Drug Tariff Watch – September 2022

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 September 2022.

ADVANCE NOTICE

Pharmacy contractors should note that from October 2022, the discount applied to the monthly total of reimbursement prices will be transitioning to new arrangements. See Changes to discount deduction arrangements for more information.

Key
g Special container – This product is a special container and should be dispensed in its complete original pack size.
§ Selected List Scheme (SLS)
* 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, contractors incur expenses in obtaining this product (which is not required to be frequently supplied by the contractor).
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 A Additions:

  • Doxepin 10mg capsules 28 Category A – DND

Category C Additions: 

  • Cenobamate 12.5mg tablets and Cenobamate 25mg tablets g (28) – Ontozry – OOP and DND
  • Cenobamate 50mg tablets (14) – Ontozry – BB, OOP and DND
  • Cenobamate 50mg tablets (28) – Ontozry – BB, OOP and DND
  • Cenobamate 100mg tablets (14) – Ontozry – BB, OOP and DND
  • Cenobamate 100mg tablets (28) – Ontozry – BB, OOP and DND
  • Cenobamate 150mg tablets (14) – Ontozry – BB, OOP and DND
  • Cenobamate 150mg tablets (28) – Ontozry – BB, OOP and DND
  • Cenobamate 200mg tablets (14) – Ontozry – BB, OOP and DND
  • Cenobamate 200mg tablets (28) – Ontozry – BB, OOP and DND
  • Finerenone 10mg tablets (28) – Kerendia – BB and OOP
  • Finerenone 20mg tablets (28) – Kerendia – BB and OOP
  • Fluticasone 0.05% cream g (30g) – Aspire Pharma Ltd OOP
  • Icosapent 998mg capsules (120) – Vazkepa BB, OOP and DND
  • Levothyroxine sodium 75micrograms/5ml oral solution sugar free (100ml) – Brillpharma Ltd BB and OOP
  • Liothyronine 10microgram capsules (28) – Roma Pharmaceuticals Ltd BB, OOP and DND
  • Liothyronine 20microgram capsules (28) – Roma Pharmaceuticals Ltd BB, OOP and DND
  • Liothyronine 5microgram capsules (28) – Roma Pharmaceuticals Ltd BB, OOP and DND
  • Melatonin 1mg tablets (30) – Adaflex BB and OOP
  • Melatonin 2mg tablets (30) – Adaflex BB and OOP
  • Melatonin 4mg tablets (30) – Adaflex BB and OOP
  • Melatonin 5mg tablets (30) – Adaflex BB and OOP
  • Metoclopramide 5mg tablets (28) – Bristol Laboratories Ltd BB and OOP
  • *Sodium valproate 150mg modified-release capsules g (30) – Episenta OOP
  • *Sodium valproate 300mg modified-release capsules g (30) – Episenta OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments 

  • Amantadine 50mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category C – Northumbria Pharma Ltd has moved to Category A
    Price remains at £140.00
  • Eslicarbazepine 800mg tablets (30) Category C – Zebinix has moved to Category A
    Price remains at £136.00
  • Irbesartan 300mg / Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablets (28) Category C – CoAprovel has moved to Category A
    Price increase £15.93 to £17.95
  • Trientine dihydrochloride 300mg capsules g (100) Category C – Cufence now reads Trientine 200mg capsules – Cufence
    Price remains at £3075.13

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:

  • Ephedrine 0.5% nasal drops (10ml)
  • Ephedrine 1% nasal drops (10ml)
  • Magnesium trisilicate compound tablets (100)

Category C Deletions:

  • Codeine 60mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Torbay Pharmaceuticals
  • *Sodium valproate 150mg modified-release capsules (100) – Episenta
  • *Sodium valproate 300mg modified-release capsules (100) – Episenta
  • *Sodium valproate 1g modified-release granules sachets sugar free (100) – Episenta
  • White soft paraffin 10% spray (250ml) – Dermamis

Part VIIID Deletions 

  • Phenelzine 15mg tablets (60) has been removed from Part VIIID. There is an alternative product which can be found in Part VIIIA.

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

  • Acetylcysteine 200mg oral powder sachets
  • Alzest 13.3mg/24hours transdermal patches
  • Brilique 90mg orodispersible tablets
  • Brilique tablets (ALL)
  • Creon 25000 gastro-resistant capsules
  • Creon Micro Pancreatin 60.12mg gastro-resistant granules
  • Hydrocortisone 2.5% cream
  • Hydrocortisone 2.5% ointment
  • Imiquimod cream 250mg sachets (ALL)
  • Ticagrelor 90mg orodispersible tablets sugar free
  • Ticagrelor tablets (ALL)
  • Valsartan 40mg tablets
  • Zyclara 3.75% cream 250mg sachets

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

  • Evotaz 300mg/150mg tablets
  • Galactomin 17 powder
  • TYR Anamix Junior LQ liquid

For a list of all the monthly changes to the DND status of products please see the following page Notice of changes to discount not deducted (DND) status of products.

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

Previous Part II listing  Now reads 
GlucoRx Aidex Sensor GlucoRx AiDEX Sensor
Voriconazole 200mg tablets Voriconazole tablets (ALL)

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 September 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – Without Adhesive Border Light to medium exudating wounds – Advazorb Lite All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Silicone Wound Contact Dressing with Polyurethane Foam Film Backing – Sterile – Advazorb Silfix Lite All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFoam Simple  All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFoam Gentle Border All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFoam Gentle Border Heel All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFoam Gentle Border Sacrum All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFoam Simple Border All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – EMOLLIENT AND BARRIER PREPARATIONS – AriPro 250ml Aerosol
APPLIANCES – EYE PRODUCTS – Hy-Opti 0.1% 10ml preservative free bottle
APPLIANCES – EYE PRODUCTS – Hy-Opti 0.2% 10ml preservative free bottle
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Blom-Singer HME Starter Kit BE1055EZS
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Laryvox PRO HME Cassette 49841
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Laryvox HME HighFlow Cassette 49840
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – CATHETER VALVES – MacGregor Healthcare – Qufora Catheter Valve 21104204, 5
STOMA APPLIANCES – ADHESIVE REMOVERS (SPRAYS, LIQUIDS, WIPES) – ConvaTec Ltd – Sensi-Care Sting Free Adhesive 420798, 150ml aerosol
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate Adjustable Elastic Ostomy Belt 25mm wide, SB25, 1
STOMA APPLIANCES – SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES – ConvaTec Ltd – Barrier Foam Applicator All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate Closed pouch, Beige non-woven both sides, high capacity filter – Small 45mm flange, CSB245, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate Colocap 2-piece stoma cap with high capacity filter All types and sizes

To view appliances due to be deleted from Part IX of the October 2022, November 2022 and December 2022 Drug Tariffs visit our page Drug Tariff Appliance Watch: Notice of Deletion

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

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

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