February 2016 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 2014/15 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2014, and the 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015.

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.

Suppliers are required to ensure that a Pharmacode has been obtained from the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand(external link) and that a CTPP code has been obtained from the New Zealand Universal List of Medicines(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.

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

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

1. Tenders awarded to currently listed pharmaceuticals where no other 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
Milrinone Inj 1 mg per ml, 10 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$300.30 Milrinone Generic Health
(Max Health)
1% 1 May 2016 1 July 2016

2014/15 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2019

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

2. 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
Aciclovir Tab dispersible 200 mg;
25 tablets
$1.78 $1.60 Lovir
(Douglas)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Aciclovir Tab dispersible 400 mg;
56 tablets
$5.98 $5.38 Lovir
(Douglas)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Aciclovir Tab dispersible 800 mg;
35 tablets
$6.64 $5.98 Lovir
(Douglas)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Amoxicillin Cap 250 mg;
500 tablets, bottle pack
$16.18 $14.97 Apo-Amoxi
(Apotex)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Amoxicillin Cap 500 mg;
500 tablets, bottle pack
$20.94 $16.75 Apo-Amoxi
(Apotex)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Cefaclor monohydrate Cap 250 mg;
100 capsules, bottle pack
$26.00 $24.70 Ranbaxy-Cefaclor
(Douglas)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Cefaclor monohydrate Grans for oral liq 125 mg per 5 ml;
100 ml
$3.53 $3.53 Ranbaxy-Cefaclor
(Douglas)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Cetomacrogol with glycerol Crm 90% with glycerol 10%;
1,000 ml OP
$6.50 $3.87 Pharmacy Health Sorbolene with Glycerin
(API)
1 June 2016 1 September 2016
Cetomacrogol with glycerol Crm 90% with glycerol 10%;
500 ml OP
$4.50 $2.82 Pharmacy Health Sorbolene with Glycerin
(API)
1 June 2016 1 September 2016
Cilazapril with hydrochlorothiazide Tab 5 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$10.72 $10.18 Apo-Cilazapril / Hydrochlorothiazide
(Apotex)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Clindamycin Cap hydrochloride 150 mg;
16 capsule, blister pack
$5.80 $4.10 Clindamycin ABM
(ABM)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Clindamycin Inj phosphate 150 mg per ml, 4 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$100.00 $65.00 Dalacin C
(Pfizer)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Desmopressin Tab 100 mcg;
30 tablets, bottle pack
$36.40 $25.00 Minirin
(Pharmaco)
1 April 2016 1 July 2016
Desmopressin Tab 200 mcg;
30 tablets, bottle pack
$93.60 $54.45 Minirin
(Pharmaco)
1 April 2016 1 July 2016
Digoxin Tab 250 mcg;
240 tablets, blister pack
$14.52 $14.52 Lanoxin
(Aspen)
1 April 2016 1 July 2016
Digoxin Tab 62.5 mcg;
