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

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published on 2016-08-17 19:29:26


The August, 2016 Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug lists) includes the addition of 82 new National Drug Codes (NDC) to the Medicare Part D program.  These NDCs represent 47 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 1
New Drug 12
New Drug and Strength 39
New Manufacturer 2
New Manufacturer and Strength 14
New Strength 12
New Strength and Packaging
2
Total New NDCs 82

The following chart details the 82 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
70165002030 ADZENYS XR-ODT 12.5 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
70165002530 ADZENYS XR-ODT 15.7 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
70165003030 ADZENYS XR-ODT 18.8 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
70165000530 ADZENYS XR-ODT 3.1 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
70165001030 ADZENYS XR-ODT 6.3 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
70165001530 ADZENYS XR-ODT 9.4 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
45802010365 ALOGLIPTIN 12.5 MG TABLET [Nesina] New Drug and Strength
45802015065 ALOGLIPTIN 25 MG TABLET [Nesina] New Drug and Strength
45802008765 ALOGLIPTIN 6.25 MG TABLET [Nesina] New Drug and Strength
45802021172 ALOGLIPTIN-METFORMIN 12.5-1000 [Kazano] New Drug and Strength
45802016972 ALOGLIPTIN-METFORMIN 12.5-500 [Kazano] New Drug and Strength
45802023865 ALOGLIPTIN-PIOGLIT 12.5-15 MG [Oseni] New Drug and Strength
45802026065 ALOGLIPTIN-PIOGLIT 12.5-30 MG [Oseni] New Drug and Strength
45802030465 ALOGLIPTIN-PIOGLIT 12.5-45 MG [Oseni] New Drug and Strength
45802035165 ALOGLIPTIN-PIOGLIT 25-15 MG TABLET [Oseni] New Drug and Strength
45802040265 ALOGLIPTIN-PIOGLIT 25-30 MG TABLET [Oseni] New Drug and Strength
45802049965 ALOGLIPTIN-PIOGLIT 25-45 MG TABLET [Oseni] New Drug and Strength
00456270010 AVYCAZ 2.5 GRAM VIAL New Drug
00143956601 AZATHIOPRINE SODIUM 100 MG VIAL New Strength
54569496000 BACTROBAN 2% New Manufacturer
00527131201 BUTALBITAL COMP-CODEINE #3 CAP New Manufacturer and Strength
13551037501 Cefaclor 375 mg/5 ml suspen New Strength
45043000202 CHOLBAM 250 MG CAPSULE New Drug and Strength
45043000102 CHOLBAM 50 MG CAPSULE New Drug and Strength
63481042105 COLY-MYCIN S OTIC SUSP DROP New Drug
27505010001 CORGARD 20 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
27505010101 CORGARD 40 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
27505010201 CORGARD 80 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
61958200201 DESCOVY 200-25 MG TABLET New Drug
65162083366 Diclofenac Sodium 1% gel New Manufacturer and Strength
69874042210 ELAVIL 25 MG TABLET New Drug
43068011002 FANAPT 10 MG TABLET New Strength
24470091912 Flurandrenolide 0.05% Cream [Cordran] New Drug
00006071754 HYZAAR 50-12.5 TABLET New Strength
00641604101 Ketorolac 15 mg/ml vial New Manufacturer and Strength
65224088031 KHEDEZLA ER 50 MG TABLET New Strength
68135030111 KUVAN 100 MG POWDER PACKET New Delivery Form
00378181710 LEVOTHYROXINE 175 MCG TABLET New Strength
00078066615 MEKINIST 0.5 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00078066815 MEKINIST 2 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
58160080901 MENHIBRIX VACCINE VIAL New Drug
55111064001 MEPROBAMATE 200 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
55111064101 MEPROBAMATE 400 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00832023300 MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100 MG CAP New Manufacturer and Strength
00832022600 MORPHINE SULFATE ER 20 MG CAP New Manufacturer and Strength
00832022800 MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 MG CAP New Manufacturer and Strength
00832022900 MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 MG CAP New Manufacturer
61748030313 Myorisan 30 mg capsule New Strength
40085020360 Naftifine HCl 2% Cream [Naftin] New Strength
68134020116 Naproxen 125 mg/5 ml suspen New Manufacturer and Strength
64597031108 ONZETRA XSAIL 11 MG New Drug
59617001502 ORALAIR 300 IR SUBLINGUAL TAB New Drug
54436001704 OTREXUP 17.5 MG/0.4 ML AUTOINJ New Strength
54436002204 OTREXUP 22.5 MG/0.4 ML AUTOINJ New Strength
00115155701 OXYCODONE HCL ER 15 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
00115155901 OXYCODONE HCL ER 30 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
00115156101 OXYCODONE HCL ER 60 MG TABLET New Manufacturer and Strength
55150020210 PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 40 MG VIAL New Manufacturer and Strength
00591505210 PREDNISONE 5 MG TABLET New Strength
43547034106 RISPERIDONE 1 MG TABLET New Strength and Packaging
43547034406 RISPERIDONE 4 MG TABLET New Strength and Packaging
69102010101 Roweepra 500 mg tablet New Drug
00187422010 Seconal Sodium 100 mg capsule New Drug
43485010460 SPRITAM 1,000 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
43485010160 SPRITAM 250 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
43485010260 SPRITAM 500 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
43485010360 SPRITAM 750 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00085434701 SYLATRON 200 MCG KIT New Drug and Strength
00085434801 SYLATRON 300 MCG KIT New Drug and Strength
00085434901 SYLATRON 600 MCG KIT New Drug and Strength
00078068166 TAFINLAR 75 MG CAPSULE New Manufacturer and Strength
00002144501 TALTZ 80 MG/ML AUTOINJECTOR New Drug and Strength
00002772401 TALTZ 80 MG/ML SYRINGE New Drug and Strength
00228299611 TAMSULOSIN HCL 0.4 MG CAPSULE New Drug
00074057928 VENCLEXTA STARTING PACK New Drug and Strength
00074056111 VENCLEXTA 10 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00074057611 VENCLEXTA 100 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00074056607 VENCLEXTA 50 MG TABLET New Drug and Strength
00074227714 VICOPROFEN 7.5-200 MG TABLET New Drug
31722033501 WARFARIN SODIUM 10 MG TABLET New Strength
43386076230 Zolpidem Tartrate 1.75 mg tab sl [Ambien, Edluar, Zolpimist] New Manufacturer and Strength
43386076130 Zolpidem Tartrate 3.5 mg tablet sl [Ambien, Edluar, Zolpimist] New Manufacturer 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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