What is a DESI drug?

A DESI (drug efficacy study implementation) drug is one that the FDA has determined to be safe, but not effective. Here are some examples of DESI drugs that are not covered by any Medicare Part D plan:

  • Alcortin gel
  • Amidrine capsule
  • Analpram HC 2.5% cream
  • APAP-Isomethep-Dichlphen cap
  • Belladonna/Phenobarb tablet
  • Bellaspas tablet
  • Clidinium/CDP capsule
  • Duradrin capsule
  • EEMT HS tablet
  • Epidrin capsule
  • Essian tablet
  • Estratest H.S. tablet
  • Estrogen-Methyltestost H.S. tab
  • HC Pramoxine 2.5% cream
  • HC Pramoxine 2.5% rectal cream
  • Hemorrhoidal HC 25mg supp
  • Hydrocortisone AC 25mg supp
  • Isometh/D-Chloralphenz/APAP
  • Isoxsuprine 10mg tablet
  • Migquin capsule
  • Migratine capsule
  • Migrin-A capsule
  • Pramosone 1% cream
  • Proctosert HC 30mg supp
  • Rectasol-HC 25mg supp
  • Syntest D.S. tablet
  • Tebamide 200mg supp
  • Trimethobenzamide 200mg supp