Drug Tariff Watch – November 2021

Drug Tariff Watch – November 2021

October 27, 2021

The Drug Tariff Preface published monthly lists additions, deletions and other changes to products listed in the Drug Tariff. Below is a quick summary of the changes coming into effect from 1 November 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:

  • Levomepromazine 50mg tablets (84)
  • Valsartan 80mg tablets (28)

Category C Additions:

  • Alimemazine 10mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (100ml) – Lucis Pharma Ltd BB & OOP
  • Amoxicillin 500mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free g 100ml – Brown & Burk UK Ltd – OOP
  • Bempedoic acid 180mg / Ezetimibe 10mg tablets (28) – Nustendi BB & OOP
  • *Estradiol 1.53mg/dose transdermal spray (168 dose (3xg56)) – Lenzetto – OOP
  • Fentanyl 500micrograms/10ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Sublimaze BB, DND & OOP
  • Lacosamide 200mg/20ml solution for infusion vials g (1) – Vimpat – OOP
  • Levomenthol sticks g (3.6g) – 4Head – OOP
  • Quetiapine 600mg modified-release tablets (56) – Biquelle XL BB & OOP
  • Thalidomide 50mg capsules (28) – Thalidomide Celgene BB, DND & OOP
  • Venlafaxine 37.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd BB & OOP
  • Venlafaxine 75mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd BB & OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments

  • Calcium carbonate 1.25g effervescent tablets sugar free (76 (4xg19)) Category C – Cacit has changed reference product to Accord Healthcare Ltd – OOP
    Price remains at £11.81
  • Hydroxyzine 10mg tablets (84) Category C – Zentiva Pharma UK Ltd has moved to Category A
    Price increase £2.10 to £2.33
  • Menadiol 10mg tablets (100) Category A has moved to Category C – Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd BB, DND & OOP
    Price remains at £214.71
  • Phytomenadione 10mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) Category C – Konakion MM has changed reference product to Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH BB & OOP
    Price increase £3.78 to £10.49
  • Sodium clodronate 400mg capsules (120) Category C – Bonefos has changed reference product to Clasteon BB & OOP
    Price remains at £139.83
  • Sodium clodronate 800mg tablets (60) Category C – Bonefos has changed reference product to Clasteon BB & OOP
    Price remains at £146.43
  • Trientine dihydrochloride 300mg capsules g (100) Category C – Univar Solutions B.V. has changed reference product to Cufence BB, DND & OOP
    Price decrease £3090.00 to £ 3075.13

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:

  • Ammonium bicarbonate powder (500g) – J M Loveridge Ltd 
  • Hypromellose 0.5% eye drops g (10ml) – Isopto Plain
  • Urea 10% lotion (250ml) – Eucerin Intensive

Part VIIIB Additions

  • Atorvastatin 10mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, AF, FF, LF, NSF (100ml)
  • Chloral hydrate 200mg/5ml oral solution STD, AF, CF, LF (100ml)
  • Furosemide 5mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, CF, LF, NSF (150ml)
  • Furosemide 5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, AF (100ml)

Part VIIIB Deletions

  • Venlafaxine 37.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free has been removed from Part VIIIB. There is now an alternative product which can be found in Part VIIIA.
  • Venlafaxine 75mg/5ml oral solution sugar free has been removed from Part VIIIB. There is now an alternative product which can be found in Part VIIIA.

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

  • Acetylcysteine 2g/10ml solution for infusion ampoules
  • Aciclovir 200mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free
  • Aciclovir 400mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free
  • Acitretin 25mg capsules
  • A-CYS 600mg effervescent tablets
  • Albunorm 5% solution for infusion 100ml bottles
  • Alpro Organic Soya Original milk
  • Alpro Organic Soya Wholebean Unsweetened milk
  • Aprepitant 125mg capsules and Aprepitant 80mg capsules
  • Arachis oil 130ml enema
  • Atomoxetine 4mg/ml oral solution sugar free
  • Atropine 1% eye drops
  • Atropine 3mg/10ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes
  • Emend 125mg and 80mg capsules
  • Emend 125mg oral powder sachets
  • Fostimon 150unit powder and solvent for solution for injection vials
  • Solian 400 tablets
  • Strattera 4mg/1ml oral solution
  • Zovirax 200mg/5ml oral suspension

