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

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published on 2016-07-20 14:19:22


The June, 2016 Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug lists) includes the addition of 38 new National Drug Codes (NDC) to the Medicare Part D program.  These NDCs represent 31 different drugs, many with multiple strengths.

What are National Drug Codes or NDCs?
As a reminder, 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 2
New Drug 12
New Drug and Strength 10
New Manufacturer 1
New Manufacturer and Strength 1
New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
3
New Strength 8
New Strength and Delivery Form
1
Total New NDCs 38

The following chart details the 38 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
00037759012 AEROSPAN 80 MCG INHALER New Drug
70362072201 ALLZITAL 25-325 MG TABLET New Drug
49401010201 BENLYSTA 400 MG VIAL New Strength
75987007009 BUPHENYL POWDER New Drug
51672412301 CARBAMAZEPINE ER 100 MG TABLET New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
63323023710 CEFAZOLIN 1 GM VIAL New Manufacturer
10370017111 DARIFENACIN ER 15 MG TABLET [Enablex] New Drug and Strength
10370017011 DARIFENACIN ER 7.5 MG TABLET [Enablex] New Drug and Strength
00037352001 DEMADEX 20 MG TABLET New Strength
00641617301 DICYCLOMINE 20 MG/2 ML VIAL New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
40085071645 DOXEPIN 5% CREAM New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
52054010701 EMVERM 100 MG TABLET CHEW New Drug
40076041560 ERYGEL 2% GEL New Drug
00409468818 FLUCONAZOLE-NACL 200 MG/100 ML New Manufacturer and Strength
68462069497 FROVATRIPTAN SUCC 2.5 MG TABLET [Frova] New Drug
00002882427 HUMULIN R 500 UNITS/ML KWIKPEN New Delivery Form
00591024010 LORAZEPAM 0.5 MG TABLET New Strength
64011024702 MAKENA 250 MG/ML VIAL New Drug
51021033330 METAXALL 800 MG TABLET New Drug
00409177835 METOPROLOL TARTRATE INJ.USP 5MG/5ML CARPUJECT New Strength and Delivery Form
60505083001 MOMETASONE FUROATE 50 MCG SPRY New Delivery Form
61958210101 ODEFSEY TABLET New Drug
68682010230 OMEPRAZOLE-BICARB 20-1,100 CAP New Drug and Strength
68682010430 OMEPRAZOLE-BICARB 40-1,100 CAP New Drug and Strength
00168035860 OXICONAZOLE NITRATE 1% CREAM [Oxistat] New Drug
00085435301 PEGINTRON 50 MCG KIT New Strength
42847010330 SILENOR 3 MG TABLET New Strength
00409508611 TAZICEF 6 GRAM VIAL New Strength
45963061556 TOPOTECAN HCL 4 MG VIAL New Drug
61874017008 VRAYLAR 1.5 MG-3 MG PACK New Strength
00069050130 XELJANZ XR 11 MG TABLET New Strength
67857080937 ZEMBRACE SYMTOUCH 3 MG/0.5 ML New Drug
65224031060 ZOHYDRO ER 10 MG CAPSULE New Drug and Strength
65224031560 ZOHYDRO ER 15 MG CAPSULE New Drug and Strength
65224032060 ZOHYDRO ER 20 MG CAPSULE New Drug and Strength
65224033060 ZOHYDRO ER 30 MG CAPSULE New Drug and Strength
65224034060 ZOHYDRO ER 40 MG CAPSULE New Drug and Strength
65224035060 ZOHYDRO ER 50 MG CAPSULE 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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