Drug Tariff Watch: July 2019 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: July 2019 changes

June 19, 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 July 2019.

Part VIIIA additions

Category C:

  • Abacavir 600mg / Lamivudine 300mg tablets (30) – Lupin Healthcare (UK) Ltd
  • Alirocumab 150mg/1ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (2) – Praluent
  • Alirocumab 75mg/1ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (2) – Praluent
  • Amlodipine 5mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free (150ml) – Essential Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Amphotericin B 50mg powder for solution for infusion vials g (1) – Fungizone Intravenous
  • Bethanechol chloride 10mg tablets (100) – Myotonine
  • Bethanechol chloride 25mg tablets (100) – Myotonine
  • Bilastine 20mg tablets (30) – Ilaxten
  • Cetrorelix 250microgram powder and solvent for solution for injection vials g (1) – Cetrotide
  • Ciprofloxacin 3mg/ml / Fluocinolone acetonide 0.25mg/ml ear drops 0.25ml unit dose preservative free (15) – Cetraxal Plus
  • Citric acid 17.79g / Magnesium carbonate 11.57g effervescent powder sachets sugar free (10) – Citramag
  • Econazole 1% cream g (15g) – Gyno-Pevaryl
  • Econazole 1% cream g (30g)
  • Filgrastim 30million units/1ml solution for injection vials (5) – Neupogen
  • Fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% / Neomycin 0.5% ointment g (30g) – Synalar N
  • Flurbiprofen 0.03% eye drops 0.4ml unit dose preservative free g (40) – Ocufen
  • Hamamelis water 13% eye drops g (10ml) – Optrex Sore Eyes
  • Hydrocortisone 0.1% topical emulsion g (100g) – Locoid Crelo
  • Hydrogen peroxide 3% solution (200ml) – Thornton & Ross Ltd
  • Hydrogen peroxide 6% solution (200ml) – Thornton & Ross Ltd
  • Hydrogen peroxide 9% solution (200ml) – Thornton & Ross Ltd
  • Inosine acedoben dimepranol 500mg tablets (100) – Imunovir
  • Japanese encephalitis vaccine (inactivated, adsorbed) suspension for injection 0.5ml pre-filled syringes g (1) – Ixiaro
  • Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml / Timolol 5mg/ml eye drops 0.2ml unit dose preservative free (30 (6xg 5)) – Fixapost
  • Lidocaine 0.66% / Aminoacridine 0.05% oromucosal gel sugar free g (8g) – Iglu
  • Lidocaine 1% / Hydrocortisone 0.2% spray g (30ml) – Perinal
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (live) powder and solvent for solution for injection 0.5ml pre-filled syringes g (1) – Priorix
  • Meglumine amidotrizoate 3.3g/5ml / Sodium amidotrizoate 500mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (1000ml (10xg100)) – Gastrografin
  • Mepyramine 2% cream g (25g) – Anthisan
  • Oseltamivir 30mg capsules (10) – Tamiflu
  • Oseltamivir 45mg capsules (10) – Tamiflu
  • Oseltamivir 75mg capsules (10) – Tamiflu
  • Paracetamol 80mg suppositories (10) – Phoenix Labs Ltd
  • Patiromer calcium 16.8g oral powder sachets (30) – Veltassa
  • Patiromer calcium 8.4g oral powder sachets (30) – Veltassa
  • Pentosan polysulfate sodium 100mg capsules (90) – Elmiron (Consilient Health Ltd)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine solution for injection 0.5ml pre-filled syringes (1) – Pneumovax 23
  • Pseudoephedrine 30mg/5ml oral solution (100ml) – Sudafed Decongestant liquid
  • Salbutamol 100micrograms/dose dry powder inhalation cartridge with device g (200 dose) – Salbulin Novolizer
  • Salbutamol 5mg/5ml solution for infusion ampoules (10) – Ventolin
  • Semaglutide 0.25mg/0.19ml solution for injection 1.5ml prefilled disposable device g (1) – Ozempic
  • Semaglutide 0.5mg/0.37ml solution for injection 1.5ml prefilled disposable device g (1) – Ozempic
  • Semaglutide 1mg/0.74ml solution for injection 3ml pre-filled disposable device g (1) – Ozempic
  • Silver nitrate 75% caustic applicators (100) – Avoca
  • Silver nitrate 95% caustic applicators (100) – Avoca
  • *Sodium alginate 225mg/dose / Magnesium alginate 87.5mg/dose oral powder sachets sugar free (30) – Gaviscon Infant
  • Sodium chloride 0.18% / Glucose 4% infusion 500ml polyethylene bottles g (1) – Polyfusor T
  • Sodium valproate 400mg powder and solvent for solution for injection vials g (1) – Epilim Intravenous
  • Testosterone 20mg/g transdermal gel (23mg per actuation) g (85.5g) – Testavan
  • Tetanus immunoglobulin human 250unit solution for injection vials g (1) – Bio Products Laboratory Ltd
  • Tioguanine 40mg tablets (25) – Aspen Pharma Trading Ltd
  • Tolnaftate 1% liquid spray g (150ml) – Scholl Athlete’s Foot
  • Toremifene 60mg tablets (30) – Fareston
  • Triamterene 50mg / Chlortalidone 50mg tablets (28) – Kalspare
  • Zinc oxide 283.5mg / Lidocaine 13.2mg suppositories (12) – Germoloids
  • Zinc oxide 283.5mg / Lidocaine 13.2mg suppositories (24) – Germoloids
  • Zinc oxide 6.6% / Lidocaine 0.7% cream g (25g) – Germoloids
  • Zinc oxide 6.6% / Lidocaine 0.7% cream g (55g) – Germoloids

