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Additions

Addition – Item

10770W BUPRENORPHINE, buprenorphine 15 microgram/hour patch, 2 (Norspan)
10756D BUPRENORPHINE, buprenorphine 25 microgram/hour patch, 2 (Norspan)
10755C BUPRENORPHINE, buprenorphine 30 microgram/hour patch, 2 (Norspan)
10746N BUPRENORPHINE, buprenorphine 40 microgram/hour patch, 2 (Norspan)
10759G ESOMEPRAZOLE (&) CLARITHROMYCIN (&) AMOXYCILLIN, esomeprazole 20 mg tablet: enteric [14 tablets] (&) clarithromycin 500 mg tablet [14 tablets] (&) amoxycillin 500 mg capsule [28 capsules], 1 pack (ESOMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ Hp7)
10776E OXYCODONE + NALOXONE, oxycodone hydrochloride 2.5 mg + naloxone hydrochloride 1.25 mg tablet: modified release, 28 tablets (Targin 2.5/1.25 mg)
10757E OXYCODONE + NALOXONE, oxycodone hydrochloride 15 mg + naloxone hydrochloride 7.5 mg tablet: modified release, 28 tablets (Targin 15/7.5mg)
10758F OXYCODONE + NALOXONE, oxycodone hydrochloride 30 mg + naloxone hydrochloride 15 mg tablet: modified release, 28 tablets (Targin 30/15 mg)
10766P PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56], 4 x 28 (Viekira Pak)
10747P PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 600 mg tablet [56], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)
10769T PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 600 mg tablet [56], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)
10771X PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 200 mg tablet [168], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)
10772Y PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 200 mg tablet [168], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)
10767Q USTEKINUMAB, ustekinumab 45 mg/0.5 mL injection, 0.5 mL vial (Stelara)
10774C USTEKINUMAB, ustekinumab 45 mg/0.5 mL injection, 0.5 mL vial (Stelara)

Addition – Brand

8600P Nexazole, RWESOMEPRAZOLE, esomeprazole 20 mg tablet: enteric, 30
8886Q Nexazole, RWESOMEPRAZOLE, esomeprazole 20 mg tablet: enteric, 30
3401B Nexazole, RWESOMEPRAZOLE, esomeprazole 40 mg tablet: enteric, 30
8601Q Nexazole, RWESOMEPRAZOLE, esomeprazole 40 mg tablet: enteric, 30
10551H APO-Rizatriptan, TXRIZATRIPTAN, rizatriptan 10 mg tablet: orally disintegrating, 2
10551H Chem mart Rizatriptan, CHRIZATRIPTAN, rizatriptan 10 mg tablet: orally disintegrating, 2
10551H Terry White Chemists Rizatriptan, TWRIZATRIPTAN, rizatriptan 10 mg tablet: orally disintegrating, 2

Addition – Equivalence Indicator

8738X Nexium Hp7, APESOMEPRAZOLE (&) CLARITHROMYCIN (&) AMOXYCILLIN, esomeprazole 20 mg tablet: enteric [14 tablets] (&) clarithromycin 500 mg tablet [14 tablets] (&) amoxycillin 500 mg capsule [28 capsules], 1 pack

