February 2015 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 2013/14 Invitation to Tender, dated 07 November 2013, and the 2014/15 Invitation to Tender, dated 06 November 2014.

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 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.

Where a product does not have a current Pharmacode, suppliers are required to ensure that a Pharmacode has been obtained from the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand before the 12th of the month prior to the date of listing. PHARMAC cannot list a product (and pharmacies cannot claim) without the correct Pharmacode.

2013/14 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2017

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

Tenders awarded to pharmaceuticals where at least one other brand or pack size 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
Nystatin Oral liq 100,000 u per ml;
24 ml OP, bottle with dropper
$3.35 $2.55 m-Nystatin
(Multichem)
1 December 2015 1 February 2016 1 May 2016 Nilstat
(Aspen Pharma)

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical Name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Current pack price New pack price Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DV Limit Date of listing / price change for tender winning brand Hospital Supply Status date (and delisting of other listed brands) Brand (Supplier) to be delisted
Nystatin Oral liq 100,000 u per ml;
24 ml, bottle with dropper
$3.35 $2.55 m-Nystatin
(Multichem)
1% 1 December 2015 1 February 2016 Nilstat
(Aspen Pharma)

2014/15 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2018

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
Atenolol Tab 50 mg;
500 tablet, bottle pack
$5.56 $4.61 Mylan Atenolol
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Atenolol Tab 100 mg;
500 tablet, bottle pack
$9.12 $7.67 Mylan Atenolol
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Azithromycin Tab 250 mg;
30 tablet, bottle pack
$10.00 $9.00 Apo-Azithromycin 
(Apotex)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Azithromycin Tab 500 mg;
2 tablet, blister pack
$1.25 $1.05 Apo-Azithromycin
(Apotex)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Baclofen Inj 0.05 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
1 ampoule
$11.55 $11.55 Lioresal Intrathecal
(Novartis)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Benzathine benzylpenicillin Inj 900 mg
(1.2 million units) in 2.3 ml syringe;
10 syringes
$315.00 $315.00 Bicillin LA
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Betamethasone valerate Crm 0.1%;
50 g OP, tube
$3.50 $3.15 Beta Cream
(Mylan)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Betamethasone valerate Oint 0.1%;
50 g OP, tube
$3.50 $3.15 Beta Oint
(Mylan)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Cabergoline Tab 0.5 mg;
2 tablets, bottle pack
$6.25 $4.75 Dostinex
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Cabergoline Tab 0.5 mg;
8 tablets, bottle pack
$25.00 $19.00 Dostinex
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Cefalexin Grans for oral liq 25 mg per ml;
100 ml, bottle
$8.50 $8.00 Cefalexin Sandoz
(Sandoz)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Cefalexin Grans for oral liq 50 mg per ml;
100 ml, bottle
$11.50 $11.00 Cefalexin Sandoz
(Sandoz)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Chloramphenicol Eye drops 0.5%;
10 ml OP, dropper bottle
$1.20 $0.98 Chlorafast
(Actavis)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Chlorhexidine gluconate Handrub 1% with ethanol 70%;
500 ml, bottle
$4.39 $4.29 healthE
(Jaychem)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Chlorhexidine gluconate Mouthwash 0.2%;
200 ml OP, bottle
$2.68 $2.57 healthE
(Jaychem)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Ciclopirox olamine Nail-soln 8%;
7 ml OP, bottle
$8.23 $6.50 Apo-Ciclopirox
(Apotex)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Clomipramine hydrochloride Tab 10 mg;
100 tablets, blister pack
$12.60 $12.60 Apo-Clomipramine
(Apotex)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Clomipramine hydrochloride Tab 25 mg;
100 tablets, blister pack
$8.68 $8.68 Apo-Clomipramine
(Apotex)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Clonidine hydrochloride Tab 25 mcg;
112 tablet, blister pack
$15.09 $10.53 Clonidine BNM
(Boucher)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Crotamiton Crm 10%;
20 g OP, tube
$3.48 $3.37 Itch-Soothe
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Efavirenz Tab 50 mg;
30 tablet, bottle pack
$158.33 $63.38 Stocrin
(MSD)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Efavirenz Tab 200 mg;
90 tablet, bottle pack
$474.99 $190.15 Stocrin
(MSD)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Efavirenz Tab 600 mg;
30 tablet, bottle pack
