September 2022 Price Concessions 1st Update

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (20/09/2022) granted the following initial list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Alendronic acid 70mg tablets 4 £11.45
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £13.94
Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £28.57
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £9.20
Amorolfine 5% medicated nail lacquer 5 £7.34
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £2.40
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £2.69
Bimatoprost 100micrograms/ml eye drops 3 £3.75
Bisacodyl 5mg gastro-resistant tablets 60 £4.75
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £4.72
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £30.91
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £30.93
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £31.41
Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £4.99
Dipyridamole 100mg tablets 84 £26.91
Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £4.60
Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £6.37
Escitalopram 10mg tablets 28 £1.95
Escitalopram 5mg tablets 28 £1.15
Temazepam 10mg tablets 28 £27.00

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. 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 September 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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