Temporary Change in Status for the Stimulants Drug Class Effective April 22, 2020

Temporary Change in Status for the Stimulants Drug Class Effective April 22, 2020

HHSC has been informed of a drug shortage for Methylphenidate ER in the Stimulants drug class. FirstCare temporarily removed the non-preferred status from the brand formulations of the NDCs below on April 22, 2020. These changes will allow providers to prescribe for these drugs without requiring a PDL prior authorization and allow continued access to necessary medication for clients. This is a temporary change until the preferred products are sufficiently available in the market. FirstCare will announce any further PDL status changes of these NDCs.
 

NDC Label Name
50458058501 CONCERTA ER 18 MG TABLET
50458058601 CONCERTA ER 36 MG TABLET
50458058701 CONCERTA ER 54 MG TABLET
50458058801 CONCERTA ER 27 MG TABLET
 

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