Medicare Drug News

Drug recalls, alerts & new therapies

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

Drug alerts

11/10/15 Auvi-Q® has been recalledThe maker of Auvi-Q® is recalling all medicine in Lot Numbers 2081278 through 3037230 because the items can potentially give an inaccurate dosage delivery Auvi-Q® has been recalled(123 Kb) 1/27/15 Changes to your covered medicinesWe’re adding new rules about some of the medicines on our formulary, which is the list of medicines we cover. Diovan (107 Kb) 12/10/14 Celebrex is available as a generic 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) 10/6/2014 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. 01/14/2014 Detrol LA® is available as a generic Detrol LA® is now available as a generic. Detrol LA® treats patients with an overactive bladder. Detrol LA® (96Kb) 01/02/2014 Cymbalta Cymbalta® is now available as a generic. Cymbalta (96Kb)

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