Category M Prices Drop July 2021

A large number of prices will be falling beware too much stock holding!

The latest Category M Drug Tariff reimbursement prices have finally been published, later than usual. And they show a lot of prices dropping, some dramatically with a few prices rising. But its mainly about the prices which are falling. According to the DDA website the average fall is nearly 20p per item, which will hit dispensary income.

The Biggest Price Drops

Drug NamePack sizeChange
Primidone 250mg tablets100-£17.48
Liothyronine 20microgram tablets28-£16.81
Midodrine 5mg tablets100-£13.26
Fluoxetine 10mg capsules30-£12.60
Fusidic acid 1% modified-release eye drops5-£8.20
Midodrine 2.5mg tablets100-£7.95
Hydrocortisone 2.5% cream15-£7.62
Flucloxacillin 125mg/5ml oral solution sugar free100-£7.30
Fosinopril 20mg tablets28-£6.90
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets12-£6.86
Ibandronic acid 50mg tablets28-£6.70
Valaciclovir 500mg tablets10-£6.69
Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment60-£6.26
Exemestane 25mg tablets30-£6.05
Sulpiride 200mg tablets30-£6.00
Sevelamer 800mg tablets180-£5.62
Clonidine 25microgram tablets112-£5.41
Prochlorperazine 3mg buccal tablets50-£5.28
Sodium valproate 500mg gastro-resistant tablets100-£5.22
Lymecycline 408mg capsules56-£4.66
The Top 20 Price Drops

Take a look at the table above; these will be the reimbursement prices from July 1st of 2021, which gives you little or no time to run stock down. The lesson here is to avoid holding too much stock in general, and specifically on higher cost generic items where the Category M price fluctuations can be harsh.

The full list of Category M price changes can be downloaded from the link below.