Drug Tariff Watch: March 2019 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: March 2019 changes

February 21, 2019

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 March 2019.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A:

  • *Danazol 100mg capsules (28)
  • *Danazol 200mg capsules (56)
  • Valganciclovir 450mg tablets (60)

Category C:

  • Adefovir 10mg tablets n (30) – Hepsera
  • Benzocaine 1.5mg/dose oromucosal spray sugar free n (60 dose) – AAA
  • Colistimethate 1,662,500unit inhalation powder capsules (56) Colobreathe
  • Dexpanthenol 5% ointment n (100g) Bepanthen Nappy Care
  • Dimethyl fumarate 120mg gastro-resistant tablets (90 & 180) Skilarence
  • Dimethyl fumarate 30mg gastro-resistant tablets (42) – Skilarence
  • Diphenhydramine 10mg/5ml oral solution (150ml) – Histergan
  • Ephedrine hydrochloride 15mg / Chlorphenamine 10mg tablets (10) – Haymine
  • Gentamicin 80mg/2ml solution for injection vials (5) – Cidomycin Adult Injectable
  • Ketorolac 30mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Toradol
  • Lidocaine 0.05% / Chlorhexidine 0.2% oromucosal spray sugar free n (30ml) – Covonia Sore Throat
  • Loperamide 2mg / Simeticone 125mg tablets (6) – Imodium Plus Comfort
  • Loperamide 2mg / Simeticone 125mg tablets (12) – Imodium Plus
  • Menotrophin 1,200unit powder and solvent for solution for injection vials n (1) – Menopur
  • Menotrophin 150unit powder and solvent for solution for injection vials (10) – Menopur
  • Menotrophin 600unit powder and solvent for solution for injection vials n (1) – Menopur
  • Menotrophin 75unit powder and solvent for solution for injection vials (10) – Menopur
  • Miconazole 2% vaginal cream n (78g) – Gyno-Daktarin
  • Pitolisant 18mg tablets (30) – Wakix
  • Pitolisant 4.5mg tablets (30) – Wakix
  • Pseudoephedrine 60mg Acrivastine 8mg capsules (12) – Benadryl Allergy Relief Plus Decongestant
  • Ruxolitinib 10mg tablets (56) – Jakavi
  • Ruxolitinib 15mg tablets (56) – Jakavi
  • Ruxolitinib 20mg tablets (56) – Jakavi
  • Ruxolitinib 5mg tablets (56) – Jakavi
  • Selenium 100micrograms/2ml oral solution unit dose ampoules (20) – Selenase
  • Water for infusion polyethylene bottles n (1) – Polyfusor W

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Co-amilofruse 5mg/40mg tablets (28) is changing to – Frumil
  • Colecalciferol 800unit tablets (30) – Desunin is changing to Category A
  • Cyclizine 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Advanz Pharma is changing to Category A
  • Dipyridamole 50mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free (150ml) – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Disopyramide 150mg capsules (84) – AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Octreotide 50micrograms/1ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (5) – Kent Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Quinagolide 75microgram tablets (30) – Aspire Pharma Ltd is changing to Category A
  • SLS Vardenafil 10mg tablets (4) – Levitra is changing to Category A
  • SLS Vardenafil 20mg tablets (4) Levitra is changing to Category A
  • SLS Vardenafil 5mg tablets (4) – Levitra is changing to Category A

Part VIIIA deletions

  • *Danazol 100mg capsules (60) – Danol
  • *Danazol 200mg capsules (60) – Danol
  • Emedastine 0.5mg/ml eye drops (5ml) – Emadine
  • Glycerol 40% cream (100ml) – Neutrogena Norwegian Formula
  • Oxprenolol 20mg tablets (56) – Advanz Pharma
  • Oxprenolol 40mg tablets (56) – Advanz Pharma
  • Terbutaline 500micrograms/dose dry powder inhaler (100 dose) – Bricanyl Turbohaler
  • Timolol 0.25% eye drops 0.2ml unit dose preservative free (30) – Timoptol Unit Dose
  • Verapamil 120mg modified-release capsules (28) – Univer
  • Verapamil 180mg modified-release capsules (56) – Univer
  • Verapamil 240mg modified-release capsules (28) – Univer

Part VIIIB deletions

  • Clobetasone 0.05% / Oxytetracycline 3% / Nystatin 100,000units/g cream has been removed from Part VIIIB. There is now a licensed alternative product which can be found in Part VIIIA.
  • Clonidine 50micrograms/5ml oral solution and Clonidine 50micrograms/5ml oral suspension have been removed from Part VIIIB. There is now a licensed alternative which can be found in Part VIIIA.

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
MelMax dressing, Rectangular All sizes
Spirit 2mm Silicone Adhesive Non Border Hydro Foam dressing 10cm x 10cm
Spirit 5mm Silicone Adhesive Non Border Hydro Foam dressing All sizes
Spirit Silicone Adhesive Border Hydro Foam dressing All sizes
TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Blom-Singer HME Cartridge BE1055
DEODORANTS – Peak Medical Ltd – Auricare Odour Eliminator All sizes
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Compact Drainable Pouch, Clear 13-64mm (3250)
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Impression “C” with convex wafer, Beige 35mm (3265)
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Combihesive Natura with filter All sizes
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Combihesive Natura no filter, Standard size – Opaque All sizes
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Esteem Synergy with InvisiClose outlet, small right, Opaque 13-48mm (S1236N)
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Natura+ no filter, Standard Size – Opaque All sizes
UROSTOMY BAGS – ProSys International Ltd – Apuro 1 piece urostomy activity pouch UP10

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