includes medications in therapeutic classes that are used to support more specialized scopes of practice than those on the Basic Core Formulary (BCF).
  • For most medications, supplies exceeding 30 days may be obtained in the retail network by paying an additional copay for each additional 30-day supply, up to a 90-day supply (3 copays).
  • Cost shares and availability of medications at individual retail pharmacies are not guaranteed. The Cost shares listed above are based on plan policies and generic availability at the time this webpage was last updated.
  • In some instances cost shares in the mail order program and/or in the retail network may be different than those listed. For example, the mail order plan may, in some cases, dispense brand name products as generics depending on the cost to the mail order plan.
  • Similar medications are either used to treat the same types of conditions, work by the same mechanism, or result in similar clinical effects. The listed medications may not be suitable for your medical condition. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.
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