HDA Media And Political Bulletin – 10 December 2015

 APPG ‘surprised’ by further decriminalisation delays

C&D, Annabelle Collins, 9 December 2015

The All Party Pharmacy Group (APPG) has expressed its disappointment that the decriminalisation of dispensing errors would not be considered by the House of Commons before Christmas, as it was originally announced. Sir Kevin Barron, chair of the APPG stated that the group welcomed the Department of Health consultation on this pressing issue.


NCSO/price concessions December 2015

PSNC, 9 December 2015

The Department of Health granted the following price concessions for December 2015:

The price concession only applies to the month that it is granted.

No additional endorsements are required for price concessions.


Drug Pack size Price concession
Celiprolol 200mg tablets 28 £19.83
Celiprolol 400mg tablets 28 £39.65
Cimetidine 400mg tablets 60 £8.00
Clindamycin 150mg capsules 24 £13.00
Diclofenac Sodium 50mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £2.60
Lamotrigine 5mg dispersible tablets sugar free 28 £8.50
Lercandipine 20mg tablets 28 £9.85
Lithium 250mg tablets 100 £48.18
Mefenamic acid 500mg tablets 28 £12.15
Procyclidine 5mg tablets 28 £14.00

PSNC is still in discussion with the Department of Health on a number of generic medicines in short supply.

Please note that PSNC cannot provide details of generic products that are suspected of being affected by generic supply problems unless and until the Department of Health grants a concession. PSNC is in discussion with the Department of Health on a number of generic medicines in short supply.



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HDA Media And Political Bulletin – 10 December 2015

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