October Price Concessions 2nd Update

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (20/10/2022) granted the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Alendronic acid 70mg tablets 4 £7.32
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £13.09
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £2.55
Aripiprazole 10mg tablets 28 £57.57
Atenolol 50mg tablets 28 £1.70
Baclofen 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 300 £5.99
Bisacodyl 5mg gastro-resistant tablets 60 £4.99
Bisoprolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £0.95
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £4.85
Carbocisteine 250mg/5ml oral solution 300 £6.00
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £29.83
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £31.70
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £31.91
Citalopram 10mg tablets 28 £1.34
Citalopram 40mg tablets 28 £1.48
Clarithromycin 500mg tablets 14 £7.61
Clotrimazole 500mg pessaries 1 £10.35
Desloratadine 5mg tablets 30 £5.56
Desogestrel 75microgram tablets 84 £5.08
Dosulepin 25mg capsules 28 £5.81
Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £4.10
Escitalopram 10mg tablets 28 £1.99
Escitalopram 5mg tablets 28 £1.15
Finasteride 5mg tablets 28 £4.99
Flucloxacillin 125mg/5ml oral solution 100 £1.89
Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules 28 £2.73
Fluoxetine 20mg capsules 30 £1.60
Fluoxetine 20mg/5ml oral solution 70 £12.95
Frovatriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £13.27
Gabapentin 100mg capsules 100 £3.30
Gabapentin 600mg tablets 100 £7.43
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £11.49
Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £2.10
Levetiracetam 1g tablets 60 £6.28
Levetiracetam 500mg tablets 60 £3.96
Mycophenolate mofetil 500mg tablets 50 £8.50
Naproxen 250mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £2.70
Naproxen 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £5.57
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £1.75
Norethisterone 5mg tablets 30 £7.65
Oxybutynin 5mg tablets 56 £2.05
Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 250 £10.30
Paracetamol 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 200 £5.45
Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg tablets 56 £34.19
Rabeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £6.08
Risedronate sodium 35mg tablets 4 £4.49
Topiramate 100mg tablets 60 £5.86
Topiramate 25mg tablets 60 £4.40
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £3.80
Tranexamic acid 500mg tablets 60 £7.10
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £7.25

The DHSC previously announced (18/10/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £15.25
Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £33.92
Cyclizine 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £10.70
Dorzolamide 20mg/ml eye drops 5 £4.32
Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £5.23
Escitalopram 20mg tablets 28 £1.69
Ezetimibe 10mg tablets 28 £1.99
Naftidrofuryl 100mg capsules 84 £10.55
Nebivolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £19.99
Paroxetine 20mg tablets 30 £1.85
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg tablets 28 £2.45
Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £6.45
Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £19.80
Telmisartan 20mg tablets 28 £4.59
Telmisartan 40mg tablets 28 £2.50
Telmisartan 80mg tablets 28 £2.15
Trospium chloride 20mg tablets 60 £11.90

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.

To hear more on how the current price concessions system operates, pharmacy teams can now access a recording of PSNC’s recent webinar here.

No additional endorsements are required for price concessions. A price concession only applies for the month in which it is granted.

PSNC is still working with the DHSC to agree further concessionary prices on other drugs reported to be unavailable at the stated October 2022 Drug Tariff price. Please note that PSNC cannot provide details of any generic products awaiting price concession approval from DHSC.

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.

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.

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