Drug Tariff Watch: July 2018 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: July 2018 changes

June 14, 2018

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 July 2018.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A:

  • Cisplatin 100mg/100ml solution for infusion vials SC (1)
  • Fentanyl 100micrograms/2ml solution for injection ampoules (10)
  • Phenylbutazone 100mg tablets (84)
  • Quinagolide 50microgram tablets and Quinagolide 25microgram tablets SC (6)
  • *Water for injections 100ml vials (25)

Category C:

  • Alitretinoin 30mg capsules (30) – Toctino
  • Alverine 60mg / Simeticone 300mg capsules (90) – SimAlvia 
  • Cefaclor 125mg/5ml oral suspension R (100ml) – Distaclor
  • Cefaclor 250mg/5ml oral suspension R (100ml) – Distaclor
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.05% solution 100ml sachets (10) – Sterets Unisept 
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.05% solution 25ml sachets (25) – Sterets Unisept
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.06% / Sodium fluoride 0.05%mouthwash sugar free (500ml) – Corsodyl Daily
  • Darbepoetin alfa 100micrograms/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 10micrograms/0.4ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 130micrograms/0.65ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 150micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 20micrograms/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 300micrograms/0.6ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 30micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 40micrograms/0.4ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 500micrograms/1ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 50micrograms/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 60micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Aranesp
  • Darbepoetin alfa 80micrograms/0.4ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Aranesp
  • Diazepam 2.5mg/1.25ml rectal solution tube (5) – Diazepam RecTubes 
  • Fentanyl 1.6mg lozenges (3) – Actiq
  • Fentanyl 1.6mg lozenges (30) – Actiq
  • Glyceryl trinitrate 10mg/24hours transdermal patches (28) – Deponit 10
  • Glyceryl trinitrate 15mg/24hours transdermal patches (30) – Minitran 15
  • Glyceryl trinitrate 5mg/24hours transdermal patches (28) – Deponit 5
  • Memantine 10mg soluble tablets sugar free (28) – Alzhok
  • Memantine 20mg soluble tablets sugar free (28) – Alzhok
  • Memantine 5mg/10mg/15mg/20mg tablets treatment initiation pack SC (28) – Ebixa
  • Mycophenolic acid 180mg gastro-resistant tablets (120) – Myfortic
  • Mycophenolic acid 360mg gastro-resistant tablets (120) – Myfortic
  • Nicotine 14mg/24hours transdermal patches (7) – Nicotinell TTS 20 
  • Nicotine 7mg/24hours transdermal patches (7) – Nicotinell TTS 10
  • Phenytoin 50mg chewable tablets (200)- Epanutin Infatabs
  • Piracetam 333.3mg/ml oral solution sugar free (300ml) – Nootropil 33% 
  • Rotigotine 1mg/24hours transdermal patches (28) – Neupro
  • Rotigotine 3mg/24hours transdermal patches (28) – Neupro
  • Silver nitrate 40% caustic pencils SC (1) – Avoca
  • Sodium lauryl ether sulfo-succinate 6% / Sodium lauryl ether sulfate 2.7% shampoo SC (125m) – Dentinox Cradle Cap 
  • Somatropin (rbe) 12mg powder and solvent for solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices SC (1) – Genotropin GoQuick 
  • Soya oil 82.95% / Lauromacrogols 15% bath oil SC (500ml) – Balneum Plus 
  • Tafluprost 15micrograms/ml / Timolol 5mg/ml eye drops 0.3ml unit dose preservative free (30(3 x SC10)) – Taptiqom
  • Tetracaine 4% gel SC (1.5g) – Ametop
  • Tramadol 400mg modified-release tablets (28) – Zamadol 24hr 
  • Tramadol 50mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (60) – Zamadol Melt 

Part VIIIA amendments

Changing to Category A:

  • Almotriptan 12.5mg tablets (6) – Almogran
  • Ampicillin 125mg/5ml oral suspension R (100ml) – Essential Generics Ltd
  • Ampicillin 250mg capsules (28) – Essential Generics Ltd
  • Ampicillin 500mg capsules (28) – Essential Generics Ltd
  • Co-careldopa 12.5mg/50mg tablets (90) – Sinemet
  • Colecalciferol 15,000units/5ml oral solution SC (100ml) – Thame Laboratories Ltd
  • Diazepam 2mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (100ml) – Actavis UK Ltd 
  • Etoricoxib 120mg tablets (28) – Arcoxia
  • Proguanil 100mg / Atovaquone 250mg tablets (12) – Malarone
  • Tibolone 2.5mg tablets (28) – Livial

