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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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Specials Drug Tariff Introduced in Scotland as Part 7S
  Friday, February 01, 2013

Specials Drug Tariff Introduced in Scotland as Part 7S

February 2013

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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February Specials Drug Tariff Update
  Wednesday, January 30, 2013

February Specials Drug Tariff Update

January 2013

The updated Specials Drug Tariff (Part VIIIB) has been released and includes a number of price changes and the removal of Gabapentin and Paracetamol 500mg/5ml oral suspension due to the licensing of these products.

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The Top 10 Decreases this month vs November 2012 are:


Formulations Covered

Change in Price per Min. Volume

Change in Price Per ml/g thereafter

Ciclosporin 2% eye drops




Diltiazem 2% cream




Flecainide 25mg/5ml oral solution




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