Drug Tariff Watch: December 2018 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: December 2018 changes

November 16, 2018

Please note the upcoming changes to the way you access the Drug Tariff.

The Preface lists additions, deletions and alterations to the Drug Tariff. Below is a quick summary of the changes due to take place from 1st December 2018.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A

  • Tenofovir 245mg tablets (30)

Category C:

  • Co-trimoxazole 80mg/400mg/5ml solution for infusion ampoules (10) – Aspen Pharma Trading Ltd
  • Dexamethasone 8mg tablets (30) – Teva UK Ltd
  • Dexibuprofen 300mg tablets (60) – Seractil
  • Fondaparinux sodium 1.5mg/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (10) – Arixtra
  • Fondaparinux sodium 10mg/0.8ml solution for injection prefilled syringes (10) – Arixtra
  • Fondaparinux sodium 2.5mg/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (10) – Arixtra
  • Fondaparinux sodium 5mg/0.4ml solution for injection prefilled syringes (10) – Arixtra
  • Fondaparinux sodium 7.5mg/0.6ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (10) – Arixtra
  • Gentamicin 20mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Gentamicin 5mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Gentamicin Intrathecal
  • Glycopyrronium bromide powder for solution for iontophoresis (3g) – AMCo
  • Heparin sodium 5,000units/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Lidocaine 200mg/20ml (1%) solution for injection vials (10) – Hameln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Lidocaine 400mg/20ml (2%) solution for injection vials (10) – Hameln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Liquid paraffin liquid (150ml) – Bell,Sons & Co (Druggists) Ltd
  • Liquid paraffin liquid (2000ml) – J M Loveridge Ltd
  • Liquid paraffin liquid (5000ml) – J M Loveridge Ltd
  • Metronidazole 500mg/100ml infusion 100ml bags (20) – AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Morphine sulfate 5mg/5ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Torbay Pharmaceuticals
  • Octreotide 1mg/5ml solution for injection vials n (1) – Pfizer Ltd
  • Octreotide 50micrograms/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Sandostatin
  • Paracetamol 1g/100ml solution for infusion vials (10) – Accord Healthcare Ltd
  • Phenobarbital 60mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Sodium bicarbonate 8.4% (1mmol/ml) solution for injection 250ml bottles (10) – AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Sodium chloride 30% solution for infusion 100ml vials (10) – Torbay Pharmaceuticals
  • Sodium chloride 30% solution for infusion 50ml vials (10) – Torbay Pharmaceuticals
  • Sodium valproate 300mg/3ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Episenta
  • Sodium valproate 400mg/4ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Tenofovir 123mg tablets (30) – Viread
  • Tenofovir 163mg tablets (30) – Viread
  • Tenofovir 204mg tablets (30) – Viread
  • Tobramycin 240mg/6ml solution for injection vials n (1) – Pfizer Ltd
  • Tobramycin 80mg/2ml solution for injection vials n (1) – Nebcin
  • Tobramycin 80mg/2ml solution for injection vials (5) – Pfizer Ltd
  • Tranexamic acid 500mg/5ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Cyklokapron
  • Triamcinolone hexacetonide 20mg/1ml suspension for injection ampoules (10) – Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd
  • Vancomycin 1g powder for solution for infusion vials (10) – Flynn Pharma Ltd
  • Vancomycin 500mg powder for solution for infusion vials (10) – Flynn Pharma Ltd

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Chloramphenicol 5% ear drops n (10ml) – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Clonazepam 500micrograms/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Diclofenac sodium 100mg modified-release tablets (28) – Volsaid Retard 100 is changing to Fenactol Retard
  • Diclofenac sodium 75mg modified-release tablets (56) – Volsaid Retard 75 is changing to Fenactol SR
  • Morphine sulfate 10mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Ranitidine 150mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Creo Pharma Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Tobramycin 300mg/5ml nebuliser liquid ampoules (56(4 x n14)) – Tobi is changing to Tymbrineb
  • Ursodeoxycholic acid 300mg tablets (60) – Wockhardt UK Ltd is changing to Category A

Part VIIIA deletions

  • Inositol nicotinate 500mg tablets (100) – Hexopal
  • Inositol nicotinate 750mg tablets (112) – Hexopal Forte

Part IX deletions

It is important to take careful note of removals from Part IX because if you dispense a deleted product, prescriptions will be returned as disallowed.

Product Size, type, product code
Snap dressing kit – Gauze All sizes
Reusable Pens – AllStar All types and sizes
Vacuum Pumps – Owen Mumford Ltd – Rapport Premier SM2200
Leg Bags – L.In.C Medical Systems – LINC-Flo sterile leg bag with lever tap, adjustable inlet tube 350ml bag (LM350AD-L)
Belts – AMI Medical Ltd – Suportx Ostomy/Hernia Support Belt All except 15cm depth
Colostomy bags – ConvaTec Ltd – Colodress Plus (Stomahesive Wafer) Closed Pouches Opaque and clear starter holes
Colostomy bags – ConvaTec Ltd – Esteem Closed Pouches with Integral filter All types and sizes
Colostomy bags – ConvaTec Ltd – Esteem+ Closed Pouches with Integral filter X Small – opaque All sizes
Ileostomy bags – ConvaTec Ltd – Esteem One-Piece Convex Drainable Pouch with InvisiClose Outlet All types and sizes
Pressure plates/shields – Salts Healthcare – Convex Plate for Light White Bag All sizes
Pressure plates/shields – Salts Healthcare – Plastic Retaining Shield Single 833008
Two piece ostomy systems – ConvaTec Ltd – Esteem Synergy ileostomy bag S1007F, S1021F, S1212F, S1221F, S1222F and S1231F
Two piece ostomy systems – Oakmed Ltd – Option Connect 2 colostomy bag with filter, Clear JH520
Two piece ostomy systems – Oakmed Ltd – Option Connect 2 ileostomy bag with filter, Clear JH220 and JH120

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