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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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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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