Saskatchewan Drug Plan Update - October 2016

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Changes to the Saskatchewan Drug Plan coverage of certain medications for Asthma, COPD and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

The following changes have been made to the Saskatchewan Formulary regarding the coverage for medications in Saskatchewan effective October 1, 2016.  The complete list of changes and criteria for coverage can be found in Bulletin #162.

Recommended as a full Formulary benefit:

  • fluticasone furoate, powder for inhalation, 100mcg, 200mcg; brand name Arnuity Ellipta
    ​Used for the treatment of asthma and also used for the treatment of COPD

​Recommended as Exception Drug Status benefit (see Bulletin #162 for criteria):

Recommended Additional Exception Drug Status criteria change (see Bulletin #162 for criteria):

  • fluticasone furoate/vilanterol, 100ug/25ug; brand name Breo-Ellipta
    Used for the long term maintenance treatment of COPD in adults and is also used for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 18 years of age and older

Recommended Revised Exception Drug Status criteria (see Bulletin #162 for criteria):

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