Drug Tariff Watch: February 2019 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: February 2019 changes

January 22, 2019

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 February 2019.

Part VIIIA additions

  • Bupivacaine 25mg/10ml (0.25%) / Adrenaline (base) 50micrograms/10ml (1 in 200,000) solution for injection ampoules (10) – Advanz Pharma
  • Bupivacaine 50mg/10ml (0.5%) / Adrenaline (base) 50micrograms/10ml (1 in 200,000) solution for injection ampoules (10) – Advanz Pharma
  • Buprenorphine 16mg / Naloxone 4mg sublingual tablets sugar free (28) – Suboxone
  • Buprenorphine 2mg oral lyophilisates sugar free (7) – Espranor
  • Buprenorphine 8mg oral lyophilisates sugar free (7) – Espranor
  • Dolutegravir 10mg tablets (30) – Tivicay
  • Dolutegravir 25mg tablets (30) – Tivicay
  • Dolutegravir 50mg tablets (30) – Tivicay
  • Fentanyl 37.5microgram/hour transdermal patches (5) – Mezolar Matrix
  • Fidaxomicin 200mg tablets (20) – Dificlir
  • Hepatitis A GMB strain (adsorbed) / Typhoid polysaccharide vaccine suspension for injection 1ml pre-filled syringes g (1) – ViATIM
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (inactivated, adsorbed) suspension for injection 1ml pre-filled syringes g (1) – Havrix Monodose
  • Hypromellose 0.32% eye drops 0.5ml unit dose preservative free (30) – Artelac Single Dose Unit
  • Ingenol mebutate 150micrograms/g gel (1.41g (3x g47g)) – Picato
  • Ingenol mebutate 500micrograms/g gel (0.94g (2x g47g)) – Picato
  • Insulin isophane biphasic human 25/75 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml pre-filled disposable devices (5) – Insuman Comb 25 SoloStar
  • Insulin isophane biphasic human 30/70 100units/ml suspension for injection 10ml vials g (1) – Humulin M3
  • Insulin lispro 200units/ml solution for injection 3ml pre-filled disposable devices (5) – Humalog KwikPen
  • Levocarnitine 1g/10ml oral solution unit dose vials sugar free (10) – Carnitor
  • Levonorgestrel 19.5mg intrauterine device g (1) – Kyleena
  • Medroxyprogesterone 104mg/0.65ml suspension for injection pre-filled disposable devices g (1) – Sayana Press
  • *Mesalazine 500mg suppositories (30) – Salofalk
  • Phytomenadione 2mg/0.2ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Konakion MM Paediatric
  • Rifampicin 100mg/5ml oral suspension (120ml) – Rifadin
  • Ticagrelor 90mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (56) – Brilique
  • Tobramycin 28mg inhalation powder capsules with device g (224) – Tobi Podhaler
  • Tramadol 100mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Zydol
  • Water for injections 10ml vials (25) – Hameln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Water for injections 20ml ampoules (20) – Water for injections Mini-Plasco

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Buprenorphine 2mg / Naloxone 500microgram sublingual tablets sugar free (28) – Suboxone is changing to Category A
  • Buprenorphine 8mg / Naloxone 2mg sublingual tablets sugar free (28) – Suboxone is changing to Category A
  • Dipyridamole 200mg modified-release capsules g (60) – Persantin Retard is changing to – Attia
  • Esomeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant capsules (28) – Emozul is changing to Category A
  • Esomeprazole 40mg gastro-resistant capsules (28) – Emozul is changing to Category A
  • Glycerol 1g suppositories (12) – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Phenytoin sodium 100mg capsules (84) – Flynn Pharma Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Sodium feredetate (iron 27.5mg) oral solution sugar free (500ml) is changing to Sytron
  • Tamoxifen 10mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Tretinoin 10mg capsules (100) – Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd is changing to Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH
  • Trihexyphenidyl 5mg/5ml oral solution (200ml) – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A

Part VIIIA deletions

  • Dexibuprofen 400mg tablets (60) – Seractil
  • Diamorphine 500mg powder for solution for injection vials (5) – Teva UK Ltd
  • Diltiazem 60mg modified-release capsules (56) – Dilzem SR 60
  • Erythromycin 250mg gastro-resistant capsules (28) – Erymax
  • Hypromellose 1% eye drops (10ml) – Isopto Alkaline
  • *Mesalazine 500mg suppositories (10) – Asacol
  • Miconazole 1.2g vaginal capsules (1) – Gyno-Daktarin
  • Pergolide 1mg tablets (100)
  • Pergolide 250microgram tablets (100)
  • Pindolol 10mg / Clopamide 5mg tablets (28) – Viskaldix
  • Timolol 0.5% eye drops 0.2ml unit dose preservative free (30) – Timoptol

Some changes have also been confirmed for Part VIIIB.

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
Flivasorb dressing  Square and Rectangular (all sizes)
 Venturi wound sealing kit  Channel Drain
 Silk Garments – Baby Grow  Premature
Provox HME Stomafilter with Regular Plus adhesive  7330
Provox HME Stomafilter with regular adhesive  Oval (7252) and Round (7251)
Tracheostomy Cleaning Devices – Hei-Clean brush  All sizes
Tracheostomy Cleaning Devices – Hei-Clean Soft brush All sizes
DEODERANTS – Independence Odour Eliminator Lemon & Lime Pump Spray  59ml (PR310)
 ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Impression with Convex wafer – Transparent  19mm (3610), 25mm (3612), 44mm (3618)
 ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Premium – Transparent  25mm (3662)
 TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Esteem Synergy – Drainable Pouch with InvisiClose outlet and Filter – Opaque – Standard – Right (30.8cm)  13-35mm barrier (S1210F)
 TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Conform – Drainable Pouch – Transparent  55mm (25600)

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