Additions to Part 2
Only 1 item has been added to Part 2 of the May Drug Tariff and that one item is:
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
Only 3 items have been added to Part 8a of the May Drug Tariff, these 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
Only 1 item has been deleted from the May Drug Tariff- please see below:
Dipyridamole 200mg modified-release / Aspirin 25mg capsules, more commonly known as Molita – this was discontinued in October 2021.
Items which have been removed from the Drug Tariff 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
7 items are listed in ‘Other Changes, ones which I think you will find of interest are:
Ipratropium bromide 21micrograms/dose nasal spray has remained as a Category C with the reimbursement price of £6.54 but the name of Rinatec has changed to Rinaspray.
Paracetamol 500mg / Ibuprofen 200mg tablets packs of 12 and 24 had the reimbursement price based on Nuromol, now reads that the reimbursement is based on Nuromol Dual Action Pain Relief
Sodium valproate 300mg modified-release tablets and 500mg modified release tablets have had Epilim Chrono added as the brand which the reimbursement price is based on – the reimbursement price has not changed.