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Change to Bio-melatonin pack type

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bio-melatonin has been changed from a whole pack to a calendar pack from April dispensing.  This means the product will no longer automatically be paid in multiples of the complete pack.

We have received confirmation that the pack is presented as a box of 60 tablets with two strips of 30 therefore it has been set as a calendar pack with a sub pack size of 30.  In the absence of an endorsement, Practitioner Services will pay the quantity prescribed and you can supply and endorse (electronically and on paper) an amount to cover the quantity prescribed to the nearest sub pack.

e.g. prescribed quantity 28, you can dispense and claim the nearest sub-pack of 30.

For more information on the rules for pack types, have a look at Part 14 of the Scottish drug tariff.

If you need any further information, please contact our pharmacy services team on 0131 466 3540.