Specials Drug Tariff

In November 2011, the Department of Health (DoH) introduced a Specials Drug Tariff, which involved changes to arrangements relating to the reimbursement of Specials.

Part VIIIB of the Drug Tariff (the ‘Specials Tariff’) is a tariff of high volume and high cost unlicensed specials and imports, with set reimbursement prices. The prices are set by analysis of a selection of unlicensed specials manufacturer’s prices, with a margin included for pharmacy purchase profit. The medicines list encompasses various formulations and preparations and includes some ophthalmic specials. 

Since the introduction of the Specials Drug Tariff (Part VIIIB), there have been several updates to the Specials price list with new products being added and prices changing. 

You can view the latest specials tariff by visiting the NHSBSA website -