$474.99 $63.38 Stocrin
(MSD)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Enalapril maleate Tab 5 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$1.19 $0.96 Ethics Enalapril
(Multichem)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Enalapril maleate Tab 10 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$1.47 $1.24 Ethics Enalapril
(Multichem)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Enalapril maleate Tab 20 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$1.91 $1.78 Ethics Enalapril
(Multichem)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Entacapone Tab 200 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$47.92 $28.00 Entapone
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Erlotinib Tab 100 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$1,133.00 $1,000.00 Tarceva
(Roche)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Erlotinib Tab 150 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$1,700.00 $1,500.00 Tarceva
(Roche)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Ethinyloestradiol Tab 10 mcg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$17.60 $17.60 NZ Medical and Scientific
(NZ Med and Sci)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Etidronate disodium Tab 200 mg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$15.80 $13.50 Arrow-Etidronate
(Actavis)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Felodipine Tab long-acting 2.5 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$2.90 $1.45 Plendil ER
(AstraZeneca)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Felodipine Tab long-acting 5 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$3.10 $1.55 Plendil ER
(AstraZeneca)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Felodipine Tab long-acting 10 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$4.60 $2.30 Plendil ER
(AstraZeneca)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Fentanyl Inj 50 mcg per ml, 2 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$4.50 $3.95 Boucher and Muir
(BNM)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Fentanyl Inj 50 mcg per ml, 10 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$11.77 $10.45 Boucher and Muir
(BNM)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Ferrous fumarate Tab 200 mg
(65 mg elemental);
100 tablet, blister pack
$4.35 $2.89 Ferro-tab
(AFT)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Flucloxacillin Grans for oral liq 25 mg per ml;
100 ml, bottle
$2.49 $2.29  AFT
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Flucloxacillin Grans for oral liq 50 mg per ml;
100 ml, bottle
$3.25 $3.08 AFT
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Flucloxacillin Cap 250 mg;
250 capsule, bottle pack
$22.00 $18.70 Staphlex
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Flucloxacillin Cap 500 mg;
500 capsule, bottle pack
$74.00 $62.90 Staphlex
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Fludarabine phosphate Tab 10 mg;
20 tablet, blister pack
$433.50 $412.00 Fludara Oral
(Sanofi)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Fluorouracil sodium Crm 5%;
20 g OP, tube
$25.16 $8.95 Efudix
(Valeant)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Fluticasone propionate Metered aqueous nasal spray, 50 mcg per dose;
120 dose OP, spray bottle
$2.30 $2.18 Flixonase Hayfever & Allergy
(GSK Consumer)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Furosemide [frusemide] Tab 40 mg;
1,000 tablets, bottle pack
$10.25 $8.00 Diurin 40
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Furosemide [frusemide] Tab 500 mg;
50 tablets, bottle pack
$25.00 $25.00 Urex Forte
(Aspen Pharma)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Gentamicin sulphate Inj 40 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$6.50 $6.00 Pfizer
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Glipizide Tab 5 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$3.00 $2.85 Minidiab
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Glycerol Suppos 3.6 g;
20 suppositories, strip
$6.50 $6.50 PSM
(API)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Hydrocortisone Tab 5 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$8.10 $8.10 Douglas
(Douglas)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Hydrocortisone Tab 20 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$20.32 $20.32 Douglas
(Douglas)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Hydroxychloroquine Tab 200 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$18.00 $10.50 Plaquenil
(Sanofi)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Ibuprofen Tab long-acting 800 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$8.12 $7.99 Brufen SR
(Abbott)
1 May 2015 1 August 2015
Isoniazid Tab 100 mg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$20.00 $20.00 PSM
