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Apr
24

UPDATED 24th April Price Concessions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
The Department of Health have granted the following price concessions for April 2017: Drug Pack size Price concession Amitriptyline 50mg tablets 28 £3.50 Buspirone 10mg tablets 30 £9.57 Buspirone 5mg tablets 30 £16.50 Clindamycin 150mg capsules (new...
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Apr
21

Antihistamines - Formulary Focus

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Hayfever season is almost upon us and you need to make sure your dispensary is stocked and ready. Take a look at the calculations below to find out which of the top 5 antihistamines are best for your prescribing budget. Purchased correctly you could also see profit margins up to 68%. Taking into consideration the volume of prescribing of these drugs, it’s really important to make s...
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Apr
21

When Should I Use Parallel Imports?

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
When Should I Use Parallel Imports? Adalat 60mg tablets Flixotide evohaler 125mg Lamictal 100mg Phenytoin 100mg Celebrex 200mg Januvia 100mg Lyrica 100mg Procorolan 5mg Cellcept 250mg Keppra 500mg Lyrica 150mg Salazopyrin EN 500mg Clexane 20mg Lamictal 2...
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Apr
21

Monitored Dosage System Hands-On Training

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
ANOTHER NEW TRAINING COURSE FOR 2017! Do you dispense using a Monitored Dosage System [MDS]? Are you thinking of dispensing using a MDS? Then we have the perfect training course for you which we believe is unique to Dispex and which is simply called Monitored Dosage Systems “Best Practice”. This is a brand new course developed by the tutors and staff at Dispex aimed at dispen...
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Apr
13

How To Avoid Referred Back Prescriptions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
A few common areas to check to avoid prescriptions being returned are: Is the quantity (or strength where necessary) stated? Is the presentation/formulation stated? (i.e. capsule. ointment, cream, tablet etc) Generic prescription – is the item listed in the Drug Tariff Part VIIIA? If not, the NHS Prescription Service needs the name of the manufacturer/wholesaler/pack size (and ...
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