February 2018 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 2016/17 Invitation to Tender, dated 3 November 2016 and the 2017/18 Invitation to Tender, dated 2 November 2017.

ome 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  (http://www.pgnz.org.nz/about-us-1/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

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

 The decisions were as follows: 

Chemical name

Presentation;
Pack size and type

Current
pack price

New
pack 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

Budesonide

Metered aqueous nasal spray,
50 mcg per dose, 200 dose OP

$2.35
($5.26)*

$2.59

SteroClear
(AFT)

1 August 2018

N/A

1 January 2019

Butacort Aqueous
(Mylan)

Budesonide

Metered aqueous nasal spray,
100 mcg per dose, 200 dose OP

$2.61
($6.00)*

$2.87

SteroClear
(AFT)

1 August 2018

N/A

1 January 2019

Butacort Aqueous
(Mylan)

* Manufacturer’s Price

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 pack price

New pack price

Sole Supply Brand
(Supplier)

Date of subsidy change

Sole Subsidised Supply Date

Paracetamol

Oral liq 250 mg per 5 ml,
1,000 ml bottle

$4.35

$5.81

Paracare Double Strength
(API)

1 June 2018

1 September 2018

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Brand (Supplier) affected by
delisting

Budesonide

Nasal spray, 50 mcg per dose, 200 dose

 $5.26

$2.59

SteroClear
(AFT)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Butacort Aqueous
(Mylan)

Budesonide

Nasal spray,100 mcg per dose, 200 dose

 $6.00

$2.87

SteroClear
(AFT)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Butacort Aqueous
(Mylan)

 4. 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 pack price

New pack price

Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)

DV Limit

Date of subsidy change

Hospital Subsidised Supply Date

Paracetamol

Oral liq 250 mg per 5 ml, 1,000 ml bottle

$4.35

$5.81

Paracare Double Strength
(API)

20%

1 June 2018

1 August 2018

2017/18 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2021

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

The decisions were as follows (changes in bold and strikethrough):

Chemical name

Presentation;
Pack size and type

Current pack price

New pack price

Sole Supply Brand
(Supplier)

Date of subsidy change

Sole Subsidised Supply Date

Acarbose

Tab 100 mg, 90 tablets, blister pack

$7.78

$6.40

Glucobay
(Bayer)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Acarbose

Tab 50 mg, 90 tablets, blister pack

$4.28

$3.50

Glucobay
(Bayer)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Acetylcysteine

Inj 200 mg per ml, 10 ml ampoule, 10 glass ampoules pack

$78.34

$58.76

DBL Acetylcysteine
(Pfizer)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Aprepitant* 1

Cap 2 x 80 mg and 1 x 125 mg, 3 capsule OP blister pack

$100.00

$84.00

Emend Tri-Pack
(MSD)

1 May 2018

1 August 2018

Azithromycin

Tab 250 mg, 30 tablets, bottle pack

$9.00

$8.19

Apo-Azithromycin
(Apotex)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Azithromycin

Tab 500 mg, 2 tablets, blister pack

$1.05

$0.93

Apo-Azithromycin
(Apotex)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Bisacodyl

Tab 5 mg, 200 tablet, bottle pack

$5.99

$5.99

Lax-Tab
(AFT)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Bisacodyl

Suppos 10 mg, 10 suppository, blister pack

$3.78

$3.74

Lax-Suppositories
(AFT)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Buspirone hydrochloride

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablets, blister pack

$14.96

$13.16

Orion
(Max Health)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Buspirone hydrochloride

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablets, blister pack

$23.80

$20.23

Orion
(Max Health)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Cabergoline (2 pack)

Tab 0.5 mg, 2 tablets, bottle pack

$4.75

$3.75

Dostinex
(Pfizer)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Cabergoline (8 pack)

Tab 0.5 mg, 8 tablets, bottle pack

$19.00

$15.20

Dostinex
(Pfizer)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Cetomacrogol

Crm BP, 500 g, pot

$2.74

$2.48

healthE
(Jaychem)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Clonazepam

Tab 2 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$14.37

$10.78

Paxam
(Mylan)

1 April 2018

1 July 2018

Clonazepam

Tab 500 mcg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$7.53

$5.64

Paxam
(Mylan)

1 April 2018

1 July 2018

Clonidine hydrochloride

Tab 25 mcg, 112 tablets, blister pack

$10.53

$8.75

Clonidine BNM
(Boucher)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Crotamiton

