Drug Tariff Watch – August 2022

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 August 2022.

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:

  • Magnesium glycerophosphate (magnesium 97.2mg (4mmol)) chewable tablets g (50)

Category C Additions: 

  • Buspirone 15mg tablets (30) – Zentiva Pharma UK Ltd BB and OOP
  • Buspirone 30mg tablets (30) – Zentiva Pharma UK Ltd BB and OOP
  • Chloral hydrate 500mg/5ml oral solution (150 ml) – Marlborough Pharmaceuticals Ltd BB and OOP
  • Morphine 10mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (56) – Actimorph – BB, OOP and DND
  • Morphine 1mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (56) – Actimorph – BB, OOP and DND
  • Morphine 2.5mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (56) –Actimorph – BB, OOP and DND
  • Morphine 20mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (56) – Actimorph – BB, OOP and DND
  • Morphine 30mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (56) – Actimorph – BB, OOP and DND
  • Morphine 5mg orodispersible tablets sugar free (56) – Actimorph – BB, OOP and DND
  • Phenelzine 15mg tablets (100) – Nardil – BB, OOP and DND
  • Prednisolone 1mg gastro-resistant tablets (100) – Phoenix Labs Ltd BB and OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments

  • Acebutolol 400mg tablets (28) Category C – Sectral has moved to Category A
    Price increase £18.62 to £22.51
  • Dorzolamide 20mg/ml / Timolol 5mg/ml eye drops preservative free g (5 ml) Category C – Eylamdo reference product has now been removed
    Price remains at £8.14
  • Dorzolamide 20mg/ml eye drops preservative free g (5 ml) Category C – Eydelto reference product has now been removed
    Price remains at £7.09

Please note price listed here was correct at the time of publishing and is 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 A Deletions:

  • *Prednisolone 1mg gastro-resistant tablets (30)

Category C Deletions:

  • Diflucortolone 0.1% cream (30g) – Nerisone
  • Diflucortolone 0.1% oily cream (30g) – Nerisone Oily
  • Diflucortolone 0.1% ointment (30g) – Nerisone
  • Diflucortolone 0.3% oily cream (15g) – Nerisone Forte
  • Diflucortolone 0.3% ointment (15g) – Nerisone Forte
  • Estradiol 40micrograms/24hours transdermal patches (8) – Elleste Solo MX 40
  • Estradiol 80micrograms/24hours transdermal patches (8) – Elleste Solo MX 80
  • Lidocaine 1% / Hydrocortisone 0.2% spray (30ml) – Perinal

Part VIIIB Amendments

Previous Part VIIIB wording  Now reads 
Beclometasone 0.0025% in White soft paraffin STD (100g) Beclometasone 0.0025% in White soft paraffin STD, NSF (100g)
Bisoprolol 5mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, AF, CF, FF, NSF (150ml) Bisoprolol 5mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, AF, CF, FF, NSF, PF (150ml)
Colecalciferol 10,000units/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, AF, FF (20ml) Colecalciferol 10,000units/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, AF, FF, CF (20ml)
Colecalciferol 20,000units/ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF (30ml) Colecalciferol 20,000units/ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, AF, FF (30ml)
Colecalciferol 5,000units/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, AF, FF, NSF (20ml) Colecalciferol 5,000units/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, AF, FF, NSF, CF (20ml)
Diazepam 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, AF, CF, LF, NSF, SF (350ml) Diazepam 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, AF, CF, LF, NSF, SF, FF (350ml)
Diclofenac 50mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, AF, FF (150ml) Diclofenac 50mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, AF, FF, NSF (150ml)
Glycopyrronium bromide 0.05% topical solution STD, PF (500ml) Glycopyrronium bromide 0.05% topical solution STD, PF, AF, CF (500ml)
Hydralazine 10mg/5ml oral suspension SF, LF, AF, NSF, STD (100ml) Hydralazine 10mg/5ml oral suspension SF, LF, AF, NSF, STD, FF (100ml)
Hyoscine hydrobromide 500micrograms/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, AF, LF, NSF (100ml) Hyoscine hydrobromide 500micrograms/5ml oral suspension
STD, SF, AF, LF, NSF, CF, FF (100ml)
Lansoprazole 30mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF, AF, CF, LF (100ml) Lansoprazole 30mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF, AF, CF, LF, FF (100ml)
Melatonin 2mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, AF, FF (100ml) Melatonin 2mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, AF, FF, PF (100ml)
Melatonin 4mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, AF (150ml) Melatonin 4mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, AF, NSF (150ml)
Nadolol 20mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, AF, FF (100ml) Nadolol 20mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, AF, FF, PF (100ml)
Nadolol 30mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, AF, FF (100ml) Nadolol 30mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, AF, FF, CF, NSF (100ml)
Nadolol 40mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF, AF (100ml) Nadolol 40mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF, AF, LF (100ml)
Phenobarbital 50mg/5ml oral suspension STD, AF, LF, NSF,
SF, FF (100ml)
Phenobarbital 50mg/5ml oral suspension STD, AF, LF, NSF,
SF, FF, CF (100ml)
Tricitrates oral solution STD, SF (500ml) Tricitrates oral solution STD, SF, CF (500ml)

