SPD Prices Confirmed
The October price disclosure prices have been confirmed, and now include price to pharmacy for pack size, or price including wholesaler mark-up where applicable, figures.
The prices, which take effect as of 01 Oct, were released by the Department of Health and confirm drops of more than 50% for some drugs.
These include atorvastatin, which would drop from $13.72 to $7.42 for the 20mg tablet, with a price to pharmacy of $7.98.
Alzheimer’s Disease treatment donepezil (tablet containing donepezil hydrochloride 10mg), will see a percentage difference of 58.13%, dropping to $26.59, with a price to pharmacy of $28.59.
Irbesartan (tablet 150mg) will drop to $4.75 and see a price to pharmacy of $5.11 while cholesterol medication rosuvastatin (tablet 40mg) will drop to $39.33 and a price to pharmacy of $42.29.
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Source:pharmacydaily.com.au, Friday 5 September 2014