Deletions

Deletion – Item

2157M ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE WITH MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE, ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE with MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE Oral suspension 200 mg-200 mg per 5 mL, 500 mL, 1 (Mylanta P)
2022K AURANOFIN, AURANOFIN Capsule 3 mg, 60 (Ridaura)
2245E GLUCOSE, glucose 5% (50 g/1000 mL) injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)
5106R GLUCOSE, glucose 5% (50 g/1000 mL) injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd) (Dental)
2555L GLYCEROL, glycerol 700 mg suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
2556M GLYCEROL, glycerol 1.4 g suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
2557N GLYCEROL, glycerol 2.8 g suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
2685H GLYCOMACROPEPTIDE AND ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS, glycomacropeptide and essential amino acids with vitamins and minerals oral liquid: powder for, 28 x 49 g sachets (Camino Pro Bettermilk)
2286H LACTATE + SODIUM CHLORIDE + POTASSIUM CHLORIDE + CALCIUM CHLORIDE DIHYDRATE, lactate sodium 0.322% (3.22 g/1000 mL) + sodium chloride 0.6% (6 g/1000 mL) + potassium chloride 0.04% (400 mg/1000 mL) + calcium chloride dihydrate 0.027% (270 mg/1000 mL) injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)
2895J PROCHLORPERAZINE, prochlorperazine maleate 25 mg suppository, 5 (Stemetil)
5208D PROCHLORPERAZINE, prochlorperazine maleate 25 mg suppository, 5 (Stemetil) (Dental)
8668F RAMIPRIL, ramipril 2.5 mg tablet [7 tablets] (&) ramipril 5 mg tablet [21 tablets] (&) ramipril 10 mg capsule [10 capsules], 1 pack (Tritace Titration Pack)
8788M RISPERIDONE, risperidone 500 microgram tablet: orally disintegrating, 28 (Risperdal Quicklet)
8870W RISPERIDONE, risperidone 500 microgram tablet: orally disintegrating, 28 (Risperdal Quicklet)
8790P RISPERIDONE, risperidone 1 mg tablet: orally disintegrating, 28 (Risperdal Quicklet)
8792R RISPERIDONE, risperidone 1 mg tablet: orally disintegrating, 28 (Risperdal Quicklet)
8794W RISPERIDONE, risperidone 2 mg tablet: orally disintegrating, 28 (Risperdal Quicklet)
9080X RISPERIDONE, risperidone 2 mg tablet: orally disintegrating, 28 (Risperdal Quicklet)
9075P RISPERIDONE, risperidone 3 mg tablet: orally disintegrating, 28 (Risperdal Quicklet)
9076Q RISPERIDONE, risperidone 4 mg tablet: orally disintegrating, 28 (Risperdal Quicklet)
2264E SODIUM CHLORIDE, sodium chloride 0.9% (9 g/1000 mL) injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)
5212H SODIUM CHLORIDE, sodium chloride 0.9% (9 g/1000 mL) injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd) (Dental)
2281C SODIUM CHLORIDE + GLUCOSE, sodium chloride 0.18% (1.8 g/1000 mL) + glucose 4% (40 g/1000 mL) injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd)
5214K SODIUM CHLORIDE + GLUCOSE, sodium chloride 0.18% (1.8 g/1000 mL) + glucose 4% (40 g/1000 mL) injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag (Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd) (Dental)
3199J SODIUM GLUCONATE + SODIUM CHLORIDE + POTASSIUM CHLORIDE + MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE + SODIUM ACETATE TRIHYDRATE + GLUCOSE, sodium gluconate 5.02 g/1000 mL + sodium chloride 5.26 g/1000 mL + potassium chloride 370 mg/1000 mL + magnesium chloride 300 mg/1000 mL + sodium acetate trihydrate 3.68 g/1000 mL + glucose 5% (50 g/1000 mL) injection, 1 x 1000 mL bag (Plasma-Lyte 148)
8267D TILUDRONATE, tiludronate 200 mg tablet, 56 (Skelid)

Deletion – Brand

1967M Micronor, JCNORETHISTERONE, norethisterone 350 microgram tablet, 112 [4 x 28]
1594X Ondaz, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 4 mg tablet, 10
8224W Ondaz, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 4 mg tablet, 4
1595Y Ondaz, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 8 mg tablet, 10
8225X Ondaz, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 8 mg tablet, 4
8410P Ondaz Zydis, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 4 mg wafer, 4
8412R Ondaz Zydis, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 4 mg wafer, 10
8411Q Ondaz Zydis, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 8 mg wafer, 4
8413T Ondaz Zydis, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 8 mg wafer, 10
8694N Pioglitazone generichealth 15, GQPIOGLITAZONE, pioglitazone 15 mg tablet, 28
8695P Pioglitazone generichealth 30, GQPIOGLITAZONE, pioglitazone 30 mg tablet, 28
8696Q Pioglitazone generichealth 45, GQPIOGLITAZONE, pioglitazone 45 mg tablet, 28

Alterations

Alteration – Restriction

The following items have additions, deletions or alterations to restrictions, notes and/or cautions.

