Tarif Tip

Tariff Tip - Chloral Hydrate Price Increase

Chloral hydrate 500mg/5ml oral solution has been removed from Part VIIIB Specials section in the Drug Tariff as there is now a proprietary brand with a MASSIVE PRICE INCREASE

PRODUCT

 

 

 

 

Chloral Hydrate 500mg/5ml oral solution

STD, SF, CF, NSF, FF, AF, LF   100ML

IN PART VIIIB SPECIALS

£20.15    

REMOVED FROM PART VIIIB SPECIALS

 End of March 2022

Chloral Hydrate 500mg/5ml oral solution (Marlborough Pharmaceuticals ltd)

150ML

 

NOT IN DRUG TARIFF

£244.25

Broken Bulk & Out of Pocket expenses can be claimed

Please note that Chloral Hydrate 500mg/5ml oral solution has been removed from all the UK Tariffs as of the end of March 2022.

There is now a proprietary brand with a vast price increase that is only licensed for children from 2 years old for a maximum of 2 weeks according to the SPC.

A discussion with the prescriber would be recommended, to advise of the product price increase and the product licence limitations

This product is not in the Drug Tariff so prescriptions will have to be endorsed with price, pack size and manufacturer or wholesaler supplying the product.

Chloral Hydrate 500mg/5ml Oral Solution (Marlborough) SPC

Scotland

Please see the following from Community Pharmacy Scotland as it has been removed from Part 7 in the Scottish Drug Tariff

‘Following the recent introduction of a licensed product, as of 1st April 2022 Chloral Hydrate 500mg/5ml Oral Solution will be removed from Part 7S of the Scottish Drug Tariff.

Reimbursement from April onwards will be made using the normal Non-Part 7 process, where you are paid the listed price for the manufacturer or supplier you select during the dispensing process.

Please note that as this is a new product, if you are unable to select the manufacturer during dispensing, unendorsed prescriptions will be paid as the licensed product as the only manufacturer on file.

For April and May, the Short Supply flag has also been applied to the product, so if you are unable to obtain stock of the licensed product, but are able to source the unlicensed, you can dispense this. You’ll just need to obtain Health Board authorisation, endorse the price authorised as SP followed by the price in pence, and you can claim the £30 handling charge as HC 3000. Please make sure to endorse both electronically and on paper to ensure you are reimbursed accurately.

We will look to review the stock levels of the licensed product in May and consider whether to request the extension of the Short Supply flag. If you are experiencing any shortages of either the licensed or unlicensed product, we would be grateful for you reporting via our Shortage Reporter App.'