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Feb 2019 Drug Tariff Changes IMPORTANT

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS

Drug Tariff Changes February 2019

Pack Size Change
Buprenorphine 2mg / Naloxone 500microgram sublingual tablets sugar free 28 Category C Suboxone will be:
28 Category A
Buprenorphine 8mg / Naloxone 2mg sublingual tablets sugar free 28 Category C Suboxone will be:
28 Category A
Dipyridamole 200mg modified-release capsules 60 Category C Persantin Retard will be:
60 Category C Attia
Esomeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 Category C Emozul will be:
28 Category A
Esomeprazole 40mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 Category C Emozul will be:
28 Category A
Glycerol 1g suppositories 12 Category C Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd will be:
12 Category A
Phenytoin sodium 100mg capsules 84 Category C Flynn Pharma Ltd will be:
84 Category A
Tretinoin 10mg capsules 100 Category C Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd will be:
100 Category C Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH

Notes:

Where the product is moving from Category C to Category A the price will be more liable to fluctuations caused by the market and is based upon a basket of various generic suppliers, rather than a single supplier.

So in the case of the following medicines you must make sure you are prescribing correctly in order to recieve correct reimbursement; if you prescribe generically from Feb 1st 2019 you will only receive the Drug Tariff Part VIIIa price for these items. If you are dispensing a brand you could be losing out on reimbursement!:

Buprenorphine 2mg / Naloxone 500microgram sublingual tablets sugar free
Buprenorphine 8mg / Naloxone 2mg sublingual tablets sugar free
Dipyridamole 200mg modified-release capsules
Esomeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant capsules
Esomeprazole 40mg gastro-resistant capsules
Glycerol 1g suppositories
Phenytoin sodium 100mg capsules

Where the product is moving from one Category C supplier to another, check what you are dispensing and make sure the main body of the prescription reflects this to avoid prescription returns or losses in the dispensary.