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NHF Adds New Drug for Arthritis and Major Depression

NHF Adds New Drug for Arthritis and Major Depression

National Health Fund (NHF) cardholders are to benefit from the addition of new drugs for the treatment of Arthritis and Major Depression.

For Arthritis three (3) new drugs have been added which are, Zerodol tablets with the active ingredient Aceclofenac with a subsidy of $31.00 per 100mg tablet, Zerodol CR tablets with the active ingredient Aceclofenac Controlled Release with a subsidy of $62.00 per 200mg tablet and Zerodol-P tablets with the active ingredients Aceclofenac and Paracetamol with a subsidy of $43.77 per 100mg/500mg tablet.

Valdoxan with the active ingredient Agomelatine with a subsidy of $172.00 per 25mg tablet has been added for the treatment of Major Depression.

These changes became effective June 2, 2015.

A complete drug list and subsidies paid by the National Health Fund are available from NHF participating Pharmacies, the NHF website or by calling NHF (1-888-NHF-CARE).

Contact: NHF Public Information Manager (Actg.) Shermaine Robotham, Tel. 832-8675/ 9061106

 

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