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The Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has extended the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) issued for Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg.

The SSP issued for Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg was previously scheduled to expire on January 22, however the end date has been further extended until March 8.

Product details

SSP & Product Current expiry date
SSP08: Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg This SSP has been varied – the revised end date for SSP08 is now March 8, 2021
Other active SSPs

SSP Expiry Date
SSP05: Fluoxetine 10mg tablets
March 31, 2021
SSP07: Fluoxetine 30mg capsules March 12, 2021
SSP09: Fluoxetine 40mg capsules March 31, 2021
SSP10: Levothyroxine 12.5mcg tablets March 5, 2021


Reimbursement is for the medicine supplied in accordance with the SSP and not the originally prescribed medicine.

The reimbursement price will account for VAT payment. Supply in accordance with the SSP will result in the following fees being paid to the contractor…

  • One Single Activity fee (currently £1.27)
  • One SSP fee (£5.35)

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