(API)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Isoniazid Tab 100 mg with rifampicin 150 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$90.04 $85.54 Rifinah
(Sanofi)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Isoniazid Tab 150 mg with rifampicin 300 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$179.57 $170.60 Rifinah
(Sanofi)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Latanoprost Eye drops 0.005%;
2.5 ml OP, dropper bottle
$1.99 $1.50 Hysite
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Lithium carbonate Tab 250 mg;
500 tablet, bottle pack
$34.30 $34.30 Lithicarb FC
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Lithium carbonate Tab 400 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$12.83 $12.83 Lithicarb FC
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Lorazepam Tab 1 mg;
250 tablet, bottle pack
$19.82 $10.79 Ativan
(Aspen Pharma)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Lorazepam Tab 2.5 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$13.49 $13.88 Ativan
(Aspen Pharma)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Mesalazine Enema 1 g per 100 ml;
7 dose units, bottle
$44.12 $41.30 Pentasa
(Pharmaco)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Mesalazine Suppos 1 g;
30 suppositories, aluminium foil
$54.60 $54.60 Pentasa
(Pharmaco)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Methadone hydrochloride Oral liq 2 mg per ml;
200 ml, bottle
$5.55 $5.55 Biodone
(Biomed)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Methadone hydrochloride Oral liq 5 mg per ml;
200 ml, bottle
$5.55 $5.00 Biodone Forte
(Biomed)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Methadone hydrochloride Oral liq 10 mg per ml;
200 ml, bottle
$6.55 $6.55 Biodone Extra Forte
(Biomed)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Methotrexate Tab 2.5 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$3.82 $3.18 Trexate
(Rex Medical)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Methotrexate Tab 10 mg;
50 tablet, blister pack
$26.25 $21.00 Trexate
(Rex Medical)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Miconazole Oral gel 20 mg per g;
40 g OP, tube
$4.95 $4.79 Decozol
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Naproxen Tab 250 mg;
500 tablet, bottle pack
$21.25 $18.06 Noflam 250
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Naproxen Tab 500 mg;
250 tablet, bottle pack
$22.25 $18.91 Noflam 500
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Naproxen Tab long-acting 750 mg;
90 tablet, bottle pack
$18.00 $18.00 Naprosyn SR 750
(Roche)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Naproxen Tab long-acting 1 g;
90 tablet, bottle pack
$21.00 $21.00 Naprosyn SR 1000
(Roche)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Norethisterone Tab 5 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$26.50 $18.29 Primolut N
(Bayer)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Oestradiol valerate Tab 1 mg;
84 tablet, blister pack
$12.36 $12.36 Progynova
(Bayer)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Oestradiol valerate Tab 2 mg;
84 tablet, blister pack
$12.36 $12.36 Progynova
(Bayer)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Oxytocin with ergometrine maleate Inj 5 iu with ergometrine maleate 500 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$11.13 $11.13 Syntometrine
(API)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Phenoxymethyl-penicillin
(Penicillin V)
Cap 250 mg;
50 capsule, blister pack
$11.99 $2.88 Cilicaine VK 250
(Aspen Pharma)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Phenoxymethyl-penicillin
(Penicillin V)
Cap 500 mg;
50 capsule, blister pack
$14.45 $4.73 Cilicaine VK 500
(Aspen Pharma)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015
Pizotifen Tab 500 mcg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$23.21 $23.21 Sandomigran
(Novartis)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Potassium chloride Tab long-acting 600 mg
(8 mmol);
200 tablet bottle pack
$7.42 $7.42 Span-K
(Aspen)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Promethazine hydrochloride Oral liq 1 mg per ml;
100 ml, bottle
$2.79 $2.59 Allersoothe
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Promethazine hydrochloride Tab 10 mg;
50 tablet, blister pack
$1.99 $1.78 Allersoothe
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Promethazine hydrochloride Tab 25 mg;
50 tablet, blister pack
$2.99 $1.99 Allersoothe
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Quinapril Tab 5 mg;
90 tablet, blister pack
$3.44 $4.31 Arrow-Quinapril 5
(Actavis)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Quinapril Tab 10 mg;
90 tablet, blister pack
$4.64 $3.15 Arrow-Quinapril 10
(Actavis)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Quinapril Tab 20 mg;