240 tablets, blister pack
$6.67 $6.67 Lanoxin PG
(Aspen)
1 April 2016 1 July 2016
Dihydrocodeine tartrate Tab long-acting 60 mg;
60 tablets, bottle pack
$13.64 $9.55 DHC Continus
(MundiPharma)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Dimethicone Crm 5%;
pump bottle, 500 ml OP
$4.73 $4.59 healthE Dimethicone 5%
(Jaychem)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Dipyridamole Tab long-acting 150 mg;
60 tablets, bottle pack
$11.52 $11.52 Pytazen SR
(Douglas)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Furosemide [frusemide] Inj 10 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$1.30 $1.20 Frusemide-Claris
(AFT)
1 April 2016 1 July 2016
Isosorbide mononitrate Tab long-acting 40 mg;
30 tablets, blister pack
$7.50 $7.50 Ismo 40 Retard
(Riemser)
1 April 2016 1 July 2016
Itraconazole Cap 100 mg;
15 capsules, blister pack
$2.99 $2.79 Itrazole
(Mylan)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Lactulose Oral liq 10 g per 15 ml;
500 ml
$3.84 $3.18 Laevolac
(Douglas)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Misoprostol Tab 200 mcg;
120 tablets, blister pack
$56.92 $41.50 Cytotec
(Pfizer)
1 April 2016 1 July 2016
Nortriptyline hydrochloride Tab 10 mg;
100 tablets, blister pack
$4.00 $3.22 Norpress
(Mylan)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Nortriptyline hydrochloride Tab 25mg;
180 tablets, blister pack
$9.00 $7.08 Norpress
(Mylan)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Perhexiline maleate Tab 100 mg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$62.90 $62.90 Pexsig
(Aspen)
1 April 2016 1 July 2016
Phenoxymethyl-penicillin
(Penicillin V)
Grans for oral liq 125 mg per 5 ml;
100 ml
$1.64 $1.48 AFT
(AFT)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Phenoxymethyl-penicillin
(Penicillin V)
Grans for oral liq 250 mg per 5 ml;
100 ml
$1.74 $1.58 AFT
(AFT)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Polyvinyl alcohol Eye drops 1.4%;
15 ml OP
$2.68 $2.62 Vistil
(AFT)
1 April 2016 1 July 2016
Polyvinyl alcohol Eye drops 3%;
15 ml OP
$3.75 $3.68 Vistil Forte
(AFT)
1 April 2016 1 July 2016
Pramipexole hydrochloride Tab 0.25 mg;
100 tablets, blister pack
$7.20 $7.20 Ramipex
(Deva)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Pramipexole hydrochloride Tab 1 mg;
100 tablets, blister pack
$24.39 $24.39 Ramipex
(Deva)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Tetrabenazine Tab 25 mg;
112 tablets, bottle pack
$118.00 $91.10 Motetis
(Douglas)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Thymol glycerin Compound, BPC;
500 ml
$9.15 $9.15 PSM
(API)
1 June 2016 1 September 2016
Timolol Eye drops 0.25%, gel forming;
2.5 ml OP
$3.30 $3.30 Timoptol XE
(MSD)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Timolol Eye drops 0.5%, gel forming;
2.5 ml OP
$3.78 $3.78 Timoptol XE
(MSD)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Urea Crm 10%;
100 g OP
$1.65 $1.37 healthE Urea Cream
(Jaychem)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Zidovudine [AZT] Cap 100 mg;
100 capsules, blister pack
$152.25 $152.25 Retrovir
(GSK)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016
Zidovudine [AZT] Oral liq 10 mg per ml;
200 ml OP
$30.45 $30.45 Retrovir
(GSK)
1 July 2016 1 October 2016

