Drug Tariff Watch: June 2019 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: June 2019 changes

May 24, 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 June 2019.

Part VIIIA additions

Category C:

  • Alfentanil 5mg/10ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Rapifen
  • Alfentanil 5mg/10ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Hameln Pharmaeuticals Ltd
  • Budesonide 1mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (90) – Jorveza
  • Capecitabine 300mg tablets (60) – Accord Healthcare Ltd
  • Cariprazine 1.5mg capsules (28) – Reagila
  • Cariprazine 3mg capsules (28) – Reagila
  • Cariprazine 4.5mg capsules (28) – Reagila
  • Cariprazine 6mg capsules (28) – Reagila
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate 1% cream g (250ml) – Hibitane Obstetric
  • Desmopressin 4micrograms/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – DDAVP
  • Diflucortolone 0.1% cream g (30g) – Nerisone
  • Diflucortolone 0.1% ointment g (30g) – Nerisone
  • Diflucortolone 0.3% ointment g (15g) – Nerisone Forte
  • Fentanyl 100micrograms/dose nasal spray (6 dose(6 x g1) – Instanyl
  • Fentanyl 100micrograms/dose nasal spray g (8 dose) – PecFent
  • Fentanyl 100micrograms/dose nasal spray (32 dose(4 x g 8)- PecFent
  • Fingolimod 500microgram capsules (28) – Gilenya
  • Fluticasone 125micrograms/dose / Formoterol 5micrograms/dose breath actuated inhaler CFC free g (120 dose) – Flutiform K-haler
  • Fluticasone 50micrograms/dose / Formoterol 5micrograms/dose breath actuated inhaler CFC free V (120 dose) – Flutiform K-haler
  • *Glycopyrronium bromide 400micrograms/ml oral solution sugar free g (60ml) – Sialanar
  • Hydrocortisone 1mg granules in capsules for opening (50) – Alkindi
  • Hydrocortisone 2mg granules in capsules for opening (50) – Alkindi
  • Hydrocortisone 500microgram granules in capsules for opening (50) – Alkindi
  • Hydrocortisone 5mg granules in capsules for opening (50) – Alkindi
  • Ibuprofen 200mg medicated plasters (2) – Nurofen Joint & Muscular Pain Relief
  • Ibuprofen 200mg medicated plasters (4) – Nurofen Joint & Muscular Pain Relief
  • Ibuprofen lysine 200mg tablets (8) – Feminax Express
  • Ibuprofen lysine 200mg tablets (16) – Feminax Express
  • Ibuprofen lysine 400mg tablets (12) – Nurofen Maximum Strength Migraine Pain
  • Ibuprofen lysine 400mg tablets (24) – Nurofen Express
  • Insulin human 100units/ml solution for injection 3.15ml cartridges (5) – Insuman Infusat
  • Ketamine 500mg/10ml solution for injection vials g (1) – Ketalar
  • Lidocaine 0.33% / Cetylpyridinium chloride 0.1% oromucosal gel sugar free g (10g) – Calgel
  • *Magnesium hydroxide 8% oral suspension (500ml) – Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Ltd
  • Metronidazole 1g suppositories (10) – Flagyl
  • Octreotide 500micrograms/1ml solution for injection vials (5) – Pfizer Ltd
  • Ondansetron 16mg suppositories g (1) – Zofran
  • Paracetamol 325mg / Isometheptene 65mg capsules (15) – Midrid
  • Paracetamol 325mg / Isometheptene 65mg capsules (30) – Midrid
  • Roflumilast 250microgram tablets (28) – Daxas
  • Solifenacin 1mg/ml oral suspension sugar free (150ml) – Vesicare

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Coal tar 6% / Lecithin 0.4% cream g (225ml) – Psoriderm is changing to Coal tar 6% cream g (225ml) – Psoriderm
  • Glycopyrronium bromide 1mg/5ml oral solution sugar free g (150ml) – Colonis Pharma Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Hydroxyzine 10mg tablets (84) is changing to – Atarax
  • Hydroxyzine 25mg tablets (28) is changing to – Atarax
  • Ketorolac 0.5% eye drops g (5ml) – Acular is changing to Category A
  • Nitrofurantoin 25mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free (300ml) – Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Prednisolone 20mg/100ml enema standard tube (7) – Predsol is changing to Prednisolone 20mg/100ml rectal solution (7) – RPH Pharmaceuticals AB
  • SLS Tadalafil 2.5mg tablets (28) – Cialis is changing to Category A
  • Telmisartan 80mg / Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablets (28) – MicardisPlus is changing to Category A
  • Yellow soft paraffin solid (500g) is changing to – J M Loveridge Ltd

Part VIIIA deletions

  • Acemetacin 60mg capsules (90) – Emflex
  • Hydrocortisone 1% / Pramocaine 1% foam enema (40 dose) – Proctofoam HC
  • *Magnesium hydroxide 8% oral suspension (200ml) – J M Loveridge Ltd
  • Methadone 35mg/3.5ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Physeptone

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
BANDAGES – Hero Healthcare Ltd- Carolon – multi-layer compression bandage kit All sizes
Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Wellspect HealthCare LoFric Insti-Cath – (Tiemann) 10ch (821000) and 14ch (821400)
Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Richardson Healthcare Ltd – Cath-It Advance 10ml, 12-16ch (908112-16)
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Polymer Wound Contact Dressing with Polyurethane Foam Film Backing – Sterile – Allevyn Gentle All sizes
TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Protectors – Protect (Shower Protector) 71-0070-00
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Impression “C” with convex wafer Transparent with beige Comfort backing on body worn side 22mm (3281)
SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES – Respond Healthcare Ltd – OstoMart Astoa Barrier Cream 100g (ABC100) and sachets 2g  (ABC2 30)

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