27 Products added to the Discount Not Deducted (DND) list

27 Products added to the Discount Not Deducted (DND) list

November 26, 2020

Following applications made by PSNC to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), a further 27 new products will enter the list of ‘Drugs for which Discount is Not Deducted’ (DND) in Part II of the Drug Tariff from 1 December 2020. This follows the recent announcement of over 100 products added to the DND list in October 2020.

Ensure Plus Juce liquid, Ikervis 0.1% eye drops and Setofilm 4mg orodispersible films are among the new products added to the DND list to which the discount deduction scale will no longer apply from December 2020.

Click here to view the 27 products added to DND list on 1st December 2020:

  • Adrenaline (base) 100micrograms/1ml (1 in 10,000) dilute solution for injection ampoules
  • Adrenaline (base) 500micrograms/5ml (1 in 10,000) dilute solution for injection ampoules
  • Adrenaline (base) 1mg/10ml (1 in 10,000) dilute solution for injection ampoules
  • Baraclude 0.05mg/ml oral solution
  • Biktarvy 50mg/200mg/25mg tablets
  • Budenofalk 3mg gastro-resistant capsules
  • Budenofalk 9mg gastro-resistant granules sachets
  • Dacepton 100mg/20ml solution for infusion vials
  • Dacepton 30mg/3ml solution for injection cartridges
  • Desitrend 1000mg granules sachets
  • Desitrend 500mg/5ml concentrate for inf ampoules
  • EleCare powder
  • Ensure Plus Juce liquid
  • Episenta 300mg/3ml solution for injection ampoules
  • Epivir 150mg tablets
  • Evotaz 300mg/150mg tablets
  • Feraccru 30mg capsules
  • Ikervis 0.1% eye drops 0.3ml unit dose
  • Levosert 20micrograms/24hours intrauterine device
  • Odefsey 200mg/25mg/25mg tablets
  • Setofilm 4mg orodispersible films
  • Setofilm 8mg orodispersible films
  • Vemlidy 25mg tablets
  • Verkazia 0.1% eye drops 0.3ml unit dose
  • Viread 123mg tablets
  • Viread 33mg/g granules
  • Xifaxanta 200mg tablets

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.


The DND list is updated monthly by the DHSC and includes grouped and individual items. Individual items are separately listed in Part II of the Drug Tariff. Any items covered by the ‘Group Items’ heading are not listed again individually in Part II. Contractors can also check the Actual Medicinal Product (AMP) listing on Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) to identify whether a product meets the DND criteria (see below).

Group items

Any products that are covered by one or more of the Group items categories below are reimbursed without any discount deduction applied.

  • Cold Chain Storage (ALL)
  • Schedule 1, 2 or 3 Controlled Drugs: Products containing drugs listed in Schedules 1, 2 and 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulation 2001
  • Cytotoxic or Cytostatic item (ALL):
  • Immunoglobulins (ALL)
  • Insulins for injection (ALL)
  • Vaccines and antisera (ALL)
  • Unlicensed medicines: ‘Specials’ not listed in Part VIIIB where the product has been sourced from a supplier holding a MHRA specials or importers licence (prescriptions must be endorsed with invoice price less discount/rebate)
  • Hazardous chemicals

Individual items  

Products that do not are covered by one or more of the Group item categories above must fulfil all three of the following criteria to qualify for entry to the DND list.

  • the manufacturer(s), AAH and Alliance do not offer pharmacy contractors a discount
  • fewer than 500,000 items per year are dispensed of the product
  • average net ingredient cost (NIC) per item is more than £50

PSNC will continue its work to assess whether other drugs and appliances fulfil the current DND entry requirements under either the ‘Group’ and ‘Individual item’ criteria and make applications to NHSBSA and DHSC, accordingly.

If a product is currently subject to the discount deduction scale and you believe that it should be added to DND list based on the criteria specified above, please contact the PSNC Dispensing and Supply Team by emailing info@psnc.org.uk who will investigate whether the product meets the relevant DND criteria and make an application to the DHSC and NHSBSA, as appropriate.

For further information on how discount deduction works, click here

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