ADHD Drug Shortages and Methylphenidate long term price trends

ADHD Drug Shortages and Methylphenidate long term price trends

We’ve read many articles from across the media about the ADHD drug shortage in recent weeks…… 💊 England has seen a sharp rise in the use of ADHD drugs, increasing by 11% per year between 2010 and 2019. This significant rise in reliance on...
Supply problems with Oxcarbazepine impacting patients with epilepsy

Supply problems with Oxcarbazepine impacting patients with epilepsy

In Parliament his month questions were posed to Andrew Stephenson, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care by Peter Grant MP (SNP). He asked ‘What steps the Department is taking to ensure that there is an adequate supply of Oxcarbazepine for patients with...
How generous are branded respiratory manufacturers with discounts?

How generous are branded respiratory manufacturers with discounts?

WaveData conducted a comparison of the average market prices given to accounts (pharmacies and dispensing doctors) by respiratory product manufacturers. The average discounts given over a 10 year period are very consistent at 9%, which probably reflects the underlying...
Are concessions and shortages caused by the DHSC?

Are concessions and shortages caused by the DHSC?

It would seem sensible to assume that profitable products are less likely to suffer shortages, concessions and price spikes than products where profit is hard to come by. Charles Joynson, WaveData MD, compared the reimbursement price and the average market price for...
Dispensing Doctor Price Rises

Dispensing Doctor Price Rises

Charles Joynson, WaveData MD, drilled into this to see where the increase is coming from, demonstrating that it’s a mixture of parallel import and generics which are driving the rise. – Parallel imports have risen from £22.73 in Sept 2013 to 26.24 in August...
What’s the future for my brand post loss of exclusivity (LOE)?

What’s the future for my brand post loss of exclusivity (LOE)?

Charles Joynson, WaveData MD, puts a spotlight on Lustral Tabs as we explore the product lifecycle post LOE. Before generics were launched in November 2005 there was a high degree of similarity between the price of the UK and PI (parallel import) packs of Lustral Tabs...