December 2022 Price Concessions – 3rd Update

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (22/12/2022) granted the following list of price concessions for December 2022.

PSNC and DHSC are still working to finalise prices for several other drugs including some antibiotics reported to be unavailable at the prices listed in the December 2022 Drug Tariff. As soon as prices are finalised, these will be cascaded to contractors via PSNC’s website and email alerts.

Drug Pack Size Price concession
Baclofen 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 300 £5.70
Bumetanide 1mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £235.00
Carbocisteine 250mg/5ml oral solution 300 £8.14
Carbocisteine 375mg capsules 120 £15.15
Cetomacrogol cream (Formula A) 500 £3.25
Chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £7.06
Cinnarizine 15mg tablets 84 £6.05
Clindamycin 150mg capsules 24 £3.00
Clotrimazole 1% cream 20 £2.22
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 32 £4.04
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 100 £12.62
Cyclizine 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £14.15
Digoxin 125microgram tablets 28 £4.66
Digoxin 250microgram tablets 28 £4.55
Digoxin 62.5microgram tablets 28 £4.75
Dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets 100 £7.24
Dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets 28 £2.03
Docusate 50mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 300 £20.63
Domperidone 1mg/ml oral suspension sugar free 200 £47.50
Donepezil 5mg orodispersible tablets sugar free 28 £59.85
Doxycycline 100mg capsules 8 £0.96
Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £3.78
Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £5.11
Fluoxetine 20mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 70 £14.50
Fluoxetine 60mg capsules 30 £2.23
Fusidic acid 1% modified-release eye drops 5 £32.28
Ibandronic acid 150mg tablets 1 £2.12
Levetiracetam 500mg tablets 60 £4.37
Liothyronine 5microgram tablets 28 £100.94
Lisinopril 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £198.00
Methylphenidate 5mg tablets 30 £3.70
Metoprolol 50mg tablets 28 £1.95
Mometasone 0.1% cream 30 £4.10
Mometasone 0.1% ointment 30 £4.40
Pregabalin 150mg capsules 56 £2.82
Pregabalin 50mg capsules 84 £2.75
Rabeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £7.06
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg orodispersible tablets sugar free 6 £9.61
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 12 £25.04
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £12.52
Zopiclone 3.75mg tablets 28 £3.78

The DHSC previously announced (20/12/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack Size Price concession
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £4.34
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £3.87
Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% ointment 30 £12.99
Carvedilol 6.25mg tablets 28 £2.85
Chloramphenicol 1% eye ointment 4 £4.30
Cinacalcet 30mg tablets 28 £13.55
Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £5.21
Clotrimazole 1% cream 50 £5.54
Co-amoxiclav 500mg/125mg tablets 21 £9.85
Colecalciferol 1,000unit capsules 30 £8.31
Dorzolamide 20mg/ml eye drops 5 £4.75
Dosulepin 25mg capsules 28 £5.75
Erythromycin ethyl succinate 500mg tablets 28 £14.20
Famotidine 40mg tablets 28 £36.30
Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules 28 £3.99
Fluoxetine 20mg/5ml oral solution 70 £14.30
Frovatriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £18.17
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £13.19
Lamotrigine 25mg dispersible tablets sugar free 56 £23.99
Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml eye drops 2.5 £2.55
Mometasone 50micrograms/dose nasal spray 140 £4.80
Naproxen 500mg tablets 28 £2.12
Naratriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £3.10
Naratriptan 2.5mg tablets 12 £6.20
Omeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £3.20
Oxybutynin 5mg tablets 56 £2.55
Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets 24 £3.83
Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets 100 £15.95
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg tablets 28 £3.99
Pregabalin 300mg capsules 56 £4.01
Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg tablets 56 £34.19
Rivastigmine 3mg capsules 28 £5.79
Telmisartan 20mg tablets 28 £5.31
Telmisartan 40mg tablets 28 £3.33
Temazepam 10mg tablets 28 £31.00
Temazepam 20mg tablets 28 £33.00
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £19.98
Valsartan 40mg capsules 28 £7.30
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £8.99
Venlafaxine 37.5mg tablets 56 £5.17

