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June 2019 Drug List Updates: Thirty (30) Medications Now Added to 2019 Medicare Part D Drug Plan Formularies
Published on 2019-06-24 11:11:47
Category: Monthly Formulary Changes


The June 2019 Medicare Part D plan formulary (drug lists) data includes the addition of 44 new National Drug Codes (NDCs) to the Medicare Part D program.  These NDCs represent 30 different drugs, many with multiple strengths.

Twelve Generic Drugs Introduced: See our article https://Q1News.com/755.html for highlights of the new generics.

Five Brand-Name Drugs Introduced
In addition, 5 newly introduced brand-name drugs, some with multiple strengths, were added to Medicare Part D plan formularies.  These drugs include, BIJUVA®, CABLIVI®, DOVATO®, KRINTAFEL®, and MOTEGRITY®.

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

There are many reasons for NDCs to be added to the Medicare Part D program, a summary for all 92 new NDCs is as follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Delivery Form 2
New Delivery Form and Strength 1
New Drug 13
New Drug and Strength 17
New Manufacturer and Strength 4
New Strength 7
Total New NDCs 44

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 44 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
55513084301AIMOVIG 140 MG/ML AUTOINJECTORNew Drug and Strength
55513084101AIMOVIG 70 MG/ML AUTOINJECTORNew Drug and Strength
66993014130ALISKIREN 150 MG TABLET [Tekturna]New Drug and Strength
66993014230ALISKIREN 300 MG TABLET [Tekturna]New Drug and Strength
50261021130BIJUVA 1 MG-100 MG CAPSULENew Drug
58468022501CABLIVI 11 MG KITNew Drug
43598034175CLOCORTOLONE 0.1% CREAM PUMP (g) [Cloderm]New Drug
60505397206CYCLOBENZAPRINE ER 15 MG CAPSULE ER 24H [Amrix]New Drug and Strength
60505397306CYCLOBENZAPRINE ER 30 MG CAPSULE ER 24H [Amrix]New Drug and Strength
69067010204DEXCHLORPHENIRAMINE 2 MG/5 ML SYRUP [RyClora]New Drug
59762041102DICLOFENAC EPOLAMINE 1.3% PATCH TD12 [Flector]New Drug
49702024613DOVATO 50-300 MG TABLETNew Drug
00713070915FLUOCINOLONE 0.025% CREAM (g) [Synalar]New Drug
66993058497FLUTICASONE-SALMETEROL 100-50 BLST W/DEV [Advair]New Manufacturer and Strength
66993058597FLUTICASONE-SALMETEROL 250-50 BLST W/DEV [Advair]New Manufacturer and Strength
66993058697FLUTICASONE-SALMETEROL 500-50 BLST W/DEV [Advair]New Manufacturer and Strength
00023603003GENERESS FE CHEWABLE TABLETNew Drug
58160082501HAVRIX 720 UNITS/0.5 ML VIALNew Strength
00173088939KRINTAFEL 150 MG TABLETNew Drug
42358010310LEVORPHANOL 3 MG TABLETNew Strength
24208050707LOTEMAX SM 0.38% OPHTH GEL DROPSNew Strength
54092054601MOTEGRITY 1 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
54092054701MOTEGRITY 2 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
00069029310NIVESTYM 300 MCG/ML VIALNew Strength
00069029410NIVESTYM 480 MCG/1.6 ML VIALNew Strength
75834011201OFLOXACIN 400 MG TABLET [Floxin]New Drug
62541040310PANCREAZE DR 10,500 UNIT CAPSULE DRNew Drug and Strength
62541040410PANCREAZE DR 16,800 UNIT CAPSULE DRNew Drug and Strength
62541040110PANCREAZE DR 2,600 UNIT CAPSULE DRNew Drug and Strength
62541040510PANCREAZE DR 21,000 UNIT CAPSULE DRNew Drug and Strength
62541040210PANCREAZE DR 4,200 UNIT CAPSULE DRNew Drug and Strength
00469123050PROGRAF 0.2 MG GRANULE PACKETNew Delivery Form and Strength
00469133050PROGRAF 1 MG GRANULE PACKETNew Delivery Form
70954014810PYRIDOSTIGMINE 60 MG/5 ML SOLN SYRUP [Mestinon]New Drug
68180035507RANOLAZINE ER 1,000 MG TABLET ER 12H [Ranexa]New Drug and Strength
68180035407RANOLAZINE ER 500 MG TABLET ER 12H [Ranexa]New Drug and Strength
15370015004RYCLORA 2 MG/5 ML SOLUTION SYRUPNew Drug
42195012707TAPERDEX 7 DAY 1.5 MG TABLET DS PACKNew Strength
50102022423TARINA 24 FE 1 MG-20 MCG TABLET [Tarina Fe 1/20]New Strength
57894064011TREMFYA 100 MG/ML AUTOINJECTORNew Delivery Form
52817060138VERSACLOZ 50 MG/ML ORAL SUSPENSIONNew Drug
64950042530YOSPRALA DR 325-40 MG TABLET IR DRNew Drug and Strength
64950042430YOSPRALA DR 81-40 MG TABLET IR DRNew Drug and Strength
00781531501ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 6.25 MG TABLET MPHASE [Ambien CR]New Manufacturer and Strength



Our online Formulary Browser and Drug Finder
You can review any Medicare plan formulary using the Q1Medicare.com FormularyBrowser 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.


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