January concessionary prices announced for 40 items

January concessionary prices department off health

The Department of Health and National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 40 items for January 2018 prescriptions:

Drug
Strength
Form
Price
Amiloride
5mg
tablets (28)
£4.62
Amlodipine
5mg
tablets (28)
£1.36
Amlodipine
10mg
tablets (28)
£1.44
Anastrozole
1mg
tablets (28)
£6.19
Aripiprazole
5mg
tablets (28)
£5.43
Aripiprazole
10mg
tablets (28)
£6.06
Aripiprazole
15mg
tablets (28)
£5.89
Atorvastatin
80mg
tablets (28)
£1.79
Chlorpromazine
25mg
tablets (28)
£32.57
Chlorpromazine
50mg
tablets (28)
£26.24
Chlorpromazine
100mg
tablets (28)
£32.44
Citalopram
10mg
tablets (28)
£1.55
Citalopram
40mg
tablets (28)
£2.07
Duloxetine
20mg
gastro-resistant capsules (28)
£8.95
Duloxetine
30mg
gastro-resistant capsules (28)
£8.45
Duloxetine
60mg
gastro-resistant capsules (28)
£14.77
Fexofenadine
120mg
tablets (30)
£2.88
Fexofenadine
180mg
tablets (30)
£3.68
Gabapentin
400mg
capsules (100)
£7.45
Glimepiride
1mg
tablets (30)
£2.81
Glimepiride
3mg
tablets (30)
£6.94
Glimepiride
4mg
tablets (30)
£8.48
Hydroxychloroquine
200mg
tablets (60)
£5.99
Lacidipine
2mg
tablets (28)
£2.95
Lacidipine
4mg
tablets (28)
£3.57
Levetiracetam
100mg/ml
oral solution sugar-free (300)
£7.35
Mebeverine
135mg
tablets (100)
£4.72
Olanzapine
7.5mg
tablets (28)
£24.56
Perindopril erbumine
2mg
tablets (30)
£4.69
Perindopril erbumine
4mg
tablets (30)
£6.54
Perindopril erbumine
8mg
tablets (30)
£6.94
Pregabalin
150mg
capsules (56)
£4.63
Pregabalin
200mg
capsules (84)
£6.64
Pregabalin
25mg
capsules (56)
£7.55
Rasagiline
1mg
tablets (28)
£4.77
Rizatriptan
10mg
tablets (3)
£9.88
Tramadol
50mg
capsules (30)
£0.89
Tranexamic acid
500mg
tablets (60)
£13.89
Trimethoprim
50mg/5ml
oral suspension sugar-free (100)
£3.99
Vitamin B co strong
tablets (28)
£4.57
7 Comments
Question: 
Are there any items that you are waiting to receive concessionary prices for?

PoPeYe- Popeys Car Wash, Locum pharmacist

Look it up!

Syd Bashford, Community pharmacist

And NO announcement that there are a further number being chased! I’m sure this has been said before, but Price concessions should be announced and in place at the START of that month, and any amendments are surprise new additions or increases in price. After all, any overpayment will be clawed back. At least we would know where we stand for the whole month !

Susan M Shepherd, Community pharmacist

Why are the concessionary prices for England so much lower than that in Scotland, eg Anastrozole 1mg is £6.19 in England, but £11.99 in Scotland? Both are negotiated with the Dept of Health.

 

Sunny Jim, Pharmacy Buyer

Much colder in Scotland, need greater profit margins to  heat their pharmacies - barnett formula 

N O, Pharmaceutical Adviser

The most pricey products do not feature in this list at all !!! Like, Eplerenone, Bicalutamide, Olanzapine, Mirtazapine, Levetiracetam etc.... Very dissapointing :-((

Dipak Patel, Community pharmacist

At least 20 items missing from that list!

Sunny Jim, Pharmacy Buyer

Which items are they; plz list 

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