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NHF Adds New Active Ingredient

NHF Adds New Active Ingredient 

National Health Fund (NHF) members, who are enrolled for Iscahemic Heart Disease, can now enjoy subsidies for Ivabradine, a new active ingredient that treats their condition. NHF added Ivabradine under the label Procoralan, to its NHF Card Drug List and offers a subsidy of $69.90 for each 5 milligram tablet and $104.85 per 7.5 milligram tablet.

Claims for Ivabradine, will only be payable for prescriptions written by cardiologists and internal medicine specialists.

Another label for the active ingredient Metformin, which is used to treat Diabetes, has also been added to the NHF Card Drug List. The new label is Metfil, which offers a 500 milligram tablet and has a NHF subsidy of $3.44 per tablet.

Details of the list of NHF subsidies are available from NHF Participating Pharmacies, the NHF website or by calling NHF.

For further information contact:
Rosemarie Lee, Tel. 906-1106
Shermaine Robotham, Tel. 322- 0809

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