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August 2015 Summary of the Most Recent Updates for the Medicare Part D Plan Formularies (Drug Lists)

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published on 2015-08-17 15:50:11


The most recent (August 2015) Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug lists) updates include the addition of 65 new National Drug Codes (NDC) to the Medicare Part D program.  These represent 34 different drugs, many with multiple strengths. The medication Levoluecovorin, the generic for Fusilev was added to many Medicare Part D formularies in August, along with Cefixime, the generic for Suprax and Bimatoprost, the generic for Lumigan. 

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 is a follows:


Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Delivery Form 2
New Delivery Form and Strength 2
New Drug 7
New Drug and Strength 28
New Manufacturer and Delivery Form 2
New Manufacturer and Strength 15
New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
2
New Packaging
1
New Strength 6
Total New NDCs 65

The following 65 manufacturer / drug / strength / packaging combinations (NDCs) were added to one or more Medicare Part D formularies in the most recent updates. You can click on the Drug Name below to go to our Q1Medicare.com DrugFinder to see the details of how this drug is handled 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
16252059902 Alendronate Sodium 35 MG 12 TABLETS in 1 BOX, UNIT-DOSE New Manufacturer and Strength
68180042902 BIMATOPROST 0.03% EYE DROPS [Lumigan] New Drug
12496075705 BUPRENEX 0.3 MG/ML AMPUL New Drug
68180040501 CEFIXIME 100 MG/5 ML SUSP [Suprax] New Manufacturer and Strength
68180040703 CEFIXIME 200 MG/5 ML SUSP [Suprax] New Manufacturer and Strength
00006096054 COZAAR 100 MG 90 FILM COATED TABLETS in BOTTLE New Strength
55566260000 DDAVP 0.1 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
55566220000 DDAVP 4 MCG/ML AMPUL New Manufacturer and Strength
00187518360 DERMATOP 0.1% OINTMENT New Delivery Form
00085314903 ELOCON 0.1% CREAM New Delivery Form
62756050844 ESOMEPRAZOLE SODIUM 20 MG VIAL [Nexium] New Manufacturer and Strength
62756050944 ESOMEPRAZOLE SODIUM 40 MG VIAL [Nexium] New Manufacturer and Strength
00430000531 ESTROSTEP FE-28 TABLET New Drug
00069021702 FRAGMIN 10,000 UNITS SYRINGE New Drug and Strength
00069022002 FRAGMIN 12,500 UNITS SYRINGE New Drug and Strength
00069022302 FRAGMIN 15,000 UNITS SYRINGE New Drug and Strength
00069022802 FRAGMIN 18,000 UNITS SYRINGE New Drug and Strength
00069019502 FRAGMIN 2,500 UNITS SYRINGE New Drug and Strength
00069019602 FRAGMIN 5,000 UNITS SYRINGE New Drug and Strength
00069020602 FRAGMIN 7,500 UNITS/0.3 ML SYR New Drug and Strength
00069023201 FRAGMIN 95,000 UNITS/3.8 ML VL New Drug and Strength
00078065515 JADENU 180 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00078065615 JADENU 360 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00078065415 JADENU 90 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
51167030001 KALYDECO 50 MG GRANULES PACKET New Delivery Form and Strength
51167040001 KALYDECO 75 MG GRANULES PACKET New Delivery Form and Strength
00781320194 LEVOLEUCOVORIN 175 MG/17.5 ML [Fusilev] New Drug
68462063729 LEVONOR-ETH ESTRAD 0.09-0.02 MG New Manufacturer and Strength
00378729853 LEVONOR-ETH ESTRAD 0.1-0.02 MG New Manufacturer and Strength
00075062160 LOVENOX 60MG PREFILLED SYRN New Strength
55566211002 LYSTEDA 650 MG TABLET New Drug
64720012610 METAXALONE 400 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
43386057201 METHYLPHENIDATE 10 MG CHEW TB New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
43386057001 METHYLPHENIDATE 2.5 MG CHEW TB New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
43386057101 METHYLPHENIDATE 5 MG CHEW TB New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
68875020502 NATPARA 100 MCG DOSE CARTRIDGE New Drug and Strength
68875020202 NATPARA 25 MCG DOSE CARTRIDGE New Drug and Strength
68875020302 NATPARA 50 MCG DOSE CARTRIDGE New Drug and Strength
68875020402 NATPARA 75 MCG DOSE CARTRIDGE New Drug and Strength
00378730853 Norethin-Estrad-Ferr 0.8-0.025 MG New Strength
00085435601 PEGINTRON 150 MCG KIT New Strength
00085435401 PEGINTRON 80 MCG KIT New Strength
64950032047 Potassium Cl 10% (20 MEQ/15 ML) New Manufacturer and Strength
64950032247 Potassium Cl 20% (40 MEQ/15 ML) New Manufacturer and Strength
00008121030 PRISTIQ ER 25 MG TABLET New Strength
49281056258 QUADRACEL DTAP-IPV VIAL New Drug
52427038390 TENORETIC 100 TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427038290 TENORETIC 50 TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427043190 TENORMIN 100 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427042990 TENORMIN 25 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427043090 TENORMIN 50 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
45802004501 Triamcinolone 0.147 MG/G Spray New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
00456080031 TUDORZA PRESSAIR 400 MCG INH New Packaging
64980013901 Ursodiol 300 MG CAPSULE New Manufacturer and Strength
31722033010 WARFARIN SODIUM 3 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
31722033101 WARFARIN SODIUM 4 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
52427043590 ZESTORETIC 10-12.5 MG TABLET New Drug
52427043690 ZESTORETIC 20-12.5 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427043790 ZESTORETIC 20-25 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427044090 ZESTRIL 10 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427043890 ZESTRIL 2.5 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427044190 ZESTRIL 20 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427044290 ZESTRIL 30 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427044390 ZESTRIL 40 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
52427043990 ZESTRIL 5 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength

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






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