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Final 33 concessionary prices announced for December

The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for a final 33 items for December 2018 prescriptions.

An initial 23 concessionary prices for the month were announced on December 14, followed by a further 24 concessionary prices announced on December 18.

Drug
Strength
Form
Price
Amiloride
5mg
tablets (28)
£9.95
Carvedilol
25mg
tablets (28)
£6.99
Clomipramine
10mg
capsules (28)
£2.16
Clomipramine
50mg
capsules (28)
£6.58
Dosulepin
25mg
capsules (28)
£3.52
Dosulepin
75mg
tablets (28)
£10.83
Ibandronic acid
50mg
tablets (28)
£50.94
Lercanidipine
10mg
tablets (28)
£3.49
Losartan
50mg
tablets (28)
£5.50
Metoprolol
50mg
tablets (28)
£2.78
Naproxen
250mg
tablets (28)
£4.37
Naproxen
500mg
tablets (28)
£8.14
Naproxen
250mg
gastro-resistant tablets (56)
£7.46
Naproxen
500mg
gastro-resistant tablets (56)
£12.52
Nebivolol
5mg
tablets (28)
£4.01
Ondansetron
4mg
tablets (10)
£12.59
Propranolol
40mg
tablets (28)
£1.70
Propranolol
80mg
tablets (56)
£2.94
Quetiapine
100mg
tablets (60)
£11.07
Quetiapine
150mg
tablets (60)
£15.92
Quetiapine
200mg
tablets (60)
£27.62
Risperidone
1mg
tablets (20)
£4.14
Risperidone
2mg
tablets (60)
£20.37
Risperidone
3mg
tablets (60)
£23.72
Risperidone
4mg
tablets (60)
£31.88
Sevelamer
800mg
tablets (180)
£122.41
Telmisartan
20mg
tablets (28)
£3.43
Telmisartan
40mg
tablets (28)
£1.24
Telmisartan
80mg
tablets (28)
£11.33
Topiramate
50mg
tablets (60)
£12.72
Topiramate
100mg
tablets (60)
£22.45
Valsartan
40mg
capsules (28)
£3.30
Valsartan
80mg
capsules (28)
£6.48
4 Comments
Question: 
Do these prices reflect the ones you have paid in December?

Jonathon Churchill, Locum pharmacist

That price for naproxen 500mgs is utter nonsence. Of the two wholsalers that had any stock at all in December; they charged between £11-£15 per box appx. So which magical wholsaler was selling them at £8.14 each?!

SIMON MEDLEY, Community pharmacist

Certainly not paid that for naproxen,

Dave Downham, Manager

If this is final, can we assume that PSNC have packed it in for the year?

Barry Pharmacist, Community pharmacist

Do these prices reflect the ones you have paid in December? No they are well short even before clawback. Someone is making a killing but it's single-handed contractors that will be dead and buried soon enough.

Happy Christmas everyone!

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