April 2017 tender notification

Tender Closed

PHARMAC has resolved to award tenders for Sole Subsidised Supply Status and Hospital Supply Status for some products included in the 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015 and the 2016/17 Invitation to Tender, dated 3 November 2016.

Some of the pharmaceuticals that will be delisted when the period of Sole Subsidised Supply/Hospital Supply Status commences may be subject to existing listing contracts with PHARMAC. Suppliers of pharmaceuticals that are subject to such contracts should continue to supply their pharmaceuticals under those contracts. PHARMAC will continue to subsidise those pharmaceuticals accordingly until such time as those pharmaceuticals are delisted.

Notification of Product Changes (NOPC) forms, Containered Trade Product Pack (CTPP) codes and Pharmacodes

Please note that for any changes (price change, pack size change, new listing etc) to be effective in the Pharmaceutical Schedule (including Section H), suppliers are required to notify any changes to PHARMAC and the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand by 4pm on the 12th of the month prior to the date of subsidy change. More information and NOPC forms can be found on our website(external link).

Suppliers are required to ensure that a Pharmacode has been obtained from the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (http://www.pgnz.org.nz/pharmacode(external link)) and that a CTPP code has been obtained from the New Zealand Universal List of Medicines (http://www.nzulm.org.nz/sponsors(external link)). Pharmacodes and CTPP codes must be provided to PHARMAC by the 5th of the month prior to the date of listing, or 10 business days following the market notification date (whichever is earliest). PHARMAC cannot list a product (and pharmacies cannot claim) without the correct Pharmacode.

2016/17 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2020

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

Tenders awarded to currently listed pharmaceuticals where no other brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Current subsidy (and price) New subsidy (and price) Sole supply brand (Supplier) Date of subsidy change Sole Subsidised Supply date
Colecalciferol Cap 1.25 mg (50,000 iu);
12 capsules; blister pack
$3.85 $2.50 Vit.D3(Multichem) 1 August 2017 1 November 2017
Clarithromycin Tab 250 mg; 14 tablets;
blister pack
$3.98 $3.98 Apo-Clarithromycin(Apotex) 1 July 2017 1 October 2017
Clarithromycin Tab 500 mg; 14 tablets;
blister pack
$10.40 $10.40 Apo-Clarithromycin(Apotex) 1 July 2017 1 October 2017
Flucloxacillin Inj 250 mg vial;
10 vials
$8.80 $9.00 Flucloxin(Douglas) 1 July 2017 1 October 2017
Flucloxacillin Inj 500 mg vial;
10 vials
$9.20 $9.40 Flucloxin(Douglas) 1 July 2017 1 October 2017
Nifedipine Tab long-acting 10 mg; 60 tablets;
blister pack
$17.72 $10.63 Adalat 10(Bayer) 1 June 2017 1 September 2017
Nystatin Vaginal crm 100,000 u per 5 g with applicator(s); 75 g OP tube; $4.71 $4.45 Nilstat(Aspen) 1 June 2017 1 September 2017

Tenders awarded to pharmaceuticals where at least one other brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows: 

Chemical name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Current subsidy (and price) New subsidy (and price) Sole supply brand
(Supplier)
Date of listing/subsidy change for tender winning brand Date of reference pricing of other listed brands Sole Subsidised Supply date (and delisting of other listed brands) Brand (Supplier) affected by reference pricing and delisting
Allopurinol Tab 100 mg;
500 tablets; bottle pack
$15.11 per 1000 tablets $4.54

DP-Allopurinol
(Douglas)

