Detailed information on Part VIII of the Drug Tariff.
Category M prices
The Department of Health (DH) has announced the Category M prices which will apply to prescriptions from 1 January 2018.
Previous copies of Category M prices
Category M reimbursement prices were amended from 1 August 2017. This was outside the usual three monthly cycle, in which Category M reimbursement prices are updated because:
a) DH, with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee’s agreement, is decreasing Category M reimbursement prices by £15 million per month. This is due to the results of the 2015/16 medicine margin survey and the provisional results of the 2016/17 medicine margin survey, which indicate an over-delivery on the £800 million per year medicine margin commitment for both 2015/16 and 2016/17. Once the full assessment of medicine margin for 2016/17 is available, this position will be reconsidered.
b) Pregabalin was added to Category M.
Drug Tariff Part VIIIA in excel format
Previous copies of the Drug Tariff Part VIIIA
The Department of Health has announced the Part VIIIB prices which will apply to prescriptions from 1 February 2018.
Previous copies of Part VIIIB Specials