90 tablet, blister pack
$6.34 $5.97 Arrow-Quinapril 20
(Actavis)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Salbutamol Nebuliser soln, 1 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule;
20 ampoules
$3.25 $3.19 Asthalin
(Rex Medical)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Salbutamol Nebuliser soln, 2 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule;
20 ampoules
$3.44 $3.29 Asthalin
(Rex Medical)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Salbutamol with ipratropium bromide Nebuliser soln, 2.5 mg with ipratropium bromide 0.5 mg per vial, 2.5 ml ampoule;
20 ampoules
$3.75 $3.59 Duolin
(Rex Medical)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Sodium polystyrene sulphonate Powder;
454 g OP, bottle
$89.10 $84.65 Resonium A
(Sanofi)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Testosterone undecanoate Cap 40 mg;
60 capsule, blister pack
$31.17 $16.80 Andriol Testocaps
(MSD)
1 July 2015 1 October 2015
Valganciclovir Tab 450 mg;
60 tablet, bottle pack
$3,000.00 $1,050.00 Valcyte
(Roche)
1 April 2015 1 July 2015

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 subsidy
(and price)
New subsidy
(and price)
DV Limit Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)
Listing date Hospital Supply Status date
Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid Inj 500 mg with clavulanic acid 100 mg vial;
10 vials
$10.14 $10.14 1% m-Amoxiclav
(Multichem)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid Inj 1,000 mg with clavulanic acid 200 mg vial;
10 vials
$14.03 $12.80 1% m-Amoxiclav
(Multichem)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Amphotericin B Inj (liposomal) 50 mg vial;
10 vials
$3,450.00 $3,450.00 1% AmBisome
(Gilead)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Atenolol Tab 50 mg;
500 tablet, bottle pack
$5.56 $4.61 1% Mylan Atenolol
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Atenolol Tab 100 mg;
500 tablet, bottle pack
$9.12 $7.67 1% Mylan Atenolol
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Azithromycin Tab 250 mg;
30 tablet, bottle pack
$10.00 $9.00 1% Apo-Azithromycin
(Apotex)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Azithromycin Tab 500 mg;
2 tablet, blister pack
$1.25 $1.05 1% Apo-Azithromycin
(Apotex)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Baclofen Inj 0.05 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
1 ampoule
$11.55 $11.55 1% Lioresal Intrathecal
(Novartis)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Benzathine benzylpenicillin Inj 900 mg
(1.2 million units) in 2.3 ml syringe;
10 syringes
$315.00 $315.00 1% Bicillin LA
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Bupivacaine hydrochloride Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 20 ml ampoule sterile pack;
5 ampoules
$35.00 $29.20 1% Marcain
(AstraZeneca)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Bupivacaine hydrochloride Inj 5 mg per ml, 10 ml ampoule sterile pack;
5 ampoules
$28.00 $20.25 1% Marcain
(AstraZeneca)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Bupivacaine hydrochloride Inj 5 mg per ml, 20 ml ampoule sterile pack;
5 ampoules
$28.00 $20.70 1% Marcain
(AstraZeneca)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Cabergoline Tab 0.5 mg;
2 tablets, bottle pack
$6.25 $4.75 1% Dostinex
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Cabergoline Tab 0.5 mg;
8 tablets, bottle pack
$25.00 $19.00 1% Dostinex
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Cefalexin Grans for oral liq 25 mg per ml;
100 ml, bottle
$8.50 $8.00 1% Cefalexin Sandoz
(Sandoz)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Cefalexin Grans for oral liq 50 mg per ml;
100 ml, bottle
$11.50 $11.00 1% Cefalexin Sandoz
(Sandoz)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Chloramphenicol Eye drops 0.5%;
10 ml, dropper bottle
$1.20 $0.98 1% Chlorafast
(Actavis)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Chlorhexidine gluconate Crm 1%;
50 g, tube
$1.24 $1.21 1% healthE
(Jaychem)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Chlorhexidine gluconate Lotn 1%;
200 ml, bottle
$6.75 $2.98 1% healthE
(Jaychem)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Chlorhexidine gluconate Mouthwash 0.2%;
200 ml, bottle
$2.68 $2.57 1% healthE
(Jaychem)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Ciclosporin Inj 50 mg per ml, 5 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$276.30 $276.30 1% Sandimmun
(Novartis)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Clomipramine hydrochloride Tab 10 mg;
100 tablets, blister pack
$12.60 $12.60 1% Apo-Clomipramine 
(Apotex)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Clomipramine hydrochloride Tab 25 mg;
100 tablets, blister pack
$8.68 $8.68 1% Apo-Clomipramine
