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June 2018 summary of the new medications added to Medicare Part D plan formularies (drug lists)

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published: Jun, 19 2018 06:06:25

The June, 2018 Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug lists) includes the addition of 52 new National Drug Codes (NDCs) to the Medicare Part D program.  These NDCs represent 33 different drugs, many with multiple strengths.

New Generic Drugs Introduced
Some highlights of the June formulary updates include four (4) new generic equivalents: Isotretinoin, the generic for Zenatane®, Sodium Phenylbutyrate, the generic for Buphenyl®, Sumatriptan-Naproxen, the generic for Treximet®, and Trientine Hcl, the generic for Syprine®.

New Brand-Name Drugs Introduced
In addition, 12 new brand-name drugs, some with multiple strengths, were added to Medicare Part D plan formularies.  These drugs include, ADZENYS®, BIKTARVY®, DIGOX®, DUZALLO®, DYANAVEL®, ENDARI®, ERLEADA®, NATROBA®, SEGLUROMET®, SYMDEKO®, TAPERDEX®, and TRULANCE®.

What is the NDC?
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.  You can read more here: https://Q1FAQ.com/155.html

There are many reasons for NDCs to be added to the Medicare Part D program, a summary for all 52 new NDCs is as follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Delivery Form 4
New Delivery Form and Strength 1
New Drug 14
New Drug and Strength 12
New Manufacturer 2
New Manufacturer and Strength 8
New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
New Strength 10
Total New NDCs 52

Reminder: (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) Your Medicare Part D plan will notify you if the plan drops a medication you are currently using.

The following chart details the first 52 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) or Drug Name below to go to our Q1Medicare.com Drug Finder (Q1Rx.com) 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
31722056224 ABACAVIR 20 MG/ML SOLUTION New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
70165000315 ADZENYS ER 1.25 MG/ML SUSP BP 24H New Drug
61958250101 BIKTARVY 50-200-25 MG TABLET New Drug
00023611803 CONDYLOX 0.5% GEL New Drug
00527132401 DIGOX 125 MCG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00527132501 DIGOX 250 MCG TABLET New Drug and Strength
70785002230 DUZALLO 200-300 MG TABLET New Drug
27808010201 DYANAVEL XR 2.5 MG/ML SUSP New Drug
64980040709 EFAVIRENZ 200 MG CAPSULE [Sustiva] New Strength
00378223393 EFAVIRENZ 600 MG TABLET [Sustiva] New Manufacturer and Strength
42457042001 ENDARI 5 GRAM POWDER PACKET New Drug
59676060012 ERLEADA 60 MG TABLET New Drug
52246040030 ESOMEPRAZOLE DR 49.3 MG CAP [Nexium] New Manufacturer and Strength
00406920230 FENTANYL CITRATE OTFC 200 MCG [Actiq] New Strength
00406921230 FENTANYL CITRATE OTFC 1,200 MCG [Actiq] New Strength
00406921630 FENTANYL CIT OTFC 1,600 MCG [Actiq] New Strength
00406920430 FENTANYL CITRATE OTFC 400 MCG [Actiq] New Strength
00406920630 FENTANYL CITRATE OTFC 600 MCG [Actiq] New Strength
45802013132 Halobetasol Propionate 0.5mg/g 1 TUBE per CARTON / 50 g in 1 TUBE New Delivery Form
51991093317 HALOPERIDOL LAC 5 MG/ML SYRING New Manufacturer
69238117401 ISOTRETINOIN 10 MG CAPSULE [ZENATANE] New Drug and Strength
69238117501 ISOTRETINOIN 20 MG CAPSULE [ZENATANE] New Drug and Strength
69238101703 ISOTRETINOIN 30 MG CAPSULE [ZENATANE] New Drug and Strength
69238117601 ISOTRETINOIN 40 MG CAPSULE [ZENATANE] New Drug and Strength
00378728485 LEVONO-E ESTRAD 0.10-0.02-0.01 New Strength
65162078303 MEMANTINE HCL ER 14 MG CAPSULE SPR 24 [Namenda] New Manufacturer and Strength
65162078403 MEMANTINE HCL ER 21 MG CAPSULE SPR 24 [Namenda] New Manufacturer and Strength
10370034909 MEMANTINE HCL ER 28 MG CAPSULE SPR 24 [Namenda] New Manufacturer and Strength
65162078203 MEMANTINE HCL ER 7 MG CAPSULE SPR 24 [Namenda] New Manufacturer and Strength
63323012310 METHOTREXATE 250 MG/10 ML VIAL New Manufacturer
00093213356 MINOCYCLINE ER 115 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
00093213456 MINOCYCLINE ER 65 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
00409178203 NALOXONE 0.4 MG/ML CARPUJECT New Delivery Form
52246092904 NATROBA 0.9% TOPICAL SUSP New Drug
57893031060 NOLIX 0.05% CREAM New Delivery Form and Strength
70362072030 PANLOR 325-30-16 MG TABLET New Drug
59310030240 QVAR REDIHALER 40 MCG New Delivery Form
59310030480 QVAR REDIHALER 80 MCG New Delivery Form
00006537303 SEGLUROMET 2.5-1,000 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00006536906 SEGLUROMET 2.5-500 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00006537403 SEGLUROMET 7.5-1,000 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00006537003 SEGLUROMET 7.5-500 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
49884017004 SODIUM PHENYLBUTYRATE 500MG TB [Buphenyl] New Drug
65862092836 SUMATRIPTAN-NAPROXEN 85-500 MG [Treximet] New Drug
51167066101 SYMDEKO 100/150 MG-150 MG TABS New Drug
42195014912 TAPERDEX 12 DAY 1.5 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
42195012106 TAPERDEX 6 DAY 1.5 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
70347020002 TOPROL XL 200 MG TABLET ER 24H New Strength
00591491001 TRIENTINE HCL 250 MG CAPSULE [Syprine] New Drug
70194000330 TRULANCE 3 MG TABLET New Drug
00023611601 ZENPEP DR 25,000 UNIT CAPSULE New Strength
00023611501 ZENPEP DR 5,000 UNIT CAPSULE New Strength

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