Drug Tariff Watch – July 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 July 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:

  • Mexiletine 100mg capsules (84) – OOP and DND 
  • Mexiletine 50mg capsules (84) – OOP and DND 

Category C Additions: 

  • Clobetasol 500micrograms/g foam g (100g) – Clarelux – OOP
  • Dibrompropamidine 0.15% cream g (25g) – Brulidine – OOP
  • Estradiol 1mg / Progesterone 100mg capsules (28) – Bijuve – BB and OOP
  • Glucagon 1mg/0.2ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices g (1) – Ogluo – OOP and DND
  • Glucagon 500micrograms/0.1ml solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices g (1) – Ogluo – OOP and DND
  • Naloxone 1.8mg/0.1ml nasal spray unit dose (2 (2xg1) – Nyxoid – BB, OOP and DND
  • Verapamil 5mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (5) – Securon IV – BB and OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments 

  • Apixaban 2.5mg tablets (60) Category C – Eliquis reference product has now been removed – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £57.00
  • Apixaban 5mg tablets (56) Category C – Eliquis reference product has now been removed – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £53.20
  • Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% gel g (60g) Category A has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £36.28 to £32.62
  • Felodipine 10mg modified-release tablets (28) Category C – Plendil has changed reference product to Cardioplen XL – BB and OOP
    Price decrease £5.66 to £4.81
  • Felodipine 5mg modified-release tablets (28) Category C – Plendil has changed reference product to Cardioplen XL – BB and OOP
    Price decrease £4.21 to £3.87
  • Melatonin 2mg modified-release tablets (30) Category M has moved to Category C – Circadin – BB and OOP
    Price increase £10.38 to £15.39
  • Metronidazole 0.75% cream g (30g) Category C now has a reference product of – Rozex – OOP
    Price remains at £6.60
  • Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg tablets (56) Category A has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £8.28 to £5.71
  • Prucalopride 2mg tablets (28) 5952 C Resolor has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £59.52 to £ 49.80
  • Sucralfate 1g/5ml oral suspension sugar free (200ml) Category C – Sigma Pharmaceuticals Plc has moved to Category A BB, OOP and DND
    Price remains at £124.87
  • Sulfasalazine 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free (500ml) Category A has moved to Category C – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP and DND
    Price increase £78.89 to £94.22
  • Tamoxifen 10mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (150ml) Category A has moved to Category C – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB, OOP and DND
    Price increase £56.83 to £74.52

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:

  • Acebutolol 100mg capsules (84) – Sectral
  • Buserelin 100micrograms/dose nasal spray (336 dose (4xg84)) – Suprefact
  • Chlorpromazine 50mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules (10) – Largactil
  • Clemastine 1mg tablets (60) – Tavegil
  • Felbinac 3.17% foam g (100g) – Traxam
  • Morphine 200mg modified-release granules sachets sugar free (30) – MST Continus
  • Morphine 20mg modified-release granules sachets sugar free (30) – MST Continus
  • Moxisylyte 40mg tablets (112) – Opilon
  • Olaparib 50mg capsules (448) – Lynparza
  • Sodium cromoglicate 5mg/dose inhaler CFC free g (112 dose) – Intal
  • Somatropin (rbe) 10mg powder and solvent for solution for injection vials g (1) – Zomacton
  • Somatropin (rmc) 8mg powder and solvent for solution for injection vials g (1) – Saizen
  • * Soya oil 84.75% bath oil (1000 ml (2xg500)) – Balneum

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

  • GA explore5 oral powder 12.5g sachets
  • Glucagon solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (ALL)
  • HCU explore5 oral powder 12.5g sachets
  • MSUD explore5 oral powder 12.5g sachets
  • TYR explore5 oral powder 12.5g sachets

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

  • Optifast soup oral powder sachets

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 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – ANAL IRRIGATION SYSTEM – IryPump S (B Braun Medical) – IryPump S Set 29120E
APPLIANCES – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Covidien UK Commercial Ltd – Dover All Silicone – Male 8887705120-888770520, 5-10, 12-20
APPLIANCES – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Paediatric – Covidien UK Commercial Ltd – Dover All Silicone  8887703083-8887703109, 3-5, 8-10
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Silicone Wound Contact Dressing – Sterile – Dermisplus Contact All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Venturi Adhesive Gel Patches 5
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Venturi Y Connector 5
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Venturi wound sealing kits All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – ELASTIC HOSIERY – Accessories – Compressana Easy Deletion of article accessory

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