Welcome to the new PHARMAC.govt.nz

We have upgraded the technology underlying the website.

We've made some tweaks 

Based on the research we did with pharmacists, doctors, and the general public we've made some improvements. We hope they'll help you use our new site. These changes include:

  • a new design and layout to make the website easier to navigate
  • improved search with clearer search options and an easier way to filter the results
  • some re-written content, such as the NPPA process.
  • a new medicine notices page, pulling together stock issues (including discontinuations) and brand changes.

To give anonymous feedback, use the widget at the bottom right of every page. Or, you can email us at enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz

The online Schedule

You won't see much difference with the online Schedule. There is a new web address and some slight changes in colours. 

Links will likely break

You may need to change your bookmarks because some webpages will have a different address. Use search or navigate from the home page to find what you are looking for. If that doesn’t work contact us via enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz

We have put in place a number of redirects for the website and the online Schedule. But we anticipate some links will break. 

Why are we doing this?

The platform upgrades were mandated by the suppliers. Without the upgrades our platforms would be unsupported.

The most cost efficient way to upgrade the corporate website was to start from scratch for the code base. This approach meant we had to create a new look and feel and use a different search engine. 

Thank you 

We acknowledge that changing things may create some short term frustration because information may be in a different place. Thank you for your patience. 

If you find something that isn’t working or have feedback email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz

We aim to keep improving the website based on feedback from you, so we welcome feedback.