drug-alerts

Pharmacy news and alerts

This page provides pharmacy-related safety alerts, drug recall and new generic drug announcements and other medication information.

Humana to only cover brand-name Voltaren Gel on its Medicare formulary

Effective immediately Humana will not cover generic Voltaren gel. Brand-name Voltaren Gel can be filled for members without a prior authorization.

Prescribers with questions regarding this change may call 1-800-555-CLIN (1-800-555-2546), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Generic Renvela and generic Crestor will not be covered on Humana’s commercial, Medicare formularies

Humana has removed generic Renvela (sevelamer) from its Medicare and commercial formularies. Generic Crestor (rosuvastatin) will not be covered on Humana’s Medicare formularies.

Brand-name Renvela and Crestor will remain on Humana’s formularies.

Prescribers with questions regarding this change may call 1-800-555-CLIN (1-800-555-2546), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Drug recall notice for Auvi-Q epinephrine injections

We want to alert you to a recall of Auvi-Q epinephrine injections, effective Oct. 26, 2015.

Sanofi US voluntarily recalled all Auvi-Q currently on the market, including the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths. This recall was initiated due to reports of possible device malfunctions that could result in inaccurate dosage delivery or failure to deliver the drug.

Auvi‑Q is packaged with two active devices and one trainer device in a corrugated box.

The recall includes the NDC and lot numbers in the table below.

NDC Product Lot Expiration Configuration/Count

00024-5831-02

00024-5833-02

Auvi‑Q 2081278 through 3037230 October 2015 through December 2016 Dosage delivery

Humana is notifying members who had pharmacy claims for Auvi-Q in the last 365 days about this drug recall.

Customers who received the affected product should immediately contact their physician to request a prescription for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector. In the event of a life- threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), members should only use their Auvi-Q device if another epinephrine auto-injector is not available, and then they should call 911.

For more information, contact Sanofi US at 1-877-319-8963 or 1-866-726-6340. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time.