11 May 2021: OIA response | NPPA rapid assessment outcomes in 2020

11 May 2021 

Dear [name and contact details withheld] 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 

Thank you for your request dated 19 April 2021 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to Named Patient Pharmaceutical Assessment (NPPA) rapid assessment outcomes. You requested: 

A list of the 2020 DHB Rapid Assessment decisions

Please find a table below detailing the NPPA rapid assessment outcomes for calendar year 2020, sorted alphabetically by pharmaceutical name, as reported to PHARMAC by the approving District Health Board (DHB). 

Note: information in the table below is as provided by the approving DHB. 

We trust that this information answers your queries. We are making our information more freely available, so we now publish selected OIA responses (excluding personal details) on our website. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this. 

Yours sincerely 

Rachel Read
Manager, Policy and Government Services

Table: NPPA rapid assessment outcomes for 2020

Number

Pharmaceutical

Approved Y/N

1

Anakinra

Y

2

Anakinra

Y

3

Anakinra

Y

4

Aprepitant

Y

5

Aprepitant

Y

6

Aprepitant

Y

7

Aprepitant

Y

8

Ascorbic acid

Y

9

Ascorbic acid

Y

10

Ascorbic acid

Y

11

Asprin injection

Y

12

Buprenorphine

Y

13

Carglumic acid

Y

14

Ceftazidime + avibactam

Y

15

Ceftazidime/avibactam

Y

16

Ceftolozane 1g + tazobactam 500 mg (Zerbaxa)

Y

17

Cinacalcet

Y

18

Cinacelet

Y

19

Cinacelet

Y

20

Cinacelet

Y

21

Cinacelet

Y

22

Eculizumab

Y

23

Etanercept

Y

24

Febuxostat

Y

25

Levocarnitine

Y

26

Levocarnitine

Y

27

Levocarnitine

Y

28

Levofloxacin

Y

29

Meningococcal vaccination B (Bexsero)

Y

30

Methylphenidate

Y

31

Moxifloxacin

Y

32

Moxifloxacin

Y

33

Moxifloxacin

Y

34

Moxifloxacin IV

Y

35

Octenasin

Y

36

Octreotide

Y

37

Plerixafor

Y

38

Posoconazole

Y

39

Posoconazole

Y

40

Prasugrel

Y

41

Rituximab

Y

42

Rituximab

N

43

Rituximab

Y

44

Rituximab

Y

45

Sirolimus

Y

46

Ticagrelor

Y

47

Ticagrelor

Y

48

Ticagrelor

Y

49

Ticagrelor

Y

50

Ticagrelor

Y

51

Ticagrelor

Y

52

Ticagrelor

Y

53

Ticagrelor

Y

54

Ticagrelor

Y

55

Ticagrelor

Y

56

Ticagrelor

Y

57

Ticagrelor

Y

58

Voriconazole

Y