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August 2017 summary of the new medications added to Medicare Part D prescription drug plan formularies (drug lists)

Category: Monthly Formulary Changes
Published on 2017-09-02 21:00:43

The August, 2017 Medicare Part D plan formulary data (or drug list updates) includes the addition of 102 new National Drug Codes (NDCs) to the Medicare Part D program.  These NDCs represent 63 different drugs, many with multiple strengths.

Seven (7) new generic equivalents were added, Clofarabine, the generic for Clolar(r), Busulfan, the generic for Busulfex(r), multiple strengths of Ezetimibe-Simvastatin, the generic for Vytorin (r), multiple strengths of FLUTICASONE-SALMETEROL, the generic for Advair Diskus(r), Advair HFA(r), and AIRDUO RESPICLICK(r), Meperidine Hydrochloride, the generic for Demerol(r), Tazarotene, the generic for Tazorac(r), and Zileuton the generic for Zyflo(r).

What exactly is an NDC?
As a reminder, the NDC uniquely identifies a particular drug, manufacturer, strength, and packaging combination. The NDC for your medication 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.

Why is there a new NDC?
New NDCs can be added to the Medicare Part D program for a number of reasons and a summary for all 43 new medications is as follows:

Reason for NDC Addition Occurrences
New Delivery Form 2
New Delivery Form and Strength 1
New Drug 26
New Drug and Delivery Form 2
New Drug and Strength 37
New Drug, Delivery Form and Strength 1
New Manufacturer 3
New Manufacturer and Delivery Form 3
New Manufacturer and Strength 9
New Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form 2
New Strength 15
New Strength and Packaging 1
Total New NDCs 102

