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May 2022 Medicare Drug List Updates: Fifty-nine (59) medications added to the 2022 Medicare Part D Drug plan formularies.

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published on 2022-05-19 08:20:07


The May 2022 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan formulary (drug list) data is now online and included in our Formulary Browser and Q1Rx Drug Finder.

The May formulary updates include the addition of 59 new National Drug Codes (NDCs), representing 44 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 May 2022 Formulary updates include five (5) newly-added brand-name drugs

The May drug data updates include twenty-seven (27) new brand-name drugs, five (5) of which are newly introduced brand-name drugs, some with multiple strengths. These drugs include:
  • CIBINQO®,
  • DARTISLA ®,
  • DHIVY®,
  • ELYXYB®, and
  • RECORLEV®.

The May 2022 Formulary updates include six (6) newly-added generic drugs

The May Medicare Part D drug data also includes seventeen (17) new generic medications, six (6) of which are newly-introduced generic drugs.  These new generic drugs include:
  • ESTRADIOL VALERATE [Gynogen LA®],
  • GLYCOPYRROLATE [Cuvposa®],
  • MARAVIROC [Selzentry®],
  • METRONIDAZOLE [MetroLotion®],
  • URSODIOL [Reltone®], and
  • CARGLUMIC ACID [Carbaglu®].

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.


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. 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: https://Q1FAQ.com/155.html


Summary of May 2022 NDC changes

There are many reasons for NDCs to be added to the Medicare Part D program, a summary for all 59 new May 2022 NDCs is as follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Delivery Form and Strength 4
New Drug 21
New Drug and Strength 22
New Manufacturer and Delivery Form 1
New Manufacturer and Strength 2
New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form 3
New Strength 6
Grand Total 59

The following chart details the 59 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
70199001801 ANTIVERT 25 MG CHEWABLE TABLET 0 1 New Delivery Form and Strength
60505056401 BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 0.15% DROPS [Alphagan P] 34 304 New Drug
71863011460 CARGLUMIC ACID 200 MG TABLET SUSP TABLET DISPER [Carbaglu] 38 340 New Drug
23155080801 CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE-CLIDINIUM CAPSULE [Librax] 0 10 New Drug
00069033530 CIBINQO 100 MG TABLET 0 18 New Drug and Strength
00069043530 CIBINQO 200 MG TABLET 0 18 New Drug and Strength
00069023530 CIBINQO 50 MG TABLET 0 18 New Drug and Strength
52427069130 CITALOPRAM HBR 30 MG CAPSULE 2 50 New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
16714024601 CLINDAMYCIN PHOSP 1% LOTION [ClindaMax] 33 296 New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
78206012301 COZAAR 100 MG TABLET 0 1 New Drug and Strength
78206012101 COZAAR 25 MG TABLET 0 1 New Drug and Strength
78206012201 COZAAR 50 MG TABLET 0 1 New Drug and Strength
68308034260 DAPSONE 7.5% GEL W/PUMP [Aczone] 1 22 New Manufacturer and Strength
82111051801 DARTISLA ODT 1.7 MG TABLET RAPDIS 0 2 New Drug
75854070101 DHIVY 25-100 MG TABLET 0 1 New Drug
59651043601 DIGOXIN 62.5 MCG TABLET [Lanoxin] 17 88 New Manufacturer and Strength
59385005506 ELYXYB 120 MG/4.8 ML SOLUTION 0 10 New Drug
42457042001 ENDARI 5 GRAM POWDER PACKET 12 227 New Drug
00517042001 ESTRADIOL VALERATE 100 MG/5 ML VIAL [Gynogen LA] 30 281 New Drug
78206013501 FOSAMAX 70 MG TABLET 0 1 New Strength
78206013701 FOSAMAX PLUS D 70 MG-2800 UNIT TABLET 4 63 New Drug and Strength
78206013601 FOSAMAX PLUS D 70 MG-5600 UNIT TABLET 4 63 New Drug and Strength
49884004233 GLYCOPYRROLATE 1 MG/5 ML SOLUTION [Cuvposa] 0 79 New Drug
70069003105 HALOPERIDOL DECAN 100 MG/ML AMPUL [Haldol Decanoate] 38 346 New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
70069003003 HALOPERIDOL DECAN 50 MG/ML AMPUL [Haldol Decanoate] 38 350 New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
10337090544 KERYDIN 5% TOPICAL SOLUTION W/APPL 0 2 New Drug
31722057960 MARAVIROC 150 MG TABLET [Selzentry] 34 323 New Drug and Strength
31722058060 MARAVIROC 300 MG TABLET [Selzentry] 34 322 New Drug and Strength
53097057160 MARINOL 2.5 MG CAPSULE 0 1 New Strength
00074260028 MAVYRET 50-20 MG PELLET PACKET 22 237 New Delivery Form and Strength
78206014201 MAXALT 10 MG TABLET 0 2 New Drug
78206014301 MAXALT MLT 10 MG TABLET RAPDIS 0 2 New Drug
66993096159 METRONIDAZOLE 0.75% LOTION [MetroLotion] 33 345 New Drug
69238162103 METYROSINE 250 MG CAPSULE [Demser] 38 348 New Drug
67877064430 MINOCYCLINE ER 115 MG TABLET ER 24H [Solodyn] 1 13 New Strength
00832022600 MORPHINE SULFATE ER 20 MG CAPSULE PEL [Kadian] 1 63 New Drug
51672136803 NAFTIFINE HCL 2% CREAM (G) [Naftin] 5 106 New Drug
78206014603 NUVARING VAGINAL RING 0 4 New Drug
78206015301 PROSCAR 5 MG TABLET 0 1 New Drug
72065000301 RECORLEV 150 MG TABLET 1 25 New Drug
78206016001 REMERON 15 MG TABLET 0 1 New Drug and Strength
78206016101 REMERON 30 MG TABLET 0 1 New Drug and Strength
78206015601 REMERON SOLTAB 15 MG TABLET RAPDIS 0 1 New Drug and Strength
78206015801 REMERON SOLTAB 30 MG TABLET RAPDIS 0 1 New Drug and Strength
78206015901 REMERON SOLTAB 45 MG TABLET RAPDIS 0 1 New Drug and Strength
00074231030 RINVOQ ER 30 MG TABLET 24H 38 338 New Strength
00169431430 RYBELSUS 14 MG TABLET 32 308 New Drug and Strength
00169430330 RYBELSUS 3 MG TABLET 32 308 New Drug and Strength
00169430730 RYBELSUS 7 MG TABLET 32 308 New Drug and Strength
78206016601 SINEMET 10-100 MG TABLET 0 1 New Drug and Strength
78206016801 SINEMET 25-100 MG TABLET 0 1 New Drug and Strength
16571072360 SULFAMYLON 8.5% CREAM (G) 23 219 New Delivery Form and Strength
00069150130 TALZENNA 0.5 MG CAPSULE 38 349 New Strength
00069175130 TALZENNA 0.75 MG CAPSULE 38 349 New Strength
72694061760 TIBSOVO 250 MG TABLET 38 350 New Drug
72887014306 URSODIOL 200 MG CAPSULE [Reltone] 2 8 New Drug and Strength
72887014406 URSODIOL 400 MG CAPSULE [Reltone] 2 8 New Drug and Strength
50458057501 XARELTO 1 MG/ML ORAL SUSPENSION 25 281 New Delivery Form and Strength
70720012585 XERMELO 250 MG TABLET 30 299 New Drug


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