Drug Tariff Watch: December 2018 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: December 2018 changes

November 16, 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 December 2018.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A

  • Tenofovir 245mg tablets (30)

Category C:

  • Co-trimoxazole 80mg/400mg/5ml solution for infusion ampoules (10) – Aspen Pharma Trading Ltd
  • Dexamethasone 8mg tablets (30) – Teva UK Ltd
  • Dexibuprofen 300mg tablets (60) – Seractil
  • Fondaparinux sodium 1.5mg/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (10) – Arixtra
  • Fondaparinux sodium 10mg/0.8ml solution for injection prefilled syringes (10) – Arixtra
  • Fondaparinux sodium 2.5mg/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (10) – Arixtra
  • Fondaparinux sodium 5mg/0.4ml solution for injection prefilled syringes (10) – Arixtra
  • Fondaparinux sodium 7.5mg/0.6ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (10) – Arixtra
  • Gentamicin 20mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Gentamicin 5mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Gentamicin Intrathecal
  • Glycopyrronium bromide powder for solution for iontophoresis (3g) – AMCo
  • Heparin sodium 5,000units/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Lidocaine 200mg/20ml (1%) solution for injection vials (10) – Hameln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Lidocaine 400mg/20ml (2%) solution for injection vials (10) – Hameln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Liquid paraffin liquid (150ml) – Bell,Sons & Co (Druggists) Ltd
  • Liquid paraffin liquid (2000ml) – J M Loveridge Ltd
  • Liquid paraffin liquid (5000ml) – J M Loveridge Ltd
  • Metronidazole 500mg/100ml infusion 100ml bags (20) – AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Morphine sulfate 5mg/5ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Torbay Pharmaceuticals
  • Octreotide 1mg/5ml solution for injection vials n (1) – Pfizer Ltd
  • Octreotide 50micrograms/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Sandostatin
  • Paracetamol 1g/100ml solution for infusion vials (10) – Accord Healthcare Ltd
  • Phenobarbital 60mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Sodium bicarbonate 8.4% (1mmol/ml) solution for injection 250ml bottles (10) – AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Sodium chloride 30% solution for infusion 100ml vials (10) – Torbay Pharmaceuticals
  • Sodium chloride 30% solution for infusion 50ml vials (10) – Torbay Pharmaceuticals
  • Sodium valproate 300mg/3ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Episenta
  • Sodium valproate 400mg/4ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Tenofovir 123mg tablets (30) – Viread
  • Tenofovir 163mg tablets (30) – Viread
  • Tenofovir 204mg tablets (30) – Viread
  • Tobramycin 240mg/6ml solution for injection vials n (1) – Pfizer Ltd
  • Tobramycin 80mg/2ml solution for injection vials n (1) – Nebcin
  • Tobramycin 80mg/2ml solution for injection vials (5) – Pfizer Ltd
  • Tranexamic acid 500mg/5ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Cyklokapron
  • Triamcinolone hexacetonide 20mg/1ml suspension for injection ampoules (10) – Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd
  • Vancomycin 1g powder for solution for infusion vials (10) – Flynn Pharma Ltd
  • Vancomycin 500mg powder for solution for infusion vials (10) – Flynn Pharma Ltd

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Chloramphenicol 5% ear drops n (10ml) – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Clonazepam 500micrograms/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Diclofenac sodium 100mg modified-release tablets (28) – Volsaid Retard 100 is changing to Fenactol Retard
  • Diclofenac sodium 75mg modified-release tablets (56) – Volsaid Retard 75 is changing to Fenactol SR
  • Morphine sulfate 10mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Ranitidine 150mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Creo Pharma Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Tobramycin 300mg/5ml nebuliser liquid ampoules (56(4 x n14)) – Tobi is changing to Tymbrineb
  • Ursodeoxycholic acid 300mg tablets (60) – Wockhardt UK Ltd is changing to Category A

Part VIIIA deletions

  • Inositol nicotinate 500mg tablets (100) – Hexopal
  • Inositol nicotinate 750mg tablets (112) – Hexopal Forte

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
Snap dressing kit – Gauze All sizes
Reusable Pens – AllStar All types and sizes
Vacuum Pumps – Owen Mumford Ltd – Rapport Premier SM2200
Leg Bags – L.In.C Medical Systems – LINC-Flo sterile leg bag with lever tap, adjustable inlet tube 350ml bag (LM350AD-L)
Belts – AMI Medical Ltd – Suportx Ostomy/Hernia Support Belt All except 15cm depth
Colostomy bags – ConvaTec Ltd – Colodress Plus (Stomahesive Wafer) Closed Pouches Opaque and clear starter holes
Colostomy bags – ConvaTec Ltd – Esteem Closed Pouches with Integral filter All types and sizes
Colostomy bags – ConvaTec Ltd – Esteem+ Closed Pouches with Integral filter X Small – opaque All sizes
Ileostomy bags – ConvaTec Ltd – Esteem One-Piece Convex Drainable Pouch with InvisiClose Outlet All types and sizes
Pressure plates/shields – Salts Healthcare – Convex Plate for Light White Bag All sizes
Pressure plates/shields – Salts Healthcare – Plastic Retaining Shield Single 833008
Two piece ostomy systems – ConvaTec Ltd – Esteem Synergy ileostomy bag S1007F, S1021F, S1212F, S1221F, S1222F and S1231F
Two piece ostomy systems – Oakmed Ltd – Option Connect 2 colostomy bag with filter, Clear JH520
Two piece ostomy systems – Oakmed Ltd – Option Connect 2 ileostomy bag with filter, Clear JH220 and JH120

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