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March 2019 Formularies Update: One Hundred and Ninety-Eight (198) Medications Added to Medicare Plan Drug Lists


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March 2019 Formularies Update: One Hundred and Ninety-Eight (198) Medications Added to Medicare Plan Drug Lists
Published on 2019-04-05 13:50:12
Category: Monthly Formulary Changes


The March 2019 Medicare Part D plan formulary (drug lists) data includes the addition of 198 new National Drug Codes (NDCs) to the Medicare Part D program.  These NDCs represent 137 different drugs, many with multiple strengths.

72 New Generic Drugs Introduced in March 2019
See our article https://Q1News.com/747.html for highlights of the 72 newly-added generics.

35 New Brand-Name Drugs Introduced
In addition to the 72 new generics, 35 new brand-name drugs, some with multiple strengths, were added to Medicare Part D plan formularies.  These drugs include, AJOVY®, ALTRENO®, ARIKAYCE®, BRAFTOVI®, BRYHALI®, COPIKTRA®, DELSTRIGO®, EMGALITY®, EPIDIOLEX®, EVEKEO®, GALAFOLD®, ILUMYA®, LOKELMA®, LORBRENA®, MEKTOVI®, MULPLETA®, NALFON®, NIVESTYM®, NOCDURNA®, ORILISSA®, PANZYGA®, PIFELTRO®, PLIXDA®, RELEXXII®, SYMTUZA®, TAKHZYRO®, TALZENNA®, TIBSOVO®, TIGLUTIK®, VIZIMPRO®, XEPI®, XOFLUZA®, XYOSTED®, YUPELRI®, ZTLIDO®.

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 198 new NDCs is as follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Delivery Form 7
New Drug 59
New Drug and Strength 73
New Manufacturer 24
New Manufacturer and Delivery Form 1
New Manufacturer and Strength 8
New Packaging 6
New Strength 17
New Strength and Delivery Form
3
Total New NDCs 198

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 may notify you if the plan drops a medication you are currently using - unless a brand-name drug is being replaced with a generic equivalent.