Crm 10%, 20 g OP, tube

$3.37

$3.29

Itch-soothe
(AFT)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Dimethicone

Crm 10% pump bottle, 500 ml OP, bottle

$4.90

$4.52

healthE Dimethicone 10%|(Jaychem)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Docusate sodium with sennosides

Tab 50 mg with sennosides 8 mg, 200 tablets, bottle pack

$4.40

$3.10

Laxsol
(Aspen Pharma)

1 April 2018

1 July 2018

Entacapone

Tab 200 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$28.00

$22.00

Entapone
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Ethinyloestradiol

Tab 10 mcg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$17.60

$17.60

NZ Medical & Scientific
(New Zealand Medical & Scientific)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Fentanyl

Inj 50 mcg per ml, 10 ml ampoule, 10 glass ampoules

$10.45

$9.41

Boucher and Muir
(Boucher)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Fentanyl

Inj 50 mcg per ml, 2 ml ampoule, 10 glass ampoules

$3.95

$3.56

Boucher and Muir
(Boucher)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Ferrous fumarate with folic acid

Tab 310 mg (100 mg elemental) with folic acid 350 mcg, 60 tablets, blister pack

$4.75

$4.68

Ferro-F-Tabs
(AFT)

1 April 2018

1 July 2018

Ferrous sulphate

Tab long-acting 325 mg (105 mg elemental), 30 tablets, blister pack

$2.06

$2.06

Ferrograd
(Mylan)

1 April 2018

1 July 2018

Flucloxacillin

Cap 250 mg, 250 capsules, bottle pack

$18.70

$16.83

Staphlex
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Flucloxacillin

Cap 500 mg, 500 capsules, bottle pack

$62.90

$56.61

Staphlex
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Fludarabine phosphate

Tab 10 mg, 20 tablets, blister pack

$412.00

$412.00

Fludara Oral
(Sanofi)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Fluorouracil sodium

Crm 5%, 20 g OP, tube

$8.95

$7.95

Efudix
(Inova)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Hydrocortisone

Tab 20 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$20.32

$20.32

Douglas
(Douglas)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Hydrocortisone

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$8.10

$8.10

Douglas
(Douglas)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Hydroxocobalamin

Inj 1 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 3 glass ampoules

$2.31

$1.89

Neo-B12
(Pfizer)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Hydroxychloroquine

Tab 200 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$10.50

$7.98

Plaquenil
(Sanofi)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Isoniazid with rifampicin

Tab 100 mg with rifampicin 150 mg, 100 tablets, blister pack

$85.54

$85.54

Rifinah
(Sanofi)

1 July 2018

1 October 2019

Isoniazid with rifampicin

Tab 150 mg with rifampicin 300 mg, 100 tablets, blister pack

$170.60

$170.60

Rifinah
(Sanofi)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Lansoprazole

Cap 15 mg, 100 capsules, bottle pack

$5.08

$4.58

Lanzol Relief
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Lansoprazole

Cap 30 mg, 100 capsules, bottle pack

$5.93

$5.41

Lanzol Relief
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Lorazepam

Tab 1 mg, 250 tablets, bottle pack

$10.79

$9.72

Ativan
(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Lorazepam

Tab 2.5 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$13.88

$12.50

Ativan
(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Miconazole

Oral gel 20 mg per g, 40 g OP, tube

$4.79

$4.74

Decozol
(AFT)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Naloxone hydrochloride

Inj 400 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoules

$48.84

$22.60

DBL Naloxone Hydrochloride
(Pfizer)

1 June 2018

1 September 2018

Nevirapine

Tab 200 mg, 60 tablets, bottle pack

$65.00

$60.00

Nevirapine Alphapharm
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Norethisterone

Tab 350 mcg, 84 tablets, blister pack

$6.25

$6.25

Noriday 28
(Pfizer)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Oestradiol valerate

Tab 1 mg, 84 tablets, blister pack

$12.36

$12.36

Progynova
(Bayer)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Oestradiol valerate

Tab 2 mg, 84 tablets, blister pack

$12.36

$12.36

Progynova
(Bayer)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Orphenadrine citrate

Tab 100 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$18.54

$18.54

Norflex
(Inova Pharmaceuticals)

1 April 2018

1 July 2018

Oxytocin

Inj 10 iu per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoules

$5.03

$4.98

Oxytocin BNM
(Boucher)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Oxytocin

