Drug Tariff Watch – February 2022

Drug Tariff Watch – February 2022

January 27, 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 February 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:

  • Duloxetine 120mg gastro-resistant capsules (28)
  • Duloxetine 90mg gastro-resistant capsules (28)

Category C Additions:

  • *Paracetamol 1g/100ml solution for infusion vials (12) – Accord Healthcare Ltd BB and OOP
  • Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate 10g oral powder sachets (3) – Lokelma BB and OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments 

  • Co-dydramol 30mg/500mg tablets (56) Category A has moved to Category C Remedeine Forte BB, OOP
    Price decrease £10.51 to £6.82
  • Diazepam 5mg/2.5ml rectal solution tube (5) Category A has moved to Category C (no reference product listed) BB, OOP
    Price decrease £7.33 to £5.85
  • Donepezil 1mg/ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP
    Price increase £67.48 to £81.23
  • Enoxaparin sodium 300mg/3ml solution for injection vials g (1) Category C with no reference product now has a reference product of Clexane – OOP
    Price remains at £21.33
  • Ibuprofen 5% spray g (35ml) Category C Ibuleve Speed Relief  has changed reference product name to Ibuleve Pain Relief – OOP
    Price remains at £3.26
  • Imipramine 25mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Essential Pharma Ltd – BB, OOP
    Price remains at £49.09
  • Irbesartan 300mg / Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablets (28) Category C CoAprovel reference product has been removed
    Price remains at £15.93
  • Lofepramine 70mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Essential Pharma Ltd – BB, OOP
    Price remains at £33.87
  • Orphenadrine 50mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP
    Price increase £77.05 to £87.09
  • Procyclidine 2.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP
    Price increase £30.24 to £37.39
  • Procyclidine 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP
    Price increase £44.43 to £55.61
  • Promazine 50mg/5ml oral solution (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP and DND
    Price increase £63.24 to £75.36
  • Quetiapine 20mg/ml oral suspension sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP and DND
    Price increase £149.16 to £166.31
  • Ramipril 2.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP and DND
    Price increase £147.06 to £164.12
  • Simvastatin 40mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP
    Price increase £241.38 to £250.63
  • Sulpiride 200mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Essential Pharma Ltd – BB, OOP
    Price remains at £50.89
  • Trihexyphenidyl 5mg/5ml oral solution (200ml) Category A has moved to Category C Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP and DND
    Price increase £67.98 to 82.54
  • Verapamil 40mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C Essential Pharma Ltd – BB, OOP
    Price remains at £44.92

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 C Deletions:

  • Fluticasone 50micrograms/dose / Formoterol 5micrograms/ dose breath actuated inhaler CFC free (120 dose) – Flutiform K-haler
  • Morphine 100mg modified-release granules sachets sugar free (30) – MST Continus
  • Morphine 30mg modified-release granules sachets sugar free (30) – MST Continus
  • Neomycin 500mg tablets (100) – Advanz Pharma
  • *Paracetamol 1g/100ml solution for infusion vials (10) – Accord Healthcare Ltd

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

  • Amiloride 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Anquil 250microgram tablets
  • Azilect 1mg tablets
  • Beclometasone 5mg gastro-resistant modified-release tablets
  • Benperidol 250microgram tablets
  • Budesonide 9mg modified-release tablets
  • Clipper 5mg gastro-resistant modified-release tablets
  • Cortiment 9mg modified-release tablets
  • Dexamethasone 10mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Dexamethasone 4mg tablets
  • Dipyridamole 50mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free
  • Donepezil 1mg/ml oral solution sugar free
  • Doxepin 50mg capsules
  • Folic acid 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Imipramine 25mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Lofepramine 70mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free
  • Lokelma oral powder sachets (ALL)
  • Olsalazine 250mg capsules
  • Olsalazine 500mg tablets
  • Orphenadrine 50mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Oxybutynin 2.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Qtern 5mg/10mg tablets
  • Quinagolide 75microgram tablets
  • Saxagliptin 5mg / Dapagliflozin 10mg tablets
  • Simvastatin oral suspension sugar free (ALL)
  • Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate oral powder sachets (ALL)
  • Sulfasalazine 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free
  • Sulpiride 200mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Tamoxifen 10mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Verapamil 40mg/5ml oral solution sugar free

