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NHF ADDS NEW DRUGS FOR HYPERTENSION AND ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE

NHF ADDS NEW DRUGS FOR HYPERTENSION AND ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE

 

New active pharmaceutical ingredients have been added to the National Health Fund (NHF) drug list for the benefit of persons covered on its Individual Benefits Programme for Hypertension and Ischaemic Heart Disease.

Concur AM Tablets, a combination of Bisoprolol and Amlodipine are available in 5mg and 10 mg with a subsidy of $68.27 and $127.72 per tablet respectively for the treatment of Hypertension and Ischaemic Heart Disease.

Also, added to the list for the treatment of Hypertension is Aprovasc Tablets, a combination of Irbesartan and Amlodipine. The NHF offers a subsidy of $60.34 for a 150mg tablet, $111.83 and $120.68 for the 300mg tablet.

There are now 249 active ingredients on the NHF Programme.

A complete drug list and subsidies paid by the National Health Fund can be found on the NHF website at www.nhf.org.jm or by calling NHF (1-888-NHF-CARE).

For further information contact:
Shermaine Robotham, Public Information Manager (Acting)
Jillian Green, Media Coordinator
Telephone: 906-1106

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