Charles Joynson, WaveData MD decided to investigate further.
Firstly all packs of Atorvastatin Tabs have seen price increases in recent weeks except the 60mg 28 and the 30mg 28 packs. It may be that they are used less frequently and the pressure on supply is less intense. The four main 28 Tablet packs of Rosuvastatin have all seen price increases, but Simvastatin and Pravastatin have not.
Currently there are DHSC price concessions on Atorvastatin and Rosuvastatin Tabs, but concessions were granted to Pravastatin Tabs in the first half of 2022. Whilst pharmacists may be asking doctors to swap patients between statins to tide them over this difficult period, the UK recovers fast from shortages and price spikes, and swapping may not guarantee supply.
We expect to continue to see statins in our Generic Search T
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