Pharmacy

Drug Tariff FAQ's


What are the arrangements for reimbursing specials?

Why has the DH introduced the arrangements for reimbursing specials?

Is the aim of the arrangements to stop pharmacies from making lots of excess profit on the purchase of specials?

When will the Part VIIIB price be paid for a special?

How will products not listed in Part VIIIB be reimbursed?

How have the Part VIIIB prices been calculated?

What are the endorsement requirements for specials?

How often will the Specials Tariff be updated?

My usual supplier sells the special I require at a price higher than the Drug Tariff; can I claim the extra cost?

I have contacted a number of manufacturers and I cannot source the product below the Drug Tariff price – what should I do?

What will happen to Part VIII Category E products?

How will I know if a licensed manufacturer has prepared the product under their licence or under the Section 10 exemption?

I normally source my specials from a manufacturer holding a specials manufacturing licence – how will I be paid for my specials?

I normally source my specials from a manufacturer operating under the Section 10 exemption – how will I be paid for my specials?

I have extemporaneously dispensed a product for my patient – how will I be paid?

Will broken bulk be allowed on specials?

Will out of pocket expenses be allowed on specials?

I extemporaneously prepare some of my orders for specials – is there an extemporaneous dispensing fee?

The value of the out of pocket expenses payment and extemporaneous dispensing payment are the same – why do I have to endorse them differently?

The value of the out of pocket expenses payment and extemporaneous dispensing payment are the same – why do I have to endorse them differently?

Will I still be able to claim Discount not Given (DNG) on my specials?

What records do I need to maintain under the new arrangements?

As a CCG, we have introduced our own local specials arrangements - can we continue to use them?

Are imported products included in the new arrangements?

What are the endorsement requirements for imported products?

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