9033K ADALIMUMAB, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL syringes (Humira)
9034L ADALIMUMAB, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL syringes (Humira)
9101B ADALIMUMAB, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL cartridges (Humira)
9102C ADALIMUMAB, adalimumab 40 mg/0.8 mL injection, 2 x 0.8 mL cartridges (Humira)
8717T ARIPIPRAZOLE, aripiprazole 10 mg tablet, 30 (Abilify)
8718W ARIPIPRAZOLE, aripiprazole 15 mg tablet, 30 (Abilify)
8719X ARIPIPRAZOLE, aripiprazole 20 mg tablet, 30 (Abilify)
8720Y ARIPIPRAZOLE, aripiprazole 30 mg tablet, 30 (Abilify)
5507W CARMELLOSE SODIUM, carmellose sodium 0.5% (5 mg/mL) eye drops, 15 mL (Refresh Tears Plus) (Optometrical)
5508X CARMELLOSE SODIUM, carmellose sodium 1% (10 mg/mL) eye drops, 15 mL (Refresh Liquigel) (Optometrical)
8548X CARMELLOSE SODIUM, carmellose sodium 0.5% (5 mg/mL) eye drops, 15 mL (Refresh Tears Plus)
8593G CARMELLOSE SODIUM, carmellose sodium 1% (10 mg/mL) eye drops, 15 mL (Refresh Liquigel)
9211T CARMELLOSE SODIUM, carmellose sodium 0.5% (5 mg/mL) eye drops, 15 mL (Refresh Tears Plus)
9212W CARMELLOSE SODIUM, carmellose sodium 1% (10 mg/mL) eye drops, 15 mL (Refresh Liquigel)
5556K CARMELLOSE SODIUM + GLYCEROL, carmellose sodium 0.5% + glycerol 0.9% eye drops, 15 mL (Optive) (Optometrical)
9355J CARMELLOSE SODIUM + GLYCEROL, carmellose sodium 0.5% + glycerol 0.9% eye drops, 15 mL (Optive)
9356K CARMELLOSE SODIUM + GLYCEROL, carmellose sodium 0.5% + glycerol 0.9% eye drops, 15 mL (Optive)
10238W CERTOLIZUMAB PEGOL, certolizumab pegol 200 mg/mL injection, 2 x 1 mL syringes (Cimzia)
1127H CROMOGLYCATE, cromoglycate sodium 2% eye drops, 10 mL (Opticrom)
5529B CROMOGLYCATE, cromoglycate sodium 2% eye drops, 10 mL (Opticrom) (Optometrical)
1509K DEXTRAN-70 + HYPROMELLOSE, dextran-70 0.1% + hypromellose 0.3% eye drops, 15 mL (Poly-Tears, Tears Naturale)
5520M DEXTRAN-70 + HYPROMELLOSE, dextran-70 0.1% + hypromellose 0.3% eye drops, 15 mL (Poly-Tears, Tears Naturale) (Optometrical)
9216C DEXTRAN-70 + HYPROMELLOSE, dextran-70 0.1% + hypromellose 0.3% eye drops, 15 mL (Poly-Tears, Tears Naturale)
8738X ESOMEPRAZOLE (&) CLARITHROMYCIN (&) AMOXYCILLIN, esomeprazole 20 mg tablet: enteric [14 tablets] (&) clarithromycin 500 mg tablet [14 tablets] (&) amoxycillin 500 mg capsule [28 capsules], 1 pack (Nexium Hp7)
9035M ETANERCEPT, etanercept 25 mg injection [4 x 25 mg vials] (&) inert substance diluent [4 x 1 mL syringes], 1 pack (Enbrel)
9036N ETANERCEPT, etanercept 25 mg injection [4 x 25 mg vials] (&) inert substance diluent [4 x 1 mL syringes], 1 pack (Enbrel)
9087G ETANERCEPT, ETANERCEPT Injections 50 mg in 1 mL single use pre-filled syringes, 4, 1 (Enbrel)
9088H ETANERCEPT, ETANERCEPT Injections 50 mg in 1 mL single use pre-filled syringes, 4, 1 (Enbrel)
9457R ETANERCEPT, ETANERCEPT Injection 50 mg in 1 mL single use auto-injector, 4, 1 (Enbrel)
9458T ETANERCEPT, ETANERCEPT Injection 50 mg in 1 mL single use auto-injector, 4, 1 (Enbrel)
3430M GOLIMUMAB, golimumab 50 mg/0.5 mL injection, 1 x 0.5 mL syringe (Simponi)
3431N GOLIMUMAB, golimumab 50 mg/0.5 mL injection, 1 x 0.5 mL syringe (Simponi)
3432P GOLIMUMAB, golimumab 50 mg/0.5 mL injection, 1 x 0.5 mL syringe (Simponi)
3433Q GOLIMUMAB, golimumab 50 mg/0.5 mL injection, 1 x 0.5 mL syringe (Simponi)
2956N HYPROMELLOSE, HYPROMELLOSE Eye drops 5 mg per mL (0.5%), 15 mL, 1 (Methopt)
