Drug Tariff News - Part VIIIA

News Article

22 January 2016

Hydroquinone 4% cream 1g pack size has been incorrectly included in Part VIIIA (as category B) in the Drug Tariff editions for December 2015, January 2016 and February 2016.  This product and pack is also correctly listed in Drug Tariff Part VIIIB – Arrangements for payment for specials and imported unlicensed medicines.

All prescriptions for this product have been priced correctly in accordance with the Drug Tariff Part VIIIB arrangements for November 2015 and December 2015 and all Part IIIA additional fees have been correctly applied where these items were endorsed.

This error has also been reflected in the NHS dictionary of medicines and devices, the information will be correctly shown in the extract w/c 25 January 2016.

The NHSBSA apologises unreservedly for any inconvenience this error has caused.