January 2023 Price Concessions 4th Update

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (30/01/2023) granted the following list of price concessions for January 2023.

Drug Pack Size Price Concession
Bumetanide 1mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £235.00
Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £2.95
Fluoxetine 40mg capsules 30 £2.76
Lamotrigine 5mg dispersible tablets sugar free 28 £10.05
Lisinopril 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £198.00
Meloxicam 7.5mg tablets 30 £1.65
Nadolol 80mg tablets 28 £9.00
Pilocarpine hydrochloride 2% eye drops 10 £28.46
Terbinafine 1% cream 15 £3.24
Terbinafine 1% cream 30 £3.86

The DHSC previously announced (26/01/2023) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack Size Price Concession
Amoxicillin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £5.01
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £4.60
Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% ointment 30 £12.53
Cefalexin 250mg tablets 28 £3.25
Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £5.84
Febuxostat 80mg tablets 28 £4.26
Flucloxacillin 250mg/5ml oral solution 100 £5.05
Isotretinoin 20mg capsules 30 £15.11
Mometasone 0.1% ointment 30 £4.37
Omeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.90
Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 250 £9.71
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £7.02
Venlafaxine 37.5mg tablets 56 £4.36

The DHSC previously announced (20/01/2023) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack Size Price Concession
Carbocisteine 250mg/5ml oral solution 300 £8.50
Cinnarizine 15mg tablets 84 £7.51
Clarithromycin 500mg tablets 14 £10.48
Co-amoxiclav 250mg/125mg tablets 21 £3.54
Colecalciferol 1,000unit capsules 30 £8.40
Erythromycin 250mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £2.52
Flucloxacillin 250mg capsules 28 £2.98
Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules 28 £4.48
Frovatriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £15.05
Fusidic acid 1% modified-release eye drops 5 £26.63
Gabapentin 600mg tablets 100 £25.00
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £13.19
Levetiracetam 1g tablets 60 £7.62
Methylphenidate 10mg tablets 30 £3.55
Omeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £1.35
Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets 24 £3.66
Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets 100 £15.25
Pregabalin 150mg capsules 56 £2.42
Pregabalin 75mg capsules 56 £2.30
Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg tablets 56 £34.19
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £19.85
Trazodone 100mg capsules 56 £5.99
Trazodone 50mg capsules 84 £7.56
Venlafaxine 75mg tablets 56 £14.21
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg orodispersible tablets sugar free 6 £8.76

The DHSC previously announced (19/01/2023) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack Size Price Concession
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £20.29
Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £33.92
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £13.09
Amoxicillin 125mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £3.70
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £4.34
Amoxicillin 500mg capsules 15 £3.02
Amoxicillin 500mg capsules 21 £4.23
Aripiprazole 15mg tablets 28 £25.24
Aripiprazole 5mg tablets 28 £22.22
Atenolol 25mg tablets 28 £1.46
Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £4.09
Bimatoprost 100micrograms/ml eye drops 3 £3.96
Bisacodyl 5mg gastro-resistant tablets 60 £4.99
Bisoprolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £1.02
Carbocisteine 375mg capsules 120 £14.75
Carvedilol 6.25mg tablets 28 £2.09
Celecoxib 100mg capsules 60 £6.26
Chloramphenicol 1% eye ointment 4 £4.30
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £28.50
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £28.97
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £28.99
Cinacalcet 30mg tablets 28 £13.55
Citalopram 40mg/ml oral drops sugar free 15 £9.99
Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £4.93
Clindamycin 150mg capsules 24 £3.00
Clotrimazole 1% cream 20 £2.22
Clotrimazole 1% cream 50 £5.55
Clotrimazole 500mg pessaries 1 £10.35
Co-amilofruse 2.5mg/20mg tablets 28 £4.32
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 32 £3.52
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 100 £10.99
Cyclizine 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £13.90
Desogestrel 75microgram tablets 84 £4.01
Digoxin 125microgram tablets 28 £4.75
Digoxin 250microgram tablets 28 £4.86
Digoxin 62.5microgram tablets 28 £4.83
Donepezil 10mg tablets 28 £1.28
Donepezil 5mg tablets 28 £1.30
Dosulepin 25mg capsules 28 £6.44
Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £3.68
Escitalopram 10mg tablets 28 £1.70
Finasteride 5mg tablets 28 £4.99
Ivabradine 5mg tablets 56 £9.70
Lamotrigine 100mg tablets 56 £2.63
Lamotrigine 25mg dispersible tablets sugar free 56 £8.72
Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £2.39
Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml eye drops 2.5 £2.25
Levetiracetam 100mg/ml oral solution sugar free 300 £14.42
Levetiracetam 500mg tablets 60 £4.19
Mebeverine 135mg tablets 100 £6.39
Methocarbamol 750mg tablets 100 £12.93
Metoprolol 50mg tablets 28 £1.95
Mometasone 50micrograms/dose nasal spray 140 £4.25
Mycophenolate mofetil 500mg tablets 50 £8.61
Naproxen 250mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £2.76
Naproxen 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £5.57
Naproxen 500mg tablets 28 £1.89
Nebivolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £18.20
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £1.76
Nitrofurantoin 100mg tablets 28 £15.65
Norethisterone 5mg tablets 30 £7.39
Paroxetine 20mg tablets 30 £1.71
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg tablets 28 £3.99
Prednisolone 5mg soluble tablets 30 £60.83
Pregabalin 100mg capsules 84 £3.70
Pregabalin 25mg capsules 56 £1.83
Pregabalin 300mg capsules 56 £4.11
Pregabalin 50mg capsules 84 £2.63
Quetiapine 300mg tablets 60 £4.47
Quinine sulfate 200mg tablets 28 £4.89
Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £4.68
Risedronate sodium 35mg tablets 4 £3.02
Rivastigmine 3mg capsules 28 £5.49
Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £19.80
Telmisartan 20mg tablets 28 £5.59
Telmisartan 80mg tablets 28 £4.12
Temazepam 10mg tablets 28 £28.79
Topiramate 25mg tablets 60 £12.00
Tranexamic acid 500mg tablets 60 £6.92
Trospium chloride 20mg tablets 60 £14.40
Valsartan 160mg capsules 28 £8.99
Valsartan 40mg capsules 28 £6.82
Zopiclone 3.75mg tablets 28 £1.27

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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