Drug Tariff Watch: September 2018 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: September 2018 changes

August 14, 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 September 2018.

Part VIIIA additions

Category A:

  • *Glucose 50% solution for infusion 50ml vials (25)

Category C:

  • Atovaquone 750mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free n (226ml) – Wellvone
  • Benzalkonium chloride 0.5% shampoo n (250ml) – Dermax Therapeutic
  • Bimatoprost 300micrograms/ml eye drops preservative free n (3ml) – Eyreida
  • Budesonide 2mg foam enema n (14 dose) – Budenofalk
  • Calcium polystyrene sulfonate powder sugar free (300g) – Calcium Resonium
  • Clindamycin 1% / Tretinoin 0.025% gel n (30g) – Treclin
  • Coal tar 2.5% / Lecithin 0.3% scalp lotion n (250ml) – Psoriderm
  • Coal tar 40% bath emulsion n (200ml) – Psoriderm
  • Coal tar 6% / Lecithin 0.4% cream n (225ml) – Psoriderm
  • Colecalciferol 14,400units/ml oral drops sugar free n (12.5ml) – Sapvit-D3
  • Colecalciferol 2,400units/ml oral drops sugar free n (10ml) – InVita D3
  • Diazoxide 50mg tablets (100) – Eudemine
  • Dithranol 0.1% cream n (50g) – Dithrocream
  • Dithranol 0.25% cream n (50g) – Dithrocream
  • Dithranol 0.5% cream n (50g) – Dithrocream
  • Dithranol 1% cream n (50g) – Dithrocream
  • Dithranol 2% cream n (50g) – Dithrocream
  • Eltrombopag 25mg tablets (28) – Revolade
  • Eltrombopag 50mg tablets (28) – Revolade
  • Eltrombopag 75mg tablets (28) – Revolade
  • Estradiol 7.5micrograms/24hours vaginal delivery system n (1) – Estring
  • Fentanyl 400micrograms/dose nasal spray n (8 dose) – PecFent
  • Fentanyl 400micrograms/dose nasal spray (32 dose (4 x n 8)) – PecFent
  • Fluorouracil 0.5% / Salicylic acid 10% cutaneous solution n (25ml) – Actikerall
  • Fluticasone 2mg/2ml nebuliser liquid unit dose vials (10) – Flixotide
  • Fluticasone 500micrograms/2ml nebuliser liquid unit dose vials (10) – Flixotide
  • Fulvestrant 250mg/5ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (2) – Faslodex
  • Hepatitis A (inactivated) / Hepatitis B (rDNA) vaccine (adsorbed) suspension for injection 0.5ml pre-filled syringes n (1) – Twinrix Paediatric
  • Hydrocortisone sodium phosphate 3.35mg/ml eye drops 0.4ml unit dose preservative free (30) – Softacort
  • Insulin isophane biphasic human 15/85 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges (5) – Insuman Comb 15
  • Insulin isophane biphasic human 25/75 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges (5) – Insuman Comb 25
  • Insulin isophane biphasic human 50/50 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges (5) – Insuman Comb 50
  • Insulin isophane biphasic porcine 30/70 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges (5) – Hypurin Porcine 30/70 Mix
  • Insulin isophane human 100units/ml suspension for injection 10ml vials n (1) – Humulin I
  • Insulin isophane porcine 100units/ml suspension for injection 10ml vials n (1) – Hypurin Porcine Isophane
  • Insulin soluble porcine 100units/ml solution for injection 10ml vials n (1) – Hypurin Porcine Neutral
  • Insulin soluble porcine 100units/ml solution for injection 3ml cartridges (5) – Hypurin Porcine Neutral
  • Levonorgestrel 13.5mg intrauterine device n (1) – Jaydess
  • Maraviroc 150mg tablets (60) – Celsentri
  • Maraviroc 300mg tablets (60) – Celsentri
  • Meningococcal polysaccharide A, C, W135 and Y vaccine powder and solvent for solution for injection 0.5ml pre- filled syringes n (1) – Nimenrix
  • Orlistat 60mg capsules (84) – Alli
  • Povidone-Iodine 10% alcoholic solution (500ml) – Videne
  • Povidone-Iodine 10% antiseptic solution (500ml) – Videne
  • Povidone-Iodine 7.5% surgical scrub solution (500ml) – Videne
  • Propamidine 0.1% eye drops n (10ml) – Brolene
  • Sildenafil 10mg/ml oral suspension sugar free n (112ml) – Revatio
  • Sodium bicarbonate 8.4% (1mmol/ml) solution for injection 10ml ampoules (10) – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Somatropin (rbe) 24mg powder and solvent for solution for injection cartridges n (1) – Humatrope
  • Somatropin (rbe) 6mg powder and solvent for solution for injection cartridges n (1) – Humatrope
  • Stiripentol 500mg capsules (60) – Diacomit
  • Teriparatide 600micrograms/2.4ml solution for injection pre- filled disposable devices n (1) – Forsteo
  • Tocilizumab 162mg/0.9ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes (4) – RoActemra
  • Triptorelin acetate 3.75mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Gonapeptyl Depot
  • Zinc oxide impregnated medicated stockings (4) – Zipzoc
  • Zinc oxide impregnated medicated stockings (10) – Zipzoc

