Contractor notification: Melatonin oral solution – retrospective price adjustment

Contractor notification: Melatonin oral solution – retrospective price adjustment

July 11, 2019

Following representation from PSNC the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have retrospectively determined that from July 2019:

  • Melatonin 1mg/1ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) – is added to Part VIIIA of the Drug Tariff as a Category C line based on Colonis Pharma,
  • Melatonin 5mg/5ml oral solution and Melatonin 5mg/5ml oral suspension – are deleted from Part VIIIB.

Please note that payment for July’s prescriptions will reflect the above retrospective determination; not as per the published July Drug Tariff.

For more information on Melatonin 1mg/1ml oral solution sugar free see the product information leaflet here or contact Colonis: Email: medinfo@colonis.co.uk or Telephone: 01892 739 403.


FAQs

Q. I have received a prescription for ‘Melatonin 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free x 150ml’ and have dispensed the licensed ‘Melatonin 1mg/1ml oral solution sugar free x 150ml’ as per MHRA guidelines, what will I be paid for?

A. All prescriptions for ‘Melatonin 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free’ submitted in July’s prescription bundle, will be reimbursed the dm+d list price for ‘Melatonin 1mg/1ml oral solution sugar free’ which is currently £130.00 for a pack of 150ml manufactured by Colonis Pharma Ltd.

Q. I have received a prescription for ‘Melatonin 5mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free x 150ml’ and have dispensed the licensed ‘Melatonin 1mg/1ml oral solution sugar free x 150ml’ as per MHRA guidelines, what will I be paid for?

A. If the pharmacy team has endorsed ‘Melatonin 1mg/1ml oral solution sugar free x 150m, Colonis Pharma Ltdl’, they will be paid based on the dm+d list price of £130.00. If the prescription has not been endorsed, it will be referred back to the pharmacy for clarification.



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