1 November 2017 1 January 2018 1 April 2018 Allopurinol-Apotex
(Apotex)
Allopurinol Tab 300 mg;
500 tablets; bottle pack
$15.91 $10.35 DP-Allopurinol
(Douglas)
1 November 2017 1 January 2018 1 April 2018 Allopurinol-Apotex
(Apotex)
Finasteride Tab 5 mg;
100 tablets; blister pack
$2.08 per 30 tablets $4.81 Finasteride-Rex
(Rex Medical)
1 October 2017 1 December 2017 1 March 2018 Finpro
(Dr Reddys)
Flucloxacillin Inj 1 g vial;
5 vial pack
$11.60 per 10 vials $5.22 Flucil
(Aspen)
1 July 2017 1 September 2017 1 December 2017 Flucloxin
(Douglas)
Fluconazole Cap 50 mg;
28 capsules; blister pack
$3.49 $2.09 Mylan
(Mylan)
1 December 2017 1 February 2018 1 May 2018 Ozole
(Douglas)
Fluconazole Cap 150 mg;
1 capsule; blister pack
$0.71 $0.33 Mylan
(Mylan)
1 December 2017 1 February 2018 1 May 2018 Ozole
(Douglas)
Fluconazole Cap 200 mg;
28 capsules; blister pack
$9.69 $5.08 Mylan
(Mylan)
1 December 2017 1 February 2018 1 May 2018 Ozole
(Douglas)
Lidocaine [ligonocaine] hydrochloride Oral (gel) soln 2%;
200 ml bottle
$55.00 $38.00 Mucosoothe
(Orion)
1 August 2017 1 October 2017 1 January 2018 Xylocaine Viscous
(AstraZeneca)
Metoclopramide hydrochloride Tab 10 mg;
100 tablets; blister pack
$1.82 $1.30 Metoclopramide Actavis 10
(Actavis)
1 November 2017 1 January 2018 1 April 2018 Metamide
(Mylan)
Nifedipine Tab long-acting 30 mg; 30 tablets; blister pack $3.75 $3.14 Adalat Oros
(Bayer)
1 October 2017 1 December 2017 1 March 2018 Adefin XL
(Mylan)
Nifedipine Tab long-acting 60 mg; 30 tablets; blister pack $5.75 $5.67 Adalat Oros
(Bayer)
1 October 2017 1 December 2017 1 March 2018 Adefin XL
(Mylan)
Nystatin Oral liq 100,000 u per ml;
24 ml bottle; OP
$2.55 $1.95 Nilstat
(Aspen)
1 August 2017 1 October 2017 1 January 2018 m-Nystatin
(Multichem)
Simvastatin Tab 10 mg; 90 tablets; blister pack $0.95 $0.95 Simvastatin Mylan
(Mylan)
1 November 2017 1 January 2018 1 April 2018 Arrow-Simva 10 mg
(Actavis)
Simvastatin Tab 20 mg; 90 tablets; blister pack $1.61 $1.52 Simvastatin Mylan
(Mylan)
1 November 2017 1 January 2018 1 April 2018 Arrow-Simva 20 mg
(Actavis)
Simvastatin Tab 40 mg; 90 tablets; blister pack $2.83 $2.63 Simvastatin Mylan
(Mylan)
1 November 2017 1 January 2018 1 April 2018 Arrow-Simva 40 mg
(Actavis)
Simvastatin Tab 80 mg; 90 tablets; blister pack $7.91 $6.00 Simvastatin Mylan
(Mylan)
1 November 2017 1 January 2018 1 April 2018 Arrow-Simva 80 mg
(Actavis)
Terbinafine Tab 250 mg; 14 tablets; blister pack $1.50 $1.33 Rex Medical
(Rex Medical)
1 November 2017 1 January 2018 1 April 2018 Dr Reddys Terbinafine
(Dr Reddys)

