As of 1stFebruary 2013, 48 Specials have been introduced into the Scottish Drug Tariff under a new section - Part 7S.
New arrangements for the dispensing and reimbursement of Specials and unlicensed imported medicines have been introduced in Scotland under a new section of the Scottish Drug Tariff, Part 7S. These arrangements include formal reimbursement prices for commonly prescribed Specials set by the tariff as well as a requirement to seek authorisation from the relevant Health Board.
Following on from England & Wales' introduction of the Tariff, NHS Scotland are keen to increase transparency of Specials prescribing, ensure cost-effective sourcing and to streamline reimbursement for Specials (according to a recent NHS Circular dated 31st January 2013).
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