Brands, GP Prescribing and Trends

Brands, GP Prescribing and Trends

The companies making and selling branded products need to understand how well their efforts are working to convince GPs to prescribe their brands. The graphic below shows a number of branded generics, however changes in the way they are reimbursed (VPAS) means that...
Branded Generics and GP Prescribing

Branded Generics and GP Prescribing

The companies making and selling branded generics do help to save the NHS money, though in a rather roundabout way. They could simply launch generics and compete with each other for market share. However, having their own brand names allows them to improve the quality...
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...
Statin  Market Prices in the UK

Statin  Market Prices in the UK

The prices pharmacies and dispensing doctors pay for statins in the UK is  very variable with prices for packs ranging from £0.01 to £14.64. This means that individual manufacturers and wholesalers adjust their prices to maximise  sales and profits by trying to...
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...
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...