With an eye on progressing Brexit plans, this month’s special analysis looks at the number of products only available as an import. This has found that a fairly consistent 800 products are only available each month as parallel imports, although there are early hints that the supply routes are expanding to reduce reliance on European suppliers. It will depend on the deal – or no deal – in the current Brexit discussions to truly determine the supply landscape after March 2019.
In terms of generics, the most obvious stand-out product in this month’s purchase price risers and fallers was quetiapine tabs with five packs joining the fallers. Also, jostling for space in the fallers pen during June were three packs of mometasone furoate cream or ointment, two packs of finasteride tabs and the 84 pack of prochlorperazine tabs 5mg. Joining the 28 pack in the risers were two packs each of buprenorphine sublingual, dicycloverine, nicorandil and ramipril tabs.
DDA members can view further details on the purchase price fallers and risers during June in the exclusive DDA member library of purchase price analyses.