Part VIIIB Deletions 

  • Prednisolone sodium phosphate 0.3% eye drops STD, PF g (10ml)

Part VIIID Amendments

Previous Part VIIID wording  Now reads 
Danazol 100mg capsules STD (100) Danazol 100mg capsules STD, LF, SF (100)
Naltrexone 3mg capsules STD, AF, LF, SF (30) Naltrexone 3mg capsules STD, AF, LF, NSF, SF (30)
Naltrexone 4.5mg capsules STD, AF, LF, SF (30) Naltrexone 4.5mg capsules STD, AF, LF, NSF, SF (30)

Part VIIID Deletions 

  • Phenelzine 15mg tablets (60) has been removed from Part VIIID. There is an alternative product which can be found in Part VIIIA.

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

  • Adrenaline (base) 500micrograms/0.5ml (1 in 1,000) solution for injection ampoules
  • Amantadine 50mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Amiloride 5mg / Bumetanide 1mg tablets
  • Cabergoline 1mg tablets
  • Cabergoline 2mg tablets
  • Chloral hydrate 500mg/5ml oral solution
  • Doxepin 10mg capsules
  • Efmody modified-release capsules (ALL)
  • Ephedrine hydrochloride tablets (ALL)
  • Hydrocortisone 0.5% ointment
  • Liothyronine 10microgram capsules
  • Liothyronine 20microgram capsules
  • Liothyronine 5microgram capsules
  • Naproxen 125mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free
  • Ontozry tablets (ALL)
  • Ontozry 12.5mg/25mg tablets treatment initiation pack
  • Potassium dihydrogen phosphate 13.6% (potassium 10mmol/10ml) solution for infusion 10ml ampoules
  • Prednsiolone sodium phosphate 5mg suppositories
  • Procyclidine 10mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules
  • Rupatadine 10mg tablets
  • Tamoxifen 40mg tablets
  • Vazkepa 998mg capsules

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

  • Esbriet 267mg capsules

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

Previous Part II listing  Now reads 
Ceptava 360mg gastro-resistant tablets Ceptava gastro-resistant tablets (ALL)
Dipyridamole 50mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free Dipyridamole oral suspension sugar free (ALL)
Gilenya 0.5mg capsules Gilenya capsules (ALL)
Betaquik liquid K.Quik liquid
Mycophenolic acid 360mg gastro-resistant tablets Mycophenolic acid gastro-resistant tablets (ALL)
Trazodone 50mg/5ml oral solution sugar free Trazodone oral solution sugar free (ALL)

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 August 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – BANDAGES – Sub-compression Wadding Bandage – Clinistretch Soft 2.75m unstretched 10cm x 2.75m
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Great Bear Healthcare Ltd – Cubcath Cascade  All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Scar Treatment Preparations Silicone Gel Sheet – Oleeva Fabric All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENTS – Jobskin Alleviant All classes, types and sizes
APPLIANCES – LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENTS – Jobskin Alleviant Plus All classes, types and sizes
APPLIANCES – VENOUS ULCER COMPRESSION SYSTEM – Jobskin Alleviant (Jobskin Ltd) – Medical Stocking & Compression Liner (pack contains 1 over stocking and 2 liners) All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – ADHESIVE REMOVERS (SPRAYS, LIQUIDS, WIPES) – Peak Medical Ltd – Offmate Stoma Adhesive Remover OM 30, 30 wipes
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Oakmed Ltd – Option – Colostomy with Soft Covering to one side – Opaque starter hole All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Oakmed Ltd – Option – Colostomy Plus with Soft Covering to one side – Opaque starter hole All types and sizes

To view appliances due to be deleted from Part IX of the September 2022, October 2022 and November 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.

To view previous Drug Tariff Watch months visit our page here.