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July Category M Update

30th July 2021 General

The July Category M update had some shocking information that will bring extra pressure to pharmacies.

The headline changes are:

  • Number of products taken out of July Category M – 1
  • Number of new products added to Category M – 5
  • Number of products reduced in price – 608
  • Number of products increased in price 48

Additionally, from 1 July 2021, medicine margin has been adjusted downwards by £48.9 million per quarter (circa £16.3 million per month) through Category M reimbursement prices. This means that the approximate amount of money taken out of Category M between July 2021 and Mar 2022 is £147milllion.

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