Drug Tariff Watch: January 2019 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: January 2019 changes

December 17, 2018

Please note the upcoming changes to the way you access the Drug Tariff.

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 January 2019.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A:

  • *Diclofenac potassium 50mg tablets (28)

Category C:

  • Apremilast 30mg tablets (56) – Otezia
  • Aripiprazole 400mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection pre-filled syringes g (1) – Abilify Maintena
  • Aripiprazole 400mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials g (1) – Abilify Maintena
  • Aztreonam 75mg powder and solvent for nebuliser solution vials with device g (84) – Cayston
  • Betaine oral powder g (180g) – Cystadane
  • Calcium acetate 435mg / Magnesium carbonate heavy 235mg tablets (180) – Osvaren
  • Cinnarizine 20mg / Dimenhydrinate 40mg tablets (100) – Arlevert
  • Dasatinib 100mg tablets (30) – Sprycel
  • Dasatinib 140mg tablets (30) – Sprycel
  • Dasatinib 20mg tablets (60) – Sprycel
  • Dasatinib 50mg tablets (60) – Sprycel
  • Dasatinib 80mg tablets (30) – Sprycel
  • Deflazacort 6mg tablets (60) – Calcort
  • Dexamethasone 0.1% eye drops preservative free g (6ml) – Eythalm
  • Dexamfetamine 20mg tablets (30) – Amfexa
  • Diclofenac 75mg/ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Akis
  • Enzalutamide 40mg capsules (112) – Xtandi
  • Flucloxacillin 1g powder for solution for injection vials (10) – Bowmed Ibisqus Ltd
  • Flucloxacillin 250mg powder for solution for injection vials (10) – Bowmed Ibisqus Ltd
  • Flucloxacillin 2g powder for solution for injection vials g (1) – Bowmed Ibisqus Ltd
  • Flucloxacillin 500mg powder for solution for injection vials (10) – Bowmed Ibisqus Ltd
  • Granisetron 3.1mg/24hours transdermal patches g (1) – Sancuso
  • Haloperidol decanoate 100mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Haldol Decanoate
  • Haloperidol decanoate 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Haldol Decanoate
  • Heparin calcium 5,000units/0.2ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Heparin sodium 1,000units/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Heparin sodium 10,000units/10ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Heparin sodium 20,000units/20ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Heparin sodium 25,000units/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Heparin sodium 25,000units/5ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Heparin sodium 25,000units/5ml solution for injection vials (10) – LEO Pharma
  • Heparin sodium 5,000units/0.2ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Heparin sodium 5,000units/5ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Wockhardt UK Ltd
  • Heparin sodium 5,000units/5ml solution for injection vials (10) – LEO Pharma
  • Hepatitis B (rDNA) 20micrograms/0.5ml vaccine suspension for injection pre-filled syringes g (1) – Fendrix
  • Hepatitis B (rDNA) 5micrograms/0.5ml vaccine suspension for injection pre-filled syringes g (1) – HBVAXPRO
  • Hexetidine 0.1% mouthwash sugar free (200ml) – Oraldene
  • Ibuprofen 100mg/5ml oral suspension 5ml sachets sugar free (8) – Nurofen for Children Singles
  • Ibuprofen 100mg/5ml oral suspension 5ml sachets sugar free (12) – Calprofen
  • Ibuprofen 100mg/5ml oral suspension 5ml sachets sugar free (16) – Nurofen for Children Singles
  • Ibuprofen 200mg / Codeine 12.8mg tablets (24) – Nurofen Plus
  • Ibuprofen 200mg / Codeine 12.8mg tablets (32) – Nurofen Plus
  • Insulin lispro biphasic 25/75 100units/ml suspension for injection 10ml vials g (1) – Humalog Mix25
  • Insulin soluble human 100units/ml solution for injection 10ml vials g (1) – Humulin S
  • Ketotifen 250micrograms/ml eye drops 0.4ml unit dose preservative free (30) – Ketofall
  • Lanreotide 30mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials g (1) – Somatuline LA
  • Lenalidomide 10mg capsules (21) – Revlimid
  • Lenalidomide 15mg capsules (21) – Revlimid
  • Lenalidomide 2.5mg capsules (21) – Revlimid
  • Lenalidomide 20mg capsules (21) – Revlimid
  • Lenalidomide 25mg capsules (21) – Revlimid
  • Lenalidomide 5mg capsules (21) – Revlimid
  • Lenalidomide 7.5mg capsules (21) – Revlimid
  • Mercaptamine 150mg capsules g (100) – Cystagon
  • Mercaptamine 50mg capsules g (100) – Cystagon
  • Mesalazine 1g gastro-resistant tablets (90) – Salofalk
  • Nitisinone 20mg capsules (60) – Orfadin
  • Oseltamivir 6mg/ml oral suspension sugar free SLS n (65ml) – Tamiflu
  • Pantoprazole 40mg powder for solution for injection vials g (1) – Sun Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
  • Pantoprazole 40mg powder for solution for injection vials (5) – Bowmed Ibisqus Ltd
  • Paracetamol 250mg/5ml oral suspension 5ml sachets sugar free (12) – Calpol Six Plus
  • Phentolamine 2mg/0.35ml / Aviptadil 25micrograms/0.35ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Invicorp
  • Pholcodine 10mg/5ml linctus strong (200ml) – Bell,Sons & Co (Druggists) Ltd
  • Pilocarpine nitrate 2% eye drops 0.5ml unit dose preservative free (20) – Minims
  • Piracetam 1.2g tablets (60) – Nootropil
  • Piracetam 800mg tablets (90) – Nootropil
  • Simeticone 100mg capsules (8) – WindSetlers
  • Simeticone 100mg capsules (24) – WindSetlers
  • Sirolimus 1mg/ml oral solution sugar free g (60ml) – Rapamune
  • Sodium aurothiomalate 10mg/0.5ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Myocrisin
  • Sodium aurothiomalate 50mg/0.5ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Myocrisin
  • *Sodium chloride 30% solution for infusion 50ml vials g (1) – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate 18.1% / Disodium hydrogen phosphate dodecahydrate 8% 133ml enema g (1) – Cleen Ready-to-use
  • Somatropin (epr) 10mg/1.5ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices g (1) – Norditropin NordiFlex
  • Somatropin (epr) 15mg/1.5ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices g (1) – Norditropin NordiFlex
  • Somatropin (epr) 5mg/1.5ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices g (1) – Norditropin NordiFlex
  • Teicoplanin 200mg powder and solvent for solution for injection vials g (1) – Targocid
  • Teicoplanin 400mg powder and solvent for solution for injection vials g (1) – Targocid
  • Tetracosactide 1mg/1ml suspension for injection ampoules g (1) – Synacthen Depot
  • Tetracosactide 250micrograms/1ml solution for injection ampoules g (1) – Synacthen
  • Tiagabine 10mg tablets (100) – Gabitril
  • Tiagabine 15mg tablets (100) – Gabitril
  • Tiagabine 5mg tablets (100) – Gabitril
  • Tocilizumab 162mg/0.9ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (4) – RoActemra
  • Tolcapone 100mg tablets (100) – Tasmar
  • *Tranexamic acid 500mg/5ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Bowmed Ibisqus Ltd
  • Urea [13-C] 50mg tablets breath test kit g (1) – diabect UBT
  • *Vancomycin 1g powder for solution for infusion vials g (1) – Bowmed Ibisqus Ltd
  • *Vancomycin 500mg powder for solution for infusion vials g (1) – Bowmed Ibisqus Ltd

