Drug Tariff Watch – July 2024

The Drug Tariff Preface published monthly, lists additions, deletions and other changes to products listed in the Drug Tariff. Below is a summary of the changes coming into effect from 1 July 2024.

PART XVIIIB – Drugs, medicines and others substances that may be ordered only in certain circumstances

Contractors should note the addition of GnRH analogue to this Part as regards England.

Key
g Special container – This product is a special container and should be dispensed in its complete original pack size.
n Item requiring reconstitution – This product requires reconstitution; pharmacy teams are advised to endorse the amount of packs supplied to enable the patient to complete the full course of medication prescribed.
§ Selected List Scheme (SLS) – see Part XVIIIB of the Drug Tariff
* This pack only (others already/still available)
BB Product is eligible for Broken Bulk claims where payment is made for a complete pack if a part-pack has been dispensed to match the prescribed quantity and it is unlikely that you will be able to dispense the balance within the following six months.
OOP Product eligible for Out Of Pocket expense claims (over £0.50) where in exceptional circumstances, pharmacy owners incur expenses in obtaining this product (which is not required to be frequently supplied by the pharmacy owner).
DND Product is not subject to discount deduction or ‘clawback’ as it meets either group or individual item criteria for DND (Discount Not Deducted) as set out in Part II of the Drug Tariff.
Part VIIIA Additions

Category C Additions:

  • Cimetidine 800mg tablets (30) – Medreich Plc BB and OOP
  • Dabigatran etexilate 110mg granules sachets sugar free (60) – Pradaxa DND and OOP
  • Dabigatran etexilate 150mg granules sachets sugar free (60) – Pradaxa DND and OOP
  • Dabigatran etexilate 20mg granules sachets sugar free (60) – Pradaxa DND and OOP
  • Dabigatran etexilate 30mg granules sachets sugar free (60) – Pradaxa DND and OOP
  • Dabigatran etexilate 40mg granules sachets sugar free (60) – Pradaxa DND and OOP
  • Dabigatran etexilate 50mg granules sachets sugar free (60) – Pradaxa DND and OOP
  • Hydrocortisone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (100ml) – Colonis Pharma Ltd DND, BB and OOP
  • *Ipratropium bromide 21micrograms/dose nasal spray g (240 dose) – Consilient Health Ltd OOP
  • Tirzepatide 7.5mg/0.6ml solution for injection 2.4ml pre-filled disposable devices g (1) – Mounjaro KwikPen DND and OOP
  • Tirzepatide 10mg/0.6ml solution for injection 2.4ml pre-filled disposable devices g (1) – Mounjaro KwikPen DND and OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments
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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) imposed the introduction of new reimbursement arrangements for the setting of Drug Tariff Category A products from April 2024. 

