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California Preferred Drug List
The California (Medi-Cal) Preferred Drug List (PDL) is a list of outpatient drugs that states encourage providers to prescribe over others, as a mechanism to negotiate higher supplemental rebates. The PDL was developed by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee in an effort to select both clinically sound and cost effective medications for use by those eligible for Medicaid benefits. The state may attach a higher copay or require prior authorization for drugs not on the PDL. The list is updated on a monthly basis.