VA Emergency Pharmacy Vehicles
Since 2007, VA Emergency Pharmacy Mobile Vehicles can be deployed during emergencies to assist Veterans.
VA Mail Order Pharmacy
VA Mail Order Pharmacy ranks highest among mail-order pharmacies for customer satisfaction in 2013.
Federal Pharmacists are essential to health care access and delivery in the United States; recognized as health care providers of patient-centered primary and specialty care, and as trusted public health leaders. As experts in medication use and comprehensive pharmacy services, we promote wellness, prevent and manage diseases, ensure patient safety and optimize health outcomes in collaboration with the health care team.
The VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Services offer a broad range of services and are committed to provide and deliver Veterans personalized, proactive, patient-driven health care.
Our Mission: To improve the health status of Veterans by encouraging the appropriate use of medications in a comprehensive medical care setting.
Our Goal: To provide Veterans with reliable, evidence-based medication information in an efficient manner so you along with your health care team can make informed decisions about your medications and improve your overall health.
To order your prescriptions only, please visit My HealtheVet where you can register to manage your VA prescription refills.
What's New at PBM?
|04/10||Sofobuvir (Sovaldi) and Ledipsavir/Sofosbuvir (Harvoni) - Criteria for Use Updated|
|04/03||Olodaterol (STRIVERDI) Respimat - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Pertuzumab (PERJETA) - Criteria for Use|
|04/03||Trastuzumab (HERCEPTIN) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Trastuzumab (HERCEPTIN) - Criteria for Use|
|04/03||Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine (KADCYLA) - Criteria for Use|
|04/03||Ceftolozane-tazobactam (ZERBAXA) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Doxylamine-Pyridoxine Delayed Release (DICLEGIS) - Abbreviated Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Dulaglutide (TRULICITY) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Eliglustat (CERDELGA) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Everolimus (AFINITOR) in Breast Cancer - Drug Monograph Addendum|
|04/03||Loxapine inhaled (ADASUE) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Nintedanib (OFEV) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Nintedanib (OFEV) - Criteria for Use|
|04/03||Omega-3-Carboxylic Acids (EPANOVA) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Peginterferon beta 1a (PLEGRIDY) NME - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Peramivir (RAPIVAB) - Drug Monograph restricted to ID, ICU or locally designated provider(s) per CDC Guidance for Influenza in Hospitalized Patients|
|04/03||Tedizolid phosphate (SIVEXTRO) - Drug Monograph restricted to ID or locally designated provider(s)|
|04/03||Omalizumab (XOLAIR) in Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria-Evidence Summary - Abbreviated Review|
|04/03||Cyclosporine in Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria-Evidence Summary (Addendum to Omalizumab Evidence Summary in Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria) - Abbreviated Review|
|04/03||Enzalutamide (Xtandi) - Criteria for Use Updated|
|04/03||Modanifil - Criteria for Use in Fatigue (Update March 2015)|
|04/03||Budesonide (UCERIS) ER Tablet - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Brimonidine Gel (MIRVASO) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Naloxegol (MOVANTIK) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Idelalisib (ZYDELIG) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Ramucirumab (CYRAMZA) - Drug Monograph|
|04/03||Enzalutamide - Drug Monograph Addendum|
|04/03||Orlistat (XENICAL) - Criteria for Use (rev March 2015)|
|04/03||Omega-3-Fatty Acid Prescription Products (Epanova, Lovaza, Omtryg and Vascepa) - Criteria for Use Revised February 2015|
|04/03||Pirfenidone (ESBRIET) - Criteria for Use (rev Mar 2015)|
|04/03||VA Drug Standardization List - March 2015|
|03/31||Acetaminophen Injection (OFIRMEV) - Abbreviated Review Update (Mar 2015)|
|03/30||UPDATE: Testosterone Products and Cardiovascular Safety - National PBM Bulletin|
|03/20||DoD VA Medication Continuation Report|
VA Center for Medication Safety is a comprehensive pharmacovigilance program that evaluates preventable Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) via conducting and promoting medication safety projects at the regional and national levels, providing interventions to decrease preventable ADEs, and educating the field on safe and best practices to minimize ADEs. The VA Center for Medication Safety provides feedback and guidance regarding ADE data unique to each Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), while translating research and published evidence into national policy through its oversight of, and cooperative arrangements with, VISN Formulary Committees and Pharmacy leaders, the Medical Advisory Panel as well as other departments within VA. Learn more >>
The purpose of the VA National Formulary is to provide high quality, best value pharmaceutical products while assuring the portability and standardization of the pharmacy benefit to eligible Veterans accepted by the Department of Veteran Affairs for care. The Pharmacy Benefits Management Formulary Management Program Office is responsible for coordinating the VA formulary management process with the Medical Advisory Panel and VISN Pharmacist Executives Committee. It has the following responsibilities:
The VA Pharmacy Residency Programs are residencies of choice. The Pharmacy Residency Program Office (PRPO) oversees the strategic planning of pharmacy residency programs and supports the growth and expansion of residency programs nationwide. VA has over 226 residency programs and over 600 residents in a variety of specialty training such as Geriatrics, Oncology, Pharmacy Administration, Pharmacotherapy, Infectious Disease, Pharmacoeconomics, Managed Care, Ambulatory Care, Mental Health and many more. The PRPO is dedicated to VA's mission to care for the needs of Veterans and to do so, has expanded the Mental Health Pharmacy Residency programs. VA is the largest trainer of Mental Health Pharmacy residents with the highest percentage of Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists in the country. Moreover, VA is transforming the way residents are trained and interact in a professional program. Inter-professional training programs are growing in VA and offers the trainees of all health care professions the ability to learn from each other and develop close professional relationships and working teams. VA also offers direct patient care opportunities for residents to learn how to work as a clinical pharmacist in today's health care environment. VA is a health care system that will meet all of your learning needs and support you professionally throughout your VA career. Join the VA team and become a member of our pharmacy experts and award winning teams! Learn more >>