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

3. 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)
Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DV
Limit
Date of subsidy change Hospital Supply Status date
Aciclovir Tab dispersible 200 mg;
25 tablets
$1.78 $1.60 Lovir
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Aciclovir Tab dispersible 400 mg;
56 tablets
$5.98 $5.38 Lovir
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Aciclovir Tab dispersible 800 mg;
35 tablets
$6.64 $5.98 Lovir
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Amoxicillin Cap 250 mg;
500 tablets, bottle pack
$16.18 $14.97 Apo-Amoxi
(Apotex)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Amoxicillin Cap 500 mg;
500 tablets, bottle pack
$20.94 $16.75 Apo-Amoxi
(Apotex)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Cefaclor Cap 250 mg;
100 capsules, bottle pack
$26.00 $24.70 Ranbaxy-Cefaclor
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Cefaclor Grans for oral liq 25 mg per ml;
100 ml
$3.53 $3.53 Ranbaxy-Cefaclor
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Cetomacrogol with glycerol Crm 90% with glycerol 10%;
1,000 ml
$6.50 $3.87 Pharmacy Health Sorbolene with Glycerin
(API)
1% 1 June 2016 1 August 2016
Cilazapril with hydrochlorothiazide Tab 5 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$10.72 $10.18 Apo-Cilazapril / Hydrochlorothiazide
(Apotex)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Clindamycin Cap 150 mg;
16 capsule, blister pack
$5.80 $4.10 Clindamycin ABM
(ABM)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Clindamycin Inj 150 mg per ml, 4 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$100.00 $65.00 Dalacin C
(Pfizer)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Desmopressin Tab 100 mcg;
30 tablets, bottle pack
$36.40 $25.00 Minirin
(Pharmaco)
1% 1 April 2016 1 June 2016
Desmopressin Tab 200 mcg;
30 tablets, bottle pack
$93.60 $54.45 Minirin
(Pharmaco)
1% 1 April 2016 1 June 2016
Dihydrocodeine tartrate Tab long-acting 60 mg;
60 tablets, bottle pack
$13.64 $9.55 DHC Continus
(MundiPharma)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Dimethicone Crm 5% pump bottle;
500 ml
$4.73 $4.59 healthE Dimethicone 5%
(Jaychem)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Dimethicone Crm 5% tube;
100 g
$1.65 $1.59 healthE Dimethicone 5%
(Jaychem)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Dipyridamole Tab long-acting 150 mg;
60 tablets, bottle pack
$11.52 $11.52 Pytazen SR
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Fluconazole Inj 2 mg per ml, 100 ml, bottle $6.47 $6.47 Fluconazole-Claris
(AFT)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Fluconazole Inj 2 mg per ml, 50 ml, bottle $4.95 $4.95 Fluconazole-Claris
(AFT)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Furosemide [frusemide] Inj 10 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$1.30 $1.20 Frusemide-Claris
(AFT)
1% 1 April 2016 1 June 2016
Isosorbide mononitrate Tab long-acting 40 mg; 30 tablets, blister pack $7.50 $7.50 Ismo 40 Retard
(Riemser)
1% 1 April 2016 1 June 2016
Itraconazole Cap 100 mg;
15 capsules, blister pack
$2.99 $2.79 Itrazole
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Lactulose Oral liq 10 g per 15 ml;
500 ml
$3.84 $3.18 Laevolac
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Nortriptyline hydrochloride Tab 10 mg;
100 tablets, blister pack
$4.00 $3.22 Norpress
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Nortriptyline hydrochloride Tab 25mg;
180 tablets, blister pack
$9.00 $7.08 Norpress
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Perhexiline maleate Tab 100 mg;
100 tablets, bottle pack
$62.90 $62.90 Pexsig
(Aspen)
1% 1 April 2016 1 June 2016
Phenoxymethyl-penicillin
(Penicillin V)
Grans for oral liq 125 mg per 5 ml;
100 ml
$1.64 $1.48 AFT
(AFT)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Phenoxymethyl-penicillin
(Penicillin V)
Grans for oral liq 250 mg per 5 ml;
100 ml
$1.74 $1.58 AFT
(AFT)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Pramipexole hydrochloride Tab 0.25 mg;
100 tablets, blister pack
$7.20 $7.20 Ramipex
(Deva)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Pramipexole hydrochloride Tab 1 mg;
100 tablets, blister pack
$24.39 $24.39 Ramipex
(Deva)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Tetrabenazine Tab 25 mg;
112 tablets, bottle pack
$118.00 $91.10 Motetis
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Timolol Eye drops 0.25%, gel forming;
2.5 ml
$3.30 $3.30 Timoptol XE
(MSD)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Timolol Eye drops 0.5%, gel forming;
2.5 ml
$3.78 $3.78 Timoptol XE
(MSD)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Zidovudine [AZT] Cap 100 mg;
100 capsules, blister pack
$152.25 $152.25 Retrovir
(GSK)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016
Zidovudine [AZT] Oral liq 10 mg per ml;
200 ml
$30.45 $30.45 Retrovir
(GSK)
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016

4. 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)
Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DV Limit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date