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Alendronic acid 70mg / Colecalciferol 70microgram tablets n (4) – Fosavance is changing to Category A
  • Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% ointment n (30g) – Dovobet is changing to Category A
  • Desloratadine 2.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Neoclarityn is changing to Category A
  • Eprosartan 300mg tablets (28) – is changing to Category C – Teveten
  • Famciclovir 125mg tablets (10) – is changing to Catergory C -Famvir
  • Felodipine 2.5mg modified-release tablets (28) – Plendil is changing to Cardioplen XL
  • Levofloxacin 5mg/ml eye drops n (5ml) – Oftaquix is changing to Category A
  • Mercaptopurine 50mg tablets (25) – Aspen Pharma Trading Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Oxybutynin 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Thame Laboratories
  • Ltd is changing to Category A
  • Telmisartan 80mg / Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg tablets (28) – MicardisPlus is changing to Category A

Part VIIIA deletions

  • *Glucose 50% solution for infusion 50ml vials (1)

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
Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Rusch Flocath Hydro Gel – (Female Olive Tip) 8-16Ch (851122)
Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Rusch Flocath Hydro Gel – (Paediatric Olive Tip) 8-10Ch (851132)
Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Rusch Flocath Hydro Gel – (Male Olive Tip) 8-18Ch (851142)
Intermittent Catheter with lubricant, insertion aid and urine bag – Teleflex – (Female Olive Tip) 8-16Ch (851622)
Intermittent Catheter with lubricant, insertion aid and urine bag – Teleflex – (Paediatric Olive Tip) 8-10Ch (851632)
Intermittent Catheter with lubricant, insertion aid and urine bag – Teleflex – (Male Olive Tip) 8-18Ch (851642)
BELTS – C S Bullen Ltd – Constance Panty Girdle BS200
COLOSTOMY BAGS – Salts Healthcare – Confidence Gold with hypoallergenic hydrocolloid and soft beige comfort backing on both sides, filter Mini Closed Pouches starter hole 13mm CMNW13
COLOSTOMY BAGS – Salts Healthcare – Confidence Gold Closed Pouches – Transparent Film/Beige Overlap Comfort Backing X Standard starter hole 13mm CTNW13
COLOSTOMY BAGS – Salts Healthcare – Simplicity 1 – with filter Closed starter hole White/White 10mm-60mm (511310)
COLOSTOMY BAGS – Salts Healthcare – Simplicity 1 – with filter Closed pre-cut White/White All sizes
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Salts Healthcare – Cohflex All
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Salts Healthcare – Confidence Comfort Drainable – Drainable pouches with an easy clean integral closure, hypoallergenic hydrocolloid, integral filter and soft beige cover

Large Opaque starter hole, 13-65mm (CFDL13)

Standard Opaque starter hole, 13-65mm (CFD13)

ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Salts Healthcare – Confidence Gold with hypoallergenic hydrocolloid and soft beige comfort backing on both sides Drainable Pouches – Transparent Film/Beige All
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Salts Healthcare – Simplicity 1 All

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