Inj 5 iu per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoules

$4.03

$3.98

Oxytocin BNM
(Boucher)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Pancreatic enzyme

Cap pancreatin 300 mg (amylase 18,000 PH Eur U, lipase 25,000 PH Eur U, total protease
1,000 Ph Eur U), 100 capsules, bottle pack

$94.38

$94.38

Creon 25000
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Pancreatic enzyme

Cap pancreatin 150 mg (amylase 8,000 PH Eur U, lipase 10,000 Ph Eur U, total protease 600 Ph Eur U), 100 capsules, bottle pack

$34.93

$34.93

Creon 10000
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Pethidine hydrochloride

Tab 50 mg, 10 tablets, bottle pack

$4.46

$4.46

PSM
(API)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Phenoxymethylpenicillin (Penicillin V)

Cap 250 mg, 50 capsules, blister pack

$2.88

$2.59

Cilicaine VK
(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Phenoxymethylpenicillin (Penicillin V)

Cap 500 mg, 50 capsules, blister pack

$4.73

$4.26

Cilicaine VK
(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Prednisolone

Oral liq 5 mg per ml, 30 ml OP bottle

$7.50

$6.00

Redipred
(Aspen Pharma)

1 April 2018

1 July 2018

Promethazine hydrochloride

Oral liq 1 mg per 1 ml, 100 ml bottle

$2.59

$2.69

Allersoothe
(AFT)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Promethazine hydrochloride

Tab 10 mg, 50 tablets, blister pack

$1.78

$1.68

Allersoothe
(AFT)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Promethazine hydrochloride

Tab 25 mg, 50 tablets, blister pack

$1.99

$1.89

Allersoothe
(AFT)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Quinapril*

Tab 5 mg, 90 tablets, blister pack

$4.31

$6.01

Arrow-Quinapril 5
(Actavis)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Quinapril*

Tab 10 mg, 90 tablets, blister pack

$3.15

$3.16

Arrow-Quinapril 10
(Actavis)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Quinapril*

Tab 20 mg, 90 tablets, blister pack

$5.97

$4.89

Arrow-Quinapril 20
(Actavis)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Sodium polystyrene sulphonate

Powder, 454 g OP, container pack

$84.65

$84.65

Resonium-A
(Sanofi)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Somatropin (omnitrtope)

Inj 5 mg cartridge, 1 cartridge pack

$109.50

$34.88

Omnitrope
(Novartis)

1 April 2018

1 August 2018

1 July 2018

1 November 2018

Somatropin (omnitrope)

Inj 10 mg cartridge, 1 cartridge pack

$219.00

$69.75

Omnitrope
(Novartis)

1 April 2018

1 August 2018

1 July 2018

1 November 2018

Somatropin (omnitrope)

Inj 15 mg cartirdge, 1 cartridge pack

$328.50

$104.63

Omnitrope
(Novartis)

1 April 2018

1 August 2018

1 July 2018

1 November 2018

Tobramycin

Inj 40 mg per ml, 2 ml vial, 5 vial pack

$15.00

$15.00

Tobramycin Mylan
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Tretinoin

Crm 0.5 mg per g, 50 g OP, tube

$13.90

$13.90

ReTrieve
(Inova Pharmaceuticals)

1 April 2018

1 July 2018

Valaciclovir

Tab 500 mg, 30 tablets, blister pack

$6.42

$5.75

Vaclovir
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Valaciclovir

Tab 1,000 mg, 30 tablets, blister pack

$12.75

$11.35

Vaclovir
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Voriconazole

Tab 50 mg, 56 tablets, blister pack

$130.00

$91.00

Vttack
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Voriconazole

Tab 200 mg, 56 tablets, blister pack

$500.00

$350.00

Vttack
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Ziprasidone

Cap 20 mg, 60 capsules, blister pack

$14.56

$14.50

Zusdone
(Douglas)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Ziprasidone

Cap 40 mg, 60 capsules, blister pack

$24.75

$24.70

Zusdone
(Douglas)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Ziprasidone

Cap 60 mg, 60 capsules, blister pack

$33.87

$33.80

Zusdone
(Douglas)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Ziprasidone

Cap 80 mg, 60 capsules, blister pack

$39.74

$39.70

Zusdone
(Douglas)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

* These products will be supplied at the Price from the 1st day of the month prior to the listing date, as per Schedule 5, clause 3.1 (b)(II) of the 2017/18 Invitation To Tender.
1 Aprepitant (Emend) cap 40 mg to be delisted from Section B from 1 August 2018. 

