April 2013

42 new products have been added to the Part VIIIB (Specials) Drug Tariff for May 2013 increasing the number of Specials on Tariff to 141.  There are also 25 increases in minimum price as well as 74 decreases.

As of 1st May 2013. there are 42 new products added to the Specials Drug Tariff (Part VIIIB) in England & Wales.  The full list of Specials Drug Tariff items can be found here. No Solid Doses have been added to the Tariff at this time.

Clobazam 10mg/5ml & Clobazam 5mg/5ml oral suspensions are both removed from Tariff due to both becoming licensed (they can now be found under Part VIIIA of the Tariff).

Top 10 Increases in Tariff Price

Product INCREASE in Price per Min. Volume
Terbinafine 250mg/5ml oral suspension £20.45
Diltiazem 2% cream £19.32
Azathioprine 50mg/5ml oral suspension £11.23
Amitriptyline 10mg/5ml oral suspension £11.18
Sodium chloride 292.5mg/5ml (1mmol/ml) oral solution £9.49
Oxybutynin 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension £9.34
Primidone 62.5mg/5ml oral suspension £9.30
Ketamine 50mg/5ml oral solution £9.10
Dantrolene 25mg/5ml oral suspension £8.80
Dipyridamole 100mg/5ml oral suspension £7.28


Top 10 Decreases in Tariff Price


Product DECREASE in Price per Min. Volume
Dexamfetamine 5mg/5ml oral suspension -£61.42
Ranitidine 5mg/5ml oral solution -£27.46
Omeprazole 20mg/5ml oral suspension -£26.96
Ergocalciferol 3,000units/ml oral solution -£25.24
Bisoprolol 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension -£24.13
Quetiapine 12.5mg/5ml oral suspension -£23.00
Hyoscine hydrobromide 300micrograms/5ml oral suspension -£21.88
Captopril 25mg/5ml oral solution -£21.14
Captopril 25mg/5ml oral suspension -£20.35
Sodium benzoate 500mg/5ml oral solution -£17.98