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Lamotrigine 100mg among initial 11 price concessions for April

The Department of Health and Social Care and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed on concessionary prices for the following 11 items for April 2020 prescriptions.

Drug
Strength
Form
Price
Co-careldopa
25mg/100mg
tablets (100)
£14.99
Hydroxyzine
10mg
tablets (84)
£2.09
Imipramine
25mg
tablets (28)
£6.15
Lamotrigine
100mg
dispersible tablets sugar free (56)
£9.92
Lymecycline
408mg
capsules (28)
£6.38
Memantine
10mg
tablets (28)
£3.78
Pizotifen
1.5mg
tablets (28)
£6.17
Quinine sulfate
300mg
tablets (28)
£6.70
Ranitidine
300mg
tablets (30)
£6.80
Trihexyphenidyl
2mg
tablets (84)
£9.08
Venlafaxine
75mg
tablets (56)
£14.22
4 Comments
Question: 
Do these prices reflect what you've paid so far in April?

O J, Community pharmacist

Do they still deduct the discount from the concession price?

DoH have really good civil servants to who protect the interest of the gov. Our negotiating bodies should try a different approach to get some movements.

N patel , Non Pharmacist Branch Manager

yes they deduct  clawback... for an average pharmacy it is between 9 to 10%.. therefore a contractor is losing more mney on most of these concession prices

Alexander The Great, Community pharmacist

Nothing will happen, cos it will mean paying us for the actual drug costs.

Ebers Papyrus, Pharmaceutical Adviser

The tariff price change response, concessions and manufacturer based priced model is fatally flawed and needs an overhaul urgently. The situation has been overlooked by DHSC despite PSNC, RPS and NPA pleading for it and PSNC showing logical steps to improve things.

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