  • Alfacalcidol 1microgram capsules g (30) Category C reference product now reads – One-Alpha OOP
    Price remains at £8.75
  • Aripiprazole 400mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection pre-filled syringes g (1) Category C – Abilify Maintena now reads Aripiprazole 400mg powder and solvent for prolonged-release suspension for injection pre-filled syringes DND and OOP
    Price remains at £220.41
  • Aripiprazole 400mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials g (1) Category C – Abilify Maintena now reads Aripiprazole 400mg powder and solvent for prolonged-release suspension for injection vials DND and OOP
    Price remains at £220.41
  • Betamethasone 0.1% ear/eye/nose drops g (10ml) Category C reference product now reads – Betnesol OOP
    Price remains at £2.32
  • Bimatoprost 300micrograms/ml eye drops 0.4ml unit dose preservative free 30 (3xg10) Category C – Lumigan has now moved to Category M with changes to the special container sub-pack  30 (6xg5)
    Price decrease £13.75 to £12.16
  • Bumetanide 1mg tablets (28) Category M has now moved to Category A
    Price increase £2.05 to £4.20
  • Buserelin 150micrograms/dose nasal spray (168 (2xg84) dose) Category C – Suprecur has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Buserelin 150micrograms/dose nasal spray DND and OOP
    Price remains at £105.16
  • Buserelin 5.5mg/5.5ml solution for injection vials (2) Category C has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Buserelin 5.5mg/5.5ml solution for injection vials – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £34.37
  • Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% ointment g (30g) Category M has now moved to Category C – Dovobet OOP
    Price increase £9.30 to £19.84
  • Dapsone 100mg tablets (28) Category A has now moved to Category C – Almus Pharmaceuticals Ltd DND, BB and OOP
    Price remains at £13.80
  • Erythromycin 40mg/ml / Zinc acetate 12mg/ml lotion g (90ml) Category C – Zineryt reference product has changed to – Neon Healthcare Ltd – OOP
    Price increase £20.025 to £40.04
  • Glycerol 4g suppositories (12) Category A has now moved to Category M
    Price decrease £3.19 to £2.11
  • Goserelin 10.8mg implant pre-filled syringes g (1) Category C – Zoladex LA has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Goserelin 10.8mg implant pre-filled syringes DND and OOP
    Price remains at £235.00
  • Goserelin 3.6mg implant pre-filled syringes g (1) Category C – Zoladex has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Goserelin 3.6mg implant pre-filled syringes DND and OOP
    Price remains at £70.00
  • Lamotrigine 5mg dispersible tablets sugar free (28) Category M has now moved to Category C – Teva UK Ltd BB and OOP
    Price increase £9.13 to £13.18
  • Leuprorelin 11.25mg implant pre-filled syringes g (1) Category C – Staladex has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Leuprorelin 11.25mg implant pre-filled syringes DND and OOP
    Price remains at £208.79
  • Leuprorelin 11.25mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection pre-filled syringes g (1) Category C – Prostap 3 DCS has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Leuprorelin 11.25mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection pre-filled syringes DND and OOP
    Price remains at £225.72
  • Leuprorelin 3.75mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection pre-filled syringes g (1) Category C – Prostap SR DCS has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Leuprorelin 3.75mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection pre-filled syringes OOP
    Price remains at £75.24
  • Levomepromazine 50mg tablets (84) Category A has now moved to Category C – Morningside Healthcare Ltd BB and OOP
    Price remains at £34.00
  • Macrogol compound half-strength oral powder sachets NPF sugar free (30) Category C – Movicol Paediatric reference product has now been removed – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £4.38
  • Metyrapone 250mg capsules (100) Category C – Metopirone reference product has changed to – HRA Pharma UK & Ireland Ltd – DND, BB and OOP
    Price remains at £438.57
  • Moxifloxacin 400mg tablets (5) Category C – Brown & Burk UK Ltd reference product has now been removed – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £10.99
  • Nafarelin 200micrograms/dose nasal spray g (60 dose) Category C – Synarel has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Nafarelin 200micrograms/dose nasal spray DND and OOP
    Price remains at £52.43
  • Olopatadine 1mg/ml eye drops g (5ml) Category M has now moved to Category A
    Price increase £3.26 to £5.01
  • Paracetamol 250mg/5ml oral suspension (100ml) Category M has now moved to Category C – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd BB and OOP
    Price remains at £3.77
  • Potassium aminobenzoate 3g oral powder sachets (40) Category C – Potaba reference product has changed to – Neon Healthcare Ltd DND, BB and OOP
    Price increase £34.31 to £68.77
  • Propranolol 160mg tablets (56) Category A has now moved to Category C – Accord-UK Ltd BB and OOP
    Price remains at £5.87
  • Propranolol 50mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category A has now moved to Category C – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd DND, BB and OOP
    Price decrease £47.64 to £38.50
  • Rivaroxaban 10mg tablets (30) Category C – Xarelto reference product has now been removed – DND, BB and OOP
    Price remains at £54.00
  • Rivaroxaban 15mg tablets (28) Category C – Xarelto reference product has now been removed – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £50.40
  • Rivaroxaban 2.5mg tablets (56) Category C – Xarelto reference product has now been removed – DND, BB and OOP
    Price remains at £50.40
  • Rivaroxaban 20mg tablets (28) Category C – Xarelto reference product has now been removed – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £50.40
  • Sulfasalazine 500mg gastro-resistant tablets (112) Category M has now moved to Category C – Genesis Pharmaceuticals Ltd BB and OOP
    Price increase £61.08 to £70.17
  • Temazepam 10mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (300ml) Category A has now moved to Category C – Thame Laboratories Ltd DND, BB and OOP
    Price decrease £206.85 to £186.17
  • Triptorelin 11.25mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials g (1) Category C – Decapeptyl SR has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Triptorelin 11.25mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials DND and OOP
    Price remains at £207.00
  • Triptorelin acetate 3.75mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection pre-filled syringes g (1) Category C – Gonapeptyl Depot has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Triptorelin acetate 3.75mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection pre-filled syringes DND and OOP
    Price remains at £81.69
  • Triptorelin acetate 3mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials g (1) Category C – Decapeptyl SR has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Triptorelin acetate 3mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials DND and OOP
    Price remains at £69.00
  • Triptorelin embonate 22.5mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials g (1) Category C – Decapeptyl SR has been added to the SLS list and now reads §Triptorelin embonate 22.5mg powder and solvent for suspension for injection vials DND and OOP
    Price remains at £414.00
  • Valsartan 80mg tablets (28) Category A has now moved to Category C – Macleods Pharma UK Ltd BB and OOP
    Price increase £11.38 to £13.69
  • Venlafaxine 150mg modified-release capsules (28) Category C – Vensir XL reference product has now been removed – BB and OOP
    Price increase £4.72 to £9.95
  • Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets (6) Category M has now moved to Category A
    Price increase £14.43 to £27.94
  • Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets (12) Category M has now moved to Category A
    Price increase £28.86 to £55.90

