Drug Tariff Watch: June 2018 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: June 2018 changes

May 17, 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 June 2018.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A:

  • Cimetidine 200mg tablets (60)
  • *Dexamethasone 6.6mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (10)
  • Fludroxycortide 0.0125% cream SC (60g)

Category C:

  • Dronabinol 2.7mg/dose / Cannabidiol 2.5mg/dose oromucosal spray 270 dose (3xSC90) – Sativex
  • Estradiol 100μg/24hours transdermal patches (4) – FemSeven 100
  • Estradiol 100μg/24hours transdermal patches (8) – Evorel 100
  • Estradiol 100μg/24hours transdermal patches (12) – Progynova TS
  • Estradiol 100μg/24hours transdermal patches (24) – Estraderm MX 100
  • Estradiol 25μg/24hours transdermal patches (8) – Evorel 25
  • Estradiol 25μg/24hours transdermal patches (24) – Estraderm MX 25
  • Estradiol 37.5μg/24hours transdermal patches (8) – Estradot
  • Estradiol 40μg/24hours transdermal patches (8) – Elleste Solo MX 40
  • Estradiol 50μg/24hours/Levonorgestrel 7μg/24hours transdermal patches (4) and (12) – FemSeven Conti
  • Estradiol 50μg/24hours transdermal patches (4) and (12) – FemSeven 50
  • Estradiol 50μg/24hours transdermal patches (8) and (24) – Evorel 50
  • Estradiol 80μg/24hours transdermal patches (8) – Elleste Solo MX 80
  • Hyetellose 0.44% eye drops 0.5ml unit dose preservative free (20) – Minims artificial tears
  • Ivermectin 10mg/g cream SC (30g) – Soolantra
  • Lithium citrate 520mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Priadel
  • Meloxicam 15mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (30) – Rhodes Pharma Ltd
  • Meloxicam 7.5mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (30) – Rhodes Pharma Ltd
  • Methadone 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Physeptone
  • Methadone 50mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Physeptone
  • Metronidazole 500mg suppositories (10) – Flagyl
  • Paliperidone 3mg MR tablets (28) – Invega
  • Paliperidone 6mg MR tablets (28) – Invega
  • Paliperidone 9mg MR tablets (28) – Invega
  • Rufinamide 100mg tablets (10), 200 tablets (60) and 400mg tablets (60) – Inovelon
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster) vaccine (live) powder and solvent for suspension for injection 0.65ml pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Zostavax
  • Sodium citrate 441.17mg/5ml oral solution SC (30ml) – Sodium citrate 0.3M
  • Somatropin (rbe) 10mg/1.5ml solution for injection cartridges (5) – Omnitrope SurePal 10
  • Somatropin (rbe) 10mg/2ml solution for injection cartridges SC (1) and (3) – NutropinAq
  • Somatropin (rbe) 15mg/1.5ml solution for injection cartridges (5) – Omnitrope SurePal 15
  • Somatropin (rbe) 5mg/1.5ml solution for injection cartridges (5) – Omnitrope SurePal 5
  • Tacrolimus 1mg MR capsules SC (50) and (100) – Advagraf
  • Tacrolimus 500μg MR capsules SC (50) – Advagraf
  • Tobramycin 300mg/4ml nebuliser liquid ampoules (56) – Bramitob

Part VIIIA amendments

Changing to Category A:

  • Amiloride 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml)
  • Co-trimoxazole 160mg/800mg tablets (100)
  • Dexamethasone 4mg tablets (50)
  • Mebeverine 200mg MR capsules (60)
  • Nicardipine 20mg capsules (56)
  • Nicardipine 30mg capsules (56)
  • Propafenone 150mg tablets (90)
  • Sevelamer 2.4g oral powder sachets sugar free (60)

Changing to Category C:

  • Chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – based on Allerief
  • Eprosartan 600mg tablets (28) – based on Teveten
  • Fluoxetine 40mg capsules (30) – based on Medreich Plc

Part VIIIA deletions

  • *Dexamethasone 6.6mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (5) Category A
  • Isotretinoin 0.05% gel (30g) Category C – Isotrex
  • Pholcodine 2mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (2000ml) Category C – Galenphol Paediatric
  • *White soft paraffin 15% / Liquid paraffin light 6% cream (50g) and (1050ml) Category C – Oilatum

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
Hero H-2 multi-layer compression bandage kit 18-25cm
Hero H-2 Lite multi-layer compression bandage kit 18-25cm
Hero H-2 XL multi-layer compression bandage kit 25-32cm
Hero H-2 layer 1 bandage 10cm x 5m
Hero H-2 XL layer 2 bandage 10cm x 6m
Foley Catheter, 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult, Covidien UK Commercial Ltd, Dover Silver (Male) 12-24Ch (605122IC-605247IC)
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – PolyMem, Square 15cm x 15cm
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – PolyMem, Rectangular 10cm x 13cm
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFibre, Rectangular 7cm x 5cm, 11cm x 9cm and 17cm x 11cm
HYPODERMIC EQUIPMENT – Needles not less than 12mm 0.4mm (27G) – 0.5ml and 1.0ml syringe and needle
LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENTS – Juzo Expert, Custom made for the lower limb, Garter Belt 9100, 9120 and 9130
SUSPENSORY SYSTEMS – Teleflex, Rusch Belly Bag replacement belt P0337
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate ileostomy bag with filer Beige, Small, 38mm flange (ISBV238)
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate colostomy bag with filter Small, 38mm flange (CSB238)
UROSTOMY BAGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Uromate Pre-cut, 16mm (ULT116B)

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