Drug Tariff Watch – May 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 May 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 C Additions:

  • Pyridostigmine bromide 12mg/1ml oral solution sugar free (150 ml) – Viatris UK Healthcare Ltd – BB, OOP and DND
  • Sevelamer 800mg oral powder sachets sugar free g (90) – Renvela  OOP
  • Tirbanibulin 10mg/g ointment 250mg sachets (5) – Klisyri BB and OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments 

  • Ipratropium bromide 21micrograms/dose nasal spray g (180 dose) Category C – Rinatec reference product now reads Rinaspray  OOP
    Price remains at £6.54
  • Paracetamol 500mg / Ibuprofen 200mg tablets (12) Category C – Nuromol reference product now reads Nuromol Dual Action Pain Relief – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £2.58
  • Paracetamol 500mg / Ibuprofen 200mg tablets (24) Category C – Nuromol reference product now reads Nuromol Dual Action Pain Relief – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £4.52
  • Phytomenadione 10mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules (10) Category C – Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH reference product now reads Neon Healthcare Ltd – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £10.49
  • Phytomenadione 2mg/0.2ml solution for injection ampoules (10) Category C – Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH reference product now reads Neon Healthcare Ltd – BB and OOP
    Price remains at £10.49
  • Sodium valproate 300mg modified-release tablets (30(3xg10)) Category C now has a reference product of – Epilim Chrono  OOP
    Price remains at £5.24
  • Sodium valproate 500mg modified-release tablets (30(3xg10)) Category C now has a reference product of – Epilim Chrono  OOP
    Price remains at £8.73

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:

  • Dipyridamole 200mg modified-release / Aspirin 25mg capsules (60) – Molita

Part VIIIB Additions

Product Formulations covered
by tariff
Minimum
volume
Price for minimum volume (p) Price for each extra ml/g above minimum volume (p)
Allopurinol 100mg/5ml oral solution STD 100ml 16570 1
Azathioprine 50mg/5ml oral solution STD, AF, SF 100ml 6899 1
Clonazepam 250micrograms/5ml oral solution STD 100ml 35527 109
Diazepam 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension STD, AF, CF, LF,
NSF, SF
350ml 18286 11
Gabapentin 100mg/5ml oral solution STD, AF, CF, FF, LF,
NSF, SF
100ml 27295 67
Gabapentin 100mg/5ml oral suspension STD, AF, FF, LF,
NSF, SF
100ml 21103 44
Phenobarbital 25mg/5ml oral solution STD, AF, CF, FF, LF,
SF
100ml 31874 1
Phenobarbital 25mg/5ml oral suspension STD, AF, LF, NSF, SF 100ml 13744 17
Ramipril 10mg/5ml oral suspension STD, AF, FF, SF 100ml 31000 1

Part VIIIB Amendments 

Previous Part VIIIB wording  Now reads 
Azathioprine 20mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, AF,
FF (100ml)
Azathioprine 20mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, AF, FF, NSF (100ml)
Doxazosin 1mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF (100ml) Doxazosin 1mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, CF,
NSF, AF (100ml)
Flecainide 10mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, AF, FF (100ml) Flecainide 10mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, LF, AF, FF, NSF (100ml)
Indometacin 25mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF, AF,
FF, LF (100ml)
Indometacin 25mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF, AF, FF, LF, CF (100ml)
Phenobarbital 50mg/5ml oral solution STD, AF, CF, FF, LF,
SF (150ml)
Phenobarbital 50mg/5ml oral solution STD, AF, CF, FF, LF, SF, NSF (150ml)
Pizotifen 250micrograms/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF (100ml) Pizotifen 250micrograms/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF, AF,CF, FF (100ml)
Sodium benzoate 500mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF,
NSF, AF (100ml)
Sodium benzoate 500mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, LF, CF, NSF, AF, FF, PF (100ml)
Spironolactone 25mg/5ml oral solution SF, CF, FF, LF (100ml) Spironolactone 25mg/5ml oral solution SF, CF, FF, LF, STD (100ml)
Trihexyphenidyl 2mg/5ml oral suspension STD, AF, LF, SF (300ml) Trihexyphenidyl 2mg/5ml oral suspension STD, AF, LF, SF, FF (300ml)

Part VIIID Deletions

  • Metolazone 5mg tablets STD, LF, SF (28)
  • Metolazone 5mg tablets STD, LF, SF (50)

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

  • Pyridostigmine bromide 12mg/1ml oral solution sugar free

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

  • Azathioprine 50mg/5ml oral solution
  • Gabapentin 100mg/5ml oral solution
  • Gabapentin 100mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Phenobarbital 25mg/5ml oral solution
  • Phenobarbital 25mg/5ml oral suspension

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

  • Ammonaps 940mg/g granules
  • Enzalutamide 40mg capsules
  • Ethinylestradiol 10microgram tablets
  • Ethinylestradiol 1mg tablets
  • Ethinylestradiol 50microgram tablets
  • Glytactin BetterMilk Lite 20 oral powder 46g sachets
  • Imnovid 2mg capsules
  • Sodium phenylbutyrate 940mg/g granules sugar free
  • Viread 33mg/g granules

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 May 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Physiotulle All sizes
APPLIANCES – EMOLLIENT AND BARRIER PREPARATIONS – Diprobase Cream All sizes
APPLIANCES – VACUUM PUMPS AND CONSTRICTOR RINGS FOR ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION – Owen Mumford Ltd – Rapport Ring Loading System – Set of 5 different sized rings, loading cone and transfer sleeves for maintaining an erection SM2220
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – MacGregor Healthcare Ltd – Qufora Sterile Leg Bags, containing 1 pair of non-latex gloves and soft elasticated cotton velcro straps per box of 10 750ml, long tube Q Flow Lever Tap, 12361504, 10
750ml, long tube T-tap, 12351504, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Colomate Closed 1 piece pouch Beige non-woven front and back and high capacity filter – Small – starter hole 10mm, CSB110, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – DISCHARGE SOLIDIFYING AGENTS – Peak Medical Ltd – Gellymate Absorption Capsules  GM 140, 140
STOMA APPLIANCES – DISCHARGE SOLIDIFYING AGENTS – Peak Medical Ltd – Gellymate Absorption Tablets GD 140, 140
STOMA APPLIANCES – PRESSURE PLATES/SHIELDS – Peak Medical Ltd – EuroTec Support Plate With 4-Point Belt Attachment (for use with 1-piece and 2-piece appliances) All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES – CliniMed Ltd – CliniShield Wipes  3800, 50
STOMA APPLIANCES – SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Protect 133004, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – STOMA CAPS/DRESSINGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Colomate Mini Stoma Cap with superabsorbent pad 1-piece beige 6cm diameter, pre-cut 20mm, CCS120, 30
7cm diameter, pre-cut 25mm, CCS125, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – STOMA CAPS/DRESSINGS – Peak Medical Ltd – Colomate Stoma Cap 1-piece beige high capacity bar filter pre-cut 20mm, CCB120, 30
pre-cut 35mm, CCB135, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Consecura Low Profile All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Urostomy Pouch with Accuseal Tap Standard Size  All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd- Urostomy Pouch with Fold-up Tap Standard Size All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Fleximate 2-piece closed pouch, Beige non-woven both sides, high capacity bar filter – Large All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Fleximate 2-piece drainable pouch, Beige with high capacity bar filter – Large All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Fleximate Anatomical closed pouch, Beige non-woven both sides, high capacity bar filter – Medium/Large All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Fleximate closed pouch, Beige non-woven both sides, high capacity bar filter – Medium All types and sizes

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