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April 2016 summary of the new medications added to Medicare Part D plan formularies (drug lists)

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published on 2016-04-25 15:51:42


The April, 2016 Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug lists) includes the addition of 56 new National Drug Codes (NDC) to the Medicare Part D program.  These NDCs represent 38 different drugs, many with multiple strengths. Lincomycin HCl the generic for Lincocin was added to many 2016 Medicare Part D formularies.  As a note, the May 2016 Medicare Part D plan formulary data included no new drug codes and only minor additions and deletions from plan formularies.

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 as follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Delivery Form and Strength 3
New Drug 12
New Drug and Strength 19
New Manufacturer 1
New Manufacturer and Delivery Form 1
New Manufacturer and Strength 10
New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
1
New Strength 9
Total New NDCs 56

The following chart details the 56 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.

NDC Drug Name Notes
00378395109 ATORVASTATIN 20 MG TABLET New Strength
00093202723 AZITHROMYCIN 100 MG/5 ML SUSP New Manufacturer and Strength
68180086611 BLISOVI FE 1.5-30 TABLET New Strength
42543043401 CARISOPRODOL 250 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
00006095154 COZAAR 25 MG TABLET New Strength
59212000101 DIBENZYLINE 10 MG CAPSULE New Drug
59212000301 DYRENIUM 100 MG CAPSULE New Drug and Strength
59212000201 DYRENIUM 50 MG CAPSULE New Drug and Strength
00006394132 EMEND 150 MG VIAL New Delivery Form and Strength
00003452211 EMPLICITI 400 MG VIAL New Strength
50222030260 ENSTILAR 0.005%-0.064% FOAM New Drug
62756043288 EXTENDED PHENYTOIN SODIUM CAPSULES 300 MG New Drug
43068010402 FANAPT 4 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
53489067707 FENOFIBRIC ACID 35 MG TABLET [TRILIPIX] New Manufacturer and Strength
00597005801 FLOMAX 0.4 MG CAPSULE New Drug
00074433902 HUMIRA 40 MG/0.8 ML PEN New Strength
00074379903 HUMIRA PEDIATRIC CROHN'S START New Delivery Form and Strength
00074379906 HUMIRA PEDIATRIC CROHN'S START New Delivery Form and Strength
50458060601 INVEGA TRINZA 273 MG/0.875 ML New Drug and Strength
50458060701 INVEGA TRINZA 410 MG/1.315 ML New Drug and Strength
50458060801 INVEGA TRINZA 546 MG/1.75 ML New Drug and Strength
50458060901 INVEGA TRINZA 819 MG/2.625 ML New Drug and Strength
68180090311 KAITLIB FE CHEWABLE TABLET New Drug
59212024555 LANOXIN 187.5 MCG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
39822035001 Lincomycin hcl 600 mg/2 ml vl [Lincocin] New Drug
69238125206 LOPREEZA 0.5 MG-0.1 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
69238125106 LOPREEZA 1 MG-0.5 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
45963020011 METHYLPHENIDATE LA 20 MG CAP New Manufacturer and Strength
76431021001 MYALEPT 11.3 MG (5 MG/ML) VIAL New Drug
00378727753 NORG-EE 0.18-0.215-0.25/0.025 New Manufacturer and Strength
60505036302 OFLOXACIN 0.3% EAR DROPS New Manufacturer and Delivery Form
51079052501 ONDANSETRON HCL 8 MG TABLET New Manufacturer
62756029988 PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXT 200 MG CAP New Strength
00641610525 ROBINUL 0.4 MG/2 ML VIAL New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
63481022906 SUMAVEL DOSEPRO 4 MG/0.5 ML New Strength
52244010010 THEO-24 ER 100 MG CAPSULE New Manufacturer and Strength
52244020010 THEO-24 ER 200 MG CAPSULE New Manufacturer and Strength
52244030010 THEO-24 ER 300 MG CAPSULE New Manufacturer and Strength
25021082406 Topotecan hcl 4 mg vial New Drug
00781406215 TRI-LO-ESTARYLLA TABLET New Drug
00093214028 TRI-LO-SPRINTEC TABLET New Drug
66215061006 UPTRAVI 1,000 MCG TABLET New Drug and Strength
66215061206 UPTRAVI 1,200 MCG TABLET New Drug and Strength
66215061406 UPTRAVI 1,400 MCG TABLET New Drug and Strength
66215061606 UPTRAVI 1,600 MCG TABLET New Drug and Strength
66215060214 UPTRAVI 200 MCG TABLET New Drug and Strength
66215062820 UPTRAVI 200-800 TITRATION PACK New Drug and Strength
66215060406 UPTRAVI 400 MCG TABLET New Drug and Strength
66215060606 UPTRAVI 600 MCG TABLET New Drug and Strength
66215060806 UPTRAVI 800 MCG TABLET New Drug and Strength
61874010060 VIBERZI 100 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
61874007560 VIBERZI 75 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00781557515 VIENVA-28 TABLET New Drug
00456110130 VIIBRYD 10-20 MG STARTER PACK New Strength
00173034442 ZANTAC 150 MG TABLET New Strength
00006307402 ZEPATIER 50-100 MG TABLET New Drug


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