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03-01-2007, 01:00 PM
The latest Category M price list became available on the PPD website, repoduced here as a download

Significant Price Rises
Lansoprazole 15mg and 30mg up by 82p and 83p respectively.

Gabapentin 300mg capsules, will increase almost 3fold in price back up to 18.92.
Pravastatin 40mg tablets will rise by 76%.
Price Falls
Omeprazole 20mg capsules will fall in price by 13% to 4.45 and will be significantly cheaper than Lansoprazole 30mg at 5.55.
Piroxicam 0.5% gel 60g will fall from 12.75 to 2.75.
Lamotrigine will fall between 8% and 16%.
A 30g tube of Hydrocortisone Cream 1% will fall in price from 8.27 to 3.25

04-01-2007, 09:47 AM
If you are a member of the DDA you can obtain the information in advance - the notification of changes was available before christmas. Very useful for creative buying and stock control!!. Its a full time job for a busy dispensary keeping track of things but there are some useful tools available.

04-01-2007, 02:23 PM
do you use prescribing.org http://www.prescribing.org/ ?
it's run by my friend Julian who works in the wilds of Norfolk. it's great for generics - in fact I would say this website ( which is totally free to use) is an essential for any dispensary. I put at least a third of my purchasing thru it.