Generic Alert 632014


Generic Edge keeps you abreast of great buying opportunities we identify in prescription and OTC products with our two wholesalers. Quickly shifting prices in the generics market mean these buying opportunities may appear and disappear suddenly, so place your order through your wholesaler as quickly as possible to take advantage.
PRICE INCREASE ALERT ... PRICE INCREASE ALERT ... 

 

 Attention, AmerisourceBergen
 & McKesson Shareholders: 

 

URGENT ALERT:  4000% Price Increase
 on Clobetasol Cream & Ointment Today   

 

Taro initiated price increases on multiple products today, the largest increase being on clobetasol creams and ointments. The lower price is still available at McKesson, ParMed and Anda, but inventory will run out quickly.  

Other Taro products that rose in price today include:

  • Clotrimazole Topical Solution: Alternatives are available at AmerisourceBergen, McKesson and Anda. Taro is also available at McKesson with the lower price, but may go up at any time. Remember to override substitution for alternative manufacturers.
  • Carbamazepine Tablets:  There are significant supply issues and limited opportunities for this product. 
  • Fluocinonide Creams and Gels:  Alternative manufacturers are available through ABC and McKesson.  Remember to override substitution for alternative manufacturers.
  • Hydrocortisone 0.1% Cream and 0.1% Solution:  Alternative manufacturers are available through ABC and McKesson. Remember to override substitution for alternative manufacturers.
  • Phenytoin ER Capsules:  Alternative manufacturers are available through ABC and McKesson. Remember to override substitution for alternative manufacturers.
On average, it takes more than 37 days for MACs to be adjusted when there is a generic increase, and often can take longer in many cases. In order to protect your margins, we recommend that you purchase enough inventory to carry you through this period of lagging reimbursement.