Updated Specials Drug Tariff

The updated arrangements for payments for Specials and imported unlicensed medicines that cover the Specials Drug Tariff is now available - effective 1st May 2020

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Special obtains

The Specials Laboratory assists community and hospital pharmacists in sourcing unusual products to help better meet individual patient needs.  

Occasionally, a pharmacist will require an item that is not a regular line and therefore not stocked by a mainline wholesaler. In this instance, our team is able to step in and help find a ‘special obtain’ on your behalf.  

Special obtain items tend to include infrequent, low-volume and newly licensed products, meaning they are not readily available like most products. They include –  
  • Gluten free products
  • Colostomy and ostomy lines
  • Homeopathics
  • Dressings, bandages & slings
  • Cover creams
  • Dermatology products e.g. silk vests
  • Tracheostomy
  • Allergy products
  • Compression products
  • Anaesthetic
  • Urostomy
  • Appliances
  • Blood pressure
  • Low Protein
  • Compression products
  • Disability appliances
  • Continence care
  • Wound healing
  • Scarring
  • Impotence
  • Vitamins
By working closely with a growing network of supply partners (currently over 100), our reliable 'sourcing service' takes the hassle out of prescription queries and minimises time spent by your team in the dispensary on the phone searching for such tricky to obtain items. 

When a product has been sourced, it will only be ordered once the price is agreed with you. Depending on stock availability, special obtains are delivered direct to your pharmacy in just 3-5 days. And once you're set up, you can also set-up a regular supply of an item when you need it.

Sitting alongside our award-winning Specials (unlicensed medicines) supply service, our friendly team will always go that extra mile to find and deliver your special obtains to help meet the needs of the patient.  So, it’s quite simple really. If you need to track-down an unusual product, give us a call and we’ll do the rest.
If you know what you want, please call us on free phone 0800 028 4925, free fax 0800 083 4222 or email us. We also offer a hassle-free, secure online ordering service, so please call us to be set up on our system.
Please click on the links above to find out more information about our specific service offerings.
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phone 0800 028 4925 fax 0800 083 4222 tech phone 0800 977 4035 email orders@specialslab.co.uk
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