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    On the Rx it says Zineryt. Quant. 90ml. I think it only lasts 5 weeks (?) would it be OK to give 3 x 30ml over a period of time (6 months)? Would we get paid to dispense it in this way or should we just give 1 x 90ml?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Dispensing Zineryt

    You will be paid for either 1x90ml, or for 3x30ml, depending on what you endorse. However, if you choose to dispense three 30ml-bottles, spread over several months, you couldn't claim more than 1 professional fee in total. I suppose, technically, this could be seen as "instalment dispensing"...
    Ze genuine Article, present & perfect!

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      Re: Dispensing Zineryt

      Thanks very much for your help. Much appreciated

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        Re: Dispensing Zineryt

        Originally posted by Zoggite View Post
        You will be paid for either 1x90ml, or for 3x30ml, depending on what you endorse. However, if you choose to dispense three 30ml-bottles, spread over several months, you couldn't claim more than 1 professional fee in total. I suppose, technically, this could be seen as "instalment dispensing"...
        I generally put down the date of dispensing of each 30ml bottle and claim three fees.
        That doesn't mean I get paid 3 fees or that it wouldn't be more profitable to be paid for all 3 bottles at the beginning of the dispensing rather than at the end.

        Jeff

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          Re: Dispensing Zineryt

          Originally posted by Jeff View Post
          I generally put down the date of dispensing of each 30ml bottle and claim three fees.
          That doesn't mean I get paid 3 fees or that it wouldn't be more profitable to be paid for all 3 bottles at the beginning of the dispensing rather than at the end.

          Jeff
          You can claim limited stability. Ideally note in the "shop diary" when you need to have the extra stock so that you don't have an extra one that you have to pay for until you have dispensed it.

          What do you mean - you don't have a "shop diary"?
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            Re: Dispensing Zineryt

            Originally posted by Pharmanaut View Post
            You can claim limited stability. Ideally note in the "shop diary" when you need to have the extra stock so that you don't have an extra one that you have to pay for until you have dispensed it.

            What do you mean - you don't have a "shop diary"?
            off the top of my head you can only claim limited stability if the product is stable for less than 14 days after reconstitution.

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              Re: Dispensing Zineryt

              Originally posted by Steve G View Post
              off the top of my head you can only claim limited stability if the product is stable for less than 14 days after reconstitution.
              It's not just off the top of your head, it's also out of Part III A section D of the Drug Tariff:
              Limited Stability Fee
              Part IIIA Section D of the Drug Tariff sets out the
              arrangements for the Limited Stability Fee. The fee
              can be claimed where a preparation which
              requires the addition of a vehicle/diluent by the
              pharmacy contractor results in a liquid of stability
              of less than 14 days, and for pharmaceutical
              reasons necessitates supply in more than one
              container. For example, after reconstitution, Keflex
              suspension has a shelf life of 10 days. If the
              prescription requests 14 days supply, the
              contractor would have to dispense the product on
              two different occasions to ensure that the patient
              could complete the course.
              The Limited Stability Fee is currently £1.55 per
              item and is claimed by endorsing the prescription
              with the number of extra containers supplied. Due
              to the nature of the endorsement, it is not always
              clear to prescription processing staff if the fee is
              being claimed by the pharmacy contractor or not,
              therefore to ensure accurate pricing, PSNC
              strongly recommends that the letters ‘LS’ are also
              included in the endorsement.
              The fee can only be claimed for products that
              have been recognised by the NHSBSA
              Prescription Pricing Division as being stable for
              less than 14 days following the addition of a
              required diluent. The list of recognised Limited
              Stability products can be seen, listed right, by
              generic name.
              Please note that although a generic product may
              be listed on the limited stability list, it is possible
              that where the product is manufactured by a
              number of companies that some brands or
              manufacturer’s products are stable for less than
              14 days and others for 14 days or more. The
              limited stability fee should only be claimed where
              the individual product being dispensed has
              stability of less than 14 days following required
              dilution and it is necessary to supply the product
              in more than one container."

              Amen.

              See my favourite bedside reading material, a.k.a. the PSNC's "Dispensing Resouces 2007-2008" booklet, available to download here:
              http://www.psnc.org.uk/uploaded_txt/...007%20%234.pdf
              Ze genuine Article, present & perfect!

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