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June 2024 Medicare Drug List Updates: Twenty-eight (28) medications added to the 2024 Medicare Part D Drug plan formularies.

Category: Monthly Formulary changes
Published: Jun, 29 2024 11:06:27


The June 2024 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan formulary (drug list) data is now online and included in our Formulary Browser and Q1Rx Drug Finder.

The June formulary updates include the addition of 46 new National Drug Codes (NDCs), representing 28 different prescription drugs, many with multiple strengths.

The formulary updates impact both stand-alone Medicare Part D plans (PDPs) and Medicare Advantage plans with drug coverage (MAPDs).


Highlights of the June 2024 Formulary updates include four (4) newly-introduced brand-name drugs

The June drug data updates include twelve (12) new brand-name drugs, four (4) of which are newly introduced brand-name drugs, some with multiple strengths. These drugs include:
  • ALVAIZ®,
  • FILSUVEZ®,
  • WEGOVY®, and
  • ZYMFENTRA®.

The June 2024 Formulary updates include four (4) newly-added generic drugs

The June Medicare Part D drug data also includes sixteen (16) new generic medications, four (4) of which are newly-introduced generic drugs.  These new generic drugs include:
  • NITROGLYCERIN [RECTIV®],
  • NORA-BE [Sharobel 28-Day®],
  • THEOPHYLLINE [Theochron®], and
  • KIPROFEN [Orudis®].
Please note that these new generic and brand-name drugs are not available on all Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage drug plans - and you can review the chart to see the (often limited) number of plan formularies that now include these drugs.

You can read more about the new generics in our article: June 2024 Drug List Updates: Thirty-seven (37) new generic drugs added to many Medicare Part D plan formularies.


Reminders about Medicare prescription drug plan formulary changes
  1. Medicare Part D plans (PDPs and MAPDs) can change their formulary or drug list during the year and may drop one of your formulary medication mid-year for specific Medicare-allowable reasons (such as a new generic drug is available), but there are steps you can take if your medication is no longer covered by your prescription drug plan.

  2. In most cases, your Medicare Part D plan will notify you if the plan drops a medication you are currently using.

Good to know: What is the NDC?

The NDC or National Drug Code is used to uniquely identify a particular drug, manufacturer, strength, and packaging combination. The NDC is often shown on your prescription bottle as an 11-digit code (see the charts below) or could be formatted as 00000-0000-00 where the first set of numbers identifies the drug manufacturer, the second set of number identifies the product and strength, and the third set of numbers identifies the packaging.  You can read more here: Q1FAQ.com/155


Summary of June 2024 NDC changes

There are many reasons for NDCs to be added to the Medicare Part D program, a summary for all 46 new June 2024 NDCs is as follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Drug11
New Drug and Strength21
New Manufacturer and Delivery Form2
New Manufacturer and Strength7
New Strength5
Grand Total46

The following chart details the 46 new manufacturer / drug-strength / packaging combinations (NDCs) that were added to one or more Medicare Part D formularies in the most recent updates -- as you will notices, some drugs are only covered by a few Medicare plans.

You can click on the Drug Name below to go to our Q1Medicare.com Drug Finder (Q1Rx.com) and see the details of how this drug is covered by all Medicare Part D plans (PDPs) in Florida (our example state).  You can then change the state in our search form for details of drug coverage in your service area.


