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Fail first policies require the least expensive drug in any class to be prescribed to a patient first, even if the physician believes a different therapy is medically best. Unfortunately, the results of fail first are not just ridiculous. They are often cruel.
Fail First policy, also called "step therapy," is the practice of forcing doctors to prescribe the least costly drug in any class to patients first, even if the physician wants to begin treatment with a different medication.