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Two strengths of sertraline among further 13 April price concessions

The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed concessionary prices for the following 13 items for April 2020 prescriptions.

An initial 11 price concessions were announced on April 15. A further 20 items were added to the list on April 17, and a another 18 on April 22.

Drug
Strength
Form
Price
Aciclovir
400mg
tablets (56)
£3.32
Co-codamol
15mg/500mg
tablets (100)
£3.99
Frovatriptan
2.5mg
tablets (6)
£11.91
Ibuprofen
400mg
tablets (24)
£2.00
Ibuprofen
400mg
tablets (84)
£6.99
Mometasone
50 micrograms/dose
nasal spray (140 doses)
£5.95
Paracetamol
250mg/5ml
oral suspension sugar free (200ml)
£4.27
Sertraline
100mg
tablets (28)
£14.07
Sertraline
50mg
tablets (28)
£8.95
Sulpiride
200mg
tablets (30)
£6.86
Tacrolimus
0.1%
ointment (30g)
£25.92
Valaciclovir
500mg
tablets (10)
£20.59
Tamoxifen
20mg
tablets (30)
£5.50
4 Comments
Question: 
Do these prices reflect what you've paid so far this month?

Kirit Shah, Community pharmacist

So why was that agreed for sertraline when only available product is the brand Lustral. So unless the Dr agrees to supply a new script pharmacy with lustral the pharmacy will dispense at a huge loss!Which other professions would agree with that?

 

 

 

 

 

How High?, Community pharmacist

Why are we still scratching around dealing with this crap?

Let the DHSC secure the drugs and pay for them at source then we'll hold and dispense for a fee.

Matthew Edwards, Community pharmacist

Dispensing fee will need to be a lot higher to afford overheads than it currently is to make any profit

Only Lustral available at double these preces for Sertraline. It's not enough.

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