Summaries of the Section H (HML) update

Each month we issue a summary of the HML update. The table on this page gives a preview of the upcoming changes.

16 April 2021 - preview of changes for May 2021

Pharmaceutical

Change

Adalimumab inj 20 mg per 0.4 ml syringe and 40 mg per 0.8 ml syringe (Humira) and 40 mg per 0.8 ml pen (HumiraPen)

amended restriction criteria

Arginine tab 100 mg and cap 500 mg

new listing

Bendamustine hydrochloride (Ribomustin) inj 25 mg and 100 mg vial

addition of new restriction criteria

Bupivacaine hydrochloride with and fentanyl (Bupafen NRFit) inj 1.25 mg with fentanyl 2 mcg per ml, 15 ml syringe

new listing (p’code 2594196)

Carglumic acid tab disp 200 mg

new listing

Clonazepam (Rivotril) inj 1 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule

to be delisted 1 October 2021

Coenzyme Q10 cap 120 mg and 160 mg

new listing

Escitalopram tab 10 mg and 20 mg

Brand change

Escitalopram (Ethics) – new listing and addition of HSS

  • tab 10 mg (p’code 2349310)
  • tab 20 mg (p’code 2349302)

Escitalopram-Apotex to be delisted 1 October 2021

Etanercept (Enrel) inj 25 mg autoinjector, 25 mg vial, 50 mg autoinjector, 50 mg syringe

amended restriction criteria

Fluconazole inj 2 mg per ml, 100 ml vial

Brand change

  • Fluconazole-Baxter – new listing and transfer of HSS (p’code 2599465)
  • Fluconazole-Claris to be delisted 1 November 2021

Hypromellose (Methopt) eye drops 0.5 %, 15 ml

increase price

Infliximab (Remicade) inj 100 mg

amended restriction criteria

Ketamine (Ketamine-Baxter) inj 100 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule

to be delisted 1 September 2021

Lenalidomide (Revlimid) cap 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 25 mg

amended restriction criteria

Levocarnitine tab 500 mg, cap 250 mg and oral liquid 500 mg per 10 ml

new listing

Mixed salt solution for eye irrigation (e.g. Balanced Salt Solution) eye irrigation solution calcium chloride 0.048% with magnesium chloride 0.03%, potassium chloride 0.075%, sodium acetate 0.39%, sodium chloride 0.64% and sodium citrate 0.17%, 500 ml bag

new listing

Norethisterone (Primolut N) tab 5 mg

Pack size change

  • 30 tab pack – new listing (p’code 2607441)
  • 100 tab pack to be delisted 1 February 2022

Omeprazole tab dispersible 10 mg

new listing

Riboflavin tab 100 mg and cap 100 mg

new listing

Secukinumab (Cosentyx) inj 150 mg per ml, 1 ml prefilled syringe

  • new 1 inj pack size listing (p’code 2609665)
  • amended restriction criteria

Sodium cromoglicate aerosol inhaler 5 mcg per dose

delisting delayed until 1 November 2021

Taurine cap 1,000 mg and powder

new listing

Terazosin (Apo-Terazosin) tab 2 mg and 5 mg

to be delisted 1 August 2021