The DHSC has published the Q3 (Oct 22) Category M adjustment.
368 Category M items increased in price and 267 items went down in price.
There are also six additions and two deletions, bringing the total number of lines in Category M to 669.
The additions are:
Drug Pack size Reimbursement price
Cinacalcet 30mg tablets, 28 £9.11
Clonazepam 500mcg tablets 100 £27.15
Clonazepam 2mg tablets 100 £28.92
Colecalciferol 1,000 capsules 30 £5.30
Docusate 50mg/5ml oral solution S/F 300 £16.86
Etoricoxib 30mg tablets 28 £3.33
The deletions are:
Fluticasone propionate 50mcg/dose nasal spray x 150
Propranolol 160mg modified release capsules x 28
Reference DDA website
Additions to Part 2
23 items have been added to Part 2 of the October Drug Tariff – ones which I think you may find of interest are:
Items which fall into part 2 generally have no wholesaler discount and so you would be dispensing at a loss. Therefore, these are items which you may consider sending the prescription to a local pharmacy.
Additions to Part 8a
5 items have been added to Part 8a of the October Drug Tariff, ones which I think you will fine of interest are:
Previously if any of the items above had been prescribed generically, you would have had to endorse the brand, manufacturer, pack size and price paid in the left-hand column. As the items are now in the Drug Tariff, no endorsement is required.
Deletions to Part 8a
8 items have been deleted from the October Drug Tariff- items which you may find of interest are listed below:
Items which have been removed from the Drug Tariff part 8A can still be prescribed and dispensed but you will need to endorse the prescription with manufacturer, pack size and price paid.
Other Changes to Part 8a
23 items are listed in ‘Other Changes, DDS would suggest checking all the changes but the ones which I think you will find of interest are: