January 2013

The updated Specials Drug Tariff (Part VIIIB) has been released and includes a number of price changes and the removal of Gabapentin and Paracetamol 500mg/5ml oral suspension due to the licensing of these products.

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The Top 10 Decreases this month vs November 2012 are:

Product

Formulations Covered

Change in Price per Min. Volume

Change in Price Per ml/g thereafter

Ciclosporin 2% eye drops

PF

-£88.01

£0.00

Diltiazem 2% cream

STD

-£26.83

£0.72

Flecainide 25mg/5ml oral solution

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

-£33.45

£0.00

Gabapentin 250mg/5ml oral solution

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

-£63.38

-£0.74

Gabapentin 250mg/5ml oral suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

-£198.67

-£0.07

Gabapentin 400mg/5ml solution/suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

-£185.57

-£0.14

Magnesium glycerophosphate (magnesium
121.25mg/5ml (5mmol/5ml)) oral solution

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

-£26.20

-£0.14

Omeprazole 10mg/5ml oral suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

-£26.21

£0.11

Paracetamol 500mg/5ml oral suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF

-£91.89

-£0.12

Phenobarbital 50mg/5ml oral suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

-£24.59

£0.03

 

The Top 10 Increases this month vs November 2012 are:

Product

Formulations Covered

Change in Price per Min. Volume

Change in Price Per ml/g thereafter

Bisacodyl 2.74mg/ml rectal solution

STD, LF, CF

£5.31

-£2.64

Captopril 25mg/5ml oral suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

£9.38

£0.01

Captopril 5mg/5ml oral suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

£5.54

-£0.03

Chlorothiazide 250mg/5ml oral suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

£17.42

£0.04

Colecalciferol 15,000units/5ml oral solution

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

£16.14

£0.03

Dexamfetamine 5mg/5ml oral solution

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

£19.97

£0.04

Diltiazem 2% ointment

STD

£23.40

-£0.34

Enalapril 5mg/5ml oral solution

STD, SF, LF, CF

£14.06

£0.09

Hypromellose 0.25% eye drops

STD

£20.26

-£0.19

Primidone 50mg/5ml oral suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF

£7.63

-£0.06

As previously communicated, Solid Doses are still not included in the Tariff, and it looks as though it will take longer than anticipated to introduce these into the Specials Tariff. They are therefore not now expected to be introduced in May 2013 – we’ll keep you updated!

You can check the new prices for the products on the Specials Drug Tariff will cost, please visit our Tariff Table & Calculator page.

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