Cost savings calculator

Where we can, we will always try to provide our medicines to the NHS at responsible and appropriate prices. We believe a simple, transparent List Price is the best way of doing this. We know that NHS resources are precious, and we try to ensure that our products help to reduce prescribing costs.

Effervescent N-Acetylcysteine 600mg. Indicated for the treatment of respiratory disorders in adults

4 or 52 weeks?

This model compares NACSYS with carbocisteine, in terms of cost. The recommended licensed initial dose of carbocisteine is 2,250mg daily, reducing to 1,500mg daily when a satisfactory response is obtained. The user can select a short initiation dose period (of 4 weeks) or continuation of this higher dose for a full 52 weeks. These are intended for illustrative scenarios only. Please contact us for alternative scenarios tailored to your locality.

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Melatonin 3mg tablets indicated for the short term treatment of jet lag in adults.

Proportion of patients prescribed melatonin for jet lag

CEYESTO® 3mg tablets are indicated for the short-term treatment of jet lag in adults. The standard dose is one 3mg tablet daily, taken at the local bedtime on arrival at the travel destination for a maximum of four days.

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Modified Release Sodium Chloride 600mg tablets indicated for the treatment and prevention of sodium chloride deficiency.

Percentage conversions

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Effervescent Potassium Chloride 600mg Potassium Bicarbonate 400mg tablets indicated for prevention and treatment of low potassium levels caused by a range of underlying conditions.

Percentage conversions

The user can select one of four conversion scenarios. These are intended for illustrative scenarios only. Please contact us for alternative scenarios tailored to your locality.
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CEYESTO - Potential savings are calculated for {!calculation.ceyesto.data.pco!} and are based on the conversion of {!calculation.ceyesto.result.percent!}% of patients to CEYESTO.
SLOW SODIUM - Potential savings are calculated for {!calculation.slow_sodium.data.pco!} and are based on the conversion of {!calculation.slow_sodium.result.percent!}% of patients to Slow Sodium.
SANDO-K - Potential savings are calculated for {!calculation.sando_k.data.pco!} and are based on the conversion of {!calculation.sando_k.result.percent!}% of patients to Slow Sodium.

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HOW WE CALCULATE YOUR POTENTIAL SAVINGS

The purpose of this direct cost comparison model is to show the differences in drug acquisition costs of our products and their competitors.

This model makes no attempt to show the cost of outcomes on a particular treatment or the impact on outcomes of changing from one product to another, it is solely to be used to articulate differences in acquisition costs.

The model calculates the price difference between acquisition costs of our products and their competitors, based on the volume of prescribing and the comparators' price.

For Slow Sodium, and Sando-K, the mg content of sodium and potassium in competitor products was used to calculate the equivalent number of Slow Sodium or Sando-K tablets from the reported quantity in the prescribing data.

Where available, the Drug Tariff price was used to source prices of comparators, followed by the DM+D price. Where a price was not listed , the cost of prescribing reported in the prescribing data was used. Please note that in this instance, the cost of prescribing is retrospective and may not reflect the current cost of these products.

The price of 30 x NACSYS 600mg effervescent tablets is £5.50.
The price of 30 x CEYESTO 3mg tablets is £10.99.
The price of 100 x Slow Sodium tablets is £9.20.
The price of 100 x Sando-K tablets is £9.95.

The BNF code was used for all products at the AMPP level.

PRESCRIBING DATA SOURCES

Open Prescribing.

Explore England's prescribing data. Available at https://openprescribing.net/. Extract date: {!extract_date!}

Health and Social Care Business Services Organisation.

Prescribing by GP Practice Datasets. Available at http://gpdatasets.hscni.net/. Extract date: {!extract_date!}

NHS BSA.

English Prescribing Dataset (EPD). Available at https://opendata.nhsbsa.net/dataset/english-prescribing-data-epd.

NHS National Services Scotland.

Themes / Health and care / Prescriptions in the Community. Available at https://www.opendata.nhs.scot/dataset/prescriptions-in-the-community . Extract date: {!extract_date!}

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.

General Practice Prescribing Data Extract. Available at http://www.primarycareservices.wales.nhs.uk/general-practice-prescribing-data-extract . Extract date: {!extract_date!}

OpenData NI.

GP Prescribing Data. Available at https://www.opendatani.gov.uk/dataset/gp-prescribing-data .

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