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Another 14 price concessions announced for July

The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 14 items for July 2019 prescriptions.

An initial 12 price concessions for the month were announced on July 15, and another 18 announced on July 19.

Drug
Strength
Form
Price
Buspirone
10mg
tablets (30)
£3.47
Co-amilofruse
5mg/40mg
tablets (28)
£5.76
Cyclizine
50mg/1ml
solution for injection ampoules (5)
£15.24
Escitalopram
5mg
tablets (28)
£3.42
Escitalopram
10mg
tablets (28)
£3.89
Indapamide
2.5mg
tablets (28)
£2.89
Irbesartan
150mg
tablets (28)
£3.61
Irbesartan
300mg
tablets (28)
£4.44
Mometasone
50 micrograms/dose
nasal spray (140)
£3.46
Montelukast
10mg
tablets (28)
£4.45
Quetiapine
25mg
tablets (60)
£3.25
Riluzole
50mg
tablets (56)
£49.33
Topiramate
100mg
tablets (60)
£21.13
Valsartan
80mg
capsules (28)
£11.90
4 Comments
Question: 
Do these prices reflect the ones you have paid in July so far?

N O, Pharmaceutical Adviser

I know the PSNC and DHSC always say they cannot name the supplier for these prices due to competition law. But, we are facing shortages and losing money on procuring these medicines. Surely, there is no competition here. Also, they still deduct discounts on top. So, can someone petion the courts to intervene and stop this daylight robbery or atleaset they provide the source from where we can procure them at the NCSO prices???

Kav Singh, Community pharmacist

Can someone tell me where you can get Montelukast for £4.55? I have 10 suppliers I use and not managed it.

Tired Manager, Community pharmacist

£4.80 is the best I've managed

SP Ph, Community pharmacist

From where?? It might help others if you could name the wholesaler without mentioning the place, as long as the goods are legitimate.

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