Drug Tariff Watch – June 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 June 2022.

Part I – Claims for payment 

Contractors will have until the 7 June 2022 to submit their FP34C declaration through the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal for NHS pharmaceutical services delivered in May 2022.

For more information see here.

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:

  • Hydrocortisone 15mg tablets (30)
  • Hydrocortisone 2.5mg tablets (30)
  • Hydrocortisone 5mg tablets (30)
  • Sertraline 25mg tablets (28)

Category C Additions: 

  • Atorvastatin 20mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free g (150 ml) – Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd – OOP
  • Fluticasone propionate 100micrograms/dose / Salmeterol 12.75micrograms/ dose dry powder inhaler g (60 dose) – Seffalair Spiromax – OOP
  • Fluticasone propionate 202micrograms/dose / Salmeterol 12.75micrograms/ dose dry powder inhaler g (60 dose) – Seffalair Spiromax – OOP
  • Metformin 500mg oral powder sachets sugar free (30) – Morningside Healthcare Ltd – BB and OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments 

  • Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% gel g (60g) – Dovobet has moved to Category A
    Price decrease £37.21 to £36.28
  • Carbocisteine 750mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (200 ml) – Lucis Pharma Ltd has moved to Category A 
    Price decrease £21.82 to £24.49
  • Co-codamol 15mg/500mg capsules (100) Category A has moved to Category C – Codipar – BB and OOP
    Price decrease £10.71 to £7.25
  • Dexamethasone 20mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (50 ml) – Advanz Pharma has changed reference product to Synchrony Pharma Ltd – BB, OOP and DND 
    Price decrease £49.50 to £42.00
  • Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (30) Category C – Medreich Plc has moved to Category A
    Price increase £1.80 to £2.17
  • Hydrocortisone 2.5% ointment g (15g) Category A has moved to Category C – Essential Generics Ltd – OOP
    Price increase £24.46 to £44.00
  • Mebeverine 50mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free (300 ml) Category A has moved to Category C – Essential Generics Ltd – BB, OOP and DND 
    Price remains at £187.00
  • Oily phenol 5% solution for injection 5ml ampoules (10) Category A has moved to Category C – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £93.80
  • Tapentadol 100mg modified-release tablets (56) Category C now has a reference product of – Palexia SR – BB, OOP and DND 
    Price remains at £49.82
  • Tapentadol 150mg modified-release tablets (56) Category C now has a reference product of – Palexia SR – BB, OOP and DND 
    Price remains at £74.73
  • Tapentadol 200mg modified-release tablets (56) Category C now has a reference product of – Palexia SR – BB, OOP and DND 
    Price remains at £99.64
  • Tapentadol 250mg modified-release tablets (56) Category C now has a reference product of – Palexia SR – BB, OOP and DND 
    Price remains at £124.55
  • Tapentadol 50mg modified-release tablets (56) Category C now has a reference product of – Palexia SR – BB, OOP and DND 
    Price remains at £24.91

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:

  • * Levofloxacin 250mg tablets (5)

Category C Deletions:

  • Glycopyrronium bromide powder for solution for iontophoresis (3g) – Advanz Pharma
  • Hypromellose 0.3% eye drops S (10ml) – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Maraviroc 25mg tablets 120 – Celsentri
  • Maraviroc 75mg tablets 120 – Celsentri
  • Nicotine 450micrograms/dose inhaler g (20 dose) – Voke
  • Sotalol 200mg tablets (28) – Beta-Cardone
  • White soft paraffin 95% / Liquid paraffin 5% ointment g (50g) – Diprobase
  • White soft paraffin 95% / Liquid paraffin 5% ointment g (500g) – Diprobase

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

  • Mexiletine 100mg capsules
  • Mexiletine 50mg capsules
  • Ogluo solution for injection pre-filled pens (ALL)
  • Sucralfate 1g/5ml oral suspension sugar free

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

  • Co-codaprin 8mg/400mg dispersible tablets
  • Polyfusor SB sodium chloride 0.45% infusion 500ml bottles

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 June 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – CERVICAL COLLAR, SOFT FOAM – Eesiness Soft Cervical Foam Collar All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – Vapour-permeable Adhesive Film Dressing – Kendall Film All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Mepilex Border Heel 18.5cm x 24cm
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Mepilex Border Sacrum 18cm x 18cm
23cm x 23cm
APPLIANCES – EMOLLIENT AND BARRIER PREPARATIONS – Diprobase Lotion 50ml
STOMA APPLIANCES – SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES – ConvaTec Ltd – Sensi-Care Sting Free Protective Skin Barrier – Spray Barrier 420797, 28ml
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – DETECTION PAD, SWEAT FOR NEUROPATHY – Neuropad 2

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