Ghost-branded generics are generic items which have unintentionally been prescribed with a manufacturer name. For example, Naratriptan 2.5mg Tablets is the correct generic name; a ghost-branded version is Naratriptan 2.5mg Tablets (Teva UK Limited). When an item is prescribed generically, the dispenser is reimbursed at the price in the Drug Tariff; but when a manufacturer is stated, the reimbursement price is usually more expensive. Read more in our FAQ, or view change over time.
This is a list of all generic items where the price paid has differed significantly from the Drug Tariff price. We estimate NHS Mid Essex CCG could have saved at least £ in September 2019 by avoiding ghost-branded generics.
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