Please note price listed here was correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change in line with the price change mechanism.

Part VIIIA Deletions
 
If all pack sizes of a drug have been removed from Part VIII of the Drug Tariff the drug can continue to be dispensed as long as it does NOT appear in Part XVIIIA (Drugs, Medicines and other substances not to be ordered under a General Medical Services Contract).

Category A Deletions:

  • Erythromycin ethyl succinate 500mg/5ml oral suspension n (100ml)
  • Olanzapine 15mg orodispersible tablets (28)

Category C Deletions:

  • Calcium carbonate 500mg chewable tablets (48) – Rennie Orange
  • Chlorhexidine acetate 0.02% catheter maintenance solution g (100ml) – Uro-Tainer
  • Insulin isophane biphasic human 25/75 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml pre-filled disposable devices (5) – Insuman Comb 25 SoloStar
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster) vaccine (live) powder and solvent for suspension for injection 0.65ml pre-filled syringes g (1) – Zostavax

Part VIIIB Deletions

  • Hydrocortisone 10mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, AF, FF (100ml) – There is now an alternative product which can be found in Part VIIIA.
  • Hydrocortisone 5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, AF, FF (100ml) – There is now an alternative product which can be found in Part VIIIA.

Part II (Drugs for which discount is not deducted (DND)) Additions

  • Epilim Chronosphere MR 750mg granules sachets
  • Sodium valproate 750mg modified-release granules sachets sugar free

Part II (Drugs for which discount is not deducted (DND)) Amendments

Previous Part II listing  Now reads 
Ferinject solution for injection vials (ALL) Ferinject 100mg/2ml solution for injection vials
Ferinject 500mg/10ml solution for injection vials

Part II (Drugs for which discount is not deducted (DND)) Deletions

  • Atripla 600mg/200mg/245mg tablets

Part VIC (Lateral flow device reimbursement price) - Amendments

The payment for these tests, where supplied as part of the service, will be £5.67 for 5 LFD tests An allowance at the applicable VAT rate will also be paid.

Part IX Deletions

It is important to take careful note of removals from Part IX because if you dispense a deleted product, prescriptions will be returned as disallowed and therefore payment will not be made for dispensing the item.

