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31 October 2017

dm+d corner

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ICODEXTRIN PERITONEAL IRRIGATION SOLUTION

In early May, dm+d added a new virtual product for Adept® Adhesion Reduction irrigation solution and all identifiable Trust records for this item have been mapped. The addition of this secondary-care only product to dm+d allows Trusts to track and compare their spend on this item.

IgM-ENRICHED IMMUNOGLOBULIN (HUMAN)

This product has the brand name Pentaglobin® and is imported from the United States. It differs from the normal immunoglobulin licensed in Europe in that it is enriched in IgM which, the manufacturer states, makes it unique in the elimination of infectious pathogens and neutralisation of their endo- and exotoxins.

It has been assigned the ATC code for intravascular immunoglobulins and so will be included in any reports run using the ATC code or BNF category. It is not included on the list of High Cost Drugs and thus will not be included in any reports for Passthrough costs or Non-Pbr drugs.

LUBRICANT GELS

In the last newsletter in May we highlighted the changes to dm+d that removed the virtual medicinal product ‘lubricant gels’ and replaced these with new records necessitating mapping the brand…

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31 October 2017

Financials

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MONOPOLY BRANDED GENERICS

Ethosuximide 250mg/5ml has changed from Category C to Category A in the July 2017 edition of the England & Wales Drug Tariff. The price per DDD increased from less…

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31 October 2017

Tags

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ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY

A new Tag has been created in the chemotherapy section called ‘Chemotherapy – Oral’ which includes all of the tablets, capsules and oral solutions with a cytotoxic…

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31 October 2017

Flagging up changes

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 ‘UNLICENSED’ FLAG

The Rx-info Define newsletter in May 2017 gave advance notice of the intention to remove the Unlicensed Flag from Define as the dm+d filters for Imported, Special Order…

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30 October 2017

Sir Vince Cable MP visits Rx-info

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Liberal Democrats Leader and former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sir Vince Cable met with fast-growth businesses at Exeter Science Park on 27th October, as part of a visit…

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