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

The decisions were as follows (changes in bold and strikethrough):

Chemical name

Presentation;
Pack size and type

Current pack price

New pack price

Hospital Supply Brand
(Supplier)

DV Limit

Date of subsidy change

Hospital Subsidised Supply Date

Acarbose

Tab 100 mg, 90 tablets, blister pack

$7.78

$6.40

Glucobay
(Bayer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Acarbose

Tab 50 mg, 90 tablets, blister pack

$4.28

$3.50

Glucobay
(Bayer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Acetylcysteine

Inj 200 mg per ml, 10 ml ampoule, 10 glass ampoules

$78.34

$58.76

DBL Acetylcysteine
(Pfizer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Aciclovir

Inj 250 mg vial, 5 vial pack

$10.10

$9.60

Aciclovir-Claris
(AFT)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Amikacin

Inj 250 mg per ml, 2 ml vial, 5 vial pack

$431.20

$265.00

DBL Amikacin
(Pfizer)

1%

1 June 2018

1 August 2018

Aprepitant*

Cap 2 x 80 mg and 1 x 125 mg, 3 capsules, blister pack

$100.00

$84.00

Emend Tri-Pack
(MSD)

1%

1 May 2018

1 July 2018

Atracurium besylate

Inj 10 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule pack

$10.00

$10.00

Tracrium
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 April 2018

1 June 2018

Atracurium besylate

Inj 10 mg per ml, 5 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule pack

$12.50

$12.50

Tracrium
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 April 2018

1 June 2018

Azithromycin

Tab 250 mg, 30 tablets, bottle pack

$9.00

$8.19

Apo-Azithromycin
(Apotex)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Azithromycin

Tab 500 mg, 2 tablets, blister pack

$1.05

$0.93

Apo-Azithromycin
(Apotex)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Bisacodyl

Tab 5 mg, 200 tablets, bottle pack

$5.99

$5.99

Lax-Tab
(AFT)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Bisacodyl

Suppos 10 mg, 10 suppositories, blister pack

$3.78

$3.74

Lax-Suppositories
(AFT)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Buspirone hydrochloride

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablets, blister pack

$14.96

$13.16

Orion
(Max Health)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Buspirone hydrochloride

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablets, blister pack

$23.80

$20.23

Orion
(Max Health)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Cabergoline (2 pack)

Tab 0.5 mg, 2 tablets, bottle pack

$4.75

$3.75

Dostinex
(Pfizer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Cabergoline (8 pack)

Tab 0.5 mg, 8 tablets, bottle pack

$19.00

$15.20

Dostinex
(Pfizer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Cefepime

Inj 1 g vial, 1 vial pack

$3.95

$3.75

Cefepime-AFT
(AFT)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Cefepime

Inj 2 g vial, 1 vial pack

$6.92

$5.69

Cefepime-AFT
(AFT)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Cetomacrogol

Crm BP, 500 g pot

$2.74

$2.48

healthE
(Jaychem)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Cetomacrogol

Crm BP, 100 g tube

$1.47

$1.42

healthE
(Jaychem)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Cispaltin1

Inj 1 mg per ml, 100 ml vial, 1 vial pack

$22.46

$19.70

DBL Cisplatin
(Pfizer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Clonazepam

Tab 2 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$14.37

$10.78

Paxam
(Mylan)

1%

1 April 2018

1 June 2018

Clonazepam

Tab 500 mcg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$7.53

$5.64

Paxam
(Mylan)

1%

1 April 2018

1 June 2018

Clonidine hydrochloride

Tab 25 mcg, 112 tablets, blister pack

$10.53

$8.75

Clonidine BNM
(Boucher)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Crotamiton

Crm 10%, 20 g tube

$3.37

$3.29

Itch-soothe
(AFT)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Dimethicone

Crm 10%, 500 ml pump bottle

$4.90

$4.52

healthE Dimethicone 10%
(Jaychem)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Docusate sodium with sennosides

Tab 50 mg with sennosides 8 mg, 200

tablets, bottle pack

$4.40

$3.10

Laxsol
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 April 2018

1 June 2018

Entacapone

Tab 200 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$28.00

$22.00

Entapone
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Ethinyloestradiol

Tab 10 mcg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$17.60

$17.60

NZ Medical & Scientific
(New Zealand Medical & Scientific)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Fentanyl