The following appliances have been deleted from Part IX of the July 2024 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – BANDAGES – Multi-layer Compression Bandaging – Urgo Ltd – UrgoKTwo – multi-layer compression bandage kit 0 (short)
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Medasil (Surgical) Ltd – Urethral Catheter (Silicone Foley Catheter) All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way Long Term Use – Paediatric – Medasil (Surgical) Ltd – Medasil 2 Way Foley All Silicone Catheter All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way Long Term Use – Paediatric – Medasil (Surgical) Ltd – Urethral Catheter (Silicone Foley Catheter) All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – CERVICAL COLLAR, SOFT FOAM – Clini Cervical Collar Large (53cm), OA8023
APPLIANCES – DEBRIDEMENT DEVICE – Chemo-Mechanical Debridement Device – ChloraSolv 3ml syringe
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Zetuvit Plus Silicone Border – Rectangular 15cm x 25cm
20cm x 25cm
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – NIGHT DRAINAGE BAGS – Optimum Medical Solutions – Ugo 4weeks kit (contains 28 Ugo 10 night drainage bags, 4 Ugo leg bags, 4 Ugo fix leg bag straps, 4 Ugo fix gentle catheter clips and 1 Ugo hanger – Ugo 4weeks 3C (500ml, short tube, Ttap) 3016, 1
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – NIGHT DRAINAGE BAGS – Optimum Medical Solutions – Ugo 4weeks kit (contains 28 Ugo 10 night drainage bags, 4 Ugo leg bags, 4 Ugo fix leg bag straps, 4 Ugo fix gentle catheter clips and 1 Ugo hanger – Ugo 4weeks 4C (500ml, long tube, T-tap) 3017, 1
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – URINAL SYSTEMS – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Stoke Mandeville sheath type urinal WP110-01-U, 1
STOMA APPLIANCES – ADHESIVE DISCS/RINGS/PADS/PLASTERS – Peak Medical Ltd – Varimate Extra Thin Hydrocolloid Curved Retention Strips VMT CURVE,  60
STOMA APPLIANCES – ADHESIVE DISCS/RINGS/PADS/PLASTERS – Peak Medical Ltd – Varimate Retention Strips VMT 0311, 60
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – Peak Medical Ltd – EuroTec Adjustable Elastic Ostomy Belt 50mm wide – XX Large (130cm and above) SB 50 XXL, 1
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Colomate 1-piece closed soft convex pouch with split cover, 4-point belt lugs and high capacity bar filter – Transparent – Medium/Large – pre-cut 22mm, CMLTC122, 10
41mm, CMLTC141, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Colomate Closed 1 piece pouch Beige non-woven front and back and high
capacity filter – Medium – pre-cut
32mm, CMB132, 30
45mm, CMB145, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Colomate Closed 1 piece pouch transparent with beige needle-pin overlap and high capacity filter – Large – pre-cut 25mm, CLT125, 30
28mm, CLT128, 30
35mm, CLT135, 30
38mm, CLT138, 30
45mm, CLT145, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – FLANGES – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Flanges all Blue Rubber All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – FLANGES – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Rubber Flanges, double base hole  38mm int diam, WK160-38-J, 1
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Ileomate – One piece pouch with high capacity bar filter and SoftSafe closure with integral finger pocket – Transparent – Medium – pre-cut All sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Ileomate – One piece pouch with high capacity bar filter and SoftSafe closure with integral finger pocket – Transparent – Large, Oval Barrier – pre-cut All sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – PRESSURE PLATES/SHIELDS – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Surrey Model Plastic Pressure Plate  32mm dia, WK001-32-L, 1
STOMA APPLIANCES – PRESSURE PLATES/SHIELDS – Jade-Euro-Med Ltd – Standard Plastic Pressure Plates to use with Lightweight Bag attached Flange 25mm int diameter, WK004-25-C, 1
38mm int diameter, WK004-38-M, 1
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate Closed pouch, Beige non-woven both sides, high capacity filter – Medium 38mm flange, CMB238, 30
57mm flange, CMB257, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate Closed pouch, Beige non-woven both sides, high capacity filter – Large 38mm flange, CLB238, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate soft convex flange 57mm flange – pre-cut All sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate Urostomy pouch, with non-return valve and soft bottom outlet tap – Transparent – Large 57mm flange, ULT257B, 20
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Salts Healthcare – Flexifit wafer with hydrocolloid surround and Aloe Vera extracts All sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Jade Euro Med Ltd – Mitcham – Maxi All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Uromate 1 piece urostomy pouch, semi-transparent, beige non-woven backing and needle-pin overlap, non-return valve, soft bottom outlet tap – Large – pre-cut 19mm, ULT119B, 20
22mm, ULT122B, 20
25mm, ULT125B, 20
28mm, ULT128B, 20
35mm, ULT135B, 20
38mm, ULT138B, 20
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Uromate 1-piece urostomy soft convex pouch with split cover, non-return valve, 4-point belt lugs and soft bottom outlet tap – Transparent – Large – pre-cut 16mm, ULTC116B, 10
38mm, ULTC138B, 10

To view appliances due to be deleted from Part IX of the August, September and October 2024 Drug Tariffs visit our page Drug Tariff Appliance Watch: Notice of Deletion

To view the latest changes to special container status, visit our page Notice of changes to special container status of products page.

To view all the monthly changes to the DND status of products, visit our page Notice of changes to discount not deducted (DND) status of products.

To view previous Drug Tariff Watch months visit our page here.

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