OIA response - Fentanyl

Purchasing and claims data for funded fentanyl.

16 April 2020 

[name and contact details redacted]

Dear [name redacted] 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION 

Thank you for your email of 18 March 2020, in which you have asked for claims data for Fentanyl 100mcg/2mL ampoules (i.e. Fentanyl inj 50 microgram per ml, 2 ml ampoules). 

PHARMAC has interpreted your request as being for data about hospital purchases of funded Fentanyl inj 50 microgram per ml, 2 ml ampoules, by District Health Board hospitals, as well as publicly funded claims in the community.  The data will therefore not include private purchases of Fentanyl ampoules (such as by private hospitals).   

The purchasing and claims data for funded Fentanyl inj 50 microgram per ml, 2 ml ampoules, is attached in Appendix One.  We advise that not all data is available yet for January and February 2020 so these months have not been included in this data set. 

We trust that this information answers your query.  

Yours sincerely 

Rachel Read
Manager, Policy and Government Services

Appendix One

Purchasing data: Fentanyl Injection 50 mcg per ml, 2 ml ampoule (Jan - Dec 2019)

 

Community Data

DHB Hospital Data [1]

Aggregated Community and DHB Hospital Data [2]

Month Beginning

Units (ampoule)

Packs
(of 10)

Units (ampoule)

Packs
(of 10)

Units (ampoule)

Packs
(of 10)

1/12/2019

17481

1748.1

45575

 4557.5

63056

6305.6

1/11/2019

23029

2302.9

43960

4396

66989

6698.9

1/10/2019

24803

2480.3

45690

4569

70493

7049.3

1/09/2019

24879

2487.9

42220

4222

67099

6709.9

1/08/2019

25315

2531.5

48520

4852

73835

7383.5

1/07/2019

27399

2739.9

46380

4638

73779

7377.9

1/06/2019

24524

2452.4

52380

5238

76904

7690.4

1/05/2019

25007

2500.7

48140

4814

73147

7314.7

1/04/2019

23548

2354.8

43050

4305

66598

6659.8

1/03/2019

23135

2313.5

42200

4220

65335

6533.5

1/02/2019

21685

2168.5

38850

3885

60535

6053.5

1/01/2019

19226

1922.6

38290

3829

57516

5751.6

[1] This data excludes private purchase of Fentanyl (eg by private hospitals). 

[2] This data excludes private purchase of Fentanyl (eg by private hospitals).