Drug Tariff Watch – July 2021

The Preface lists additions, deletions and alterations to the Drug Tariff. Below is a quick summary of the changes that came into effect from 1st July 2021.

Key
g Special container – This product is a special container and should be dispensed in its complete original pack size.
* 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 C Additions:

  • Activated charcoal 200mg/ml oral suspension sugar free g (250ml) – Charcodote  OOP
  • *Amoxicillin 1g powder for solution for injection vials g (1) – Wockhardt UK Ltd OOP
  • Aspirin 325mg / Caffeine 15mg tablets (12) – Anadin Original BB & OOP
  • Aspirin 325mg / Caffeine 15mg tablets (16) – Anadin Original BB & OOP
  • *Co-dydramol 20mg/500mg tablets (56) – Remedeine BB & OOP
  • Misoprostol 400microgram tablets g (1) – Topogyne DND & OOP
  • Pridinol 3mg tablets (20) – Myopridin BB & OOP
  • Pridinol 3mg tablets (100) – Myopridin BB & OOP
  • Vigabatrin 100mg soluble tablets sugar free (100) – Kigabeq BB, DND & OOP
  • Vigabatrin 500mg soluble tablets sugar free (50) – Kigabeq BB, DND & OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments

  • Amoxicillin 500mg powder for solution for injection vials (10) Category C Amoxil has moved to Category C Wockhardt UK Ltd – BB & OOP
    Price increase
    £5.48 to £9.60
  • Betamethasone 500microgram soluble tablets sugar free (100) Category C Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Ltd has moved to Category A BB
    Price remains at £58.15
  • Bisacodyl 10mg suppositories (12) Category A has moved to Category C Dulcolax BB & OOP
    Price decrease £3.53 to £2.35
  • Co-dydramol 20mg/500mg tablets 112 Category A has moved to Category C Remedeine BB & OOP
    Price decrease £14.01 to £11.13
  • Ethosuxamide 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (250ml (2xg125)) Category C Aristo Pharma Ltd has moved to Category A
    Price increase £216.25 to £224.84
  • Ibandronic acid 3mg/3ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes g (1) Category A has moved to Category C Accord Healthcare Ltd DND & OOP
    Price increase £53.15 to £65.40
  • Sumatriptan 3mg/0.5ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices g (2) Category C Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Europe B.V. has moved to Category A
    Price increase £39.50 to £46.00
  • Tobramycin 300mg/5ml nebuliser liquid ampoules (56(14xg4)) Category C Tymbrineb has moved to Category A DND
    Price increase £780.00 to £861.04
  • Valsartan 160mg tablets 28 Category C Macleods Pharma UK has moved to Category A BB
    Price remains at £14.69

Please note all prices listed were correct at the time of publishing and are 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:

  • Ranitidine 150mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml)

Category C Deletions:

  • Sodium fluoride 1.1mg chewable tablets sugar free (200) – Fluor-A-Day
  • Sodium fluoride 2.2mg chewable tablets sugar free (200) – Fluor-A-Day
  • Tinidazole 500mg tablets (16) – Fasigyn

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

  • Lenalidomide 25mg capsules
  • Misoprostol 400microgram tablets
  • PKU Easy microtabs
  • Revlimid 25mg capsules
  • Vigabatrin soluble tablets 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 July 2021 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd iQ Cath Solo for Gel double wrapped – Male IQ3014.12-IQ3014.16, 12-16, 30
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Bioactive Soluble Beta-Glucan Gel – Woulgan Gel 4g tube
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Protease Modulating Matrix – Sterile – Aquacel All types and sizes
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Topical Negative Pressure System Accessories – Avance Film with Safetac 1 kit
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Topical Negative Pressure System Accessories – Avance Flat Drain 1 dressing
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Topical Negative Pressure System Accessories – Avance Round Drain 1 dressing
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Topical Negative Pressure System Accessories – Avance Solo kit  1 kit
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Topical Negative Pressure System Accessories – Avance Transfer Pad 1 device
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Topical Negative Pressure System Accessories – Avance Transparent Film 1 dressing
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Topical Negative Pressure System Accessories – Avance Y Quick Connector  1 device
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Topical Negative Pressure System Accessories – Mepiseal 1 device
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Wound Dressing Pack – Avance dressing kit All types and sizes
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Wound Dressing Pack – Avance dressing kit including film with Safetac All types and sizes
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Wound Drainage Collection Device – Avance Canister & Tubing Kit – Canister with solidifier All sizes
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Wound Drainage Collection Device – Avance Solo Canister with Tubing – Canister with solidifier 150ml
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Tracheostomy Breathing Aids – Blom-Singer HME System – TruSeal Adhesive Housing  BE6054
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Tracheostomy Breathing Aids – Blom-Singer HME System – TruSeal Contour Adhesive Housing – Round BE6070
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Tracheostomy Breathing Aids – Blom-Singer HME System – TruSeal Contour Adhesive Housing – Standard BE6072
APPLIANCES – VENOUS ULCER COMPRESSION SYSTEM – CliniSupplies Ltd – Clini Duo40 – Medical Stocking and Compression Liner All sizes
APPLIANCES – VENOUS ULCER COMPRESSION SYSTEM – CliniSupplies Ltd – Clini Duo40 – Compression Liner Pack All sizes
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – INCONTINENCE SHEATHS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – K+ICS Sheath (plus 5 Sheath tip connectors) 18mm, 103.18, 30
20mm, 103.20, 30
22mm, 103.22, 30
37mm, 103.37, 30
40mm, 103.40, 30
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – Bendi Bag leg bag with tap outlet, overnight connector tube and fabric/velcro leg straps (1 pair per box of 10) – 700ml Direct inlet tube, swing tap 70.33-04S, 10
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – Bendi Bag leg bag with tap outlet, overnight connector tube and fabric/velcro leg straps (1 pair per box of 10) – 1300ml Direct inlet tube, swing tap 70.47-04S, 10
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – NIGHT DRAINAGE BAGS – Manfred Sauer UK Ltd – Smartflow 2.6L drainage bag non sterile with 90cm kink resistant inlet tube NB26, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – ADHESIVE REMOVERS (SPRAYS, LIQUIDS, WIPES) – CliniMed Ltd – Appeel Hydrosolve Flushable Medical 3506, 30 wipes
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Oakmed Ltd – Option – Mini Pouch with Soft Covering to one side cut-to-fit 10mm-50mm – Opaque 1010K, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES – CliniMed Ltd – LBF Hydrosolve Flushable Barrier Film Wipes 3828, 30

To view appliances due to be deleted from Part IX of the August, September and October 2021 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.