5517J HYPROMELLOSE, HYPROMELLOSE Eye drops 5 mg per mL (0.5%), 15 mL, 1 (Methopt) (Optometrical)
5518K HYPROMELLOSE, HYPROMELLOSE Eye drops 3 mg per mL (0.3%), 15 mL (contains sodium perborate as preservative), 1 (Genteal, In a Wink Moisturising) (Optometrical)
8287E HYPROMELLOSE, HYPROMELLOSE Eye drops 3 mg per mL (0.3%), 15 mL (contains sodium perborate as preservative), 1 (Genteal, In a Wink Moisturising)
9213X HYPROMELLOSE, HYPROMELLOSE Eye drops 3 mg per mL (0.3%), 15 mL (contains sodium perborate as preservative), 1 (Genteal, In a Wink Moisturising)
9214Y HYPROMELLOSE, HYPROMELLOSE Eye drops 5 mg per mL (0.5%), 15 mL, 1 (Methopt)
5519L HYPROMELLOSE + CARBOMER-980, hypromellose 0.3% + carbomer-980 0.2% eye gel, 10 g (Genteal gel, HPMC PAA) (Optometrical)
8564R HYPROMELLOSE + CARBOMER-980, hypromellose 0.3% + carbomer-980 0.2% eye gel, 10 g (Genteal gel, HPMC PAA)
9215B HYPROMELLOSE + CARBOMER-980, hypromellose 0.3% + carbomer-980 0.2% eye gel, 10 g (Genteal gel, HPMC PAA)
9148L LAPATINIB, lapatinib 250 mg tablet, 70 (Tykerb)
9218E PARAFFIN, paraffin 1 g/g eye ointment, 2 x 3.5 g tubes (Ircal, Poly Visc, Refresh Night Time)
5524R POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL-400 + PROPYLENE GLYCOL, polyethylene glycol-400 0.4% + propylene glycol 0.3% eye drops, 15 mL (Systane) (Optometrical)
8676P POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL-400 + PROPYLENE GLYCOL, polyethylene glycol-400 0.4% + propylene glycol 0.3% eye drops, 15 mL (Systane)
9219F POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL-400 + PROPYLENE GLYCOL, polyethylene glycol-400 0.4% + propylene glycol 0.3% eye drops, 15 mL (Systane)
2682E POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, polyvinyl alcohol 1.4% eye drops, 15 mL (Liquifilm Tears, PVA Tears)
5526W POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, polyvinyl alcohol 1.4% eye drops, 15 mL (Liquifilm Tears, PVA Tears) (Optometrical)
5527X POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, polyvinyl alcohol 1.4% eye drops, 15 mL (Vistil) (Optometrical)
5528Y POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, polyvinyl alcohol 3% eye drops, 15 mL (Vistil Forte) (Optometrical)
8831T POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, polyvinyl alcohol 1.4% eye drops, 15 mL (Vistil)
8832W POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, polyvinyl alcohol 3% eye drops, 15 mL (Vistil Forte)
9220G POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, polyvinyl alcohol 1.4% eye drops, 15 mL (Liquifilm Tears, PVA Tears)
9221H POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, polyvinyl alcohol 1.4% eye drops, 15 mL (Vistil)
9223K POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, polyvinyl alcohol 3% eye drops, 15 mL (Vistil Forte)
3112T PREDNISOLONE ACETATEPHENYLEPHRINE + PREDNISOLONE PHENYLEPHRINEACETATE, prednisolonephenylephrine acetatehydrochloride 1%0.12% + phenylephrineprednisolone hydrochlorideacetate 0.12%1% eye drops, 10 mL (Prednefrin Forte)
5568C PREDNISOLONE ACETATEPHENYLEPHRINE + PREDNISOLONE PHENYLEPHRINEACETATE, prednisolonephenylephrine acetatehydrochloride 1%0.12% + phenylephrineprednisolone hydrochlorideacetate 0.12%1% eye drops, 10 mL (Prednefrin Forte) (Optometrical)
1349B VERTEPORFIN, verteporfin 15 mg injection, 1 x 15 mg vial (Visudyne)

