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DHSC publishes October Cat M adjustments

358 prices up in price; 267 down

September 26th 2022

Tagged: DM Zone news England Wales

By Ailsa Colquhoun

The DHSC has published the Q3 (Oct 22) Category M adjustment.

In summary there are six additions and two deletions, bringing the total number of lines in Category M to 669.

 The additions are:

DrugPack sizePrice
Cinacalcet 30mg tablets289.11
Clonazepam 500microgram tablets10027.15
Clonazepam 2mg tablets10028.92
Colecalciferol 1,000unit capsules305.3
Docusate 50mg/5ml oral solution sugar free30016.86
Etoricoxib 30mg tablets283.33

The deletions are:

  • Fluticasone propionate 50micrograms/dose nasal spray x150
  • Propranolol 160mg modified-release capsules x28

In total, 358 items are up in price, 72 by at least 20 per cent. Some 267 prices have reduced, 23 by at least 20 per cent.

DDA members can view the Category M Oct 22 adjustment spreadsheet, sorted by price, price change and percentage price change, in the library of Category M updates.