(Apotex)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Clonidine hydrochloride Tab 25 mcg;
112 tablet, blister pack
$15.09 $10.53 1% Clonidine BNM
(Boucher)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Crotamiton Crm 10%;
20 g, tube
$3.48 $3.37 1% Itch-Soothe
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Efavirenz Tab 50 mg;
30 tablet, bottle pack
$158.33 $63.38 1% Stocrin
(MSD)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Efavirenz Tab 200 mg;
90 tablet, bottle pack
$474.99 $190.15 1% Stocrin
(MSD)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Efavirenz Tab 600 mg;
30 tablet, bottle pack
$474.99 $63.38 1% Stocrin
(MSD)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Enalapril maleate Tab 5 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$1.19 $0.96 1% Ethics Enalapril
(Multichem)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Enalapril maleate Tab 10 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$1.47 $1.24 1% Ethics Enalapril
(Multichem)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Enalapril maleate Tab 20 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$1.91 $1.78 1% Ethics Enalapril
(Multichem)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Entacapone Tab 200 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$47.92 $28.00 1% Entapone
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Erlotinib Tab 100 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$1,133.00 $1,000.00 1% Tarceva
(Roche)
1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Erlotinib Tab 150 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$1,700.00 $1,500.00 1% Tarceva
(Roche)
1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Etidronate disodium Tab 200 mg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$15.80 $13.50 1% Arrow-Etidronate
(Actavis)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Felodipine Tab long-acting 2.5 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$2.90 $1.45 1% Plendil ER
(AstraZeneca)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Felodipine Tab long-acting 5 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$3.10 $1.55 1% Plendil ER
(AstraZeneca)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Felodipine Tab long-acting 10 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$4.60 $2.30 1% Plendil ER
(AstraZeneca)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Fentanyl Inj 50 mcg per ml, 2 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$4.50 $3.95 1% Boucher and Muir
(BNM)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Fentanyl Inj 50 mcg per ml, 10 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$11.77 $10.45 1% Boucher and Muir
(BNM)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Ferrous fumarate Tab 200 mg
(65 mg elemental);
100 tablet, blister pack
$4.35 $2.89 1% Ferro-tab
(AFT)
1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Flucloxacillin Grans for oral liq 25 mg per ml;
100 ml, bottle
$2.49 $2.29 1% AFT
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Flucloxacillin Grans for oral liq 50 mg per ml;
100 ml, bottle
$3.25 $3.08 1% AFT
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Flucloxacillin Cap 250 mg;
250 capsule, bottle pack
$22.00 $18.70 1% Staphlex
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Flucloxacillin Cap 500 mg;
500 capsule, bottle pack
$74.00 $62.90 1% Staphlex
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Fludarabine phosphate Tab 10 mg;
20 tablet, blister pack
$433.50 $412.00 1% Fludara Oral
(Sanofi)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Fluorouracil sodium Crm 5%;
20 g OP, tube
$25.16 $8.95 1% Efudix
(Valeant)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Fluticasone propionate Nasal spray, 50 mcg per dose;
120 dose OP, spray bottle
$2.30 $2.18 1% Flixonase Hayfever & Allergy
(GSK Consumer)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Furosemide [frusemide] Tab 40 mg;
1,000 tablets, bottle pack
$10.25 $8.00 1% Diurin 40
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Furosemide [frusemide] Tab 500 mg;
50 tablets, bottle pack
$25.00 $25.00 1% Urex Forte
(Aspen Pharma)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Gentamicin sulphate Inj 40 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$6.50 $6.00 1% Pfizer
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Glipizide Tab 5 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$3.00 $2.85 1% Minidiab
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Glycerol Suppos 3.6 g;
20 suppositories, strip
$6.50 $6.50 1% PSM
(API)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Hydrocortisone Tab 5 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$8.10 $8.10 1% Douglas
(Douglas)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Hydrocortisone Tab 20 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$20.32 $20.32 1% Douglas