Brand (Supplier)
affected by delisting

Cetomacrogol with glycerol Crm 90% with glycerol 10%;
500 ml
$4.50 $2.82 Pharmacy Health Sorbolene with Glycerin
(API)
1% 1 June 2016 1 August 2016 healthE
(Jaychem)
Polyvinyl alcohol Eye drops 1.4%;
15 ml
$2.68 $2.62 Vistil
(AFT)
1% 1 April 2016 1 June 2016 Liquifilm Tears
(Allergan)
Polyvinyl alcohol Eye drops 3%;
15 ml
$3.80 $3.68 Vistil Forte
(AFT)
1% 1 April 2016 1 June 2016 Liquifilm Forte
(Allergan)

5. 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
Digoxin Tab 250 mcg; 240 tablets, blister pack $14.52 Lanoxin (Aspen) 1% 1 April 2016 1 June 2016
Digoxin Tab 62.5 mcg; 240 tablets, blister pack $6.67 Lanoxin PG (Aspen) 1% 1 April 2016 1 June 2016
Misoprostol Tab 200 mcg; 120 tablets, blister pack $41.50 Cytotec
(Pfizer)
1% 1 April 2016 1 June 2016
Thymol glycerin Compound, BPC; 500 ml $9.15 PSM
(API)
1% 1 June 2016 1 August 2016
Urea Crm 10%; 100 g $1.37 healthE Urea Cream
Jaychem
1% 1 July 2016 1 September 2016

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, and the 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015:

2014/15 Invitation to Tender

Chemical name Line item
Bortezomib Inj 3.5 mg

2015/16 Invitation to Tender

Chemical name Line Item
Adenosine Inj 3 mg per ml, 2 ml
Adenosine Inj 3 mg per ml, 10 ml
Benzoyl peroxide Gel 2.5%
Benzoyl peroxide Gel 5%
Disopyramide phosphate Cap 100 mg
Disopyramide Phosphate Cap 150 mg
Fusidic acid Tab 250 mg
Fusidic acid Eye drops 1%
Glyceryl trinitrate Inj 1 mg per ml, 50 ml
Glyceryl trinitrate Inj 1 mg per ml, 5 ml
Glyceryl trinitrate Inj 5 mg per ml, 10 ml
Glyceryl trinitrate Tab 500 mcg - 600 mcg
Indomethacin Cap long-acting 75 mg
Indomethacin Suppos 100 mg
Indomethacin Cap 25 mg
Indomethacin Cap 50 mg
Indomethacin Inj 1 mg
Methadone hydrochloride Inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml
Methadone hydrochloride Tab 10 mg - 20 mg
Minoxidil Tab 10 mg
Minoxidil Tab 2.5 mg
Minoxidil Tab 5 mg
Mycophenolate mofetil Inj 500 mg
Mycophenolate mofetil Powder for oral liq 1 g per 5 ml
Noradrenaline Inj 0.06 mg per ml, 100 ml bag
Noradrenaline Inj 0.06 mg per ml, 50 ml syringe
Noradrenaline Inj 0.1 mg per ml, 100 ml bag
Noradrenaline Inj 0.12 mg per ml, 50 ml syringe
Noradrenaline Inj 0.12 mg per ml, 100 ml bag
Noradrenaline Inj 0.16 mg per ml, 50 ml syringe
Noradrenaline Inj 1 mg per ml, 100 ml bag
Risperidone [current access] Orally-disintegrating tablets 0.5 mg
Risperidone [current access] Orally-disintegrating tablets 1 mg
Risperidone [current access] Orally-disintegrating tablets 2 mg
Risperidone [widened access] Orally-disintegrating tablets 0.5 mg
Risperidone [widened access] Orally-disintegrating tablets 1 mg
Risperidone [widened access] Orally-disintegrating tablets 2 mg
Sumatriptan Inj 12 mg per ml, 0.5 ml
Sumatriptan Nasal spray
Topotecan Inj 1 mg
Topotecan Inj 4 mg
Trimipramine maleate Cap 25 mg
Trimipramine maleate Cap 50 mg

For products included in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 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.