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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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39 New Products Added to May Drug Tariff
  Wednesday, April 16, 2014

39 New Products Added to May Drug Tariff

April 2014

There are 39 new products to be added to the May 2014 Drug Tariff, including Ergocalciferol 100,000 units/5ml solution, Folic acid 5mg/5ml suspension and Melatonin 10mg/5ml suspension & Solution

We will inform you of the new & changed Specials Drug Tariff prices as soon as we receive them.

New Products

  1. Acetazolamide 250mg/5ml oral suspension
  2. Bisoprolol 1.25mg/5ml oral suspension
  3. Calcium carbonate 500mg/5ml oral suspension
  4. Chloral hydrate 200mg/5ml oral solution
  5. Chloral hydrate 200mg/5ml oral suspension

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Drug Tariff Update
  Friday, February 28, 2014

Drug Tariff Update

March 2014

Captopril oral solution/suspension has been removed from the Specials Drug Tariff Part VIIB in England & Wales as well as Part 7S in Scotland due to there there being a licensed medicine available.


Drug Tariff Update
  Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Drug Tariff Update

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.

To download your Free DT Wall Chart with price change indicator, please click here.

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November Drug Tariff - 50 New Products
  Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November Drug Tariff - 50 New Products

October 2013

50 new products have been added to the Part VIIIB (Specials) Drug Tariff for November 2013 increasing the number of Specials on Tariff to 187. Sodium cromoglicate 2% eye drops was not added to DT, even though it was on the original list issued earlier in October.  There are also 18 increases in minimum price as well as 119 decreases.

Oxybutynin oral solution/suspension have all been removed from Tariff due to licensing of these products (they can now be found under Part VIIIA of the Tariff).

The full November Specials Drug Tariff list can be found here.

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51 Specials added to Tariff
  Thursday, October 17, 2013

51 Specials added to Tariff

November 2013

The Department of Health has announced the changes to Part VIIIB Specials which will apply from 1 November 2013.

51 new products have been added to the Specials Drug tariff, increasing the number Specials now on Tariff to 188.  There are no Solid Doses at this point, but could be added on the next major change to the Tariff due in May 2014.

The list of newly added products is shown below and we will publish the complete list of products and prices as soon as they come available.

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Drug Tariff Update
  Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Drug Tariff Update

July 2013

 

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.

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74 Products Decrease in Price on May 2013 Drug Tariff
  Monday, April 29, 2013

74 Products Decrease in Price on May 2013 Drug Tariff

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

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New Specials Endorsement Guidelines
  Monday, April 29, 2013

New Specials Endorsement Guidelines

April 2013

As of 1st May 2013, along with 42 new products added to the Specials Drug Tariff Part VIIIB, there are changes to the way contractors must endorse their non-drug tariff Specials.

As well as the current requirements, contractors now have to also endorse the pack size of the product.

This means that where the unlicensed medicine is manufactured under a specials license or sourced under an importers license issued by the MHRA, the contractor shall endorse the:

  • pack size from which the order was supplied
  • invoice price per pack size from which the product was supplied less discount/rebates
  • manufacturer's/importer's licence number
  • batch number of the unlicensed medicine

We also discovered on checking this information with the English PPA and NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership - Primary Care Services (NWSSP-PCS) that contractors in Wales are also required to endorse the name of their Specials manufacturer / supplier.

At IPS Specials, we try to make life as simple as possible for our customers and our Innovative Invoices have been updated to ensure you don't miss any required information which may result in a delayed payment or underpayment for your Specials.

We have also updated our Quick Reference Specials Endorsement Guides for you to print out and display in your premises for locums or contractors who are not part of the IPS family and don't current receive the benefit of our Invoice Stickers.

Pharmacy Contractors: Download Specials Endorsement Guide here

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42 New Products Added to May Drug Tariff
  Friday, April 19, 2013

42 New Products Added to May Drug Tariff

April 2013

There are 42 new products to be added to the May 2013 Drug Tariff, including Lansoprazole 15mg/5ml & 30mg/5ml as well as Tranexamic Acid 500mg/5ml Solution & Suspension.

We will inform you of the new & changed Specials Drug Tariff prices as soon as we receive them.

New Products

  1. Antacid and Oxetacaine oral suspension
  2. Atorvastatin 20mg/5ml oral suspension
  3. Clopidogrel 75mg/5ml oral solution

 


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