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

  • Xtandi 40mg capsules

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

Previous Part II listing  Now reads 
Captopril 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free Captopril oral solution sugar free (ALL)
Clonazepam 500micrograms/5ml oral solution sugar free Clonazepam oral solution sugar free (ALL)
Noyada 5mg/5ml oral solution Noyada oral solution (ALL)
Propranolol 10mg/5ml oral solution sugar free Propranolol oral solution sugar free (ALL)

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 February 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Medasil (Surgical) Ltd – Medasil 2 Way Foley All Silicone Catheter All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Granuflex Bordered – Triangular 15cm x 18cm (wound contact pad 15cm x 18cm + border 2.0 – 2.5cm)
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Hydrocolloid Dressing – Semi-permeable – Sterile – Without Adhesive Border – DuoDERM Signal – Heel 18.5cm x 19.5cm
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Hydrocolloid Dressing – Semi-permeable – Sterile – Without Adhesive Border – DuoDERM Signal – Sacral 22.5cm x 20cm
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Hydrocolloid Dressing – Semi-permeable – Sterile – Without Adhesive Border – DuoDERM Signal – Oval 11cm x 19cm
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Hydrocolloid Dressing – Semi-permeable – Sterile – Without Adhesive Border – Granuflex (modified) – Rectangular 15cm x 20cm
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Wound Drainage Pouch – Biotrol Draina S Fistula for wound drainage and fistula management – Mini (Cut to 30mm) H08560E
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Wound Drainage Pouch – Biotrol Draina S Fistula for wound drainage and fistula management – Medium (Cut to 50mm) H28555E
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Wound Drainage Pouch – Biotrol Draina S Fistula for wound drainage and fistula management – Large (Cut to 88mm) H28556E
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Wound Drainage Pouch – Draina S Vision All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – EYE PRODUCTS – Eye Drops – Hypromellose – Hypromellose 0.3% (Sai-Meds Ltd)  10ml
APPLIANCES – EYE PRODUCTS – Eye Drops – Hypromellose – Hypromellose 0.5% (Sai-Meds Ltd)   10ml
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Biotrol – Elite bag with filter, skin protector adhesive, fabric backing All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Biotrol – Integrale bag with filter & skin protector adhesive – White 25mm, 32-425, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Biotrol – Preference bag with filter, skin protector adhesive, fabric backing – White – starter hole 32-610, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Biotrol – Almarys Optima Closed bag with filter and all over soft non-woven cover All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Biotrol – Almarys Preference Closed bag with filter, skin protector and microporous adhesive and all over soft non-woven cover – Beige – starter hole 10mm F008310E, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Biotrol – Almarys Quiet Closed bag with filter and all over soft non-woven cover All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Oakmed Ltd – Option – Colostomy Maxi with Filter and Soft Covering to both sides without window – Opaque cut-to-fit 20mm-100mm, 0820KWW, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Closed Pouch with skin protector, fabric both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and filter – Opaque – Standard – pre-cut 22.5mm, 107322, 30
37.5mm, 107337, 30
50mm, 107350, 30
55mm, 107355, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Closed Pouch with skin protector, fabric both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and filter – Clear – Standard – pre-cut 22.5mm, 107422, 30
37.5mm, 107437, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Contour Closed Pouch with soft foam backed contour skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and hydrophobic filter – Clear – Standard – pre-cut 22.5mm, 207422, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Convex closed pouch with soft foam backed convex skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and hydrophobic filter – Clear – Standard – pre-cut 40mm, 307440, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select – with skin protector, fabric both sides, filter – Closed pouches – Clear – pre-cut 27mm, 101727, 30
48mm, 101748, 30
55mm, 101755, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select – with skin protector, fabric both sides, filter – Closed pouches – Opaque – pre-cut 27mm, 100727, 30
48mm, 100748, 30
