March 2023 Price Concessions 3rd Update

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (30/03/2023) granted the following list of price concessions for March 2023.

Drug Pack size Price concession
Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £3.96
Cefalexin 250mg tablets 28 £2.86
Cefalexin 500mg capsules 21 £2.80
Cefalexin 500mg tablets 21 £2.80
Cinnarizine 15mg tablets 84 £5.70
Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £4.99
Clarithromycin 250mg tablets 14 £4.80
Co-careldopa 12.5mg/50mg tablets 90 £4.00
Donepezil 10mg tablets 28 £1.35
Donepezil 5mg tablets 28 £1.35
Erythromycin 250mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £3.24
Febuxostat 80mg tablets 28 £6.19
Flucloxacillin 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 100 £4.93
Ketoconazole 2% shampoo 120 £14.95
Lofepramine 70mg tablets 56 £13.53
Mometasone 0.1% ointment 30 £4.51
Nadolol 80mg tablets 28 £14.45
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution 100 £9.99
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 100 £9.99
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution 100 £10.50
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 100 £10.50
Rabeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £5.76
Ropinirole 250microgram tablets 12 £5.64
Ropinirole 2mg tablets 28 £20.52
Trazodone 100mg capsules 56 £4.76
Trazodone 50mg capsules 84 £5.02
Valaciclovir 500mg tablets 10 £14.85
Venlafaxine 150mg modified-release capsules 28 £5.63
Venlafaxine 150mg modified-release tablets 30 £4.95
Zopiclone 7.5mg tablets 28 £1.61

The DHSC previously announced (22/03/2023) the following list of price concessions

Drug Pack size Price concession
Bisoprolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £1.18
Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% ointment 30 £10.29
Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £5.54
Clotrimazole 1% cream 20 £2.29
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 32 £3.37
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 100 £10.52
Colecalciferol 1,000unit capsules 30 £7.95
Cyclizine 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £12.95
Flucloxacillin 250mg capsules 28 £2.80
Hydroxychloroquine 200mg tablets 60 £3.27
Leflunomide 20mg tablets 30 £3.50
Metoprolol 50mg tablets 28 £2.30
Nitrofurantoin 50mg tablets 28 £12.95
Norethisterone 5mg tablets 30 £6.74
Omeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.53
Paroxetine 20mg tablets 30 £1.58
Perindopril erbumine 2mg tablets 30 £1.96
Perindopril erbumine 4mg tablets 30 £2.90
Pregabalin 100mg capsules 84 £3.08
Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £17.37
Temazepam 10mg tablets 28 £24.44
Temazepam 20mg tablets 28 £25.00
Tolterodine 1mg tablets 56 £3.13
Tranexamic acid 500mg tablets 60 £7.10
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £7.94

The DHSC previously announced (15/03/2023) 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 100 £4.32
Amoxicillin 125mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £3.80
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £4.34
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £3.50
Amoxicillin 500mg capsules 15 £2.51
Amoxicillin 500mg capsules 21 £3.51
Aripiprazole 15mg tablets 28 £12.36
Aripiprazole 5mg tablets 28 £14.98
Atenolol 25mg tablets 28 £1.31
Baclofen 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 300 £5.99
Bimatoprost 100micrograms/ml eye drops 3 £4.04
Bisacodyl 5mg gastro-resistant tablets 60 £4.83
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £4.42
Brinzolamide 10mg/ml eye drops 5 £5.06
Carbocisteine 250mg/5ml oral solution 300 £7.08
Carbocisteine 375mg capsules 120 £8.24
Carvedilol 6.25mg tablets 28 £1.45
Chloramphenicol 1% eye ointment 4 £5.20
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £26.54
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £25.43
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £26.79
Cinacalcet 30mg tablets 28 £11.95
Citalopram 40mg/ml oral drops sugar free 15 £9.38
Clarithromycin 500mg tablets 14 £10.20
Clonidine 25microgram tablets 112 £20.78
Clotrimazole 1% cream 50 £3.47
Clotrimazole 500mg pessaries 1 £10.35
Co-amoxiclav 500mg/125mg tablets 21 £6.95
Co-careldopa 25mg/100mg tablets 100 £7.60
Co-trimoxazole 80mg/400mg tablets 28 £2.73
Desogestrel 75microgram tablets 84 £3.39
Digoxin 125microgram tablets 28 £3.78
Digoxin 250microgram tablets 28 £3.02
Digoxin 62.5microgram tablets 28 £3.81
Dosulepin 25mg capsules 28 £5.08
Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.69
Enalapril 2.5mg tablets 28 £7.19
Ezetimibe 10mg tablets 28 £1.63
Finasteride 5mg tablets 28 £4.01
Flucloxacillin 125mg/5ml oral solution 100 £2.98
Flucloxacillin 250mg/5ml oral solution 100 £3.98
Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules 28 £3.59
Fluoxetine 20mg/5ml oral solution 70 £15.50
Frovatriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £15.05
Gabapentin 600mg tablets 100 £32.00
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £13.19
Isotretinoin 20mg capsules 30 £12.50
Lamotrigine 100mg tablets 56 £2.50
Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £2.76
Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml eye drops 2.5 £2.64
Levetiracetam 100mg/ml oral solution sugar free 300 £11.49
Levetiracetam 1g tablets 60 £6.28
Mebeverine 135mg tablets 100 £7.55
Methocarbamol 750mg tablets 100 £10.66
Mycophenolate mofetil 500mg tablets 50 £8.42
Naftidrofuryl 100mg capsules 84 £10.89
Naproxen 250mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £2.50
Naproxen 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £4.90
Naproxen 500mg tablets 28 £1.77
Nebivolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £16.18
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £1.73
Omeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.50
Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 250 £9.50
Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets 24 £3.49
Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets 100 £14.54
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg tablets 28 £3.20
Prednisolone 5mg soluble tablets 30 £57.50
Pregabalin 150mg capsules 56 £2.68
Pregabalin 25mg capsules 56 £1.93
Pregabalin 300mg capsules 56 £3.50
Pregabalin 50mg capsules 84 £2.64
Pregabalin 75mg capsules 56 £2.33
Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg tablets 56 £32.59
Quetiapine 25mg tablets 60 £1.61
Quetiapine 300mg tablets 60 £4.08
Quinine sulfate 200mg tablets 28 £4.50
Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £3.99
Risedronate sodium 35mg tablets 4 £2.84
Telmisartan 20mg tablets 28 £5.02
Telmisartan 40mg tablets 28 £3.40
Telmisartan 80mg tablets 28 £3.48
Terbinafine 1% cream 15 £3.02
Terbinafine 1% cream 30 £3.50
Topiramate 25mg tablets 60 £9.25
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £16.81
Trospium chloride 20mg tablets 60 £12.09
Valsartan 160mg capsules 28 £8.08
Valsartan 40mg capsules 28 £6.65
Venlafaxine 37.5mg tablets 56 £3.99
Venlafaxine 75mg tablets 56 £11.13
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 12 £27.50
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £13.75
Zopiclone 3.75mg tablets 28 £1.99

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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