Drug Tariff Watch: May 2019 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: May 2019 changes

April 26, 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 May 2019.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A:

  • Belladonna medicated plaster 28cm x 17.5cm n (1)
  • Belladonna medicated plaster 9.5cm x 12.5cm (2)
  • Sodium fusidate 500mg powder and solvent for solution for infusion vials n (1)

Category C:

  • Adalimumab 20mg/0.2ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (2) – Humira
  • Ambrisentan 10mg tablets (30) – Volibris
  • Ambrisentan 5mg tablets (30) – Volibris
  • Budesonide 2mf/100ml enema (7(7 x n1)) – Entocort
  • Capsaicin 179mg cutaneous patches n (1)- Qutenza
  • Cetrimide 0.2% / Benzalkonium chloride 0.01% cream
    • n (100g) – Drapolene
    • (200g) – Drapolene
    • (350g) – Drapolene
  • Chlorhexidine acetate 0.02% catheter maintenance solution n (100ml) – Uro-tainer
  • Dalteparin sodium 10,000units/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Fragmin
  • Dalteparin sodium 10,000units/4ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Fragmin
  • Dalteparin sodium 10,000units/4ml solution for injection vials n (1) – Fragmin
  • Dimeticone 10% / Cetrimide 0.3% cream n (50g) – Siopel
  • Econazole 150mg pessaries
    • n (1) – Gyno-Pevaryl Once
    • n (3) – Gyno-Pevaryl
  • Filgrastim 30million units/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (5) – Zarzio
  • Filgrastim 48million units/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (5) – Zarzio
  • Flecainide 200mg modified-release capsules (30) – Tambocor XL
  • Hydrocortisone sodium succinate 100mg powder for solution for injection vials (10) – Solu-Cortef
  • Insulin protamine zinc bovine 100units/ml suspension for injection 10ml vials n (1) – Hypurin BovineProtamine Zinc
  • Insulin zinc mixed bovine 100uniots/ml suspension for injection 10ml vials n (1) – Hypurin Bovine Lente
  • Iron dextran 100mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – CosmoFer
  • Iron dextran 500mg/10ml solution for injection ampoules (2) – CosmoFer
  • Ketamine 200mg/20ml solution for injection vials n (1) – Ketalar
  • Levocarnitine 1g/5ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Carnitor
  • Lidocaine hydrochloride 0.5% / Cetylpyridinium chloride 0.025% oromucosal gel sugar free n (15g) – Bonjela Junior
  • Minoxidil 5% foam
    • n (60g) – Regaine for Men Extra Strength
    • (120g (2 x n 60g)) – Regaine for Women Once a Day
    • (180g (3 x n 60g)) – Regaine for Men Extra Strength
  • Nicotinamide 4% gel
    • n (10g) – Freederm
    • n (25g) – Freederm Treatment
    • n (60g) – Nicam
  • Nimodipine 30mg tablets (100) – Nimotop
  • Nonoxinol-9 2% gel n (81g) – Gygel
  • Omalizumab 150mg/1ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Xolair
  • Omalizumab 75mg/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Xolair
  • Potassium citrate 3g granules sachets sugar free (6) – Cystopurin
  • Promethazine hydrochloride 20mg tablets
    • (8) – Sominex
    • (16) – Sominex
  • Raltegravir 400mg tablets (60) – Isentress
  • Raltegravir 600mg tablets (60) – Isentress
  • Rifabutin 150mg capsules (30) – Mycobutin
  • Riociguat 1.5mg tablets (42) – Adempas
  • Riociguat 1mg tablets (42) – Adempas
  • Riociguat 2.5mg tablets (42) –Adempas
  • Ricociguat 2mg tablets (42) – Adempas
  • Riocoguat 500microgram tablets (42) – Adempas
  • Sodium chloride 0.9% infusion 1litre polyethylene bottles n (1) – Polyfusor S
  • Sodium chloride 0.9% infusion 500ml polyethylene bottles n (1) – Polyfusor S
  • Sodium chloride 0.9% solution for injection 20ml ampoules (20) – Sodium chloride Mini-Plasco
  • Tacalcitol 4micrograms/g lotion n (30ml) – Curatoderm
  • Valganciclovir 50mg/ml oral solution sugar free l (100ml) – Valcyte
  • Varicella vaccine (live) powder and solvent for solution for injection 0.5ml vials n (1) – Varilrix
  • Varicella vaccine (live) powder and solvent for suspension for injection 0.5ml vials n (10) – Varivax
  • Voriconazole 200mg/5ml oral suspension l (75ml) – VFEND
  • Water for infusion 1litre polyethylene bottles n (1) – Polyfusor W
  • Zinc acetate 25mg capsules (250) – Wilzin
  • Zinc acetate 50mg capsules (250) – Wilzin

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Alendronic acid 70mg / Colecalciferol 70microgram tablets (4) is changing to Fosavance
  • Clonidine 50micrograms/5ml oral solution sugar free (100ml) Thame Laboratories Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Levothyroxine 75microgram tablets (28) is changing to AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Piperacillin 2g / Tazobactum 250mg powder for solution for injection vials (1) Tazocin is changing to Piperacillin 2g / Tazabactum 250mg powder for solution for infusion vials (1) Tazocin
  • Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment (30g) Protopic is changing to Category A
  • Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment (60g) Protopic is changing to 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 Size, type, product code
AUTO INFLATION DEVICE – Otovent n/a
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Venturi MiNO Foam Weekly Therapy Wound Care Set Portal Drain, 10cm x 15cm x 3cm
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Ultrasound Therapy System Accessories – MIST Single use applicator kit containing: single use applicator, 100ml bottle of saline, absorbent pad 17cm x 24cm and 2 germicidal wipes
LUBRICANT GELS – K-Y Jelly (sterile until opened) 82g tube
SPACER/HOLDING CHAMBER DEVICES – EasyChamber C-Flow All
SURGICAL SUTURES – Non-Absorbable Sutures – Ethicon – Sterile Polyamide Synthetic Suture 1.0 metric gauge, 45cm, 19mm P needle curved reverse cutting (W1618T)
SURGICAL SUTURES – Non-Absorbable Sutures – Ethicon – Sterile Polyamide 6 Suture, Monofilament

1.5 metric gauge, 45cm, (blue) 19mm curved reverse cutting needle (W319)

2.0 metric gauge, 45cm, (blue) 26mm curved reverse needle (W320)

0.7 metric gauge, 45cm, (black) 16mm P needle curved cutting (W1615T)

COLOSTOMY BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Impression ‘C’ with convex wafer Beige with filter and beige Comfort backing on both sides 44mm (3498)
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Impression ‘C’ with convex wafer Transparent with beige Comfort backing on body worn side 25mm (3282)
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Karaya 5 seal with microporous adhesive 229mm Length, 51mm (3134)
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Hollister Ltd – Conform 2 with Lock’n’Roll Closure – Drainable pouch, anatomical shape with integral filter and Lock and Roll closure system Midi – Beige with comfort backing on both sides, 35mm (23750)
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – GlucoMen GM 50 strips
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – OneTouch Ultra 50 strips
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – OneTouch Vita 50 strips

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