(Douglas)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Hydroxychloro-quine Tab 200 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$18.00 $10.50 1% Plaquenil
(Sanofi)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Ibuprofen Tab long-acting 800 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$8.12 $7.99 1% Brufen SR
(Abbott)
1 May 2015 1 July 2015
Isoniazid Tab 100 mg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$20.00 $20.00 1% PSM
(API)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Latanoprost Eye drops 0.005%;
2.5 ml, dropper bottle
$1.99 $1.50 1% Hysite
(Pfizer)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride Gel 2%;
20 ml, tube
$3.40 $3.40 1% Orion
(Orion)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Lithium carbonate Tab 250 mg;
500 tablet, bottle pack
$34.30 $34.30 1% Lithicarb FC
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Lithium carbonate Tab 400 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$12.83 $12.83 1% Lithicarb FC
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Lorazepam Tab 1 mg;
250 tablet, bottle pack
$19.82 $10.79 1% Ativan
(Aspen Pharma)
1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Lorazepam Tab 2.5 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$13.49 $13.88 1% Ativan
(Aspen Pharma)
1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Mesalazine Enema 1 g per 100 ml;
7 dose units, bottle
$44.12 $41.30 1% Pentasa
(Pharmaco)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Mesalazine Suppos 1 g;
30 suppositories, aluminium foil
$54.60 $54.60 1% Pentasa
(Pharmaco)
1 April 2015 1 June2015
Methadone hydrochloride Oral liq 2 mg per ml;
200 ml, bottle
$5.55 $5.55 1% Biodone
(Biomed)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Methadone hydrochloride Oral liq 5 mg per ml;
200 ml, bottle
$5.55 $5.00 1% Biodone Forte
(Biomed)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Methadone hydrochloride Oral liq 10 mg per ml;
200 ml, bottle
$6.55 $6.55 1% Biodone Extra Forte
(Biomed)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Methotrexate Tab 2.5 mg;
30 tablet, blister pack
$3.82 $3.18 1% Trexate
(Rex Medical)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Methotrexate Tab 10 mg;
50 tablet, blister pack
$26.25 $21.00 1% Trexate
(Rex Medical)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Miconazole Oral gel 20 mg per g;
40 g, tube
$4.95 $4.79 1% Decozol
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Naproxen Tab 250 mg;
500 tablet, bottle pack
$21.25 $18.06 1% Noflam 250
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Naproxen Tab 500 mg;
250 tablet, bottle pack
$22.25 $18.91 1% Noflam 500
(Mylan)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Norethisterone Tab 5 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$26.50 $18.29 1% Primolut N
(Bayer)
1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Oxytocin with ergometrine maleate Inj 5 iu with ergometrine maleate 500 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$11.13 $11.13 1% Syntometrine
(API)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Paraffin White soft
(pack size 30 g or less);
10 g, tube
$0.92 $0.85 1% healthE
(Jaychem)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Phenoxymethyl-penicillin
(Penicillin V)
Cap 250 mg;
50 capsule, blister pack
$11.99 $2.88 1% Cilicaine VK
(Aspen Pharma)
1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Phenoxymethyl-penicillin
(Penicillin V)
Cap 500 mg;
50 capsule, blister pack
$14.45 $4.73 1% Cilicaine VK
(Aspen Pharma)
1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Pizotifen Tab 500 mcg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$23.21 $23.21 1% Sandomigran
(Novartis)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Potassium chloride Tab long-acting 600 mg
(8 mmol);
200 tablet, bottle pack
$7.42 $7.42 1% Span-K
(Aspen)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Promethazine hydrochloride Oral liq 1 mg per ml;
100 ml, bottle
$2.79 $2.59 1% Allersoothe
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Promethazine hydrochloride Tab 10 mg;
50 tablet, blister pack
$1.99 $1.78 1% Allersoothe
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Promethazine hydrochloride Tab 25 mg;
50 tablet, blister pack
$2.99 $1.99 1% Allersoothe
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Quinapril Tab 5 mg;
90 tablet, blister pack
$3.44 $4.31 1% Arrow-Quinapril 5
(Actavis)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Quinapril Tab 10 mg;
90 tablet, blister pack
$4.64 $3.15 1% Arrow-Quinapril 10
(Actavis)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Quinapril Tab 20 mg;
90 tablet, blister pack
$6.34 $5.97 1% Arrow-Quinapril 20
