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October 2020 Price Concessions 2nd Update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug  Pack Size Price Concession  Ciprofloxacin 250mg tablets 10 £1.37 Hydrocortisone 2.5% cream 15g £44.00 Irbesartan 300mg / Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg tablets 28 £14.31 Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £3.31 Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £10.07 Tamoxifen 20mg tablets 30 £13.99 Zonisamide...

By |October 23rd, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on October 2020 Price Concessions 2nd Update

MHRA Drug Safety Update October 2020

A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 14 Issue 2 September 2020) has been published and includes articles on: 5-fluorouracil (intravenous), capecitabine, tegafur: DPD testing recommended before initiation to identify patients at increased risk of severe and fatal toxicity Flucytosine (Ancotil): new contraindication in patients with DPD deficiency Niraparib...

By |October 23rd, 2020|Lexpos News|Comments Off on MHRA Drug Safety Update October 2020

Medicine Supply Notification: Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (Advanz)

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today issued a medicine supply notification for Fluoxetine 30mg capsules (Advanz) Advanz, the sole supplier, are out of stock of fluoxetine 30mg capsules with resupply expected mid-December 2020 Fluoxetine 10mg and 20mg capsules remain available A Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) was issued on 20/10/2020 further details can...

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Medicine Supply Notification: Salazopyrin En-Tabs (sulfasalazine) 500mg tablets

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today issued a medicine supply notification for Salazopyrin En-Tabs (sulfasalazine) 500mg tablets Pfizer are out of stock of Salazopyrin En-Tabs until early December 2020 Generic versions of sulfasalazine 500mg gastro-resistant tablets remain available UKMI have advised there are no known differences in bioavailability between the branded and...

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SSPs issued for Fluoxetine 30mg caps & Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg: Urgent actions required by pharmacy teams

In response to significant ongoing disruption to the supply of Fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg, two Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) have been been issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Introduced with immediate effect today, Tuesday 20th October 2020, SSP07 has been developed by clinicians and provides pharmacists with procedures to...

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