The DHSC previously announced (19/12/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack Size Price Concession
Alendronic acid 70mg tablets 4 £4.63
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £20.29
Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £33.92
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £13.09
Amorolfine 5% medicated nail lacquer 5 £7.34
Aripiprazole 10mg tablets 28 £29.95
Aripiprazole 15mg tablets 28 £25.85
Atenolol 25mg tablets 28 £1.44
Benzydamine 0.15% mouthwash sugar free 300 £4.65
Benzydamine 0.15% oromucosal spray sugar free 30 £3.69
Bisacodyl 5mg gastro-resistant tablets 60 £4.99
Bisoprolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £1.18
Celecoxib 100mg capsules 60 £6.26
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £29.83
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £28.50
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £29.51
Cilostazol 100mg tablets 56 £16.29
Citalopram 20mg tablets 28 £1.96
Citalopram 40mg/ml oral drops sugar free 15 £15.95
Clarithromycin 500mg tablets 14 £9.45
Clotrimazole 500mg pessaries 1 £10.35
Co-amilofruse 2.5mg/20mg tablets 28 £4.32
Co-trimoxazole 80mg/400mg tablets 28 £4.73
Desogestrel 75microgram tablets 84 £5.08
Donepezil 5mg tablets 28 £1.30
Escitalopram 10mg tablets 28 £1.99
Escitalopram 20mg tablets 28 £1.69
Escitalopram 5mg tablets 28 £1.15
Ezetimibe 10mg tablets 28 £1.99
Febuxostat 80mg tablets 28 £3.50
Finasteride 5mg tablets 28 £4.99
Fluoxetine 10mg capsules 30 £24.50
Fluoxetine 20mg capsules 30 £1.25
Fluoxetine 40mg capsules 30 £2.47
Gabapentin 100mg capsules 100 £3.53
Lacidipine 2mg tablets 28 £3.20
Lacidipine 4mg tablets 28 £4.24
Lamotrigine 100mg tablets 56 £2.54
Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £2.57
Lercanidipine 20mg tablets 28 £7.93
Levetiracetam 1g tablets 60 £6.66
Mometasone 0.1% cream 100 £12.67
Mycophenolate mofetil 500mg tablets 50 £8.68
Naproxen 250mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £2.76
Naproxen 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £4.90
Nebivolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £18.20
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £1.37
Norethisterone 5mg tablets 30 £7.43
Omeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £1.50
Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 250 £9.70
Paroxetine 20mg tablets 30 £1.63
Prednisolone 5mg soluble tablets 30 £62.00
Pregabalin 75mg capsules 56 £2.30
Quinine sulfate 200mg tablets 28 £4.80
Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £4.95
Risedronate sodium 35mg tablets 4 £3.24
Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £19.80
Telmisartan 80mg tablets 28 £2.99
Tranexamic acid 500mg tablets 60 £7.10
Valsartan 160mg capsules 28 £10.36

No additional endorsements are required for price concessions. A price concession only applies for the month in which it is granted.

PSNC is seeking improvements to the current price concessions system following significant concerns raised by pharmacy contractors about the unsustainable level of prices, imposed by DHSC in the past few months, for certain medicines and has sent a strong and clear message back to Government that pharmacies cannot subsidise the NHS medicines bill, escalating this within the DHSC and insisting that they find urgent solutions.

If you have problems obtaining a Part VIII product at the stated Drug Tariff price, please report the issue using the online feedback form on the PSNC website. Please include full details of the supplier and price paid for any products sourced above the Drug Tariff price. PSNC will investigate the extent of the problem and, if appropriate, discuss the issue with DHSC. Please note that PSNC cannot provide details of any generic products awaiting price concession approval from DHSC.

Contractors will be alerted to further updates to the price concession list through our website and via our e-news email.  If you wish to subscribe to our email list, you can receive an email as soon as any announcements are made.

To hear more on how the current price concessions system operates, pharmacy teams can now access a recording of PSNC’s recent webinar here.

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