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August 2014 Summary of the Most Recent Updates for the Medicare Part D Plan Formularies (Drug Lists)

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published: Aug, 16 2014 02:08:24

The most recent (August 2014) Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug lists) updates include the addition of 87 new National Drug Codes (NDC) to the Medicare Part D program.  These NDCs represent 58 different drugs, many with multiple strengths or delivery forms.

The NDC uniquely identifies 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 manufacturer, the second set of number identifies the product and strength, and the third set of numbers identifies the packaging.

There are many reasons for NDCs to be added to the Medicare Part D program, a summary is a follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Delivery Form 1
New Drug 23
New Drug and Strength 33
New Manufacturer 10
New Manufacturer and Delivery Form 1
New Manufacturer and Strength 9
 New Packaging
New Strength 7
Total New NDCs 87

The following 87 manufacturer / drug / strength / packaging combinations (NDCs) were added to one or more Medicare Part D formularies in the most recent updates. You can click on the Drug Name below to go to our Q1Medicare.com DrugFinder to see the details of how this drug is handled by all Medicare Part D Plans in Florida -- You can then change the state to your state for details in your service area.

NDC Drug Name Notes
66993088445Adapalene 0.3% gelNew Manufacturer and Strength
00093517244Alendronate Sodium 35mg, 4 BLISTER PACK in 1 BOX / 1 TABLET per BLISTER PACKNew Packaging
43598032130Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 10-10 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
00378451893Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 10-20 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
00378451993Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 10-40 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
43598031330Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 10-80 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
43598032330Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 2.5-10 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
43598032030Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 2.5-20 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
43598031730Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 2.5-40 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
43598032230Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 5-10 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
43598031930Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 5-20 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
43598031630Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 5-40 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
43598031430Amlodipine-Atorvastatin 5-80 mg [Caduet]New Drug and Strength
63402020230APTIOM 200 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
63402020430APTIOM 400 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
63402020660APTIOM 600 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
63402020830APTIOM 800 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
65162069388ATOVAQUONE 750 MG/5 ML SUSP [Mepron]New Drug
59730650301BIVIGAM LIQUID 10% VIALNew Drug
00781716595Calcipotriene-Betamethasone Dipropionate Ointment [Taclonex]New Drug
43975022010CARBIDOPA 25 MG TABLET [Lodosyn]New Drug
10122032510CARDENE-NACL 40 MG/200 ML IVNew Strength
00069020101Cladribine 10 mg/10 ml vialNew Drug
55292081155COSMEGEN 0.5 MG VIALNew Drug
00006057362CRIXIVAN 400mg, 180 CAPSULE BOTTLENew Packaging
55292010201DESOXYN 5 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
67457020725Dexrazoxane 500 mg vialNew Drug
66490065020DIASTAT 2.5 MG PEDI SYSTEMNew Drug and Strength
00187065920DIASTAT ACUDIAL 12.5-15-20 MGNew Drug and Strength
00187065820DIASTAT ACUDIAL 5-7.5-10 MG KTNew Drug and Strength
00093553756Eszopiclone 1 mg tablet [Lunesta]New Drug and Strength
68180032301Eszopiclone 2 mg tablet [Lunesta]New Drug and Strength
68180032401Eszopiclone 3 mg tablet [Lunesta]New Drug and Strength
40076005100EXTINA 2% FOAMNew Manufacturer
44001032107FACTIVE 320 MG TABLETNew Drug
00006422930GRASTEK 2;800 BAU SL TABLETNew Drug
43068022001HETLIOZ 20 MG CAPSULENew Drug
62756021840IBANDRONATE 3 MG/3 ML VIALNew Manufacturer and Strength
00074302313K-TAB ER 20 MEQ TABLETNew Strength
13551010105KARBINAL ER SUS 4MG/5MLNew Drug
24987007501KAYEXALATE POWDERNew Drug
16714040801LARIN 21 1-20 tabletNew Drug
16714040604LARIN FE 1-20 TABLETNew Drug and Strength
16714040504LARIN FE 1.5-30 TABLETNew Drug and Strength
68308022101Lorcet 5-325 mg tabletNew Manufacturer and Strength
68308022301Lorcet hd 10-325 mg tabletNew Drug
50474093201Lortab 10-325 mg tabletNew Strength
50474093001Lortab 5-325 mg tabletNew Strength
50474093101Lortab 7.5-325 mg tabletNew Strength
63323012250Methotrexate 1 gm vialNew Strength
00703367101Methotrexate 25 mg/ml vialNew Manufacturer
00378557393Modafinil 100 mg tabletNew Packaging
00115147154MOMETASONE FUROATE 0.1% SOLNNew Manufacturer and Delivery Form
00409189011Morphine 2 mg/ml isecure syrNew Manufacturer and Strength
00409189111Morphine 4 mg/ml isecure syrNew Manufacturer and Strength
00259110260NAFTIN 2% CREAMNew Delivery Form
60505405803Nevirapine er 400 mg tabletNew Manufacturer and Strength
57664013560Nimodipine 30 mg capsuleNew Manufacturer
52544025928NORINYL 1+35-28 TABLET 6 BLISTER PACK per CARTON / 1 KIT per BLISTER PACKNew Drug
66302030001ORENITRAM ER 0.125 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
66302030201ORENITRAM ER 0.25 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
66302031001ORENITRAM ER 1 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
66302032501ORENITRAM ER 2.5 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
59572063027OTEZLA 10-20-30MGNew Manufacturer and Strength
59572063106OTEZLA 30 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer and Strength
55292060101PEGANONE 250 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
00085130401PEGINTRON 120 MCG KIT per CARTONNew Drug and Strength
00085127901PEGINTRON 150 MCG KIT per CARTONNew Drug and Strength
00085129101PEGINTRON 80 MCG KIT per CARTONNew Drug and Strength
00093729001Raloxifene HCl 60 mg tablet [Evista]New Drug
68382042306RANITIDINE HCL 150 MG/6 ML VLNew Manufacturer and Strength
68180028501RIFABUTIN 150 MG CAPSULENew Drug
00378290177Telmisartan-HCTZ 40-12.5 mg tabletNew Drug and Strength
00378290277Telmisartan-HCTZ 80-12.5 mg tabletNew Drug and Strength
00378290377Telmisartan-HCTZ 80-25 mg tabletNew Drug and Strength
55292030301TRANXENE T-TAB 15 MGNew Manufacturer
55292030101TRANXENE T-TAB 3.75 MGNew Manufacturer
55292030201TRANXENE T-TAB 7.5 MGNew Manufacturer
00187014210VASOTEC 10 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
00187014190VASOTEC 5 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
00093304301VERAPAMIL ER 120 MG TABLETNew Strength
63323027810VINBLASTINE 1 MG/ML VIALNew Drug
23635011501XARTEMIS XR 7.5-325 MG TABLETNew Drug
00378334053Xulane PatchNew Drug

You can review any Medicare plan formulary using the Q1Medicare.com FormularyBrowser at Q1Medicare.com/FormularyBrowser or compare how any medication is covered on all Medicare plans in your service area using our Q1Medicare.com/DrugFinder.

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