January 2021 Category M Price Changes

January 2021 is a “Category M” Change Month – Do You Know what’s hot and what’s not?

January 2021 is the fourth quarter of the England and Wales Category M price changes and for Dispensing Doctors and retail Pharmacies shows the change in reimbursement prices of many commonly dispensed generics. The Category M [Cat M] price is calculated to allow a certain amount of profit to be left in the supply chain for Retail Pharmacies.

Summary

For January 2021 there are 206 prices which have fallen, 10 with no price change and 428 price rises and 4 additions to the list.

Price Drops

The table below shows the Top 10 Price Drops for January 2021 and dispensing contractors need to ensure they are purchasing at less than the price indicated. Dispensing Doctors can re-write the main body of the prescription to ensure correct reimbursement based on the brand or supplier pack issued to the patient.

Drug NamePack sizeOct 20 Drug Tariff PriceJan 21 Drug Tariff PriceChange
Buspirone
10mg tablets
30£15.47£5.90-£9.57
Co-fluampicil 250mg/250mg capsules28£18.18£11.12-£7.06
Buspirone
5mg tablets
30£14.36£8.93-£5.43
Nebivolol
2.5mg
tablets
28£11.84£6.88-£4.96
Ibandronic
acid 50mg
tablets
28£47.39£43.11-£4.28
Cyclizine 50mg/1ml
solution for
injection
ampoules
5£18.75£14.64-£4.11
Prochlorperazine
3mg buccal tablets
50£28.05£24.68-£3.37
Tamsulosin
400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram
capsules
30£10.06£6.71-£3.35
Venlafaxine
75mg tablets
56£9.56£6.66-£2.90
Valaciclovir
500mg
tablets
10£24.11£21.24-£2.87
Top 10 Price Drops for Cat M items January 2021

The four additions to the Cat M list for January 2021 are:

NamePack SizeFormDrug Tariff Price
Aspirin 75mg
tablets
28tablet£1.21
Memantine
10mg/ml oral
solution sugar
free
50ml£16.55
Ropinirole 1mg
tablets
84tablet£22.82
Travoprost 40micrograms/ml / Timolol 5mg/ml eye
drops
2.5ml£12.87
Four Items have been added to cat M from January 1st 2021

For a full list of Cat M Price changes in Microsoft Excel format for January 2021 email contact@dispensingdoctorexperts.co.uk