Inj 50 mcg per ml, 10 ml ampoule, 10 glass ampoules

$10.45

$9.41

Boucher and Muir
(Boucher)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Fentanyl

Inj 50 mcg per ml, 2 ml ampoule, 10 glass ampoules

$3.95

$3.56

Boucher and Muir
(Boucher)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Ferrous fumarate with

folic acid

Tab 310 mg (100 mg elemental) with folic acid 350 mcg, 60 tablets, blister pack

$4.75

$4.68

Ferro-F-Tabs
(AFT)

1%

1 April 2018

1 June 2018

Ferrous sulphate

Tab long-acting 325 mg (105 mg elemental), 30 tablets, blister pack

$2.06

$2.06

Ferrograd
(Mylan)

1%

1 April 2018

1 June 2018

Flucloxacillin

Cap 250 mg, 250 capsules, bottle pack

$18.70

$16.83

Staphlex
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Flucloxacillin

Cap 500 mg, 500 capsules, bottle pack

$62.90

$56.61

Staphlex
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Fludarabine phosphate

Tab 10 mg, 20 tablets, blister pack

$412.00

$412.00

Fludara Oral
(Sanofi)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Fluorouracil sodium

Crm 5%, 20 g tube

$8.95

$7.95

Efudix
(Inova)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Hydrocortisone

Tab 20 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$20.32

$20.32

Douglas
(Douglas)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Hydrocortisone

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$8.10

$8.10

Douglas
(Douglas)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Hydroxocobalamin

Inj 1 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 3 glass

ampoules

$2.31

$1.89

Neo-B12
(Pfizer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Hydroxychloroquine

Tab 200 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$10.50

$7.98

Plaquenil
(Sanofi)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Idarubicin hydrochloride2

Inj 10 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$250.00

$198.00

Zavedos
(Pfizer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Idarubicin hydrochloride2

Inj 5 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$125.00

$93.00

Zavedos
(Pfizer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Isoniazid with rifampicin

Tab 100 mg with rifampicin 150 mg,

100 tablets, blister pack

$85.54

$85.54

Rifinah
(Sanofi)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Isoniazid with rifampicin

Tab 150 mg with rifampicin 300 mg,

100 tablets, blister pack

$170.60

$170.60

Rifinah
(Sanofi)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Lansoprazole

Cap 15 mg, 100 capsules, bottle pack

$5.08

$4.58

Lanzol Relief
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Lansoprazole

Cap 30 mg, 100 capsules, bottle pack

$5.93

$5.41

Lanzol Relief
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Lorazepam

Tab 1 mg, 250 tablets, bottle pack

$10.79

$9.72

Ativan
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Lorazepam

Tab 2.5 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$13.88

$12.50

Ativan
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Miconazole

Oral gel 20 mg per g, 40 g tube

$4.79

$4.74

Decozol
(AFT)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Naloxone hydrochloride

Inj 400 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass

ampoules pack

$48.84

$22.60

DBL Naloxone Hydrochloride
(Pfizer)

1%

1 June 2018

1 August 2018

Nevirapine

Tab 200 mg, 60 tablets, bottle pack

$65.00

$60.00

Nevirapine Aphapharm
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Norethisterone

Tab 350 mcg, 84 tablets, blister pack

$6.25

$6.25

Noriday 28
(Pfizer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Oestradiol valerate

Tab 1 mg, 84 tablets, blister pack

$12.36

$12.36

Progynova
(Bayer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Oestradiol valerate

Tab 2 mg, 84 tablets, blister pack

$12.36

$12.36

Progynova
(Bayer)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Oxytocin

Inj 10 iu per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass

ampoules

$5.03

$4.98

Oxytocin BNM
(Boucher)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Oxytocin

Inj 5 iu per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass

ampoules

$4.03

$3.98

Oxytocin BNM
(Boucher)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Pancreatic enzyme

Cap pancreatin 300 mg (amylase 18,000 PH Eur U, lipase 25,000 PH Eur U, total protease 1,000 Ph Eur U), 100 capsules, bottle pack

$94.38

$94.38

Creon 25000
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Pancreatic enzyme

Cap pancreatin 150 mg (amylase 8,000 PH Eur U, lipase 10,000 Ph Eur U, total protease 600 Ph Eur U), 100 capsules, bottle pack