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Carbimazole 10mg tablets (100) – Macleods Pharma UK Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Carbimazole 15mg (100) – Macleods Pharma UK Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Etoricoxib 30mg tablets (28) – Arcoxia is changing to Category A
  • Promethazine hydrochloride 10mg tablets (56) – Phenergan is changing to Category A

Part VIIIA deletions

  • Desmopressin 360micrograms/ml oral solution (15ml)
  • Carteolol 2% eye drops (5ml) – Teoptic
  • *Diclofenac potassium 50mg tablets (30) – Voltarol Rapid

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
Scar Treatment Preparations – Silicone Gel Sheet – NewGel+ All sizes
Silicone Topical Cream & Gel – NewGel+E 15g tube
Sigvaris CompreFLEX – Extender Strap 30-40mmHg – Below Knee and Thigh High (all sizes)
Elasticated Viscose Stockinette – Body Suit Premature
Tracheostomy Tube Holders – Primus-Silk 71-0029-02S
Stoma-Quick laryngectomy protector All sizes
Voice Prosthesis Cleaning Brush – Phonax Plus 71-0996-00
Venous ulcer compression system – Comfipression All sizes
Colostomy bags – Hollister Ltd – Impression “C” with filter, Beige 41mm (3497)
Ileostomy bags – Hollister Ltd – Impression, Transparent 22mm (3611) and 35mm (3615)
Ileostomy bags – Hollister Ltd – Impression, Transparent 29mm (3283)
Two piece ostomy systems – Conform 2 ileostomy bag with filter and Lock’n’Roll Closure, Maxi, Beige 35mm (23760)

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