Drug Tariff Watch: October 2018 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: October 2018 changes

September 11, 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 October 2018.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A

  • Adrenaline (base) 1mg/1ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (1) n
  • Calcitonin (salmon) 100units/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5)
  • Calcitonin (salmon) 400units/2ml solution for injection vials (1) n
  • Calcitonin (salmon) 50units/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5)
  • Ibandronic acid 3mg/3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (1) n
  • Naloxone 400micrograms/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10)

Category C:

  • Abatacept 125mg/1ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (4) – Orencia ClickJect
  • Abatacept 125mg/1ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – Orencia
  • *Bambuterol 10mg tablets (30) – Bambec
  • Benzocaine 20% dental gel sugar free (5.3g) n – Orajel Extra Strength
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.015%/Cetrimide 0.15% solution 100ml sachets (10) – Sterets Tisept
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.015%/Cetrimide 0.15% solution 25ml sachets (25) – Sterets Tisept
  • Ciclosporin 100mg/ml oral solution sugar free (50ml) n
  • Darbepoetin alfa 100micrograms/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (1) nAranesp SureClick
  • Darbepoetin alfa 150micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (1) nAranesp SureClick
  • Darbepoetin alfa 20micrograms/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (1) nAranesp SureClick
  • Darbepoetin alfa 300micrograms/0.6ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (1) nAranesp SureClick
  • Darbepoetin alfa 40micrograms/0.4ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (1) nAranesp SureClick
  • Darbepoetin alfa 500micrograms/1ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (1) nAranesp SureClick
  • Darbepoetin alfa 60micrograns/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (1) nAranesp SureClick
  • Darbepoetin alfa 80micrograms/0.4ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (1) nAranesp SureClick
  • Denosumab 120mg/1.7ml solution for injection vials (1) n Xgeva
  • Epoetin beta 10,000units/0.6ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (6) – NeoRecormon
  • Epoetin beta 2,000units/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (6) – NeoRecormon
  • Epoetin beta 20,000units/0.6ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (6) – NeoRecormon
  • Epoetin beta 3,000units/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (6) – NeoRecormon
  • Epoetin beta 30,000units/0.6ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – NeoRecormon
  • Epoetin beta 4,000units/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (6) – NeoRecormon
  • Epoetin beta 5,000units/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (6) – NeoRecormon
  • Epoetin beta 500units/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (6) – NeoRecormon
  • Epoetin beta 6,000units/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (6) – NeoRecormon
  • Gentamicin 80mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Cidomycin Adult Injectable
  • Insulin isophane biphasic porcine 30/70 100units/ml suspension for injection 10ml vials (1) n – Hypurin Porcine 30/70 Mix
  • Liquid paraffin 65% bath additive (500ml) nDoublebase
  • Methylprednisolone 100mg tablets (20) – Medrone
  • Methylprednisolone 16mg tablets (30) – Medrone
  • Methylprednisolone 2mg tablets (30) – Medrone
  • Methylprednisolone 4mg tablets (30) – Medrone
  • Metapyrone 250mg capsules (100) – Metopirone
  • Morphine 100mg modified-release granules sachets sugar free (30) – MST Continus
  • Morphine 200mg modified-release granules sachets sugar free (30) – MST Continus
  • Morphine 20mg modified-release granules sachets sugar free (30) – MST Continus
  • Morphine 30mg modified-release granules sachets sugar-free (30) – MST Continus
  • Morphine 60mg modified-release granules sachets sugar free (30) – MST Continus
  • Nedocromil 2mg/dose inhaler CFC free (112 dose) n – Tilade
  • Paracetamol 500mg effervescent tablets sugar free (100) – Accord Healthcare Ltd
  • Sodium dihydrogen phosphate anhydrous 1.936g effervescent tablets (100) (5x n20) – Phosphate Sandoz
  • Sucroferric oxyhydroxide (iron 500mg) chewable tablets (90) – Velphoro
  • Testosterone 16.2mg/g gel (20.25mg per actuation) (88g) nTestogel
  • Timothy grass pollen allergen extract 75,000 SQ-T oral lyophilisates sugar free (30) – Grazax
  • Titanium ointment (30g) nMetanium Nappy Rash
  • Typhoid vaccine (live, oral, strain ty21a) gastro-resistant capsules (3) nVivotif

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Benzylpenicillin 600mg powder for solution for injection vials (2) – Thornton & Ross Ltd (Category C) is changing to Category A
  • Carbocisteine 750mg/1ml oral solution 10ml sachets sugar free (15) – Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd (Category C) is changing to Category A
  • Folic acid 400microgram tablets (90) – Preconceive (Category C) is changing to Category A
  • Haloperidol 500microgram tablets (28) – Crescent Pharma Ltd (Category C) is changing to Category A
  • Naltrexone 50mg tablets (28) – Nalorex (Category C) is changing to Category A
  • Phenytoin sodium 25mg capsules (28) – Flynn Pharma Ltd (Category C) is changing to Category A
  • Phenytoin sodium 300mg capsules (28) – Flynn Pharma Ltd (Category C) is changing to Category A
  • Phenytoin sodium 50mg capsules (28) – Flynn Pharma Ltd (Category C) is changing to Category A

Part VIIIA deletions

  • Anise oil liquid (100ml) – JM Loveridge Ltd
  • Glucose liquid BPC 1963 (140g) – JM Loveridge Ltd

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
Healthgard I.V. Film Dressing 7cm x 9cm
Healthgard Film Dressing All sizes
Premierfilm Dressing All sizes
Premierfilm I.V. Dressing All sizes
Healthgard Film + Dressing All sizes
Draina S Vision 100 wound drainage bag 300ml cut to 100mm (H28567E)
Zerodouble Gel 475g
Eakin Cotton Bag Cover (Pelican Healthcare Ltd) All sizes (839030-839035)
Eakin Elasticated Belt (Pelican Healthcare Ltd) All sizes (839029 and 839036)
Combihesive Natura Drainable Pouch with InvisiClose Outlet, Integral Filter and 2-sided Flocking Small – Opaque, pre-cut 32mm (S7436F)
Combimate 2-piece drainable pouch with clip closure Beige, Large, all sizes (ILB245 and ILB257)
Combimate Colocap 2-piece stoma cap with high capacity filter 38mm flange (CCB238)

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