Alteration – Manufacturer Code

From To
8311K Estraderm MX 25OESTRADIOL, oestradiol 25 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 NV JU
8140K Estraderm MX 50OESTRADIOL, oestradiol 50 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 NV JU
8312L Estraderm MX 100OESTRADIOL, oestradiol 100 microgram/24 hours patch, 8 NV JU

Advance Notices

1 June 2016

Deletion – Brand

2390T Ibimicyn, JUAMPICILLIN, ampicillin 500 mg injection, 5 vials
2977Q Ibimicyn, JUAMPICILLIN, ampicillin 1 g injection, 5 vials
3313J Ibimicyn, JUAMPICILLIN, ampicillin 500 mg injection, 5 vials (Dental)
3314K Ibimicyn, JUAMPICILLIN, ampicillin 1 g injection, 5 vials (Dental)
9195Y Clexane, SWENOXAPARIN SODIUM, enoxaparin sodium 40 mg/0.4 mL injection, 10 x 0.4 mL ampoules
9196B Clexane, SWENOXAPARIN SODIUM, enoxaparin sodium 40 mg/0.4 mL injection, 10 x 0.4 mL ampoules
1524F Flucil, ASFLUCLOXACILLIN, flucloxacillin 500 mg injection, 5 vials
5094D Flucil, ASFLUCLOXACILLIN, flucloxacillin 500 mg injection, 5 vials (Dental)
1588N Orudis, SWKETOPROFEN, ketoprofen 100 mg suppository, 20
5139L Orudis, SWKETOPROFEN, ketoprofen 100 mg suppository, 20 (Dental)

1 July 2016

Deletion – Brand

9049G Cadatin 5/10, FZAMLODIPINE + ATORVASTATIN, amlodipine 5 mg + atorvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30
9050H Cadatin 5/20, FZAMLODIPINE + ATORVASTATIN, amlodipine 5 mg + atorvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30
9051J Cadatin 5/40, FZAMLODIPINE + ATORVASTATIN, amlodipine 5 mg + atorvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30
9052K Cadatin 5/80, FZAMLODIPINE + ATORVASTATIN, amlodipine 5 mg + atorvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30
9053L Cadatin 10/10, FZAMLODIPINE + ATORVASTATIN, amlodipine 10 mg + atorvastatin 10 mg tablet, 30
9054M Cadatin 10/20, FZAMLODIPINE + ATORVASTATIN, amlodipine 10 mg + atorvastatin 20 mg tablet, 30
9055N Cadatin 10/40, FZAMLODIPINE + ATORVASTATIN, amlodipine 10 mg + atorvastatin 40 mg tablet, 30
9056P Cadatin 10/80, FZAMLODIPINE + ATORVASTATIN, amlodipine 10 mg + atorvastatin 80 mg tablet, 30