(Actavis)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Salbutamol Nebuliser soln, 1 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule;
20 ampoules
$3.25 $3.19 1%  Asthalin
(Rex Medical)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Salbutamol Nebuliser soln, 2 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule;
20 ampoules
$3.44 $3.29 1% Asthalin
(Rex Medical)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Salbutamol with ipratropium bromide Nebuliser soln, 2.5 mg with ipratropium bromide 0.5 mg per vial, 2.5 ml ampoule;
20 ampoules
$3.75 $3.59 1% Duolin
(Rex Medical)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Terlipressin acetate Inj 1 mg, ampoule;
5 ampoules
$450.00 $215.00 1% Glypressin
(Pharmaco)
1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Testosterone undecanoate Cap 40 mg;
60 capsule, blister pack
$31.17 $16.80 1% Andriol Testocaps
(MSD)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Tropisetron Inj 1 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule;
1 ampoule
$8.95 $8.95 1% Tropisetron-AFT
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Tropisetron Inj 1 mg per ml, 5 ml ampoule;
1 ampoule
$13.95 $13.95 1% Tropisetron-AFT
(AFT)
1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Valganciclovir Tab 450 mg;
60 tablet, bottle pack
$3,000.00 $1,050.00 1% Valcyte
(Roche)
1 April 2015 1 June 2015

Tenders awarded to pharmaceuticals where no brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Pack Price Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DV Limit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date
Betamethasone valerate Crm 0.1%;
50 g, tube
$3.15 Beta Cream
(Mylan)
1% 1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Betamethasone valerate Oint 0.1%;
50 g, tube
$3.15 Beta Oint
(Mylan)
1% 1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Ciclopirox olamine Nail-soln 8%;
7 ml, bottle
$6.50 Apo-Ciclopirox
(Apotex)
1% 1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Ethinyloestradiol Tab 10 mcg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$17.60 NZ Medical & Scientific
(NZ Medical and Scientific)
1% 1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Isoniazid with rifampicin Tab 100 mg with rifampicin 150 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$85.54 Rifinah
(Sanofi)
1% 1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Isoniazid with rifampicin Tab 150 mg with rifampicin 300 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$170.60 Rifinah
(Sanofi)
1% 1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Naproxen Tab long-acting 750 mg;
90 tablet, bottle pack
$18.00 Naprosyn SR 750
(Roche)
1% 1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Naproxen Tab long-acting 1 g;
90 tablet, bottle pack
$21.00 Naprosyn SR 1000
(Roche)
1% 1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Oestradiol valerate Tab 1 mg;
84 tablets, blister pack
$12.36 Progynova
(Bayer)
1% 1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Oestradiol valerate Tab 2 mg;
84 tablets, blister pack
$12.36 Progynova
(Bayer)
1% 1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Sodium chloride inj 0.9%, 3 ml, syringe;
30 syringes
$10.65 BD PosiFlush
(BD)
1% 1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Sodium chloride inj 0.9%, 5 ml, syringe;
30 syringes
$10.80 BD PosiFlush
(BD)
1% 1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Sodium chloride inj 0.9%, 10 ml, syringe;
30 syringes
$11.25 BD PosiFlush
(BD)
1% 1 April 2015 1 June 2015
Sodium polystyrene sulphonate Powder;
454 g, bottle
$84.65 Resonium A
(Sanofi)
1% 1 July 2015 1 September 2015
Sodium valproate Inj 100 mg per ml, 4 ml vial;
1 vial
$16.60 Epilim IV
(Sanofi)
1% 1 July 2015 1 September 2015

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 2014/15 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2014:

2014/15 Invitation to Tender

Chemical name Line item
Acetazolamide Inj 500mg
Acetic acid with propylene glycol Ear drops 2.3% with propylene glycol 2.8%
Acetylcholine chloride Inj 20mg vial with diluent
Albendazole Tab 200 mg
Albendazole Tab 400 mg
Alteplase Inj 10 mg
Alteplase Inj 2 mg
Alteplase Inj 50 mg
Amphotericin B Inj 50 mg
Anagrelide hydrochloride Cap 0.5 mg
Aprotinin Inj 10,000,000 iu per ml, 50 ml
Artemether with lumefantrine Tab 20 mg with lumefantrine 120 mg
Artesunate Inj 60 mg
Aztreonam Inj 1 g
Baclofen Oral liq
Benzocaine Gel 20%
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 2.5%
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 5%
Betamethasone Valerate Lotn 0.1%
Betamethasone Valerate with Clioquinol Crm 0.1% with clioquinol 3%
Betamethasone Valerate with Clioquinol Oint 0.1% with clioquinol 3%
Betamethasone valerate with fusidic acid Crm 0.1% with fusidic acid 2%
Bortezomib Inj 1 mg
Bumetanide Inj 500 mcg per ml, 4 ml
Bumetanide Tab 1 mg
Bupivacaine hydrochloride Inj 0.5%, 10 ml
