Drug Tariff Watch – January 2022

Drug Tariff Watch – January 2022

December 30, 2021

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 January 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:

  • Alimemazine 30mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (100ml)
  • Alimemazine 7.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (100ml)

Category C Additions:

  • Chlortalidone 12.5mg tablets (30) – Hylaton BB & OOP
  • Lacidipine 6mg tablets (28) – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd BB & OOP
  • Midodrine 10mg tablets (100) – Bramox BB, DND & OOP
  • Tapentadol 25mg modified-release tablets (56) – Ationdo SR BB, DND & OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments 

  • Buspirone 10mg tablets (30) Category M has moved to Category A
    Price decrease £30.07 to £24.97
  • Buspirone 5mg tablets (30) Category M has moved to Category A
    Price increase £5.16 to £5.24
  • Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% ointment g (30g) Category A has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £16.12 to £7.79
  • Dorzolamide 20mg/ml / Timolol 5mg/ml eye drops 0.2ml unit dose preservative free (60 (12xg5) Category A has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £36.05 to £26.73
  • Famotidine 20mg tablets (28) Category A has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £22.04 to £16.55
  • Isotretinoin 20mg capsules (30) Category A has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £16.66 to £4.89
  • Mupirocin 2% ointment g (15g) Category C – Bactroban has moved to Category A
    Price increase £5.26 to £6.96
  • Mycophenolic acid 360mg gastro resistant tablets (120) Category C previously listed without reference product. Reference product now added to this line – Myfortic BB, DND & OOP
    Price remains at £193.43
  • Nizatidine 150mg capsules (30) Category A has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £21.70 to £11.81
  • Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (250 ml) Category C – OxyNorm has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £9.71 to £7.08
  • Propranolol 160mg modified release capsules (28) Category C – Bedranol SR has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £4.59 to £1.99
  • Rivastigmine 13.3mg/24hours transdermal patches Category C previously listed without reference product. Reference product now added to this line – Exelon BB & OOP
    Price remains at £77.97
  • Sennosides 7.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (500 ml) Category C – Senokot Pharmacy has changed reference product to – Senokot Syrup 12 Years Plus BB & OOP
    Price increase £6.99 to £7.61

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:

  • Anidulafungin 100mg powder for solution for infusion vials (1)
  • Calcitonin (salmon) 400units/2ml solution for injection vials (1)
  • Cisplatin 100mg/100ml solution for infusion vials (1)

Category C Deletions:

  • Coal tar 40% bath emulsion (200ml) – Psoriderm Emulsion
  • Dithranol 0.25% cream (50g) – Dithrocream
  • Dithranol 0.5% cream (50g) – Dithrocream
  • Dithranol 1% cream (50g) – Dithrocream
  • Mouthwash solution tablets (100) – Accord Healthcare Ltd

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

  • Clindamycin 300mg capsules
  • Clonazepam 500micrograms/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Clonidine 50micrograms/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Diazepam 2mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Doxepin 25mg capsules
  • Dronedarone 400mg tablets
  • Fresubin Thickened Level 2
  • Midodrine 10mg tablets
  • Mirtazapine 15mg/ml oral solution sugar free
  • Nortriptyline 50mg tablets
  • Ofloxacin 400mg tablets
  • Olanzapine 20mg orodispersible tablets
  • Ondansetron 4mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Pitolisant tablets (ALL)
  • Promazine 50mg/5ml oral solution
  • Propranolol 10mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Simple eye ointment
  • SMA High Energy liquid
  • Tamoxifen 10mg tablets
  • Timolol 10mg tablets
  • Trihexyphenidyl 5mg/5ml oral solution
  • Wakix tablets (ALL)

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

Previous Part II listing  Now reads 
Trifluoperazine 1mg/5ml oral solution sugar free Trifluoperazine 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 January 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) – Coloplast Ltd – Pennine Pre-Lube catheter with integral PVC capsule containing lubragel All types and sizes
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Hydrogel Sheet – Without Adhesive Border – Hydrosorb All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENTS  – Compressana Calypso 70 – Class 1 (10-17mmHg) All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENTS  – Compressana Calypso 140 – Class 2 (15-18mmHg) All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Oakmed Ltd – Colostomy with Filter and Soft Covering to both sides To fit up to 45mm Stoma JH600, 30

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