Both the England & Wales and the Scottish tariff for Specials has been updated as of 1st August 2013.
Specials Drug Tariff: England & Wales
For the first time since its introduction in November 2011, August has seen more products on the Specials Drug Tariff (Part VIIIB) increase in value compared with the number of decreases.
As of 1st August 2013. there are 87 products which have increased versus 54 products which have decreased in value. The full list of Specials Drug Tariff items can be found here.
We are expecting further product additions in November, but it is unclear as to whether these will include Solid Doses.
Specials Drug Tariff: Scotland
11 products have been added to the Scottish Drug Tariff (Part 7S) with 3 products removed as of 1st August.
The new additions to the Tariff includes Co-Proxamol Tablets and Melatonin 3mg Tablets.
Products no longer included in Part 7S are Gabapentin Oral Suspensions (300mg/5ml & 400mg/5ml) and Oxybutynin HCL 2.5mg/5ml Oral Solution.
For a full Specials Tariff List and to view our handy Endorsement Guide, please view our Scottish Tariff page.