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Drug Tariff Part VIII

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 August 2017.

Category M reimbursement prices are being amended from 1 August 2017. This is 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 is being added to Category M.

Category M Prices - update for 1 August 2017

Previous copies of Category M prices

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2017

Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2017Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2017 (27KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2016 (30KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2016 (29KB)

Category M Prices - June 2016 (29KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2016 (31KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2016 (30KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2015 (27KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2015 (27KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2015 (26KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2015 (22KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2014 (75KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2014 (21KB)