1 August 2016

Deletion – Brand

9346X Coveram 5/5, SEPERINDOPRIL + AMLODIPINE, perindopril arginine 5 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30
9346X Reaptan 5/5, RXPERINDOPRIL + AMLODIPINE, perindopril arginine 5 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30
9347Y Coveram 5/10, SEPERINDOPRIL + AMLODIPINE, perindopril arginine 5 mg + amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 30
9347Y Reaptan 5/10, RXPERINDOPRIL + AMLODIPINE, perindopril arginine 5 mg + amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 30
9348B Coveram 10/5, SEPERINDOPRIL + AMLODIPINE, perindopril arginine 10 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30
9348B Reaptan 10/5, RXPERINDOPRIL + AMLODIPINE, perindopril arginine 10 mg + amlodipine 5 mg tablet, 30
9349C Coveram 10/10, SEPERINDOPRIL + AMLODIPINE, perindopril arginine 10 mg + amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 30
9349C Reaptan 10/10, RXPERINDOPRIL + AMLODIPINE, perindopril arginine 10 mg + amlodipine 10 mg tablet, 30

Delisting of all products containing the drug perindopril with amlodipine will be recommended for determination to take effect 1 August 2016.  The company responsible for the drug did not agree to a new lower price for the products containing the drug in accordance with the provisions in the National Health Act 1953 for flowing on price disclosure reductions to combination drugs on F2 (2015 PBS Reforms). The proposed delisting has been considered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.  There are alternative therapies available.

3036T Protos 2 g, SESTRONTIUM, strontium ranelate 2 g granules, 28 x 2 g sachets

Delisting of strontium will be recommended for determination to take effect 1 August 2016 in accordance with Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee advice to the Minister.  There are alternative therapies available.

Palliative Care

Additions

Addition – Item

10762K METOCLOPRAMIDE, metoclopramide hydrochloride 10 mg/2 mL injection, 10 x 2 mL ampoules (Maxolon)

Deletions

Deletion – Item

5311M GLYCEROL, glycerol 700 mg suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
5314Q GLYCEROL, glycerol 700 mg suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
5312N GLYCEROL, glycerol 1.4 g suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
5315R GLYCEROL, glycerol 1.4 g suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
5313P GLYCEROL, glycerol 2.8 g suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
5316T GLYCEROL, glycerol 2.8 g suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)

Highly Specialised Drugs Program (Private Hospital)

Additions

Addition – Item

10749R PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56], 4 x 28 (Viekira Pak)
10750T PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 600 mg tablet [56], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)
10753Y PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 200 mg tablet [168], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)
10761J PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 200 mg tablet [168], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)
10773B PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 600 mg tablet [56], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)

Alterations

Alteration – Restriction

The following items have additions, deletions or alterations to restrictions, notes and/or cautions.

9648T AMBRISENTAN, ambrisentan 5 mg tablet, 30 (Volibris)
9649W AMBRISENTAN, ambrisentan 10 mg tablet, 30 (Volibris)
6429J BOSENTAN, bosentan 62.5 mg tablet, 60 (Tracleer)
6430K BOSENTAN, bosentan 125 mg tablet, 60 (Tracleer)
10111E EPOPROSTENOL, epoprostenol 500 microgram injection, 1 x 500 microgram vial (Veletri)
10129D EPOPROSTENOL, epoprostenol 1.5 mg injection, 1 x 1.5 mg vial (Veletri)
5036C EPOPROSTENOL, EPOPROSTENOL SODIUM Powder for I.V. infusion 500 micrograms (base) infusion administration set, 1 (Flolan Kit)
5042J EPOPROSTENOL, EPOPROSTENOL SODIUM Powder for I.V. infusion 1.5 mg (base) infusion administration set, 1 (Flolan Kit)
6456T ILOPROST, iloprost 20 microgram/2 mL inhalation: solution, 30 x 2 mL ampoules (Ventavis)
6496X INFLIXIMAB, infliximab 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial (Inflectra, Remicade)
10134J MACITENTAN, macitentan 10mg tablet, 30 (Opsumit)
9605M SILDENAFIL, sildenafil 20 mg tablet, 90 (APO-Sildenafil PHT, Revatio, SILDENAFIL-DRx, Sildenafil AN PHT 20, Sildenafil Sandoz PHT 20)
1304P TADALAFIL, tadalafil 20 mg tablet, 56 (Adcirca)

