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NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) prescribing newsletter - March 2014
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Product updates and price changes

Key price changes this month:

  • Vitamin B tablets
  • Prednisoline 5mg soluble tablets
  • Co-careldopa 25/100mg MR tablets
  • Salbutamol 4mg and 2mg tablets

The following price changes have been ranked in order of expected impact on CCG prescribing budgets.

Drug name

Current price

Previous price

Price difference

February 2014 price changes

 

 

 

Vitamin B co tablets (100)

£75.82

£55.92

£19.90

Prednisolone 5mg soluble tabs(30)

£42.78

£37.20

£5.58

Co-careldopa MR tablets 25/100mg MR (Half-Sinemet CR) (60)

£15.42

£11.60

£3.82

Salbutamol 4mg tablets (28)

£69.83 

£66.09

£3.74

Salbutamol 2mg tablets (28)

£68.20

£64.67

£3.53

January 2014 price changes

 

 

 

Senna 7.5mg tablets (60)

£12.64

£10.11

£2.53

Gabapentin 300mg caps (100)

£4.49

£3.15

£1.34

Trazodone 100mg caps (56)

£28.69

£17.73

£10.96

Trazodone 150mg caps (56)

£18.59

£14.19

£4.40

Loperamide 2mg caps (30)

£1.53

£1.03

£0.50

Tramadol 50mg caps (100)

£3.67

£3.47

£0.20

Piroxicam 0.5% gel (112g)

£5.77

£4.67

£1.10

Paracetamol 500mg tabs (100)

£2.78

£2.75

£0.03

Trazodone 50mg caps (84)

£24.37

£21.27

£3.10

Please see the latest Drug Tariff for the most up to date prices.

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