Medicare Drug News

Drug recalls, alerts, and new therapies

This page is your source for pharmacy-related safety alerts, drug recalls, new therapies and generics, and other medication information.

Drug alerts

Changes to your covered medicines
I would like to let you know that we’re adding new rules about some of the medicines on our formulary, which is the list of medicines we cover.
Diovan (107 Kb)

Celebrex is available as a generic
I want to let you know Celebrex® (celecoxib) is now available as a generic. Celebrex® treats acute pain as well as pain associated with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and primary dysmenorrhea.​
Celebrex is available as a generic (101 Kb)

New information about Hydrocodone combination products
Starting October 6, 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will move hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to a more restrictive Schedule II.

Detrol LA® is available as a generic
We want to let you know Detrol LA® is now available as a generic. Detrol LA® treats patients with an overactive bladder.
Detrol LA® (96Kb)

We want to let you know Cymbalta® is now available as a generic.
Cymbalta (96Kb)

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