Does the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy program require generic substitution?
Yes. The TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy program is a generic-based pharmacy service. Brand-name drugs for which a generic equivalent is available may be dispensed only if your doctor submits documentation of medical necessity to Express Scripts for prescribing the brand-name drug in place of its generic equivalent. All generic drugs dispensed through the Mail Order Pharmacy Program meet the stringent standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for quality and therapeutic efficacy.