Highly Specialised Drugs Program (Public Hospital)

Additions

Addition – Item

10751W PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56], 4 x 28 (Viekira Pak)
10752X PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 200 mg tablet [168], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)
10754B PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 600 mg tablet [56], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)
10765N PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 200 mg tablet [168], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)
10768R PARITAPREVIR + RITONAVIR + OMBITASVIR & DASABUVIR & RIBAVIRIN, paritaprevir 75 mg + ritonavir 50 mg + ombitasvir 12.5 mg tablet [56] (&) dasabuvir 250 mg tablet [56] (&) ribavirin 600 mg tablet [56], 1 pack (Viekira Pak-RBV)

Alterations

Alteration – Restriction

The following items have additions, deletions or alterations to restrictions, notes and/or cautions.

5607D AMBRISENTAN, ambrisentan 5 mg tablet, 30 (Volibris)
5608E AMBRISENTAN, ambrisentan 10 mg tablet, 30 (Volibris)
5618Q BOSENTAN, bosentan 62.5 mg tablet, 60 (Tracleer)
5619R BOSENTAN, bosentan 125 mg tablet, 60 (Tracleer)
10117L EPOPROSTENOL, epoprostenol 1.5 mg injection, 1 x 1.5 mg vial (Veletri)
10130E EPOPROSTENOL, epoprostenol 500 microgram injection, 1 x 500 microgram vial (Veletri)
5030R EPOPROSTENOL, EPOPROSTENOL SODIUM Powder for I.V. infusion 500 micrograms (base) infusion administration set, 1 (Flolan Kit)
5035B EPOPROSTENOL, EPOPROSTENOL SODIUM Powder for I.V. infusion 1.5 mg (base) infusion administration set, 1 (Flolan Kit)
5751Q ILOPROST, iloprost 20 microgram/2 mL inhalation: solution, 30 x 2 mL ampoules (Ventavis)
5756Y INFLIXIMAB, infliximab 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial (Inflectra, Remicade)
10136L MACITENTAN, macitentan 10mg tablet, 30 (Opsumit)
9547L SILDENAFIL, sildenafil 20 mg tablet, 90 (APO-Sildenafil PHT, Revatio, SILDENAFIL-DRx, Sildenafil AN PHT 20, Sildenafil Sandoz PHT 20)
1308W TADALAFIL, tadalafil 20 mg tablet, 56 (Adcirca)

Highly Specialised Drugs Program (Community Access)

Advance Notices

1 August 2016

Deletion – Brand

10372X Sebivo, NVTELBIVUDINE, telbivudine 600 mg tablet, 28

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits

Deletions

Deletion – Item

10586E GLYCEROL, glycerol 700 mg suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
10596Q GLYCEROL, glycerol 1.4 g suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
4246L GLYCEROL, glycerol 2.8 g suppository, 12 (Petrus Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd)
 

Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy (Private Hospital)

Additions

Addition – Item

10763L BENDAMUSTINE,
bendamustine hydrochloride 25 mg injection, 1 vial (Ribomustin);
bendamustine hydrochloride 100 mg injection, 1 vial (Ribomustin)
10748Q NIVOLUMAB,
nivolumab 40 mg/4 mL injection, 4 mL vial (Opdivo);
nivolumab 100 mg/10 mL injection, 10 mL vial (Opdivo)
10775D NIVOLUMAB,
nivolumab 40 mg/4 mL injection, 4 mL vial (Opdivo);
nivolumab 100 mg/10 mL injection, 10 mL vial (Opdivo)

