The October 2021 preface includes those products which are going to be added for the November 2021 Drug tariff, meaning that they can be written generically, with no need to endorse as reimbursement will be based upon the Drug Tariff Price.
Most interesting is the inclusion of a new strength of alimemazine oral solution sugar free 10mg/5mL a 100ml pack can now be prescribed and reimbursed at a Drug Tariff price.
In the NHSBSA Hints and Tips Dispensing Contractors Issue 44 (from back in July 2021) the following information was given:
“Unlicensed medicines update
The following Actual Medicinal Products (AMPs) are now licensed:
Alimemazine 10mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (Lucis Pharma Ltd) with AMPP = 100ml
Instead of using Alimemazine 10mg/5ml oral solution (Special Order), you may want to consider using the licensed option instead.”
This was previously only available via Special Order
This product has an NHS dm+d List Price: £182.00 for dispensing doctors and community pharmacy contractors which is presumably what the new Drug Tariff price will be from November 2021. Please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot get any discount on this product and we will alert the manufacturers to this and will see if any Discount Schemes are available.
Other additions to the November 2021 Drug Tariff are as follows:
|Name||Pack Size||Drug Tariff Category|
|Amoxicillin 500mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free||100ml||Category C Brown & Burk UK Ltd|
|Bempedoic acid 180mg / Ezetimibe 10mg tablets||28||Category C Nustendi|
|Estradiol 1.53mg/dose transdermal spray||168 dose (3x 56)||Category C Lenzetto|
|Fentanyl 500micrograms/10ml solution for injection ampoules||5||Category C Sublimaze|
|Lacosamide 200mg/20ml solution for infusion vials||1||Category C Vimpat|
|Levomenthol sticks||3.6g||Category C 4Head|
|Levomepromazine 50mg tablets||84||Category A|
|Quetiapine 600mg modified-release tablets||56||Category C Biquelle XL|
|Thalidomide 50mg capsules||28||Category C Thalidomide Celgene|
|Valsartan 80mg tablets||28||Category A|
In the above table all the Category C items should be reimbursed at the dm+d NHS list price, whereas the Category A items will be reimbursed based on a basket of prices as follows:
“the average of the price calculated for the pack size listed in the Drug Tariff weighted by the following four manufacturers and suppliers; A A H Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Ltd, Teva UK Ltd and Accord Healthcare Ltd on or before the 8th of the month being reimbursed. In the weighted formula, A A H Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Ltd prices have a weighting of 2, the prices from the other suppliers have a weighting of one.”