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March 2016 summary of the new medications added to Medicare Part D plan formularies (drug lists) Part 1: A-L

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published on 2016-04-09 14:08:47


The March, 2016 Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug lists) includes the addition of 270 new National Drug Codes (NDC) to the Medicare Part D program.  These NDCs represent 158 different drugs, many with multiple strengths. There were so many new NDCs new to the March dataset, that we need to split this article into Part 1 (drug beginning with the letters A through L) and Part 2 (M through Z) to coverage all of the new medications.

Almotriptan Malate, the generic for Axert was added to many 2016 Medicare Part D formularies, along with Asprin-Dipyridam, the generic for Aggrenox;  Bexarotene, the generic for Targretin; Dutasteride, the generic for Avodart; Dutasteride-Tamsulosin, the generic for Jalyn; Levofloxacin-D5W, the generic for Levaquin. Drugs starting with the letters M through Z can  be found in Part 2: M-Z.

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 for all 270 new medications is as follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Delivery Form 8
New Delivery Form and Strength 12
New Drug 59
New Drug and Delivery Form
5
New Drug and Strength 78
New Drug, Delivery Form and Strength 4
New Manufacturer 7
New Manufacturer and Delivery Form 4
New Manufacturer and Strength 41
New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
5
New Strength 47
Total New NDCs 270

Part 1 (A through L): The following chart details the first 125 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 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. A chart of the remaining 145 NDCs (drugs starting with the letters M through Z) can be found in Part 2: M-Z.

