April 2014

 

There are 39 new products to be added to the May 2014 Drug Tariff, as well as 182 changes in current prices.

118 existing tariff items have decreased in price, with 64 price increases.  The average price for products now stands at £146.48, the most expensive item being Sodium phenylbutyrate 625mg/5ml oral solution at £468.61 for 200ml.

Top 10 Increases in Price

INCREASE in Price per Min. Volume
Product
Arginine 500mg/5ml oral solution £52.49
Bisoprolol 5mg/5ml oral suspension £47.23
Glycopyrronium bromide 2mg/5ml oral solution £25.51
Cyclizine 50mg/5ml oral solution £21.69
Tacrolimus 5mg/5ml oral suspension £19.16
Naproxen 125mg/5ml oral suspension £18.43
Bisoprolol 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension £16.38
Furosemide 5mg/5ml oral suspension £15.59
Tacrolimus 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension £14.96
Clonidine 50micrograms/5ml oral suspension £12.82

 

 

Top 10 Decreases in Price

DECREASE in Price per Min. Volume
Product
Venlafaxine 75mg/5ml oral suspension -£105.15
Hyoscine hydrobromide 500micrograms/5ml oral suspension -£56.75
Carvedilol 5mg/5ml oral suspension -£54.74
Glycopyrronium bromide 5mg/5ml oral solution -£50.59
Trihexyphenidyl 2mg/5ml oral suspension -£49.62
Omeprazole 40mg/5ml oral suspension -£46.06
Melatonin 2mg/5ml oral suspension -£44.53
Glycopyrronium bromide 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension -£43.44
Diazoxide 250mg/5ml oral suspension -£43.40
Menadiol 5mg/5ml oral suspension -£36.47