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Final 20 concessionary prices announced for September

The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed further concessionary prices for the following 20 items for September 2018 prescriptions.

An initial eight concessionary prices were announced on September 18, followed by a further 19 announced last week.

Drug
Strength
Form
Price
Allopurinol
300mg
tablets (28)
£3.30
Buprenorphine
2mg
sugar-free sublingual tablets (7)
£5.35
Buprenorphine
8mg
sugar-free sublingual tablets (7)
£15.74
Diamorphine
10mg
powder for solution for injection ampoules (5)
£16.56
Hydroxocobalamin
1mg/1ml
solution for injection ampoules (5)
£9.61
Levetiracetam
100mg/ml
sugar-free oral solution (300)
£14.10
Metronidazole
400mg
tablets (21)
£5.52
Nebivolol
5mg
tablets (28)
£4.09
Nicorandil
20mg
tablets (60)
£4.00
Oxybutynin
2.5mg
tablets (56)
£2.15
Oxybutynin
5mg
tablets (56)
£3.65
Propranolol
80mg
tablets (28)
£3.50
Risperidone
1mg
tablets (20)
£5.87
Risperidone
2mg
tablets (60)
£21.25
Risperidone
3mg
tablets (60)
£26.00
Risperidone
4mg
tablets (60)
£27.39
Risperidone
500 micrograms
tablets (20)
£2.70
Topiramate
100mg
tablets (60)
£17.07
Valsartan
80mg
capsules (28)
£7.42
Valsartan
160mg
capsules (28)
£15.32
5 Comments
Question: 
Do these prices reflect the ones you have paid in September?

Overworked Pharmacist, Community pharmacist

Levetiracetam solution is another example. Where can you buy it at £14.10??? I’ve had to buy 3 bottles last month for £50 a bottle, only means a loss of £107. How many pharmacists are turning patients away saying they can’t get it? Go try down the road? 

Sachin Badiani, Pharmacy owner/ Proprietor

Risperidone 1mg price concession price is for pack size 20. At least Allopurinol 300mg is on the list now.

The other price concessions are a joke.

Watto 59, Community pharmacist

Risperidone 1mg minmum price around £17 and 4mg around £70, PSNCis a joke accepting this.... and we owe the DoH money ?
 

Overworked Pharmacist, Community pharmacist

I’m surprised more people haven’t picked upon how bad the generic market situation is right now. Contractors are losing money on basic lines, yet we’ve got locums and other greedy pharmacists demanding they want more money? From where, and whom? Because I for one could do with some. 

Farmer Cyst, Community pharmacist

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