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May 2017 summary of the new medications added to Medicare Part D plan formularies (drug lists)

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published: May, 14 2017 06:05:46

The May, 2017 Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug lists) includes the addition of 43 new National Drug Codes (NDC) to the Medicare Part D program.  These NDCs represent 33 different drugs, many with multiple strengths. Two new generic equivalents were added, Lopinavir-Ritonavir, the generic for Kaletra, and a new strength of Glyburide/Metformin, the generic for Glucovance.

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 for all 43 new medications is as follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Delivery Form 1
New Drug 10
New Drug and Strength 2
New Manufacturer 1
New Manufacturer and Strength 18
New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
New Strength 9
Total New NDCs 43

The following chart details the first 43 new manufacturer / drug / strength / packaging combinations (NDCs) that were added to one or more Medicare Part D formularies in the most recent updates. You can click on the Drug Code (NDC) below to go to our Q1Medicare.com DrugFinder to see the details of how this drug is covered 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
00121050416ACETAMINOP-CODEINE 120-12 MG/5New Manufacturer and Strength
51862015430Amiodarone hcl 100 mg tabletNew Manufacturer and Strength
50419011906BETAPACE AF 120 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
70515011606BETAPACE AF 160 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
51672126003CLOTRIMAZOLE 1% SOLUTIONNew Delivery Form
49884033301Dexmethylphenidate er 25 mg cpNew Strength
49884033901Dexmethylphenidate er 35 mg cpNew Strength
68682037290Diltiazem hcl er 420 mg capNew Manufacturer and Strength
00121048905Diphenhydramine 25 mg/10 mlNew Manufacturer and Strength
00409036701Docetaxel 80 mg/4 ml vialNew Strength
00904640980DONEPEZIL HCL 10 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
00904640846DONEPEZIL HCL 5 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer and Strength
00548560500ENOXAPARIN 100 MG/ML SYRINGENew Manufacturer and Strength
00548560600ENOXAPARIN 120 MG/0.8 ML SYRINGENew Manufacturer and Strength
00548560700ENOXAPARIN 150 MG/ML SYRINGENew Manufacturer and Strength
00548560100ENOXAPARIN 30 MG/0.3 ML SYRINGENew Manufacturer and Strength
00548560200ENOXAPARIN 40 MG/0.4 ML SYRINGENew Manufacturer and Strength
00548560300ENOXAPARIN 60 MG/0.6 ML SYRINGENew Manufacturer and Strength
00548560400ENOXAPARIN 80 MG/0.8 ML SYRINGENew Manufacturer and Strength
51862010006Errin 0.35 mg tabletNew Drug
55724021121EUCRISA 2% OINTMENTNew Drug
00145002003FABIOR 0.1% FOAMNew Drug
00378503693Finasteride 5 mg tabletNew Drug
49884075313FLUTAMIDE 125 MG CAPSULENew Drug
63304062401FUROSEMIDE 20 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer and Strength
00378810593GALANTAMINE ER 8 MG CAPSULENew Manufacturer and Strength
55111069501Glyburide 1.25 MG / Metformin hydrochloride 250 MG Oral Tablet [Glucovance]New Manufacturer and Strength
00078067461HYCAMTIN 4 MG VIALNew Drug
00527194748Lopinavir-Ritonavir 80-20mg/ml [Kaletra]New Drug
51862058601Lorcet plus 7.5-325 mg tabletNew Drug
60505026001METFORMIN HCL ER 500 MG TABLETNew Strength
57237001206MIRTAZAPINE 30 MG ODTNew Manufacturer and Strength
00115165701Nabumetone 500 mg tabletNew Strength
68180084011Norg-ethin estra 0.25-0.035 mgNew Strength
30698020101PARLODEL 5 MG CAPSULENew Strength
00574027501POTASSIUM CL ER 10 MEQ TABLETNew Manufacturer and Strength
68382039801Potassium cl er 20 meq tabletNew Manufacturer and Strength
68682088060Prednicarbate 0.1% creamNew Drug
68382042202RANITIDINE HCL 50 MG/2 ML VIALNew Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
66435010856Ribasphere RibaPak 200-400 mgNew Strength
10019055303TRANSDERM-SCOP 1.5 MG/3 DAYNew Drug
52565009601ZANTAC 1,000 MG/40 ML VIALNew Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
40076094555ZOVIRAX 800 MG TABLETNew Strength

You can review any Medicare plan formulary using the Q1Medicare.com FormularyBrowser at FormularyBrowser.com or compare how any medication is covered on all Medicare plans in your service area using our Q1Rx.com.

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