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Drug Tariff Update
  Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Drug Tariff Update

November 2015

Effective from 1st November


  • 249 products in Part VIIIB
  • 51 minimum volume prices have gone up
  • 185 minimum volume prices have gone down
  • 12 New Products
  • 5 Products Removed
  • 1 Product Replaced


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Drug Tariff Update
  Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Drug Tariff Update

August 2015

Effective from 1st August 2015

The following 5 lines have been added to Part VIIIB:

  • Eosin 2% solution
  • Naltrexone 5mg/5ml oral solution
  • Salicylic acid 20% ointment
  • Salicylic acid 5% ointment
  • Topiramate 100mg/5ml oral suspension   

Drug Tariff Update
  Monday, June 29, 2015

Drug Tariff Update

July 2015

Effective from 1st July 2015

The following 2 lines have been added to Part VIIIA as they are now licensed.

Amlodipine 10mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150ml

Amlodipine 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150ml

As a result, the following 4 lines have been removed from Part VIIB:

  • Amlodipine 10mg/5ml oral solution
  • Amlodipine 10mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Amlodipine 5mg/5ml oral solution
  • Amlodipine 5mg/5ml oral suspension

IPS Specials will continue providing Amlodipine suspension as a Non-DT product effective from 1st July - provided there is clinical need.


Drug Tariff Update
  Monday, April 20, 2015

Drug Tariff Update

May 2015

May 2015 Drug Tariff Part VIIIB Specials

 

NEW

Amiodarone 100mg/5ml oral solution

STD, SF, NSF, FF

NEW

Bisoprolol 1.25mg/5ml oral solution

STD, SF, LF, FF, AF

NEW

Coal tar 10% ointment

All bases

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Drug Tariff Update
  Monday, February 02, 2015

Drug Tariff Update

February 2015

The updated Specials Drug Tariff (Part VIIIB) has been released and includes a number of price changes.

Arginine 2g/5ml oral solution STD, SF, FF 250ml £139.72 56p per ML has been added to the Specials Drug Tariff Part VIIIB in England & Wales.

Three products have been removed:

  • Amitriptyline 10mg/5ml oral solution - Now Licensed
  • Sodium bicarbonate 420mg/5ml (1mmol/ml) oral solution - Now Licensed
  • Sodium bicarbonate 420mg/5ml (1mmol/ml) oral solution - Now Licensed

APSM White Paper
  Monday, January 12, 2015

APSM White Paper

January 2015

 

The APSM has launched a White Paper which attributes an economic value to the provision of unlicensed medicines within the NHS.

The Paper takes a series of typical patient scenarios where a Special is indicated and then identifies the potential cost to the NHS of attempting to meet patient need with a lower cost, higher risk alternative such as tablet crushing.

The White Paper was commissioned in the light of growing concern about cost pressures leading to higher risk practice in the supply chain.

There is regulation and guidance to prevent unnecessary prescribing of a Special and as an industry we have a duty to support this. However, when a Special is indicated, Specials should be manufactured in an MHRA-approved facility wherever possible.

You can read the APSM's White Paper here


Drug Tariff Update
  Friday, January 02, 2015

Drug Tariff Update

January 2015

Hypromellose 0.3% Preservative Free Eye drops have been removed as a Special Order in England & Wales and moved under Part IXA-Appliances/ Eye Products with fixed price of £5.75 


Drug Tariff Update
  Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Drug Tariff Update

January 2015

Sodium Chloride 5% Preservative Free Eye Drops 10ml has been removed from the Specials Drug Tariff Part VIIIB in England & Wales and moved under Part IXA-Appliances/ Eye Products with fixed price of £25.20


40 New Products Due To Be Added To Drug Tariff
  Tuesday, October 28, 2014

40 New Products Due To Be Added To Drug Tariff

November 2014

November 2014 Drug Tariff Part VIIIB Specials

NEW

Alfentanil 0.1% nasal spray

STD

NEW

Allopurinol 300mg/5ml oral suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, AF, FF

NEW

Amiodarone 100mg/5ml oral suspension

STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, AF, FF

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May 2014 Tariff Update - 39 Products Added
  Monday, April 28, 2014

May 2014 Tariff Update - 39 Products Added

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.

The new drug tariff list can be viewed here.  View our short infographic illustrating the changes here.

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