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

Tenders awarded to currently listed pharmaceuticals where no other brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical Name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Current price New price Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DVLimit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date
Colecalciferol Cap 1.25 mg (50,000 iu);
12 capsules; blister pack
$3.85 $2.50 Vit.D3
(Multichem)
1% 1 August 2017 1 October 2017
Clarithromycin Tab 250 mg;
14 tablets; blister pack
$3.98 $3.98 Apo-Clarithromycin
(Apotex)
1% 1 July 2017 1 September 2017
Clarithromycin Tab 500 mg;
14 tablets; blister pack
$10.40 $10.40 Apo-Clarithromycin
(Apotex)
1% 1 July 2017 1 September 2017
Clarithromycin Inj 500 mg;
1 vial
$20.40 $12.04 Martindale
(Max Health)
1% 1 July 2017 1 September 2017
Emulsifying ointment Oint BP;
100 g pot
$1.84 $1.84 Jaychem
(Jaychem)
1% 1 August 2017 1 October 2017
Ephedrine Inj 30 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$51.48 $36.04 Max Health
(Max Health)
1% 1 July 2017 1 September 2017
Flucloxacillin Inj 250 mg vial;
10 vials
$8.80 $9.00 Flucloxin
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2017 1 September 2017
Flucloxacillin Inj 500 mg vial;
10 vials
$9.20 $9.40 Flucloxin
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2017 1 September 2017
Nifedipine Tab long-acting 10 mg;
60 tablets; blister pack
$17.72 $10.63 Adalat 10
(Bayer)
1% 1 June 2017 1 August 2017
Nystatin Vaginal crm 100,000 u per 5 g with applicator(s);
75 g tube;
$4.71 $4.45 Nilstat
(Aspen)
1% 1 June 2017 1 August 2017

Tenders awarded to pharmaceuticals where at least one other brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical Name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Current price New price Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DVLimit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting
Allopurinol Tab 100 mg;
500 tablets; bottle pack
$15.11 per 1000 tablets $4.54 DP-Allopurinol
(Douglas)
1% 1 November 2017 1 January 2018 Allopurinol-Apotex
(Apotex)
Allopurinol Tab 300 mg;
500 tablets; bottle pack
$15.91 $10.35 DP-Allopurinol
(Douglas)
1% 1 November 2017 1 January 2018 Allopurinol-Apotex
(Apotex)
Finasteride Tab 5 mg;
100 tablets; blister pack
$2.08 per 30 tablets $4.81 Finasteride-Rex
(Rex Medical)
1% 1 October 2017 1 December 2017 Finpro
(Dr Reddys)
Flucloxacillin Inj 1 g vial;
5 vial pack
$11.60 per 10 vials $5.22 Flucil
(Aspen)
1% 1 July 2017 1 September 2017 Flucloxin
(Douglas)
Fluconazole Cap 50 mg;
28 capsules; blister pack
$3.49 $2.09 Mylan
(Mylan)
1% 1 December 2017 1 February 2018 Ozole
(Douglas)
Fluconazole Cap 150 mg;
1 capsule; blister pack
$0.71 $0.33 Mylan
(Mylan)
1% 1 December 2017 1 February 2018 Ozole
(Douglas)
Fluconazole Cap 200 mg;
28 capsules; blister pack
$9.69 $5.08 Mylan
(Mylan)
1% 1 December 2017 1 February 2018 Ozole
(Douglas)
Lidocaine [ligonocaine] hydrochloride Oral (gel) soln 2%;
200 ml bottle
$55.00 $38.00 Mucosoothe
(Orion)
1% 1 August 2017 1 October 2017 Xylocaine Viscous
(AstraZeneca)
Metoclopramide hydrochloride Tab 10 mg; 100 tablets; blister pack $1.82 $1.30 Metoclopramide Actavis 10
(Actavis)
1% 1 November 2017 1 January 2018 Metamide
(Mylan)
Nifedipine Tab long-acting 30 mg; 30 tablets; blister pack $3.75 $3.14 Adalat Oros
(Bayer)
1% 1 October 2017 1 December 2017 Adefin XL
(Mylan)
Nifedipine Tab long-acting 60 mg; 30 tablets; blister pack $5.75 $5.67 Adalat Oros
(Bayer)
1% 1 October 2017 1 December 2017 Adefin XL
(Mylan)
Nystatin Oral liq 100,000 u per ml;
24 ml bottle
$2.55 $1.95 Nilstat
(Aspen)
1% 1 August 2017 1 October 2017 m-Nystatin
(Multichem)
Paracetamol Inj 10 mg per ml, 100 ml vial;
10 vials
$12.90 per 12 vials $8.40 Paracetamol Kabi
(Fresenius Kabi)
1% 1 July 2017 1 September 2017 Perfalgan
(BMS)
Simvastatin Tab 10 mg; 90 tablets; blister pack $0.95 $0.95 Simvastatin Mylan
(Mylan)
1% 1 November 2017 1 January 2018 Arrow-Simva 10 mg
(Actavis)
Simvastatin Tab 20 mg; 90 tablets; blister pack $1.61 $1.52 Simvastatin Mylan
(Mylan)
1% 1 November 2017 1 January 2018 Arrow-Simva 20 mg
(Actavis)
Simvastatin Tab 40 mg; 90 tablets; blister pack $2.83 $2.63 Simvastatin Mylan
(Mylan)
1% 1 November 2017 1 January 2018 Arrow-Simva 40 mg
(Actavis)
Simvastatin Tab 80 mg; 90 tablets; blister pack $7.91 $6.00 Simvastatin Mylan
(Mylan)
1% 1 November 2017 1 January 2018 Arrow-Simva 80 mg
(Actavis)
Terbinafine Tab 250 mg;
14 tablets; blister pack
$1.50 $1.33 Rex Medical
(Rex Medical)
1% 1 November 2017 1 January 2018 Dr Reddys Terbinafine
(Dr Reddys)

