Drug Tariff Watch: May 2018 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: May 2018 changes

April 18, 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 May 2018.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A:

•   Imatinib 100mg tablets (60)

Category C:

•   Acetylcysteine 2g/10ml solution for infusion ampoules (10) – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd
•   Adrenaline (base) 150micrograms/0.3ml (1 in 2,000) solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices SC (1) and (2) – EpiPen Jr.
•   Bimatoprost 300micrograms/ml / Timolol 5mg/ml eye drops 0.4ml unit dose preservative free (30 (6xSC5)) – Ganfort
•   Cefuroxime 125mg/5ml oral suspension R (70ml) – Zinnat
•   Diltiazem 120mg modified-release capsules (28) – Adizem-XL
•   Diltiazem 120mg modified-release capsules (56) – Adizem-SR
•   Diltiazem 180mg modified-release capsules (28) – Adizem-XL
•   Diltiazem 180mg modified-release capsules (56) – Adizem-SR
•   Diphtheria / Tetanus / Poliomyelitis (inactivated) vaccine (adsorbed) suspension for injection 0.5ml pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Revaxis
•   Enoxaparin sodium 300mg/3ml solution for injection vials SC (1) – Clexane
•   Estradiol 500micrograms / Dydrogesterone 2.5mg tablets (84) – Femoston-conti
•   Glucose powder for oral use BP 1980 (500g) – Thornton & Ross Ltd
•   Hepatitis A (inactivated) / Hepatitis B (rDNA) vaccine (adsorbed) suspension for injection 1ml pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Ambirix
•   Insulin degludec 100units/ml / Liraglutide 3.6mg/ml solution for injection 3ml pre-filled disposable devices (3) – Xultophy
•   Insulin lispro biphasic 50/50 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges (5) – Humalog Mix50
•   Insulin soluble human 100units/ml solution for injection 3ml cartridges (5) – Humulin S
•   Methotrexate 12.5mg/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Zlatal
•   Methotrexate 15mg/0.6ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Zlatal
•   Methotrexate 17.5mg/0.7ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Zlatal
•   Methotrexate 20mg/0.8ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Zlatal
•   Methotrexate 22.5mg/0.9ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Zlatal
•   Methotrexate 25mg/1ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Zlatal
•   Methotrexate 7.5mg/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes SC (1) – Zlatal
•   Nifedipine 20mg modified-release tablets (28) – Adalat LA
•   Nifedipine 20mg modified-release tablets (56) – Adalat retard
•   Somatropin (rbe) 10mg powder and solvent for solution for injection vials SC (1) – Zomacton
•   Somatropin (rbe) 4mg powder and solvent for solution for injection vials SC (1) – Zomacton
•   Somatropin (rmc) 8mg powder and solvent for solution for injection vials SC (1) – Saizen
•   Timolol 2.5mg/ml eye drops preservative free SC (5ml) – Eysano
•   Timolol 5mg/ml eye drops preservative free SC (5ml) – Eysano
•   Ulipristal 5mg tablets (28) – Esmya

Part VIIIA amendments

•   Imatinib 400mg tablets (30) – Glivec is changing to Category A
•   Pramipexole 1.05mg modified-release tablets (30) – Mirapexin is changing to Category A
•   Pramipexole 1.57mg modified-release tablets (30) – Mirapexin is changing to Category A
•   Pramipexole 260microgram modified-release tablets (30) – Mirapexin is changing to Category A
•   Pramipexole 2.1mg modified-release tablets (30) – Mirapexin is changing to Category A
•   Pramipexole 2.62mg modified-release tablets (30) – Mirapexin is changing to Category A
•   Pramipexole 3.15mg modified-release tablets (30) – Mirapexin is changing to Category A
•   Pramipexole 520microgram modified-release tablets (30) – Mirapexin is changing to Category A

Part VIIIA deletions

•   Emulsifying ointment 50% / Liquid paraffin 50% ointment (100g) – Emulfin

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 Type, Size and Product Code
WOUND MANAGEMENT
DRESSINGS – Tielle Xtra
Square (11cm x 11cm and 15cm
x 15cm) and Rectangular (15cm
x 20cm)
URINAL SYSTEMS – Bard Ltd – Maguire adaptor & tubing 600532
BELTS – AMI Medical Ltd –
Corsinel Suportx Abdominal
Tube, White
X Small (74-82cm) – CRL243W
Small (78-90cm) – CRL244W
Medium (86-98cm) – CRL245W
Large (94-106cm) – CRL246W
X Large (102-116cm) – CRL247W

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