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?
|04/17||Sofosbuvir Drug Monograph|
|04/17||Simeprevir Drug Monograph|
|04/04||Sofosbuvir Criteria for Use|
|04/04||Simeprevir Criteria for Use|
|04/04||Clobazam (Onfi) Drug Monograph|
|04/04||Ethinyl Estradiol-Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol (Quartette) Abbreviated Review|
|04/04||Ferric Carboxymaltose, Drug Monograph|
|04/04||Icosapent Ethyl (Vascepa) Drug Monograph|
|04/04||Ticagrelor Drug Monograph|
|04/04||Ticagrelor Criteria for Use|
|04/04||Tofacitinib (Xeljanz) Drug Monograph|
|04/04||Armodafinil Drug Monograph (Updated conclusion)|
|04/04||Eye Vitamin AREDS2 and Peanut Oil Therapeutic Interchange Guidance|
|04/04||Dimethyl Fumarate (Tecfidera) Criteria for Use Update|
|04/04||Natalizumab (Tysabri) Criteria for Use Update|
|04/04||Glatiramer Acetate 40mg (Copaxone-TIW) Abbreviated Review|
|04/04||Interim Recommendations for Managing Dyslipidemia-Cardiovascular Risk in Veteran Patients|
|04/04||Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters (Lovaza) and Icosapent Ethyl (Vascepa) Criteria for Use Update|
|04/04||Lomitapide (Juxtapid) Criterial for Use|
|04/04||Filgrastim for HCV related neutropenia, Criteria for Use Updated|
|04/04||Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agent CFU for Hepatitis C treatment related anemia Updated|
|04/01||Issue 3; Volume 4; March 2014 - Medication Safety in Seconds Newsletter|
|03/21||Effexor and Venlafaxine Recall for Possible Presence of Tikosyn Capsules - National PBM Communication|
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 >>