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Price rises of up to £4.87 added to Category M

Non-routine adjustment effective from Dec 1

November 28th 2022

Tagged: DM Zone news

By Charles Gladwin & Ailsa Colquhoun

Category M has been subject to a non-routine adjustment from December 1, in a non-recurrent additional investment in community pharmacy funding.

This will deliver £100 million over the two financial years 2022-23 and 2023-24.

The list of 670 items has consequently seen price increases from between 1p to £4.87.

The top five price rises by value are:

ProductPack sizeDec 2022 Cat M price (p)Price increase from October 2022 (p)
Ibandronic acid 50mg tablets28 tablets11223487
Primidone 250mg tablets100 tablets11080481
Sulfasalazine 500mg gastro-resistant tablets112 tablets6549283
Prucalopride 2mg tablets28 tablets5907256
Liothyronine 20microgram tablets28 tablets5873254

The top five price rises by percentage are:

ProductPack sizeDec 2022 Cat M price (p)Price increase from October 2022 (%)
Ibandronic acid 50mg tablets28 tablets112234.54
Primidone 250mg tablets100 tablets110804.54
Sodium valproate 500mg gastro-resistant tablets30 tablets6454.54
Prucalopride 2mg tablets28 tablets59074.53
Calcium and Ergocalciferol tablets28 tablets43964.52

DDA members can view the full Category M adjustment, with prices sorted by price order, change and percentage change, with Category M price history, by visiting the members’ library of Category M adjustments.