Generic Prescribing: Shortages

Department of Health written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons there was insufficient stock to confer No Cheaper Stock Obtainable (NCSO) status on a 28 pack of 5mg Amlodipine.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

In November the market price of amlodipine 5mg tablets was above the reimbursement price listed in the Drug Tariff, therefore the Secretary of State for Health granted a concessionary price. Supplies of amlodipine 5mg remain available from several suppliers.

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