55mm, 100755, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh Closed Pouch with skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and filter – Opaque – Standard – pre-cut 22.5mm, 102122, 30
37.5mm, 102137, 30
55mm, 102155, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh Closed Pouch with skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and filter – Clear – Standard – pre-cut 55mm, 102255, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh Closed Pouch with skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and filter – Opaque – Mini – pre-cut 45mm, 102345, 30
50mm, 102350, 30
55mm, 102355, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Closed Convex Pouch – integral convexity with filter and split fabric backing – Opaque – Standard – pre-cut 22.5mm, 103322, 10
37.5mm, 103337, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Closed Convex Pouch – integral convexity with filter and split fabric backing – Clear – Standard – pre-cut 20mm, 103420, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Closed Convex Pouch – integral convexity with filter and split fabric backing – Opaque – Max – pre-cut 22.5mm, 103522, 10
27.5mm, 103527, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES  – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Softima drainable pouch with filter, skin protector, protective cover and “Flow Control” soft outlet – Beige – pre-cut 24mm, 043724E, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Contour Drainable Pouch with soft foam backed contour skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning, hydrophobic filter and clipless outlet – Clear Standard – pre-cut 50mm, 218450, 30
55mm, 218455, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Convex drainable pouch with soft foam backed convex skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning, hydrophobic filter and clipless outlet – Clear Standard – pre-cut 20mm, 318420, 10
40mm, 318440, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Drainable Pouch with soft foam backed skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning, hydrophobic filter and clipless
outlet – Clear Standard – pre-cut
20mm, 118420, 30
27.5mm, 118427, 30
45mm, 118445, 30
55mm, 118455, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select – Paediatric Pouch – with skin protector, fabric both sides with printed motif – Opaque – cut-to-fit 10mm-50mm, 101603, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Neonatal Pouch – Split fabric front and back with printed motif – Clear – cut-to-fit 10mm-50mm, 101605, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh – Drainable Pouch with Clipless System & Integral Filter – Opaque Maxi – pre-cut 37.5mm, 112537, 30
40mm, 112540, 30
45mm, 112545, 30
50mm, 112550, 30
55mm, 112555, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh – Drainable Pouch with Clipless System & Integral Filter – Clear Maxi – pre-cut 20mm, 112620, 30
45mm, 112645, 30
55mm, 112655, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh – Drainable Pouch with filter – Opaque Standard – pre-cut  55mm, 112155, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh – Drainable Pouch with filter – Clear Standard – pre-cut 55mm, 112255, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh – Drainable Pouch with filter – Opaque Mini – pre-cut 32.5mm, 112332, 30
37.5mm, 112337, 30
40mm, 112340, 30
50mm, 112350, 30
55mm, 112355, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – B. Braun Medical – Almarys Twin + All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – B. Braun Medical – Biotrol LockRing 2 All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – B. Braun Medical – Softima Key – Drainable Pouch with Filter and Flow Control – Beige 60mm, 63360E, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – B. Braun Medical – Softima Key Mini Roll’Up – Beige  50mm, 631253E, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Contour Convex urostomy pouch with soft foam backed convex contour skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and soft bung – Clear Standard – pre-cut 40mm, 421440, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Convex urostomy pouch with soft foam backed convex skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and soft bung – Clear Standard – pre-cut 30mm, 321430, 10
40mm, 321440, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Convex urostomy pouch with soft foam backed convex skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning, tap and 2 adaptors for a night drainage bag – Clear Standard – pre-cut 20mm, 323420, 10
40mm, 323440, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Urostomy Pouch with soft covering to both sides – pre-cut 27.5mm, 114227, 30
50mm, 114250, 30

To view appliances due to be deleted from Part IX of the March 2022, April 2022 and May 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.



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