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Agomelatine 25mg tablets (28) – Valdoxan is changing to Category A
  • Diazepam 2mg/5ml oral suspension (100ml) – Sandoz Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Gemfibrozil 600mg tablets (56) – Lopid is changing to Category A
  • Gentamicin 80mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Cidomycin Adult Injectable is changing to Cidomycin
  • Gentamicin 80mg/2ml solution for injection vials (5) – Cidomycin Adult Injectable is changing to Cidomycin
  • Lorazepam 1mg/ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Thame Laboratories Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Prasugrel 10mg tablets (28) – Efient is changing to Category A
  • Prasugrel 5mg tablets (28) – Efient is changing to Category A
  • Sodium chloride 292.5mg/5ml (1mmol/ml) oral solution (100ml) – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Sodium fluoride 0.619% dental paste sugar free g (75ml) – Colgate Duraphat is changing to Category A
  • Sodium fluoride 1.1% dental paste sugar free g (51g) – Category C Colgate Duraphat is changing to Category A
  • Sumatriptan 6mg/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices g (2) – Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Europe B.V. is changing to Category A

Part VIIIA deletions

  • *Sodium alginate 225mg/dose / Magnesium alginate 87.5mg/dose oral powder sachets sugar free (15) – Gaviscon Infant

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
CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES – Vaginal Contraceptive Diaphragm All sizes
DRESSINGS – Premierfilm Plus All sizes
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Venturi MiNO Slim Foam Weekly Therapy Wound Care Set – Portal Drain 10cm x 15cm x 1.5cm
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Venturi MiNO Gauze Weekly Therapy  Wound Care Set – Portal Drain 15cm x 17cm
INDWELLING PLEURAL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS – Rocket IPC – 1000ml Bottle and Mini dressing pack R54411-00-PP
INDWELLING PLEURAL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS – Rocket IPC – Mini Dressing Pack and Bottle R54400-00-PP
PROTECTIVES – Limb – buddy – Isolated wounds CC/XS20/20, 20mm, top&lower apertures
CC/S30/20, 30mm, top&20mm lower apertures
PROTECTIVES – Limb – buddy – Legs LL/XXS/30, Long leg XX small aperture size 30mm
LL/XS/40, Long leg X small aperture size 40mm
INCONTINENCE SHEATHS – MacGregor Healthcare Ltd – Qufora Self Adhering Silicone Urisheath – Standard & Short All sizes
LEG BAGS – MacGregor Healthcare Ltd – Qufora Sterile Leg Bags, containing 1 pair of non-latex gloves and soft elasticated cotton velcro straps per box of 10 500ml, direct inlet Q Flow Lever Tap 12161704
750ml, direct inlet Q Flow Lever Tap 12361704
500ml, direct inlet T-tap 12151704
750ml, direct inlet T-tap 12351704

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