Drug Tariff Watch: August 2019 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: August 2019 changes

July 30, 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 August 2019.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A:

  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine solution for injection 0.5ml vials (1)

Category C:

  • Betamethasone valerate 2.25mg medicated plasters (4) – Betesil
  • Clozapine 100mg tablets (84)
  • Clozapine 200mg tablets (100) – Denzapine
  • Clozapine 25mg tablets (84)
  • Clozapine 50mg tablets (100) – Denzapine
  • Clozapine 50mg/ml oral suspension sugar free n (100ml) – Denzapine
  • Etanercept 50mg/1ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (4)
  • Guaifenesin 100mg/5ml / Pseudoephedrine 30mg/5ml oral solution (100ml) – Benylin Mucus Cough Plus Decongestant syrup
  • Hydrocortisone acetate 1% cream n (15g) – Hc45 Hydrocortisone
  • Levocarnitine 1g chewable tablets (10) – Carnitor
  • Lidocaine 200mg/10ml (2%) solution for injection ampoules (20) – Lidocaine Mini-Plasco
  • Lidocaine 44mg/2.2ml (2%) / Adrenaline (base) 27.5micrograms/2.2ml (1 in 80,000) solution for injection cartridges (50) – Lingospan Special
  • Mexiletine 167mg capsules (100) – Namuscla
  • Naphazoline 0.012% eye drops n (10ml) – Murine irritation & redness
  • Salicylic acid 40% medicated plasters n (8) – Scholl Corn Removal 40% plasters washproof
  • Salicylic acid 40% medicated plasters n (30) – Scholl Verucca Removal System

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Topiramate 15mg capsules (60) is changing to – Topamax
  • Topiramate 50mg capsules (60) is changing to – Topamax
  • Trifluoperazine 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A

Part VIIIA deletions

  • Nicardipine 30mg modified-release capsules (56) – Cardene SR
  • Nicardipine 45mg modified-release capsules (56) – Cardene SR
  • *Tacalcitol 4micrograms/g ointment (60g) – Curatoderm

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
K Tech (layer #1) bandage All sizes
K Tech Reduced (layer #1) bandage All sizes
K Press (layer #2) bandage All sizes
Askina Hydro dressing – Square All sizes
Askina Biofilm Transparent dressing – Square All sizes
Sutherland Lubricating Jelly (sterile until opened) All sizes
Urinal Systems – Salts Healthcare All products
OstoMart OstoFIX40 HydroAV Security Frames DWK40
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 closed colostomy bag – Mini Opaque cut-to-fit 25-38/50mm (3003-25) and 30-38/50mm (3003-30)
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 closed colostomy bag – Mini Clear cut-to-fit 25-55/70mm (3002-25),
30-55/70mm (3002-30),
35-55/70mm (3002-35),
40-55/70mm (3002-40) and
45-55/70mm (3002-45)
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 closed convex colostomy bag – Mini Opaque cut-to-fit 15-24mm (3031-24)
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 closed convex colostomy bag – Mini Clear cut-to-fit 30-37mm (3032-30) and
40-46mm (3032-40)
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 closed convex colostomy bag – Pre-cut 35mm (3032-35)
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 closed convex colostomy bag – with viewing option Midi cut-to-fit 40-46mm (3031-40)
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 open ileostomy bag – Midi Clear cut-to-fit 40-55/70mm (3024-40) and 45-55/70mm (3024-45)
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 open ileostomy bag – Maxi Clear cut-to-fit 25-55/70mm (3018-25),
30-55/70mm (3018-30),
25-70/90mm (3016-25) and
30-70/90mm (3016-30)
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 open ileostomy bag – with viewing option Midi cut-to-fit 45-55/70mm (3023-45)
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 open convex ileostomy bag – Midi, Clear, cut-to-fit 40-46mm (3042-40)
Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 open convex ileostomy bag – Pre-cut All sizes
Confidence Gold Convex ileostomy bag All sizes
Conform 2 two piece ostomy system colostomy bag – Mini, Beige 70mm (27410)
TrueTrack System testing strips Pack of 50



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