The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has granted its final price concessions for June 2018, with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) commenting that contractors continue to face “enormous and unreasonable pressure” due to supply and pricing issues.

PSNC director of pharmacy funding Mike Dent said: “Once again this month the Department of Health and Social Care has applied prices on a number of lines at lower levels than PSNC had sought. Medicines supply and pricing issues continue to put enormous and unreasonable pressure on community pharmacy contractors.

“While the recent National Audit Office investigation and subsequent Public Accounts Committee inquiry will help to shine a light on the problems in the generics market, the situation for contractors is likely to be exacerbated by the new Category M prices due to take effect from 1st July.”

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