Drug Tariff Watch – September 2023

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 2023.

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

No Part VIIIA Additions

Part VIIIA Amendments
 

  • Indapamide 1.5mg modified-release tablets (30) Category C – Natrilix SR reference product has now been removed OOP and DND
    Price remains at £3.40
  • Lidocaine 100mg/10ml (1%) solution for injection ampoules (10) Category A has now moved to Category C – hameln pharma Ltd BB and OOP
    Price increase £5.00 to £7.00
  • Lidocaine 100mg/5ml (2%) solution for injection ampoules (10) Category A has now moved to Category C – hameln pharma Ltd BB and OOP
    Price increase £3.20 to £4.40
  • Propranolol 160mg modified-release capsules (28) Category C – Beta-Prograne reference product has now been removed OOP and DND
    Price remains at £4.88

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:

  • Dipyridamole 200mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free (150)

Category C Deletions:

  • Estramustine 140mg capsules (100) – Estracyt
  • Isosorbide dinitrate 40mg modified-release tablets (56) – Isoket Retard 40
  • Nonoxinol-9 2% gel g (81g) – Gygel
  • Podophyllotoxin 0.5% solution g (3.5ml) – Condyline
  • Pridinol 3mg tablets (20) – Myopridin
  • Pridinol 3mg tablets (100) – Myopridin
  • Sterculia 62% / Frangula 8% granules 7g sachets gluten free (60) – Normacol Plus
  • Sterculia 62% / Frangula 8% granules gluten free (500g) – Normacol Plus
  • Sterculia 62% granules gluten free (500g) – Normacol
  • Tenoxicam 20mg tablets (30) – Mobiflex
  • Tramadol 400mg modified-release tablets (28) – Zamadol 24hr

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

  • Atorvastatin 20mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free
  • Glecaprevir 100mg / Pibrentasvir 40mg tablets
  • Levorol 5mg/ml oral solution

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

Previous Part II listing  Now reads 
Buserelin nasal spray (ALL) Buserelin 150micrograms/dose nasal spray
Esbriet tablets (ALL) Esbriet 801mg tablets

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

  • Hydrolysed whey protein / Maltodextrin powder
  • Moxisylyte 40mg tablets
  • Opilon 40mg tablets
  • Stribild 150mg/150mg/200mg/245mg tablets
  • Suprefact 100micrograms/dose nasal spray

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 2023 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – Bendi Bag leg bag with tap outlet, overnight connector tube and fabric/velcro leg straps (1 pair per box of 10) – 700ml Direct inlet tube, swing tap 70.33-04, 10
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – Bendi Bag leg bag with tap outlet, overnight connector tube and fabric/velcro leg straps (1 pair per box of 10) – 700ml 35cm adjustable inlet tube, slide tap 70.33-35Padj, 10
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – X Bendi Bag leg bag, 10 overnight connector tubes, latex free system, soft wide and narrow straps (1 pair per box of 10) and needle free sample port – 1300ml 12cm inlet tube, twist tap TBB13S, 10
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – Comfort Leg Bag 600ml with universal adapter, 2 straps and 1 latex connector – Direct inlet glued adapter, swing tap  710.1104, 10
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – Comfort Leg Bag 600ml with universal adapter, 1x 4cm wide top strap & 1 x 2cm wide bottom strap and 3 latex connectors – Direct inlet glued adapter, swing tap 710.1204S, 10
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – Comfort Leg Bag 600ml with universal adapter, 1x 4cm wide top strap & 1 x 2cm wide bottom strap and 3 latex connectors – 15cm inlet adjustable, swing tap 710.1415Sadj, 10
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – Comfort Leg Bag 600ml with universal adapter, 1x 4cm wide top strap & 1 x 2cm wide bottom strap and 3 latex connectors – Direct inlet glued adapter, push valve/sliding tap 710.2204S, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – ADHESIVE REMOVERS (SPRAYS, LIQUIDS, WIPES) – Oakmed Ltd – EasyLease No Sting Medical Adhesive Remover 1206, 30 wipes
STOMA APPLIANCES – SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES (Barrier Creams, Pastes, Aerosols, Lotions, Powders, Gels and Wipes) – ConvaTec Ltd – Orabase Paste S103, 30g
STOMA APPLIANCES – SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES (Barrier Creams, Pastes, Aerosols, Lotions, Powders, Gels and Wipes) – Oakmed Ltd – Stoma Paste SP 008, 56g tube
STOMA APPLIANCES – SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES (Barrier Creams, Pastes, Aerosols, Lotions, Powders, Gels and Wipes) – Oakmed Ltd – Stoma Powder OSP, 30g
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – TRUEyou 50

To view appliances due to be deleted from Part IX of the October, November and December 2023 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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