The following chart details the first 198 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
00143959721ABIRATERONE ACETATE 250 MG TABLET [ZYTIGA]New Drug
28595053060ADAPALENE 0.1% SOLUTION [Plixda]New Drug
51759020410AJOVY 225 MG/1.5 ML SYRINGENew Drug
00115167934ALENDRONATE SODIUM 35 MG TABLET [Fosamax]New Drug and Strength
69543013120ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 MG TABLET [Fosamax]New Drug and Strength
00187000545ALTRENO 0.05% LOTIONNew Drug
63020011330ALUNBRIG 30 MG TABLETNew Strength
70515071201ALVESCO 160 MCG INHALER HFA AER ADNew Manufacturer
57664005799AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 10 MG TABLET [Norvasc]New Drug and Strength
00378520977AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 5 MG TABLET [Norvasc]New Drug and Strength
57237014701AMLODIPINE-BENAZEPRIL 10-40 MG Capsule [Lotrel]New Drug and Strength
57237014505AMLODIPINE-BENAZEPRIL 5-40 MG Capsule [Lotrel]New Drug and Strength
52536005910AMPHETAMINE SULFATE 10 MG TABLET [Evekeo]New Drug and Strength
52536005710AMPHETAMINE SULFATE 5 MG TABLET [Evekeo]New Drug and Strength
00023599230ANDRODERM 4 MG/24HR PATCHNew Manufacturer
71558059028ARIKAYCE 590 MG/8.4 ML VIAL-NEBNew Drug
62559067030ARIMIDEX 1 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
62559064230ATACAND 16 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
62559064330ATACAND 32 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
62559064030ATACAND 4 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
62559064130ATACAND 8 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
62559065090ATACAND HCT 16-12.5 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
62559065190ATACAND HCT 32-12.5 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
62559065290ATACAND HCT 32-25 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
00115162456AZELAIC ACID 15% GEL [Finacea]New Drug
70255002001BRAFTOVI 50 MG CAPSULENew Drug and Strength
70255002501BRAFTOVI 75 MG CAPSULENew Drug and Strength
00187000201BRYHALI 0.01% LOTIONNew Drug
47781063730BUPROPION HCL XL 450 MG TABLET ER 24H [Forfivo XL]New Drug
51862054401BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHN 50-300 CapsuleNew Drug
00187079842CARDIZEM CD 300 MG CAPSULE ER 24HNew Strength
62559068030CASODEX 50 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
25021012120CEFEPIME HCL 1 GM VIAL [Maxipime]New Drug and Strength
60505603104CEFEPIME HCL 2 GRAM VIAL [Maxipime]New Drug and Strength
68682013250CLIND PH-BENZOYL PERO 1.2-2.5% GEL W/PUMP [Acanya]New Drug
00338113603CLINIMIX 4.25%-25% SOLUTION IV SOLNNew Strength
31722063901CLOBAZAM 10 MG TABLET [ONFI]New Drug and Strength
00832058525CLOBAZAM 2.5 MG/ML Oral Suspension [ONFI]New Drug and Strength
31722064001CLOBAZAM 20 MG TABLET [ONFI]New Drug and Strength
68462062030COLESEVELAM HCL 3.75 G PACKET POWD PACK [WelChol]New Manufacturer and Strength
71779011502COPIKTRA 15 MG CAPSULENew Drug and Strength
71779012502COPIKTRA 25 MG CAPSULENew Drug and Strength
70165020030COTEMPLA XR-ODT 17.3 MG TABLET RAP BPNew Drug and Strength
70165030030COTEMPLA XR-ODT 25.9 MG TABLET RAP BPNew Drug and Strength
70165010030COTEMPLA XR-ODT 8.6 MG TABLET RAP BPNew Drug and Strength
00023615108CRINONE 8% GEL/PF APPNew Manufacturer and Strength
50102025421CYRED EQ 28 DAY TABLET [Solia]New Drug
65862086360DALFAMPRIDINE ER 10 MG TABLET ER 12H [Ampyra]New Drug
25021017915DAPTOMYCIN 350 MG VIAL [Cubicin RF]New Drug
00006500701DELSTRIGO 100-300-300 MG TABLETNew Drug
00378972055DENAVIR 1% CREAM (g)New Manufacturer
68180094433DESOXIMETASONE 0.25% SPRAY [Topicort]New Drug
68047070221DEXAMETHASONE 6 DAY 1.5 MG TABLET DS PK [ZonaCort 7 Day]New Drug and Strength
68047070235DEXAMETHASONE 10 DAY 1.5 MG TABLET DS PK [ZonaCort 7 Day]New Drug and Strength
68047070251DEXAMETHASONE 13 DAY 1.5 MG TABLET DS PK [ZonaCort 7 Day]New Drug and Strength
51862055930DORYX MPC DR 120 MG TABLET DRNew Strength
65862094760DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 2%-0.5% DROPERETTE [Cosopt PF]New Drug
68180089411DROSP-EE-LEVOMEF 3-0.02-0.451 TABLET [Beyaz]New Drug
00024591801DUPIXENT 200 MG/1.14 ML SYRINGENew Strength
50458010205DURAGESIC 25 MCG/HR PATCH TD72New Strength
00037480170ELESTRIN 0.06% GEL MD PMPNew Delivery Form
00002143601EMGALITY 120 MG/ML PEN INJCTRNew Drug