More about the newly added NDCs ...
The following chart details the 103 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 Code (NDC) below to go to our Q1Medicare.com Drug Finder (Q1Rx.com) to see the details of how this drug is covered 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
59310081206AIRDUO RESPICLICK 113-14 MCGNew Drug and Strength
59310082206AIRDUO RESPICLICK 232-14 MCGNew Drug and Strength
59310080506AIRDUO RESPICLICK 55-14 MCGNew Drug and Strength
76189011318ALUNBRIG 30 MG TABLETNew Drug
68382022714AMIODARONE HCL 200 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer and Strength
68546017260AUSTEDO 12 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
68546017060AUSTEDO 6 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
68546017160AUSTEDO 9 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
50419053001AVELOX 400 MG TABLETNew Drug and Delivery Form
50419053701AVELOX IV 400 MG/250 MLNew Drug and Delivery Form
44087353501BAVENCIO 200 MG/10 ML VIALNew Drug
00023438505BETAGAN 0.5% EYE DROPSNew Drug
00517092001Busulfan 60 mg/10 ml vial [Busulfex]New Drug
54838054070CITALOPRAM HBR 10 MG/5 ML SOLNNew Manufacturer and Delivery Form
63323057270Clofarabine 20 mg/20 ml vial [Clolar]New Drug
00093083301CLONAZEPAM 1 MG TABLETNew Strength and Packaging
17478060430COSOPT PF EYE DROPSNew Strength
52276040001CYSTADANE 1 GRAM/1.7 ML POWDERNew Drug
55292010401DESOXYN 5 MG TABLETNew Drug
42858012201DILAUDID 2 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
42858023450DILAUDID 4 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
42858041616DILAUDID 5 MG/5 ML ORAL LIQUIDNew Drug, Delivery Form and Strength
42858033801DILAUDID 8 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
00024591401DUPIXENT 300 MG/2 ML SAFE SYRGNew Drug
50242012203ESBRIET 267 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer and Delivery Form
00002416507EVISTA 60 MG TABLETNew Drug
00115138508Ezetimibe-Simvastatin 10-10 MG [Vytorin]New Drug and Strength
00115138608Ezetimibe-Simvastatin 10-20 MG [Vytorin]New Drug and Strength
00115138708Ezetimibe-Simvastatin 10-40 MG [Vytorin]New Drug and Strength
00115138808Ezetimibe-Simvastatin 10-80 MG [Vytorin]New Drug and Strength
68180086011Fayosim tabletNew Drug
00093360882FLUTICASONE-SALMETEROL 113-14 [Advair Diskus, Advair HFA, AIRDUO RESPICLICK]New Drug and Strength
00093360982FLUTICASONE-SALMETEROL 232-14 [Advair Diskus, Advair HFA, AIRDUO RESPICLICK]New Drug and Strength
00093360782FLUTICASONE-SALMETEROL 55-14 [Advair Diskus, Advair HFA, AIRDUO RESPICLICK]New Drug and Strength
63304062510FUROSEMIDE 40 MG TABLETNew Strength
00378023201FUROSEMIDE 80 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer and Strength
64208823506GAMMAPLEX 10 GRAM/100 ML VIALNew Strength
64208823503GAMMAPLEX 20 GRAM/200 ML VIALNew Strength
64208823505GAMMAPLEX 5 GRAM/50 ML VIALNew Strength
43547039711Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tabNew Manufacturer and Strength
00168028802HYDROCORTISONE 2.5% LOTIONNew Delivery Form
42806016110Hydroxyzine hcl 50 mg tabletNew Manufacturer and Delivery Form
00310450012IMFINZI 120 MG/2.4 ML VIALNew Drug and Strength
00310461150IMFINZI 500 MG/10 ML VIALNew Drug and Strength
31722054210Indomethacin 25 mg capsuleNew Strength
70370104001INGREZZA 40 MG CAPSULENew Drug
00085113301INTRON A 25 MILLION UNIT/2.5MLNew Strength
71090000101KEVEYIS 50 MG TABLETNew Drug
00024590801KEVZARA 150 MG/1.14 ML SYRINGENew Drug and Strength
00024591001KEVZARA 200 MG/1.14 ML SYRINGENew Drug and Strength
58160081201KINRIX VIALNew Delivery Form
00078090961KISQALI FEMARA 200 MG CO-PACKNew Strength
00078091661KISQALI FEMARA 400 MG CO-PACKNew Strength
00078092361KISQALI FEMARA 600 MG CO-PACKNew Strength
00143955801Levoleucovorin 50 mg vial [Fusilev]New Manufacturer and Strength
58160095509MENVEO A-C-Y-W-135-DIP VIALNew Drug
42806005001Meperidine Hydrochloride 50 MG Oral Tablet [Demerol]New Drug
00378004710METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100 MG TABNew Manufacturer and Strength
65597030410MORPHABOND ER 100 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
65597030110MORPHABOND ER 15 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
65597030210MORPHABOND ER 30 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
65597030310MORPHABOND ER 60 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
42858079901MS CONTIN 100 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
42858051501MS CONTIN 15 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
42858090001MS CONTIN 200 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
42858063101MS CONTIN 30 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
42858076001MS CONTIN 60 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
52544005841Norethin-estrad-ferr 1-0.02(24)-75New Manufacturer and Strength
60846088401PRANDIN 2 MG TABLETNew Strength
10702000201PROMETHAZINE 12.5 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
00603158758PROMETHAZINE VC SYRUPNew Manufacturer, Strength and Delivery Form
58160096412RABAVERT RABIES VACCINE VIALNew Manufacturer
70510217101RADICAVA 30 MG/ 100 MLNew Drug
49884031191RISPERIDONE 0.5 MG ODTNew Manufacturer
00781531208RISPERIDONE 2 MG ODTNew Manufacturer
00093603182Rivelsa tabletNew Drug
69102010301Roweepra 1,000 mg tabletNew Strength
69102010201Roweepra 750 mg tabletNew Strength
00078069819RYDAPT 25 MG CAPSULENew Drug
00078081181SANDOSTATIN LAR DEPOT 10 MG KTNew Strength
16714060102SERTRALINE 20 MG/ML ORAL CONCNew Drug
51672137303Tazarotene 0.1% Cream [Tazorac]New Drug
70839015030TEKTURNA 150 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer and Strength
70839030030TEKTURNA 300 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer and Strength
70839032530TEKTURNA HCT 300-25 MG TABLETNew Manufacturer and Strength
47781050801TETRACYCLINE 250 MG CAPSULENew Drug and Strength
00591247501TETRACYCLINE 500 MG CAPSULENew Drug and Strength
00574220545TRETINOIN 0.05% CREAMNew Drug and Strength
00574220145TRETINOIN 0.1% CREAMNew Drug and Strength
00781506805TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 37.5-25 MG TBNew Strength
54738055401Trihexyphenidyl 2 mg tabletNew Drug and Strength
54738055501Trihexyphenidyl 5 mg tabletNew Drug and Strength
62847000101VIBATIV 750 MG VIALNew Drug
27505011130XADAGO 100 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
27505011030XADAGO 50 MG TABLETNew Drug and Strength
52652200101XATMEP 2.5 MG/ML ORAL SOLUTIONNew Drug
00024580121XYZAL 2.5 MG/5 ML SOLUTIONNew Delivery Form and Strength
69656010390ZEJULA 100 MG CAPSULENew Drug
64980020612Zileuton er 600 mg tablet [Zyflo]New Drug
70347020830ZONTIVITY 2.08 MG TABLETNew Drug

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*Please remember that a Medicare prescription drug plan can change their plan's formulary at any time throughout the year (adding or dropping drugs) and you can telephone your Medicare plan's Member Services department to learn about the most recent formulary changes - the toll-free number for Member Services is found on your Member ID card.

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