Contractor Update: Further products reclassified as special containers from October 2020

Contractor Update: Further products reclassified as special containers from October 2020

September 28, 2020

Following a review of the special container status of certain products, the Department of Health of Social Care (DHSC) has re-determined that a further 12 products for October 2020 now meet the special container criteria as set out in Part II Clause 10B of the Drug Tariff.

Generic drug name (dm+d descriptor) Brand and/or Manufacturer Pack size Special container
BioGaia ProTectis oral drops BioGaia 5ml Complete pack
Dolutegravir 50mg / Rilpivirine 25mg tablets Juluca (ViiV Healthcare UK Ltd) 30 Complete pack
Emulfin ointment Ennogen Healthcare Ltd 100g Complete pack
Hydrex 4% Surgical Scrub Ecolab Healthcare Division 250ml
500ml
Complete pack
Nicotine 2mg lozenges sugar free Nicorette Cools (McNeil Products Ltd) 20
80 (4×20)
20 (Complete pack)
80 (Sub-pack of 20)
Nicotine 4mg lozenges sugar free NiQuitin Minis Mint (Omega Pharma Ltd) 60 (3×20) Sub-pack of 20
Nicotine 4mg lozenges sugar free Nicorette Cools (McNeil Products Ltd) 80 (4×20) Sub-pack of 20
Dolutegravir 10mg tablets Tivicay (ViiV Healthcare UK Ltd) 30 Complete pack
Triumeq 50mg/600mg/300mg tablets ViiV Healthcare UK Ltd 30 Complete pack
Videne 7.5% surgical scrub solution Ecolab Healthcare Division 500ml Complete pack

To date a total of 44 products have now been reclassified as special containers. For a list of all the monthly changes to the special container status of products please see the following page Notice of changes to special container status of products.

Where a product meets the special container criteria (see Background section) as set out in the Drug Tariff, a special container indicator for the relevant pack size (complete pack or sub-pack) is applied to the respective product entries in dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) and in the Drug Tariff, where listed. To assist pharmacy teams and provide full visibility PSNC will provide monthly updates on products that are reclassified as special containers.


If you identify any particular product(s) which are not currently classed as special containers but you believe satisfy the criteria (as set out in Part II CLAUSE 10 B of the Drug Tariff), please notify PSNC’s Dispensing and Supply Team (0203 1220 810 or info@psnc.org.uk) who will investigate and assess if it meets the relevant criteria. Where appropriate, PSNC will make application to the NHSBSA and DHSC seeking for the special container status of the product(s) to be re-determined.

 



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