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DESI Drug List

The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Non-Reimbursable Drug Products

The Drug Efficacy Study Implementation (DESI) was a program begun by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the 1960s after the Kefauver-Harris Drug Control Act, which was passed in 1962, required all drugs be efficacious as well as safe.  The link below is for a list of the drugs and associated National Drug Codes (NDC) that are coded as DESI and therefore are not reimbursable by the RI Medicaid program. 

DESI Drug List. PDF






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