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Naproxen 250mg among 28 concessionary prices agreed for February

The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 28 items for February 2019 prescriptions.

Drug
Strength
Form
Price
Allopurinol
100mg
tablets (28)
£1.44
Allopurinol
300mg
tablets (28)
£3.20
Amiloride
5mg
tablets (28)
£9.98
Brimonidine
0.2%
eye drops (5)
£3.50
Carvedilol
6.25mg
tablets (28)
£0.83
Carvedilol
25mg
tablets (28)
£3.95
Co-careldopa
25mg/100mg
tablets (100)
£9.99
Desmopressin
200 micrograms
tablets (30)
£9.21
Dosulepin
25mg
capsules (28)
£2.03
Furosemide
20mg
tablets (28)
£1.06
Furosemide
40mg
tablets (28)
£1.75
Latanoprost
50 micrograms/ml
eye drops (2.5)
£6.84
Lercanidipine
20mg
tablets (28)
£3.76
Lofepramine
70mg
tablets (56)
£18.44
Losartan
25mg
tablets (28)
£3.90
Losartan
50mg
tablets (28)
£3.95
Metronidazole
400mg
tablets (21)
£9.31
Naproxen
250mg
tablets (28)
£6.45
Naproxen
250mg
gastro-resistant tablets (56)
£9.99
Orlistat
120mg
capsules (84)
£23.99
Propranolol
80mg
tablets (56)
£2.24
Ramipril
2.5mg
tablets (28)
£3.95
Risperidone
3mg
tablets (60)
£23.95
Risperidone
4mg
tablets (60)
£25.95
Sodium valproate
500mg
gastro-resistant tablets (100)
£16.49
Tadalafil
5mg
tablets (28)
£21.40
Telmisartan
20mg
tablets (28)
£3.40
Telmisartan
40mg
tablets (28)
£7.00

Last month, contractors told C+D that they have been experiencing shortages of a growing range of medicines, including naproxen.

5 Comments
Question: 
Do these prices reflect what you have paid in February so far?

Matthew Edwards, Community pharmacist

Got to agree with the comment below.  Colorama, Alliance and Phoenix were all above the concessionary price and 2 of those three were out of stock.  I returned the stock back to AAH as soon as I saw what it had come in at.  I send more back to wholesalers than I keep at the moment, or at least it feels that way.

 

N patel , Non Pharmacist Branch Manager

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surely psnc can raise a legal objection to the doh consistently underpricing concessoinery prices......oops sorry forgot that the psnc is an effectivelyy castrated organisation........ no oooomph at all

 

 

 

Matthew Edwards, Community pharmacist

Would love to actually understand where these prices come from.  Naproxen 250mg from AAH is still overpriced.

A B, Community pharmacist

Maybe don't buy from AAH? They are always the most expensive. Can get from alliance, pheonix, sigma and colorama at below £6.45 at the moment. The price concession isn't based on one price from one supplier.

Not that I'm saying the current pricing system works, far from it!

N patel , Non Pharmacist Branch Manager

a.b.  you must get special prices from bs and colorama... bs naproxen 250 listed to me at 999p sigma listed to me at 659p..... you must be very lucky#########

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