NDC Drug Name Number of
PDP Formularies*
Number of
MAPD Formularies*
Notes
00480327456 ALVAIZ 18 MG TABLET 7 91 New Drug and Strength
00480327556 ALVAIZ 36 MG TABLET 7 91 New Drug and Strength
00480327656 ALVAIZ 54 MG TABLET 7 91 New Drug and Strength
00480327356 ALVAIZ 9 MG TABLET 7 91 New Drug and Strength
42806005509 AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2.5 MG TABLET [Norvasc] 54 369 New Drug and Strength
82009002710 AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 5 MG TABLET [Norvasc] 54 369 New Drug and Strength
42571023630 AMLODIPINE-OLMESARTAN 10-20 MG TABLET [AZOR] 29 348 New Manufacturer and Strength
42571023530 AMLODIPINE-OLMESARTAN 5-20 MG TABLET [AZOR] 29 348 New Manufacturer and Strength
42571023730 AMLODIPINE-OLMESARTAN 5-40 MG TABLET [AZOR] 29 348 New Manufacturer and Strength
55150011801 AMPICILLIN-SULBACTAM 15 GM VIAL [Unasyn] 38 339 New Manufacturer and Strength
52817039210 CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 25-250 TABLET [SINEMET] 54 369 New Manufacturer and Strength
72266010701 CASPOFUNGIN ACETATE 70 MG VIAL [Cancidas] 50 350 New Manufacturer and Strength
16714016102 CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 1% GEL [ClindaMax] 35 294 New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
69238203107 CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 1% GEL DAILY [ClindaMax] 35 279 New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
73116022556 COPIKTRA 25 MG CAPSULE 54 369 New Strength
58151010493 DETROL LA 4 MG CAPSULE ER 24H 0 4 New Manufacturer and Strength
00078056961 EXTAVIA 0.3 MG VIAL 2 64 New Drug
76431031001 FILSUVEZ 10% GEL 3 19 New Drug
58160072615 Hiberix Haemophilus B Injectable 0.5mL Prefilled Syringe 10/Pk 54 369 New Drug
70183022130 INPEFA 200 MG TABLET 0 17 New Strength
73352050410 KIPROFEN 25 MG CAPSULE [Orudis] 1 7 New Drug
72485063005 LOTEPREDNOL 0.5% OPHTHALMC GEL DROPS [Lotemax] 8 186 New Drug
00406800330 MORPHINE SULF 100 MG/5 ML CONC SOLUTION [Roxanol-T] 45 357 New Drug
00713056431 NITROGLYCERIN 0.4% OINTMENT [RECTIV] 51 353 New Drug
00480347516 NORA-BE TABLET [Sharobel 28-Day] 52 304 New Drug
51672411709 NYSTATIN 100000 UNIT/ML ORAL SUSP 54 369 New Drug
10702080101 OXYCODONE HCL ER 10 MG TABLET 12H [OxyContin] 0 77 New Drug and Strength
10702080301 OXYCODONE HCL ER 20 MG TABLET 12H [OxyContin] 0 77 New Drug and Strength
67919004104 SIVEXTRO 200 MG TABLET 24 179 New Drug and Strength
67919004002 SIVEXTRO 200 MG VIAL 25 172 New Drug and Strength
29033005701 THEOPHYLLINE ER 100 MG TABLET 12H [Theochron] 30 308 New Drug and Strength
29033005801 THEOPHYLLINE ER 200 MG TABLET 12H [Theochron] 30 306 New Drug and Strength
59651083930 TRANEXAMIC ACID 650 MG TABLET [Lysteda] 54 369 New Drug
77530072504 TRUDHESA NASAL SPRAY/PUMP 0 5 New Drug
00169452514 WEGOVY 0.25 MG/0.5 ML PEN INJECTOR 0 8 New Drug and Strength
00169450514 WEGOVY 0.5 MG/0.5 ML PEN INJECTOR 0 8 New Drug and Strength
00169451714 WEGOVY 1.7 MG/0.75 ML PEN INJECTOR 0 8 New Drug and Strength
00169450114 WEGOVY 1 MG/0.5 ML PEN INJECTOR 0 8 New Drug and Strength
00169452414 WEGOVY 2.4 MG/0.75 ML PEN INJECTOR 0 8 New Drug and Strength
72606002401 YUFLYMA(CF) 20 MG/0.2 ML SYRINGEKIT 10 35 New Strength
72606002304 YUFLYMA(CF) 80MG/0.8ML AUTOINJECTOR KIT 10 38 New Strength
72606002307 YUFLYMA(CF) AI CROHNS-UC-HS 80 AUTOINJECTOR KIT 10 35 New Strength
47335030888 ZOLPIDEM TART ER 12.5 MG TABLET MPHASE [Ambien CR] 4 136 New Drug and Strength
47335030788 ZOLPIDEM TART ER 6.25 MG TABLET MPHASE [Ambien CR] 4 136 New Drug and Strength
72606002502 ZYMFENTRA 120 MG/ML PEN KIT 0 40 New Drug and Strength
72606002510 ZYMFENTRA 120 MG/ML SYRINGE KIT 0 40 New Drug and Strength




If your brand-name drug is no longer covered by your Medicare Part D plan, you can use the 30-day notice period (if notice is provided) to:
Learn more in our article: How a mid-year formulary change can affect your Medicare Part D drug coverage.

Our online Formulary Browser and Drug Finder

You can review any Medicare plan formulary using the Q1Medicare.com Formulary Browser found at: FormularyBrowser.com or compare how any medication is covered on all Medicare plans in your Service Area using our Drug Finder found at: Q1Rx.com.

Additional Formulary Drug Change Articles:

Medicare Part D Plan Formulary (Drug Lists) Updates:
June 2024, May 2024, April 2024, September 2023, August 2023, June 2023, May 2023, April 2023, March 2023, February 2023, August 2022, June 2022, May 2022, April 2022, March 2022, February 2022, August 2021, June 2021, May 2021, April 2021, September 2020, August 2020, June 2020, May 2020, April 2020, March 2020, September 2019, July 2019, June 2019, May 2019, April 2019, March 2019, August 2018, July 2018, June 2018, May 2018, April 2018, August 2017, July 2017, May 2017, April 2017, August 2016, July 2016, June 2016, April 2016, March 2016, October 2015, August 2015, July 2015, May 2015, April 2015, August 2014, May 2014, August 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, August 2012, July 2012, June 2012

Formulary Changes to the Top Medicare Drugs:
June 2024, September 2023, September 2022, September 2021, September 2020, April 2020, September 2019, April 2019, August 2018, April 2018, August 2017, April 2017, August 2016, April 2016, October 2015, April 2015, August 2014, August 2013, April 2013

New Generic Equivalents Added to Formularies:
May 2024, June 2023, February 2023, August 2021, June 2021, May 2021, April 2021, September 2020, August 2020, June 2020, May 2020, April 2020, March 2020, September 2019, July 2019, June 2019, May 2019, April 2019, March 2019, August 2018, July 2018, April 2018, August 2017, July 2017, April 2017, March & April 2016, April & May 2015, August 2014, May 2014






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