Drug Tariff Watch – December 2021

Drug Tariff Watch – December 2021

November 29, 2021

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 December 2021.

Key
g Special container – This product is a special container and should be dispensed in its complete original pack size.
§ Selected List Scheme (SLS)
* 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, contractors incur expenses in obtaining this product (which is not required to be frequently supplied by the contractor).
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

Category A Additions:

  • Methocarbamol 1500mg tablets (100)

Category C Additions:

  • Alirocumab 300mg/2ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices g (1) – Praluent – DND & OOP
  • Caspofungin 50mg powder for solution for infusion vials g (1) – Zentiva Pharma UK Ltd – DND & OOP
  • Ciclosporin 50mg/1ml solution for infusion ampoules (10) – Sandimmun BB & OOP
  • Ulipristal 5mg tablets (28) – Esmya BB, DND & OOP
  • Urofollitropin 150unit powder and solvent for solution for injection vials (10) – Fostimon BB, DND & OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments 

  • Co-codamol 15mg/500mg effervescent tablets sugar free (100) Category C – Codipar reference product has been removed BB & OOP
    Price remains at £8.25
  • Levomepromazine 25mg tablets (84) Category C – Nozinan has moved to Category A
    Price remains at £20.26
  • Propranolol 160mg modified-release capsules (28) Category A has moved to Category C – Bedranol SR BB & OOP
    Price decrease £4.88 to £4.59
  • Senna 7.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (500ml) Category C – Senokot Pharmacy now reads Sennosides 7.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (500 ml) – Senokot Pharmacy BB & OOP
    Price remains at £6.99

Please note all prices listed were correct at the time of publishing and are 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 C Deletions:

  • Dexamethasone 0.1% eye drops g (10ml) – Maxidex
  • Prazosin 1mg tablets (60) – Hypovase
  • Tazarotene 0.05% gel g (30g) – Zorac
  • Tazarotene 0.1% gel g (30g) – Zorac

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

  • Alimemazine 30mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Alimemazine 7.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Arava 10mg tablets
  • Arava 20mg tablets
  • Bramox 10mg tablets
  • Calcipotriol 50micrograms/ml scalp solution
  • DDAVP 0.1mg tablets
  • Desitrend 500mg granules sachets
  • Desmopressin 100microgram tablets
  • Fluoxetine 10mg capsules
  • Granocyte powder and solvent for solution for injection pre-filled syringes (ALL)
  • Haloperidol 500microgram tablets
  • Idebenone 150mg tablets
  • Ivabradine 2.5mg tablets
  • Kalydeco 150mg tablets
  • Lenograstim powder and solvent for solution for injection pre-filled syringes (ALL)
  • Levetiracetam 500mg granules sachets sugar free
  • Melatonin 5mg modified-release tablets
  • Metoclopramide 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Nifedipine 10mg capsules
  • Raxone 150mg tablets
  • Slenyto 5mg modified-release tablets
  • Urofollitropin 150unit powder and solvent for solution for injection vials

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

Previous Part II listing  Now reads 
Lamictal 100mg dispersible tablets Lamictal dispersible tablets (ALL)
Lamictal 2mg dispersible tablets
Lamictal 25mg dispersible tablets
PKU express15 powder PKU express plus15 powder
PKU express20 powder PKU express plus20 powder

For a list of all the monthly changes to the DND status of products please see the following page Notice of changes to discount not deducted (DND) status of products.

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 December 2021 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
BANDAGES – Cotton Stretch Bandage BP 1988 – Hospicrepe 233 All sizes
BLADDER INSTILLATION – Hyaluronic Acid – Cystistat (contains 40mg of sodium hyaluronate) 50ml
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd iQ Cath – Male IQ2004.18, 18
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter with Water Container and Urine Drainage Bag – Wellspect HealthCare – LoFric Hydro-Kit – Female 4230825-4231825, 8-18
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter with Water Container and Urine Drainage Bag – Wellspect HealthCare – LoFric Hydro-Kit – Paediatric 4210825-4211025, 8-10
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter with Water Container and Urine Drainage Bag – Wellspect HealthCare – LoFric Hydro-Kit (non PVC) – Male 4200825-4201825, 8-18
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter with Water Container and Urine Drainage Bag – Wellspect HealthCare – LoFric Hydro-Kit (non PVC) – Tiemann Tip 4251025-4251825, 10-18
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – With Adhesive Border – Moderate to heavily exuding wounds – ActivHeal Foam Contact All sizes
TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Trachi-Naze Plus Laryngectomy Tube All sizes
TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Trachi-Naze Plus Nasal Restoration System All sizes
TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Trachi-Naze Plus Stoma Stud All sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – ADHESIVE PASTES, SPRAYS, SOLUTIONS – Salts Healthcare – Latex Adhesive Solution 833005, 28ml

To view appliances due to be deleted from Part IX of the December 2021, January 2022 and February 2022 Drug Tariffs visit our page Drug Tariff Appliance Watch: Notice of Deletion

To view the latest changes to special container status, visit our Notice of changes to special container status of products page.

 



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