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Branded Generics and GP Prescribing

Branded Generics and GP Prescribing

The companies making and selling branded generics could simply launch generics and compete with each other for market share. However, having their own brand names allows them to improve the quality of the product in various ways to help the clinician and patient. So they can improve the taste and acceptability of oral dosage forms, improve the products’ resistance to temperature variations, or improve the pack size to better fit with GP prescribing.  Some manufacturers even do rebate deals with prescribing groups so offer rebates or additional services which can help clinicians.

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Nebivolol Tabs 2.5mg 28 Price Spikes and Shortages

Nebivolol Tabs 2.5mg 28 Price Spikes and Shortages

In July 2022 a £13.65 concession price was granted to help pharmacists during a time of shortages and price rises. This product has seen its average market price, paid by pharmacists and dispensing doctors, declining gradually from over £60.00 in 2012 to less than £2.00.

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What triggers generic price rises?

What triggers generic price rises?

When the market price of a generic product declines to a point where manufacturers can no longer make a profit, they may decide to cancel or not commission the next batch of stock. Consequently, the price goes up as the available stock in the market declines. The low price that triggers the spike in value does seem to be reasonably consistent, although some variability exists.

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Tranylcypromine Tabs 10mg 28 UK Market Price Trends

Tranylcypromine Tabs 10mg 28 UK Market Price Trends

Since July 2013 the average price of Tranylcypromine Tabs 10mg 28 has risen from £101.69 to £364.52 in July 2022. The English Drug Tariff has also risen from £92.00 in July 2012 and is now £487.08 which means that pharmacies can make a profit of £122.56 on each pack they buy.

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Etoricoxib Tabs 90mg 28 Retail Price Spectrum Before, During and after a Shortage

Etoricoxib Tabs 90mg 28 Retail Price Spectrum Before, During and after a Shortage

Between February and September 2021 the department of health and social care (DHSC) granted concession prices to Etoricoxib Tabs 90mg 28 to help dispensers during a time of shortage and high prices. Wavedata thought it would be interesting to analyse the actual prices offered to pharmacies and dispensing doctors to see how fast prices recovered after the shortage, and how quickly a normal picture was restored.

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Ampicillin Caps 250mg 28 UK Market Pricing

Ampicillin Caps 250mg 28 UK Market Pricing

The pricing strategies of UK wholesalers and manufacturers are highly variable, with some suppliers trying to keep prices stable and avoiding big changes, whereas others react to market conditions by making big changes.

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