Tender declines - Products where no tender is to be awarded for Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status

PHARMAC has resolved not to award tenders for Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status for the following products listed in the 2016/17 Invitation to Tender, dated 3 November 2016:

2016/17 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name

Line Item

Albendazole

Tab 400 mg

Apraclonidine

Eye drops 0.5%

Artesunate

Inj 60 mg

Cefotaxime

Inj 500 mg

Ceftazidime

Inj 500 mg

Cycloserine

Cap 250 mg

Dexamethasone

Eye drops 0.1%

Dexamethasone

Eye oint 0.1%

Dexamethasone with framycetin and gramicidin

Ear/eye drops 500 mcg with framycetin sulphate 5 mg and gramicidin 50 mcg per ml

Dexamethasone with neomycin sulphate and polymyxin B sulphate

Eye drops 0.1% with neomycin sulphate 0.35% and polymyxin B sulphate 6,000 u per ml

Dexamethasone with neomycin sulphate and polymyxin B sulphate

Eye oint 0.1% with neomycin sulphate 0.35% and polymyxin B sulphate 6,000 u per g

Diclofenac sodium

Inj 25 mg per ml, 3 ml

Diclofenac sodium

Suppos 12.5 mg

Diclofenac sodium

Suppos 25 mg

Diclofenac sodium

Suppos 50 mg

Diclofenac sodium

Suppos 100 mg

Doxycycline hydrochloride

Tab 50 mg

Doxycycline hydrochloride

Tab 20 - 40 mg

Econazole nitrate

Crm 1% (pack size of 30 g or less)

Foscarnet sodium

Inj 24 mg per ml, 250 ml

Glyceryl trinitrate

TDDS 50 mg, 10 mg per day

Glyceryl trinitrate

TDDS 25 mg, 5 mg per day

Lamivudine

Tab 150 mg

Lamivudine

Oral liq 10 mg per ml

Lodoxamide

Eye drops 0.1%

Mebendazole

Oral liq 100 mg per 5 ml

Mebendazole

Tab 100 mg

Mercaptopurine

Tab 10 mg

Nitazoxanide

Oral liq 100 mg per 5 ml

Pancuronium bromide

Inj 2 mg per ml, 2 ml

Primaquine phosphate

Tab 7.5 - 15 mg

Pyrazinamide

Tab 500 mg

Ranitidine

Inj 10 mg - 25 mg per ml

Spiramycin

Tab 500 mg

Sulfadiazine Sodium

Tab 500 mg

Tretinoin

Crm 0.5 mg per g

Trimipramine maleate

Cap 25 mg

Trimipramine maleate

Cap 50 mg

Zinc and castor Oil

Oint 5% or less (pack size 30 g or less)

For products included in the 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 Invitation to Tender where no announcement has yet been made, either a decision is still pending or is provisional, subject to the product gaining market approval and being available to supply, and subject to PHARMAC Board (or its delegate) approval. We will keep you informed of any updates regarding such tender products as decisions are made. 

If you have any queries regarding this notification, please contact PHARMAC on 0800 66 00 50.