Medi-Cal Update

Pharmacy | July 2019 | Bulletin 948

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1. Medi-Cal List of Contract Drugs

The following provider manual section(s) have been updated: Drugs: Contract Drugs List Part 1 – Prescription Drugs and Drugs: Contract Drugs List Part 4 – Therapeutic Classifications.

A summary of drugs that have been added or changed is shown below. For additional information, click on the link to the manual section and scroll to the page indicated or use the find feature to search for the particular drug.

Added Drug(s)
Effective Date Drug Summary of Changes Page(s) Updated
April 25, 2019 ERDAFITINIB Drug added, administration added, restrictions added drugs cdl p1b (7)
July 1, 2019 ACAMPROSATE CALCIUM Drug added, administration added drugs cdl p1a (2)

Changed Drug(s)
Effective Date Drug Summary of Changes Page(s) Updated
July 1, 2019 ARSENIC TRIOXIDE Strength added, restriction added drugs cdl p1a (16)
July 1, 2019 BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE Administration removed, administration changed, strengths changed, restriction added drugs cdl p1a (21)
July 1, 2019 BENDAMUSTINE HCL Restriction added drugs cdl p1a (22)
July 1, 2019 BUDESONIDE Restriction removed, restriction added drugs cdl p1a (27)
July 1, 2019 METHOTREXATE Restriction added drugs cdl p1b (70)
July 1, 2019 NICOTINE POLACRILEX Restriction removed drugs cdl p1c (15)
July 1, 2019 OMACETAXINE MEPESUCCINATE Restriction added drugs cdl p2 (12)
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2. Physician-Administered Drugs Update

The Physician-Administered Drugs section of the Pharmacy provider manual is updated. A summary of drugs that are added is shown below.

Changed Drug(s)
Effective Date Drug Summary of Changes
July 1, 2019 BUPRENORPHINE EXTENDED-RELEASE INJECTABLE SOLUTION Restriction removed
July 1, 2019 NALTREXONE EXTENDED-RELEASE INJECTABLE SUSPENSION Restriction removed

This information is reflected in the following provider manual(s):

Provider Manual(s) Page(s) Updated
Pharmacy physician (1, 2)
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3. Provider Manual Revisions

Pages updated due to ongoing provider manual revisions:

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