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Network Matters
News and Information for the
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Network

February 2015

Fentanyl Patch and Xartemis XR Quantity Limit 


Effective April 15, 2015, quantity limits will apply to fentanyl transdermal patches (generic and brand name Duragesic) and Xartemis XR (oxycodone HCl/acetaminophen extended-release tablets).

Medication

Quantity Limit

Formularies

Generic fentanyl transdermal patch

15 patches per 30 days

Premium & Value

Duragesic transdermal patch

15 patches per 30 days

Premium

Xartemis XR 4 tablets per day Premium

This month, Harvard Pilgrim will send letters to members who have filled prescriptions for any of these agents in the past three months notifying them of the change. Harvard Pilgrim has determined that members with a cancer diagnosis will be grandfathered, and will not be subject to the quantity limit.

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