Drug Tariff Watch: September 2019 changes

Drug Tariff Watch: September 2019 changes

August 29, 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 September 2019.

Part VIIIA additions

Category C:

  • Ertugliflozin 15mg tablets (28) – Steglatro
  • Ertugliflozin 5mg tablets (28) – Steglatro
  • Eslicarbazepine 50mg/1ml oral suspension sugar free (200ml) – Zebinix
  • Ethosuximide 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (250ml(2xn125ml)) – Aristo Pharma Ltd
  • Follitropin alfa 150units/0.25ml solution for injection prefilled disposable devices n (1) – Bemfola
  • Follitropin alfa 225units/0.375ml solution for injection prefilled disposable devices n (1) – Bemfola
  • Follitropin alfa 300units/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices n (1) – Gonal-f
  • Follitropin alfa 450units/0.75ml solution for injection prefilled disposable devices n (1) – Gonal-f
  • Follitropin alfa 75units/0.125ml solution for injection prefilled disposable devices n (1) – Bemfola
  • Follitropin alfa 900units/1.5ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices n (1) – Gonal-f
  • Haloperidol 200micrograms/ml oral solution sugar free n (100ml) – Halkid
  • Ibuprofen 200mg / Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 30mg tablets (12) – Sudafed Sinus Pressure & Pain
  • Ibuprofen 200mg / Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 30mg tablets (24) – Sudafed Sinus Pressure & Pain
  • Idebenone 150mg tablets (180) – Raxone
  • Levothyroxine sodium 125micrograms/5ml oral solution sugar free (100ml) – Colonis Pharma Ltd
  • Melatonin 3mg tablets (30) – Colonis Pharma Ltd
  • Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta 100micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Mircera
  • Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta 120micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Mircera
  • Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta 150micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Mircera
  • Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta 200micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Mircera
  • Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta 250micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Mircera
  • Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta 30micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Mircera
  • Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta 360micrograms/ 0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Mircera
  • Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta 50micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Mircera
  • Methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta 75micrograms/0.3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes n (1) – Mircera
  • Methyl salicylate 105mg / Levomenthol 31.5mg medicated plasters (3) – Salonpas Pain Relief Patch
  • Methyl salicylate 105mg / Levomenthol 31.5mg medicated plasters (5) – Salonpas Pain Relief Patch
  • Mitotane 500mg tablets (100) – Lysodren
  • Nilotinib 150mg capsules (112) – Tasigna
  • Nilotinib 200mg capsules (112) – Tasigna
  • Nilotinib 50mg capsules (120) – Tasigna
  • Olaparib 100mg tablets (56) – Lynparza
  • Olaparib 150mg tablets (56) – Lynparza
  • Olaparib 50mg capsules (448) – Lynparza
  • Ospemifene 60mg tablets (28) – Senshio
  • Paracetamol 1g effervescent tablets sugar free (50) – Altridexamol
  • Progesterone 25mg/1.112ml solution for injection vials (7) – Lubion
  • *Simeticone 40mg/ml oral suspension sugar free n (55ml) – Infacol
  • *Simeticone 40mg/ml oral suspension sugar free n (85ml) – Infacol
  • Tolvaptan 7.5mg tablets (10) – Samsca

Part VIIIA amendments

  • Atomoxetine 100mg capsules (28) Strattera is changing to Category A
  • Atomoxetine 10mg capsules (28) Strattera is changing to Category A
  • Atomoxetine 18mg capsules (28) Strattera is changing to Category A
  • Atomoxetine 25mg capsules (28) Strattera is changing to Category A
  • Atomoxetine 40mg capsules (28) Strattera is changing to Category A
  • Atomoxetine 60mg capsules (28) Strattera is changing to Category A
  • Atomoxetine 80mg capsules (28) Strattera is changing to Category A
  • Prednisolone sodium phosphate 0.5% ear/eye drops n (10ml) Predsol Ear / Eye Drops is changing to RPH Pharmaceuticals AB

Part VIIIA deletions

  • Alverine 60mg / Simeticone 300mg capsules (90) – SimAlvia
  • Amobarbital sodium 60mg capsules (100) – Sodium Amytal
  • Hydrocortisone 1% / Urea 10% cream (30g) – Alphaderm
  • Hydrocortisone 1% / Urea 10% cream (100g) – Alphaderm
  • *Simeticone 40mg/ml oral suspension sugar free 50ml – Infacol

Part VIIIB deletions

Melatonin 5mg/5ml oral solution and Melatonin 5mg/5ml oral suspension have been removed from Part VIIIB of the Drug Tariff. There is now an alternative product (Melatonin 1mg/ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Colonis Pharma Ltd) which can be found in Part VIIIA.

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 Additional information (size, product code etc)
CATHETERS, ACCESSORIES – Grip-Lok Foley Catheter securement device (For use with all designs of Foley Catheter) 2800FCS
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Dilatation Catheter without drainage eyes (Not indicated for bladder emptying) – Peak Medical Ltd – UltraSmooth Hydrophilic Meatal Dilator (Tapered Tip) (USMDT08-USMDT10), 8-10
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – kliniderm fiber cmc

Square – All sizes

Rectangular – All sizes

ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Softima Convex Roll’Up drainable pouch with integral clamp, filter and soft cover – Beige – pre-cut 35mm, 41737E, 10

To view the appliances due to be deleted from upcoming months, see our page Drug Tariff Appliance Watch: Notice of Deletion.

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