70127010001EPIDIOLEX 100 MG/ML SOLUTIONNew Drug
55150028220ERTAPENEM 1 GRAM VIAL [Invanz]New Drug
24338002610EVEKEO 10 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
24338002210EVEKEO 5 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
00078056215EXFORGE HCT 10-160-25 MG TABLETNew Packaging
00078056315EXFORGE HCT 10-320-25 MG TABLETNew Packaging
00078056115EXFORGE HCT 10-160-12.5 MG TABLETNew Packaging
00078055915EXFORGE HCT 5-160-12.5 MG TABLETNew Packaging
00078056015EXFORGE HCT 5-160-25 MG TABLETNew Packaging
39328007920FLAC OTIC OIL 0.01% EAR DROPS [Flac]New Drug
71904010001GALAFOLD 123 MG CAPSULENew Drug
63459091853GRANIX 300 MCG/ML VIALNew Delivery Form
63459092053GRANIX 480 MCG/1.6 ML VIALNew Delivery Form
68180095102HYDROCORTISONE BUTYR 0.1% LOTION [Locoid]New Drug
13811070210HYDROMORPHONE HCL ER 12 MG TABLET ER 24H [Exalgo]New Drug and Strength
13811070310HYDROMORPHONE HCL ER 16 MG TABLET ER 24H [Exalgo]New Drug and Strength
13811070110HYDROMORPHONE HCL ER 8 MG TABLET ER 24H [Exalgo]New Drug and Strength
47335017795ILUMYA 100 MG/ML SYRINGENew Drug
68682027275IMIQUIMOD 3.75% CREAM PUMP CRM MD PMP [Zyclara]New Drug
50261011018IMVEXXY 10 MCG STARTER PACK INSR DS PKNew Delivery Form
50261010408IMVEXXY 4 MCG MAINTENANCE PACK INSERTNew Strength
50261010418IMVEXXY 4 MCG STARTER PACK INSR DS PKNew Delivery Form
62559059130INNOPRAN XL 120 MG CAPSULE Capsule ER 24HNew Manufacturer
62559059030INNOPRAN XL 80 MG CAPSULE Capsule ER 24HNew Manufacturer
65162008774ITRACONAZOLE 10 MG/ML SOLUTION [Sporanox]New Manufacturer and Strength
00023601960KADIAN ER 200 MG CAPSULE ER PELNew Strength
00023601460KADIAN ER 40 MG CAPSULE ER PELNew Strength
23155002001KETOPROFEN 25 MG CAPSULE [Orudis]New Drug
60758077305KETOROLAC 0.4% OPHTH SOLUTION Drops [Acular LS]New Drug
69067001015LACTULOSE 10 GM PACKET [Kristalose]New Drug
72626260101LEDIPASVIR-SOFOSBUVIR 90-400MG TABLET [Harvoni]New Drug
62856071205LENVIMA 12 MG DAILY DOSE CapsuleNew Strength
62856070405LENVIMA 4 MG CAPSULENew Strength
55150015620LEVOFLOXACIN 500 MG/20 ML VIAL [Levaquin]New Drug
42794002012LIOTHYRONINE SOD 50 MCG TABLET [Cytomel]New Drug
00310111001LOKELMA 10 GRAM POWDER PACKETNew Drug and Strength
00310110501LOKELMA 5 GRAM POWDER PACKETNew Drug and Strength
00069023101LORBRENA 100 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
00069022701LORBRENA 25 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
50742031025MAFENIDE ACETATE 50 GM POWD PK PACKETNew Drug
63323006423MAGNESIUM SULFATE 50% VIALNew Manufacturer
70255001002MEKTOVI 15 MG TABLETNew Drug
68382043528MESALAMINE 800 MG DR TABLET DR [Asacol HD]New Drug
68682046730MINOCYCLINE ER 55 MG TABLET ER 24H [Solodyn]New Drug
42806033701MOLINDONE HCL 10 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
42806033801MOLINDONE HCL 25 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
42806033601MOLINDONE HCL 5 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
69668045301MONDOXYNE NL 100 MG CAPSULE [Monodox]New Drug and Strength
69668045201MONDOXYNE NL 75 MG CAPSULE [NutriDox]New Drug and Strength
62559017005MORPHINE SULF 10 MG/5 ML Solution [MSIR]New Drug and Strength
62559017105MORPHINE SULF 20 MG/5 ML Solution [MSIR]New Drug and Strength
00115147901MORPHINE SULFATE ER 40 MG CAP ER PEL [Kadian]New Drug
59630055107MULPLETA 3 MG TABLETNew Drug
63323032822NAFCILLIN 2 GM VIALNew Strength
42195068810NALFON 600 MG TABLETNew Drug
00591368601NITROFURANTOIN MCR 100 MG CAPSULE [Macrodantin]New Drug
00069029101NIVESTYM 300 MCG/0.5 ML SYRINGENew Drug and Strength
00069029201NIVESTYM 480 MCG/0.8 ML SYRINGENew Drug and Strength
55566505001NOCDURNA 27.7 MCG TABLET SL TAB RAPDISNew Drug and Strength
55566507001NOCDURNA 55.3 MCG TABLET SL TAB RAPDISNew Drug and Strength
63090010030NUPLAZID 10 MG TABLETNew Strength
63090034030NUPLAZID 34 MG CAPSULENew Strength and Delivery Form
70515070101OMNARIS 50 MCG NASAL SPRAY/PUMPNew Manufacturer
00074003828ORILISSA 150 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
00074003956ORILISSA 200 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
51167090001ORKAMBI 100-125 MG GRANULE PKT GRAN PACKNew Delivery Form
51167050002ORKAMBI 150-188 MG GRANULE PKT GRAN PACKNew Strength and Delivery Form
00406052301OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 10-325 TABLET [Percocet]New Drug