Part VIIIA deletions

  • Pergolide 50microgram tablets (100) – Category A
  • *Water for injections 100ml vials (1) – Category A

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 Type, Size and Product Code
Aspen Medical Europe – AndoFlex NL cohesive self-adherent bandage (latex free) 10cm x 4.5m (stretched) & 193 10cm x 5.9m (stretched)
Formflex Natural & Synthetic 2.7m unstretched 5cm x 2.7m, 7.5cm x 2.7m, 10cm x 2.7m, 15cm x 2.7m, 20cm x 2.7m
Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Hunter Urology Ltd – Hunter Urology Ltd Aloe Hydro (Male Tiemann Tip) 12-16Ch (AHM12TT-AHM16TT)
Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Hunter Urology Ltd – Hunter Urology Ltd Aloe Original Plus (Male) 18Ch (PSAOM18)
Tegaderm IV with securing tapes (Intravenous/Sub-cutaneous Therapy) 8.5cm x 10.5cm central line
Capillary Action Absorbent Wound Dressing – Sumar Lite & Sumar Max 5cm x 5cm, 10cm x 10cm, 10cm x 15cm
Capillary Action Absorbent Wound Dressing – Sumar Spiral 0.5cm x 40cm
Eye Drops – Polyvinyl Alcohol – PVA 1.4% Tubilux 15ml
IRRIGATION SOLUTIONS – Water for Irrigation – Sterile – Sterac Pour Bottle, 1 x 150ml
Nasal Drops – Sodium Chloride 0.9% – Sandoz Dropper Bottle, 10ml
Nasal Drops – Sodium Chloride 0.9% – Tubilux Pharma (Tubilux Brand) Dropper Bottle, 10ml
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Aquadry cones for use with pubic pressure flanges Straight and Curved All sizes
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Aquadry pubic pressure flange with rubber understraps Child and Adult All sizes
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Aquadry pubic pressure urinal 1 all-in-one appliance with pressure ring, tapered inner sleeve trimmed to fit and rubber understraps 470856
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Aquadry pubic pressure urinal 2 all-in-one appliance with pressure ring, diaphragm and rubber straps All sizes
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Aquadry pubic pressure urinal 3 all-in-one appliance with pressure ring, diaphragm and scrotal support All sizes
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Aquadry urinal all-in-one appliance with inner sheath and rubber understraps All sizes
BAG COVERS – Salts Healthcare – Salts Cotton Bag Cover 833029
DEODORANTS – Peak Medical Ltd – Auricare Odour Eliminator 125ml (ACD125) & 60ml (ACD60)
FLANGES – Salts Healthcare – Latex Sheath for use with 811002 Flanges 811003
FLANGES – Salts Healthcare – SF1 Soft Rubber Flanges 25mm 822001
FLANGES – Salts Healthcare – SF6 Semi-Rigid Hard Rubber Flange 38mm 822006
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – ConvaTec Ltd – Esteem Drainable Pouches with Integral Filter with and without InvisiClose Outlet All types and sizes
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Salts Healthcare – Koenig Rutzen with plate and metal bridge, screw outlet – Small 38mm (168238)
SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES – Salts Healthcare – Salts Ostomy Cleaning Soap (formerly Ostomy Cleaning Soap (Saltair Soap)) 110ml (833007)
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Consecura Low Profile – Drainable Pouch Standard Size – Clear 70mm flange (S614LP)
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Drainable Pouch with InvisiClose outlet and Filter (2-sided Comfort Backing) Opaque – Small – Right (27.6cm) for: 13-35mm barrier (S1230F)
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Drainable Pouch with InvisiClose outlet and no Filter (2-sided Comfort Backing) Opaque – Small – Right (27.6cm) for: 13-35mm barrier (S1235N)
UROSTOMY BAGS – Salts Healthcare – Koenig Rutzen All Rubber White Tap outlet – Large 32mm (281132)
Chemical Reagent – DiaCheck 50

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