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Scottish-Governement- logoFebruary 23 2015

The Scottish Government is revising the discount clawback scales for generic and proprietary medicines with effect from March 1.

Two NHS circulars set out the changes. NHS Circular PCA (P) (2015) 3 applies to Part 7 of the Drug Tariff affecting reimbursement for non-ZD generic medicines and resets the clawback rate at 3%. The clawback rate had been at 1.3% since October 2014.

The new 3% clawback rate “will remain in place in respect of the three dispensing months March-May 2015 inclusive, to continue the recovery of sums remaining due from contractors to Boards under the 2013-14 Margin Sharing Arrangements (MSA),” says the Circular.

For proprietary medicines, NHS Circular PCA (P) (2015) 4 says the discount clawback rate as set out in Part 11 of the Drug Tariff will be reset at 5.14% from March 1. This is down from the 5.66% rate that was set introduced in December 2014.

NHS Circular PCA (P) (2015) 4 also includes a table showing how the revised clawback scales will affect net ingredient costs.

Links:

http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/pca/PCA2015(P)04.pdf

http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/pca/PCA2015(P)03.pdf

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