February 2014

The updated Specials Drug Tariff (Part VIIIB) has been released and includes a number of price changes. There are no additions or deletions to the Tariff.

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The Top 10 Increases this month vs November 2013 are:

Top 10 Increases in Price INCREASE in Price per Min. Volume
Venlafaxine 75mg/5ml oral suspension £108.51
Glycopyrronium bromide 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension £52.12
Omeprazole 40mg/5ml oral suspension £51.26
Tetrabenazine 25mg/5ml oral suspension £43.93
Trihexyphenidyl 2mg/5ml oral suspension £38.34
Sodium chloride 1.17g/5ml (4mmol/ml) oral solution £35.14
Glycopyrronium bromide 2.5mg/5ml oral solution £31.71
Dosulepin 75mg/5ml oral solution £28.35
Menadiol 5mg/5ml oral suspension £24.72
Hyoscine hydrobromide 500micrograms/5ml oral solution £24.19

The Top 10 Decreases this month vs November 2013 are:

Top 10 Decreases in Price DECREASE in Price per Min. Volume
Arginine 500mg/5ml oral solution -£72.44
Atorvastatin 20mg/5ml oral suspension -£50.37
Clonazepam 2.5mg/ml drops -£46.56
Dosulepin 75mg/5ml oral suspension -£40.14
Glycopyrronium bromide 2mg/5ml oral solution -£36.94
Venlafaxine 37.5mg/5ml oral suspension -£35.28
Lansoprazole 5mg/5ml oral suspension -£34.06
Bisoprolol 5mg/5ml oral suspension -£33.73
Tranexamic acid 500mg/5ml oral suspension -£32.90
Clopidogrel 75mg/5ml oral suspension -£32.54

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. 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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