NDC Drug Name Notes
50242013701 ACTEMRA 400 MG/20 ML VIAL New Strength
50242013501 ACTEMRA 80 MG/4 ML VIAL New Strength
00024589463 AFREZZA 60-8 UNIT + 30-12 UNIT New Strength
50242013001 ALECENSA 150 MG CAPSULE New Drug
00093526018 ALMOTRIPTAN MALATE 6.25 MG TAB [Axert] New Drug and Strength
00093526119 ALMOTRIPTAN MALATE 12.5 MG TAB [Axert] New Drug and Strength
00944281401 ARALAST NP 500 MG VIAL New Drug
00264320055 Amino Acids 15% Solution New Drug
13811069230 ARIPIPRAZOLE ODT 10 MG TABLET [Abilify] New Strength
13811069330 ARIPIPRAZOLE ODT 15 MG TABLET [Abilify] New Strength
67457059500 ARIXTRA 10 MG/0.8 ML SYRINGE New Strength
67457059300 ARIXTRA 5 MG/0.4 ML SYRINGE New Strength
00054057521 ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAM ER 25-200 MG [Aggrenox] New Drug
00378395009 ATORVASTATIN 10 MG TABLET [Lipitor] New Manufacturer and Strength
00378395209 ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET [Lipitor] New Manufacturer and Strength
00378395309 ATORVASTATIN 80 MG TABLET [Lipitor] New Manufacturer and Strength
66993089749 BETAMETHASONE DP AUG 0.05% OIN New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
50242006101 AVASTIN 400 MG/16 ML VIAL New Strength
59627011103 AVONEX ADMIN PACK 30 MCG VL New Drug and Delivery Form
59627033304 AVONEX PEN 30 MCG/0.5 ML KIT New Drug and Delivery Form
59627022205 AVONEX PREFILLED SYR 30 MCG KT New Drug and Delivery Form
68382000301 AZATHIOPRINE 50 MG TABLET New Drug
64679096105 AZITHROMYCIN 250 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
68180088011 BEKYREE 28 DAY TABLET New Drug
63481016160 BELBUCA 75 MCG FILM New Drug and Strength
63481020760 BELBUCA 150 MCG FILM New Drug and Strength
63481034860 BELBUCA 300 MCG FILM New Drug and Strength
63481051960 BELBUCA 450 MCG FILM New Drug and Strength
63481068560 BELBUCA 600 MCG FILM New Drug and Strength
63481082060 BELBUCA 750 MCG FILM New Drug and Strength
63481095260 BELBUCA 900 MCG FILM New Drug and Strength
76478000105 BETIMOL 0.25% EYE DROPS New Strength
00378695501 BEXAROTENE 75 MG CAPSULE [Targretin] New Drug
68180086411 BLISOVI 24 FE TABLET New Drug and Strength
68180086511 BLISOVI FE 1-20 TABLET New Drug and Strength
00186077660 BRILINTA 60 MG TABLET New Strength
60505059604 BROMFENAC SODIUM 0.09% EYE DRP New Drug
00781751787 BUDESONIDE 1 MG/2 ML INH SUSP New Manufacturer and Strength
00185012905 BUMETANIDE 1 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
00054018913 BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 8-2 MG SL New Drug and Strength
00054018813 BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 2-0.5 MG SL New Drug and Strength
64376061216 CARBINOXAMINE 4 MG/5 ML LIQUID New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
00187204990 CARDIZEM LA 360 MG TABLET New Strength
65224080402 CEDAX 180 MG/5 ML SUSPENSION New Strength
00093319601 CEFADROXIL 500 MG CAPSULE New Manufacturer and Strength
47781046369 CLINDAMYCIN 600 MG/4 ML ADDVAN New Manufacturer and Strength
45802004201 CLINDESSE 2% VAGINAL CREAM New Drug
17478060510 COSOPT EYE DROPS New Drug
50242071701 COTELLIC 20 MG TABLET New Drug
00469052014 CRESEMBA 186 MG CAPSULE New Delivery Form and Strength
76388028301 CYCLESSA 28 DAY TABLET New Drug
69420100101 Cyclobenzaprine 7.5 mg tablet New Manufacturer and Strength
00002766901 CYRAMZA 100 MG/10 ML VIAL New Strength
00002767801 CYRAMZA 500 MG/50 ML VIAL New Strength
00003021301 DAKLINZA 30 MG TABLET New Strength
00003021501 DAKLINZA 60 MG TABLET New Strength
00310009530 DALIRESP 500 MCG TABLET New Drug
57894050205 DARZALEX 100 MG/5 ML VIAL New Drug
00052026108 DESOGEN 28 DAY TABLET New Manufacturer
24208072002 DEXAMETHASONE 0.1% EYE DROP New Delivery Form and Strength
59011044225 DILAUDID 2 MG/ML AMPUL New Strength
68462072029 DROSPIRENONE-EE 3-0.02 MG TAB New Manufacturer and Strength
68180029706 DULOXETINE HCL DR 40 MG CAPSULE [Cymbalta] New Strength
58487000101 DURLAZA ER 162.5 MG CAPSULE New Drug
00115143810 DUTASTERIDE 0.5 MG CAPSULE [Avodart] New Drug
10370028009 DUTASTERIDE-TAMSULOSIN 0.5-0.4 [JALYN] New Drug
62935075375 ELIGARD 7.5 MG SYRINGE KIT New Strength
62935030330 ELIGARD 30 MG SYRINGE KIT New Strength
62935045345 ELIGARD 45 MG SYRINGE KIT New Strength
00003229111 EMPLICITI 300 MG VIAL New Drug
00078065920 ENTRESTO 24 MG-26 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00078077720 ENTRESTO 49 MG-51 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00078069620 ENTRESTO 97 MG-103 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
68992307501 ENVARSUS XR 0.75 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
68992301001 ENVARSUS XR 1 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
68992304001 ENVARSUS XR 4 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00299590645 EPIDUO FORTE 0.3-2.5% GEL PUMP New Delivery Form
24338012013 ERYTHROMYCIN EC 250 MG CAP New Delivery Form
42023015701 ETHACRYNATE SODIUM 50 MG VIAL [Sodium Edecrin] New Drug
00574206727 EVAMIST 1.53 MG/SPRAY New Drug
43068010802 FANAPT 8 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
00115152210 FENOFIBRATE 40 MG TABLET [LIPOFEN] New Delivery Form and Strength
00115152310 FENOFIBRATE 120 MG TABLET [LIPOFEN] New Strength
69973010590 FENOFIBRIC ACID 105 MG TABLET [TRILIPIX] New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
42195010090 FENOPROFEN CALCIUM 400 MG CAP New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
52609450207 FERRIPROX 100 MG/ML SOLUTION New Delivery Form
50419082901 FINACEA 15% FOAM New Delivery Form
47335071581 FINASTERIDE 5 MG TABLET New Drug
00781537031 FLUVASTATIN ER 80 MG TABLET [Lescol] New Manufacturer and Strength
31722020190 FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 20 MG TAB New Manufacturer and Strength
00037067896 GASTROCROM 100 MG/5 ML CONC New Drug
43386007183 GAVILYTE-H AND BISACODYL KIT New Drug
00074310832 GENGRAF 25 MG CAPSULE New Strength
00074310932 GENGRAF 100 MG CAPSULE New Delivery Form
61958190101 GENVOYA TABLET New Drug
00078060715 GILENYA 0.5 MG CAPSULE New Drug
00078064930 GLEEVEC 400 MG TABLET New Strength
58181304305 GLEOSTINE 5 MG CAPSULE New Strength
00049017403 GLUCOTROL XL 5 MG TABLET New Strength
13913000419 GRALISE ER 300 MG TABLET New Strength
45802039601 GYNAZOLE-1 2% CREAM New Drug
00603358621 HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 10-200 New Manufacturer and Strength
00603358421 HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 5-200 MG New Manufacturer and Strength
60432015016 HYDROXYZINE 10 MG/5 ML SOLN New Manufacturer and Strength
76189053530 ICLUSIG 15 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
76189053430 ICLUSIG 45 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00310048230 IRESSA 250 MG TABLET New Drug
16714046401 JULEBER 28 DAY TABLET New Drug
25682000701 KANUMA 20 MG/10 ML VIAL New Drug
13551010105 KARBINAL ER 4 MG/ 5 ML SUSP New Drug
45802053233 KETOCONAZOLE 2% FOAM New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
51672417701 KEVEYIS 50 MG TABLET New Drug
00006302601 KEYTRUDA 100 MG/4 ML VIAL New Strength
00603751217 KIMIDESS 28 DAY TABLET New Drug
66758020505 KLOR-CON SPRINKLE ER 10 MEQ CP New Delivery Form and Strength
66758020201 KLOR-CON SPRINKLE ER 8 MEQ CAP New Delivery Form and Strength
45802049383 AMMONIUM LACTATE 12% CREAM New Delivery Form
52544006431 LAYOLIS FE CHEWABLE TABLET New Drug
00143972001 LEVOFLOXACIN-D5W 750 MG/150 ML [LEVAQUIN] New Drug
68180085711 LEVONOR-ETH ESTRAD TRIPHASIC New Manufacturer and Strength
42358010210 LEVORPHANOL 2 MG TABLET New Drug
59762130801 LINEZOLID 100 MG/5 ML SUSP [Zyvox] New Manufacturer and Strength
64842102503 LONSURF 15 MG-6.14 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
64842102001 LONSURF 20 MG-8.19 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00093482001 Lorazepam 0.5 MG tablet New Manufacturer and Strength


Related Article:
March 2016 summary of the new medications added to Medicare Part D plan formularies (drug lists) Part 2: (M-Z).

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