00023615308OXYTROL 3.9 MG/24HR PATCH TDSWNew Manufacturer
68982082001PANZYGA 10% (1 G/10 ML) VIALNew Drug and Strength
68982082004PANZYGA 10% (10 G/100 ML) VIALNew Drug and Strength
68982082002PANZYGA 10% (2.5 G/25 ML) VIALNew Drug and Strength
68982082005PANZYGA 10% (20 G/200 ML) VIALNew Drug and Strength
68982082006PANZYGA 10% (30 G/300 ML) VIALNew Drug and Strength
68982082003PANZYGA 10% (5 G/50 ML) VIALNew Drug and Strength
00006306901PIFELTRO 100 MG TABLETNew Drug
66993082130PIOGLITAZONE-GLIMEPIRIDE 30-2 TABLET [Duetact]New Drug
44567080401PIPERACIL-TAZOBACT 40.5 GRAM VIAL [Zosyn]New Drug
00682005330PLIXDA 0.1% SWAB MED. SWABNew Drug
60505618506POTASSIUM CL 20% (40 MEQ/15ML) Liquid [Kaon-CL]New Drug and Strength
60505618406POTASSIUM CL 10% (20 MEQ/15ML) Liquid [Kay Ciel]New Drug and Strength
00591532101PRIMIDONE 250 MG TABLET [Mysoline]New Drug and Strength
53746054401PRIMIDONE 50 MG TABLET [Mysoline]New Drug and Strength
50383080216PROMETHAZINE-PHENYLEPHRINE SYRUP [Prometh VC Plain]New Drug
00009028701PROVERA 5 MG TABLETNew Strength
00378813045PRUDOXIN 5% CREAM (g) [Zonalon]New Drug
24478007401QUILLICHEW ER 20 MG CHEW TABLET CBP24HNew Drug and Strength
24478007501QUILLICHEW ER 30 MG CHEW TABLET CBP24HNew Drug and Strength
24478007601QUILLICHEW ER 40 MG CHEW TABLET CBP24HNew Drug and Strength
24478032305QUILLIVANT XR 25 MG/5 ML SUSP SU ER RC24New Packaging
00093300256QUININE SULFATE 324 MG CAPSULE [Qualaquin]New Manufacturer
68025008410RELEXXII ER 72 MG TABLET ER 24New Drug
69102010401ROWEEPRA 500 MG TABLETNew Strength
72626270101SOFOSBUVIR-VELPATASVIR 400-100 TABLET [Epclusa]New Drug
10135066201SOTALOL 120 MG TABLET [Sorine]New Manufacturer and Strength
59630022230SYMPROIC 0.2 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
59676080030SYMTUZA 800-150-200-10 MG TABLETNew Drug
00093301665TADALAFIL 2.5 MG TABLET [Cialis]New Drug and Strength
00093301756TADALAFIL 5 MG TABLET [Cialis]New Drug and Strength
47783064401TAKHZYRO 300 MG/2 ML VIALNew Drug
00069029630TALZENNA 0.25 MG CAPSULENew Drug and Strength
00069119530TALZENNA 1 MG CAPSULENew Drug and Strength
68462019913TELMISARTAN 20 MG TABLET [Micardis]New Manufacturer and Strength
60505466603TENOFOVIR DISOP FUM 300 MG TABLET [Viread]New Drug
45802075439TESTOSTERONE 1.62% (1.25 G) PKT GEL PACKET [AndroGel]New Drug and Strength
45802075465TESTOSTERONE 1.62% (2.5 G) PKT GEL PACKET [AndroGel]New Drug and Strength
45802075401TESTOSTERONE 1.62% GEL PUMP GEL MD PMP [AndroGel]New Drug and Strength
71334010001TIBSOVO 250 MG TABLETNew Drug
70726030301TIGLUTIK 50 MG/10 ML Oral SuspensionNew Drug
00591559001TRANYLCYPROMINE SULF 10 MG TABLET [Parnate]New Drug
00378809045TRETINOIN 0.05% GEL [Atralin]New Drug
70842012001VABOMERE 2 GRAM VIALNew Manufacturer
67457082225VANCOMYCIN HCL 250 MG VIALNew Manufacturer and Strength
63323020320VANCOMYCIN HCL 750 MG VIALNew Manufacturer and Strength
70700011884VIENVA-28 TABLETNew Manufacturer
00069019730VIZIMPRO 15 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
00069119830VIZIMPRO 30 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
00069229930VIZIMPRO 45 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
43386008903VORICONAZOLE 200 MG TABLET [VFEND]New Drug
50458057760XARELTO 2.5 MG TABLETNew Strength
70363001130XEPI 1% CREAM (g)New Drug
50242082802XOFLUZA 20 MG TABLET (40 MG DOSE)New Drug and Strength
50242086002XOFLUZA 40 MG TABLET (80 MG DOSE)New Drug and Strength
50242021501XOLAIR 150 MG/ML SYRINGENew Delivery Form
50242021401XOLAIR 75 MG/0.5 ML SYRINGENew Strength and Delivery Form
54436020002XYOSTED 100 MG/0.5 ML AUTO INJCTNew Drug and Strength
54436025002XYOSTED 50 MG/0.5 ML AUTO INJCTNew Drug and Strength
54436027502XYOSTED 75 MG/0.5 ML AUTO INJCTNew Drug and Strength
49502080632YUPELRI 175 MCG/3 ML SOLUTION VIAL-NEBNew Drug
70515060615ZANAFLEX 6 MG CAPSULENew Manufacturer and Strength
70515073760ZETONNA 37 MCG NASAL SPRAY HFA AER ADNew Manufacturer
00078042261ZORTRESS 1 MG TABLETNew Strength
00378973573ZOVIRAX 200 MG/5 ML Oral SuspensionNew Manufacturer and Delivery Form
69557011101ZTLIDO 1.8% TOPICAL SYSTEM PATCHNew Drug
70199001590ZYLOPRIM 100 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer
70199001690ZYLOPRIM 300 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer



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