Caffeine Tab 100 mg
Calcium folinate Tab 15 mg
Cefotaxime Inj 500 mg
Chloramphenicol Ear drops 0.5%
Chloramphenicol Eye drops 0.5%, single dose
Chloroquine phosphate Tab 250 mg
Cidofovir Inj 375 mg per 5 ml
Cimetidine Tab 200 mg
Cimetidine Tab 400 mg
Cimetidine Tab 800 mg
Clobetasone Butyrate Crm 0.05%
(pack size 30 g or less)
Clobetasone Butyrate Crm 0.05%
(pack size greater than 30 g)
Clofazimine Cap 50 mg
Clonidine Tab 150 mcg
Cyclizine lactate Inj 50 mg per ml, 1 ml
Cycloserine Cap 250 mg
Danaparoid Inj 750 u in 0.6 ml ampoule
Danazol Cap 100 mg
Danazol Cap 200 mg
Defibrotide Inj 200 mg
Demeclocycline Cap 150 mg
Dextrose with sodium citrate and citric acid Inj 24.5 mg with sodium citrate 22 mg and citric acid 7.3 mg per ml, 100 ml bag
Doxycycline hydrochloride Tab 50 mg
Enalapril With Hydrochlorothiazide Tab 20 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg
Ethyl chloride Spray 100%
Etomidate Inj 2 mg per ml, 10 ml
Ferric subsulphate Gel 25.9%
Ferric subsulphate Solution 500 ml
Flucytosine Cap 500 mg
Foscarnet sodium Inj 24 mg per ml, 250 ml
Fusidic Acid Eye drops 1%
Fusidic Acid Tab 250 mg
Glycerol Suppos 1.27 g
Glycerol Suppos 2.55 g
Haloperidol Decanoate Inj 100 mg per ml, 1 ml
Haloperidol Decanoate Inj 50 mg per ml, 1 ml
Hexamine hippurate Tab 1 g
Hydrocortisone Oral liq - 1 mg per ml
Hydrocortisone Tab 1 mg
Hyoscine Hydrobromide Inj 400 mcg per ml, 1 ml
Ibuprofen Inj 5 mg per ml, 2 ml
Iron sucrose Inj 20 mg per ml, 5 ml ampoule
Itraconazole Oral liq 10 mg per ml
Labetalol Tab 100 mg
Labetalol Tab 200 mg
Labetalol Tab 50 mg
Levosimendan Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 10 ml vial
Levosimendan Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 5 ml vial
Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 1% with adrenaline 1:100,000, 5 ml ampoule
Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 1% with adrenaline 1:200,000, 20 ml vial
Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 2% with adrenaline 1:200,000, 20 ml vial
Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 2% with adrenaline 1:80,000, 1.7 ml dental cartridge
Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 2% with adrenaline 1:80,000, 1.8 ml dental cartridge
Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with phenylephrine hydrochloride Nasal spray 5% with phenylephrine hydrochloride 0.5%
Liposomal daunorubicin Inj 50 mg
Lorazepam Inj 2 mg per ml, 1 ml
Lorazepam Inj 4 mg per ml, 1 ml
Mebendazole Oral liq 100 mg per 5 ml
Mebendazole Tab 100 mg
Mefenamic acid Cap 250 mg
Mesalazine Suppos 500 mg
Methadone hydrochloride Tab 10 - 20 mg
Metoclopramide hydrochloride Oral liq 5 mg per 5 ml
Nifedipine Cap 5 mg
Nitazoxanide Oral liquid 100 mg per 5ml
Nitrofurantoin Oral liq
Oestradiol valerate Tab 0.5 mg
Oestriol Crm 1 mg per g with applicator
Oestriol Pessaries 500 mcg
Oestriol Tab 2 mg
Pancreatic enzyme Powder
Pancuronium bromide Inj 2 mg per ml, 2 ml
Pantoprazole Inj 40 mg
Phenindione Tab 10 mg
Phenindione Tab 25 mg
Phenindione Tab 50 mg
Polidocanol Inj 0.5%, 30 ml vial
Potassium chloride Tab eff 548 mg (14 mmol) with chloride 285 mg (8 mmol)
Praziquantel Tab 600 mg
Prilocaine hydrochloride with felypressin Inj 3% with felypressin 0.03 iu per ml, 1.8 ml dental cartridge
Prilocaine hydrochloride with felypressin Inj 3% with felypressin 0.03 iu per ml, 2.2 ml dental cartridge
Primaquine phosphate Tab 7.5 mg
Pyridostigmine bromide 180 mg modified-release tablet
Pyridostigmine bromide Tab 60 mg
Pyrimethamine Tab 25 mg
Quinine dihydrochloride Inj 600 mg
Quinine Sulphate Tab 300 mg
Ritonavir Tab 100 mg
Sodium acetate Inj 4 mml per ml, 20 ml ampoule
Sodium chloride Tab 600 mg
Sodium citrate with sodium chloride and potassium chloride Inj 4.2 mg with sodium chloride 5.7 mg and potassium chloride 74.6 mcg per ml, 5,000 ml bag
Sodium stibogluconate Inj 100 mg per ml
Spiramycin Tab 500 mg
Starch Powder
Streptomycin sulphate Inj 400 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule
Sulphadiazine Tab 500 mg
Tenecteplase Inj 50 mg vial
Tenoxicam Inj 20 mg
Tetracosactrin Inj 1 mg per ml, 1 ml
Tetracosactrin Inj 250 mcg
Thrombin Powder
Tigecycline Inj 50 mg vial
Timolol maleate Tab 10 mg
Tolcapone Tab 100 mg
Topotecan Inj 1 mg
Topotecan Inj 4 mg
Trisodium citrate Inj 4%, 5 ml ampoule
Trisodium citrate Inj 46.7%, 3 ml syringe
Trisodium citrate Inj 46.7%, 5 ml ampoule
Vecuronium Inj 10 mg
Vecuronium Inj 4 mg
Verapamil hydrochloride Tab 40 mg
Verapamil hydrochloride Tab long-acting 120 mg
Verapamil hydrochloride Tab long-acting 240 mg
Zuclopenthixol hydrochloride Tab 10 mg
Zuclopenthixol hydrochloride Tab 2 mg
Zuclopenthixol hydrochloride Tab 25 mg
Zuclopenthixol hydrochloride Tab 40 mg

For products included in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 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.