November 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – 2nd update


November 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – 2nd update

November 26, 2018

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (26.11.2018) granted the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Allopurinol 100mg tablets 28 £2.20
Allopurinol 300mg tablets 28 £5.17
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £2.30
Buprenorphine 2mg sublingual tablet sugar free 7 £5.19
Co-careldopa 25mg/100mg tablets 100 £10.00
Diamorphine 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules 5 £15.20
Dosulepin 25mg capsules 28 £5.10
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £10.00
Lercanidipine 10mg tablets 28 £4.78
Metronidazole 400mg tablets 21 £7.15
Naproxen 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £10.99
Orlistat 120mg capsules 84 £24.19
Ranitidine 150mg tablets 60 £1.30
Sodium valproate 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 100 £16.24
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £11.15

DHSC previously (21.11.2018) granted the following price concessions

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £7.96
Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £13.11
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £5.09
Buprenorphine 8mg sublingual tablets sugar free 7 £14.03
Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules 28 £2.13
Lamotrigine 100mg tablets 56 £13.13
Lamotrigine 200mg tablets 56 £17.90
Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £6.41
Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml eye drops 2.5ml £9.00
Lercanidipine 20mg tablets 28 £6.50
Nicorandil 10mg tablets 60 £3.60
Nitrofurantoin 50mg tablets 28 £9.52
Propranolol 10mg tablets 28 £1.95
Propranolol 40mg tablets 28 £1.99
Ramipril 10mg tablets 28 £5.49
Ramipril 2.5mg tablets 28 £4.62
Ramipril 5mg tablets 28 £5.11
Tadalafil 5mg tablets 28 £26.85
Valsartan 160mg capsules 28 £9.75
Valsartan 40mg capsules 28 £3.79
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £7.31

No additional endorsements are required for price concessions. A price concession only applies for the month in which it is granted.

PSNC is still working with the DHSC to agree further concessionary prices on other drugs reported to be unavailable at the stated November 2018 Drug Tariff price.  Contractors will be alerted to further updates to the price concession list through our website and via our e-news email.  If you wish to subscribe to our email list, you can receive an email as soon as any announcements are made. Please note that PSNC cannot provide details of any generic products awaiting price concession approval from DHSC.

If you have problems obtaining a Part VIII product or problems obtaining the product at the stated Drug Tariff price, please report the issue to PSNC using the online feedback form on the PSNC Website. Please include full details of the supplier and price paid for any products sourced above the Drug Tariff price. PSNC will investigate the extent of the problem and if appropriate discuss the issue with DHSC.

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