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

Previous Part II listing  Now reads 
Aspirin 300mg suppositories Aspirin suppositories (ALL)
Aymes Shake Extra powder 85g sachets Aymes ActaSolve High Energy powder 85g sachets
Aymes Shake Extra Starter Pack powder Aymes ActaSolve High Energy Starter Pack powder
Isosource Junior Mix Compleat Paediatric

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 November 2021 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – BANDAGES – Suspensory Bandage, Cotton – Type 1 – Cotton net bag with draw tapes and webbing waistband All sizes
APPLIANCES – BANDAGES – Suspensory Bandage, Cotton – Type 2 – Cotton net bag with elastic edge and webbing waistband Small
APPLIANCES – BLADDER INSTILLATION – Hyaluronic Acid and Chondroitin Sulfate – Instillamed 50ml
APPLIANCES – CATHETER MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS – Catheter Inflation Solution with Antimicrobial – Farco-fill Protect 10ml
APPLIANCES – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Bard Lubri-Sil Comprehensive Care Foley Tray (Female) D17615S16, 10ml, 16ch
D17615M16, 10ml, 16ch
D17615L16, 10ml, 16ch
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Gauze Dressings (Impregnated) – ManukaDress-IG All sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Gauze Dressings (Impregnated) – ManukaDress-IG MAX All sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Honey Based Topical Application – ManukaDress-T 15g
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Silicone Wound Contact Dressing – Sterile – Mepitel One 9.5cm x 150cm
APPLIANCES – ELASTIC HOSIERY – Graduated Compression Hosiery – Specification 40 – CLASS II – Net All types
APPLIANCES – ELASTIC HOSIERY – Graduated Compression Hosiery – Specification 40 – CLASS II – Net All types
APPLIANCES – ELASTIC HOSIERY – Graduated Compression Hosiery – Specification 40 – CLASS III – Flat Bed All types
APPLIANCES – HYPODERMIC EQUIPMENT – ACCESSORIES – SharpSafety 8 litre
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Protectors – Laryngofoam – White 5.1cm x 6.2cm, LA LFF 0001
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – NIGHT DRAINAGE BAGS – Peak Medical Ltd – EuroTec 2 litre night drainage bag with 130cm wide-bore tube, non-return valve and slide tap NDB 10, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Softima closed pouch with filter, skin protector and protective cover – Beige – pre-cut 32mm, 043032E, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Softima Active closed pouch with filter and soft cover – Mini Beige – Cut-to-fit 15-45mm, 4610215E, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Softima Active closed pouch with filter and soft cover – Midi Beige – Cut-to-fit 15-50mm, 4610115E, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Softima Active closed pouch with filter and soft cover – Maxi Beige – Cut-to-fit 15-65mm, 4610380E, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Coloplast Ltd – SenSura Mio Original 1-piece Closed Bags All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Coloplast Ltd – Easiflex Baseplate All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Coloplast Ltd – Easiflex Closed Bags with Dual Filter All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Coloplast Ltd – Easiflex Drainable Bags with Hide-Away Outlet Midi Transparent,
Midi Soft Cover,
Maxi Transparent,
Maxi Soft Cover,
Extra Large Transparent,
Extra Large Soft Cover,
Extra Large Soft Cover,
XXL Transparent,
XXL Soft Cover
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Coloplast Ltd – Easiflex Soft Seal – baseplate All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Coloplast Ltd – Easiflex Soft Seal Extra – baseplate All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Coloplast Ltd – Easiflex Uro Multichamber 2 piece urostomy bag All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Oakmed Ltd – Ileostomy Mini with Filter and Soft Covering to both sides includes a window To fit up to 45mm Stoma  JH110, 30

To view appliances due to be deleted from Part IX of the November, December 2021 and January 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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