Addition – Brand

7233Q Fludarabine ACT, EAFLUDARABINE, fludarabine phosphate 50 mg injection, 1 vial
7249M IRINOTECAN ACT, EDIRINOTECAN, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 40 mg/2 mL injection, 2 mL vial
7249M IRINOTECAN ACT, EDIRINOTECAN, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 100 mg/5 mL injection, 5 mL vial
7249M IRINOTECAN ACT, EDIRINOTECAN, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 500 mg/25 mL injection, 25 mL vial

Deletions

Deletion – Brand

7233Q Fludara, GZFLUDARABINE, fludarabine phosphate 50 mg injection, 5 x 50 mg vials
7249M Tecan, EDIRINOTECAN, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 500 mg/25 mL injection, 1 x 25 mL vial

Alterations

Alteration – Restriction

The following items have additions, deletions or alterations to restrictions, notes and/or cautions.

7270P PACLITAXEL NANOPARTICLE ALBUMIN BOUND,
paclitaxel nanoparticle albumin bound 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial (Abraxane)
10475H PEMBROLIZUMAB,
pembrolizumab 50 mg injection, 1 vial (Keytruda)
10281D TRASTUZUMAB EMTANSINE,
trastuzumab emtansine 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial (Kadcyla);
trastuzumab emtansine 160 mg injection, 1 x 160 mg vial (Kadcyla)

Efficient Funding of Chemotherapy (Public Hospital)

Additions

Addition – Item

10760H BENDAMUSTINE,
bendamustine hydrochloride 25 mg injection, 1 vial (Ribomustin);
bendamustine hydrochloride 100 mg injection, 1 vial (Ribomustin)
10745M NIVOLUMAB,
nivolumab 40 mg/4 mL injection, 4 mL vial (Opdivo);
nivolumab 100 mg/10 mL injection, 10 mL vial (Opdivo)
10764M NIVOLUMAB,
nivolumab 40 mg/4 mL injection, 4 mL vial (Opdivo);
nivolumab 100 mg/10 mL injection, 10 mL vial (Opdivo)

Addition – Brand

4393F Fludarabine ACT, EAFLUDARABINE, fludarabine phosphate 50 mg injection, 1 vial
4451G IRINOTECAN ACT, EDIRINOTECAN, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 40 mg/2 mL injection, 2 mL vial
4451G IRINOTECAN ACT, EDIRINOTECAN, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 100 mg/5 mL injection, 5 mL vial
4451G IRINOTECAN ACT, EDIRINOTECAN, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 500 mg/25 mL injection, 25 mL vial

Deletions

Deletion – Brand

4393F Fludara, GZFLUDARABINE, fludarabine phosphate 50 mg injection, 5 x 50 mg vials
4451G Tecan, EDIRINOTECAN, irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate 500 mg/25 mL injection, 1 x 25 mL vial

Alterations

Alteration – Restriction

The following items have additions, deletions or alterations to restrictions, notes and/or cautions.

4531L PACLITAXEL NANOPARTICLE ALBUMIN BOUND,
paclitaxel nanoparticle albumin bound 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial (Abraxane)
10493G PEMBROLIZUMAB,
pembrolizumab 50 mg injection, 1 vial (Keytruda)
10282E TRASTUZUMAB EMTANSINE,
trastuzumab emtansine 100 mg injection, 1 x 100 mg vial (Kadcyla);
trastuzumab emtansine 160 mg injection, 1 x 160 mg vial (Kadcyla)

Related Pharmaceutical Benefits for Public Hospital use

Deletions

Deletion – Brand

5967C Ondaz, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 4 mg tablet, 4
5968D Ondaz, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 8 mg tablet, 4
5969E Ondaz Zydis, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 4 mg wafer, 4
5970F Ondaz Zydis, SZONDANSETRON, ondansetron 8 mg wafer, 4