Reimbursed medicines

by gross spend

Rank Medicine Therapeutic group 2020/2021 Spend
1 Adalimumab Immunosuppressants $110.47
2 Glecaprevir and pibrentasvir Antivirals $54.80
3 Dabigatran Antithrombotic Agents $46.95
4 Pembrolizumab Immunosuppressants $43.31
5 Trastuzumab Immunosuppressants $37.34
6 Insulin glargine Diabetes $36.72
7 Budesonide with eformoterol Respiratory $33.18
8 Lenalidomide Oncology $32.83
9 Abiraterone acetate Oncology $27.48
10 Palbociclib Oncology $26.40
11 Rivaroxaban Antithrombotic Agents $25.56
12 Pneumococcal (PCV10) vaccine Vaccinations $25.40
13 Rurioctocog alfa pegol [Recombinant factor VIII] Blood and Blood Forming Organs $24.19
14 Human papillomavirus vaccine [HPV] Vaccinations $23.78
15 Etanercept Immunosuppressants $23.02
16 Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B and haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine Vaccinations $22.41
17 Aflibercept Immunosuppressants $22.40
18 Dolutegravir Anti-infectives $18.93
19 Fluticasone with salmeterol Respiratory $17.55
20 Paliperidone Antipsychotics $16.49
      $669.21

The data above excludes hospital purchases.

The gross spend is shown in millions NZD, is exclusive of GST and prior to the application of rebates and discounts. 

This data can change as prior year adjustments are made.