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2 strengths of irbesartan among 20 price concessions agreed for August

The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 20 items for August 2019 prescriptions.

An initial 12 price concessions for the month were announced on August 16.

Drug
Strength
Form
Price
Alverine
60mg
capsules (100)
£9.38
Betahistine
8mg
tablets (84)
£1.60
Celecoxib
200mg
capsules (30)
£8.00
Desmopressin
200 micrograms
tablets (30)
£14.58
Escitalopram
10mg
tablets (28)
£3.19
Hydroxychloroquine
200mg
tablets (60)
£5.74
Ibandronic acid
150mg
tablets (1)
£9.20
Indapamide
2.5mg
tablets (28)
£2.89
Irbesartan
150mg
tablets (28)
£5.79
Irbesartan
300mg
tablets (28)
£7.97
Levetiracetam
500mg
tablets (60)
£7.90
Pantoprazole
20mg
gastro-resistant tablets (28)
£2.20
Pantoprazole
40mg
gastro-resistant tablets (28)
£2.80
Prednisolone
5mg
tablets (28)
£3.36
Quinine sulfate
300mg
tablets (28)
£6.51
Riluzole
50mg
tablets (56)
£37.00
Risedronate sodium
35mg
tablets (4)
£13.50
Topiramate
50mg
tablets (60)
£12.30
Topiramate
100mg
tablets (60)
£22.89
Valsartan
160mg
capsules (28)
£12.08
2 Comments
Question: 
Do these prices reflect the ones you have paid in August so far?

Alexander The Great, Community pharmacist

Its the same nonsense prices every month. I'd like to see someone get these prices please.... someone???? I think the PSNC collate information, send it to the NHS and then they must knock it down by 30-40%. We dont even get discount on these NCSOs.... which they knock another 10% off!!!

N O, Pharmaceutical Adviser

1. The prices are nowhere near the actual prices quoted by the Wholesalers.

2. Some of these products -- Even at the exorbitant prices are still not available.

So, whatever happened to the SSP legislation?

I think the Govt should start applying SSP as soon as possible. This would make the Manufacturers and The greedy wholesalers to get these OOS products quickly back in to the market or lose out. Teach them a lesson.

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