$34.93

$34.93

Creon 10000                                    
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Paraffin

White soft, 10 g tube

$0.85

$0.79

healthE
(Jaychem)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Pethidine hydrochloride

Tab 50 mg, 10 tablets, bottle pack

$4.46

$4.46

PSM
(API)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Phenoxymethylpenicillin (Penicillin V)

Cap 250 mg, 50 capsules, blister pack

$2.88

$2.59

Cilicaine VK
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Phenoxymethylpenicillin (Penicillin V)

Cap 500 mg, 50 capsules, blister pack

$4.73

$4.26

Cilicaine VK
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Prednisolone

Oral liq 5 mg per ml, 30 ml bottle

$7.50

$6.00

Redipred
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 April 2018

1 June 2018

Promethazine hydrochloride

Oral liq 1 mg per 1 ml, 100 ml bottle

$2.59

$2.69

Allersoothe
(AFT)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Promethazine hydrochloride

Tab 10 mg, 50 tablets, blister pack

$1.78

$1.68

Allersoothe
(AT)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Promethazine hydrochloride

Tab 25 mg, 50 tablets, blister pack

$1.99

$1.89

Allersoothe
(AFT)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Quinapril*

Tab 5 mg, 90 tablets, blister pack

$4.31

$6.01

Arrow-Quinapril 5
(Actavis)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Quinapril*

Tab 10 mg, 90 tablets, blister pack

$3.15

$3.16

Arrow-Quinapril 10
(Actavis)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Quinapril*

Tab 20 mg, 90 tablets, blister pack

$5.97

$4.89

Arrow-Quinapril 20
(Actavis)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Sodium polystyrene sulphonate

Powder, 454 g, container pack

$84.65

$84.65

Resonium-A
(Sanofi)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Sodium valproate

Inj 100 mg per ml, 4 ml vial, 1 vial pack

$16.60

$9.98

Epilim IV
(Sanofi)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Somatropin

Inj 5 mg cartridge, 1 cartridge vial pack

$109.50

$34.80

Omnitrope
(Novartis)

1%

1 April 2018

1 August 2018

1 June 2018

1 October 2018

Somatropin

Inj 10 mg cartridge, 1 cartridge vial pack

$219.00

$69.75

Omnitrope
(Novartis)

1%

1 April 2018

1 August 2018

1 June 2018

1 October 2018

Somatropin

Inj 15 mg cartridge, 1 cartridge vial pack

$328.50

$104.63

Omnitrope
(Novartis)

1%

1 April 2018

1 August 2018

1 June 2018

1 October 2018

Tobramycin

Inj 40 mg per ml, 2 ml vial, 5 vial pack

$15.00

$15.00

Tobramycin Mylan
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Valaciclovir

Tab 1,000 mg, 30 tablets, blister pack

$12.75

$11.35

Vaclovir
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Valaciclovir

Tab 500 mg, 30 tablets, blister pack

$6.42

$5.75

Vaclovir
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Voriconazole

Tab 50 mg, 56 tablets, blister pack

$130.00

$91.00

Vttack
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Voriconazole

Tab 200 mg, 56 tablets, blister pack

$500.00

$350.00

Vttack
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Ziprasidone

Cap 20 mg, 60 capsules, blister pack

$14.56

$14.50

Zusdone
(Douglas)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Ziprasidone

Cap 40 mg, 60 capsules, blister pack

$24.75

$24.70

Zusdone
(Douglas)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Ziprasidone

Cap 60 mg, 60 capsules, blister pack

$33.87

$33.80

Zusdone
(Douglas)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

Ziprasidone

Cap 80 mg, 60 capsules, blister pack

$39.74

$39.70

Zusdone
(Douglas)

1%

1 July 2018

1 September 2018

* These products will be supplied at the Price from the 1st day of the month prior to the listing date, as per Schedule 5, clause 3.1 (b)(II) of the 2017/18 Invitation To Tender.
1 The price and subsidy of Cisplatin injection in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above prices from 1 July 2018. The subsidy for Cisplatin inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will change from $0.28 per 1 mg to $0.25 per 1 mg from 1 July 2018.
2 The price and subsidy of Idarubicin Hydrochloride injections in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above prices from 1 July 2018. The subsidy for Idarubicin hydrochloride inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will change from $27.75 per 1 mg to $21.84 per 1 mg from 1 July 2018.

7. 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 Subsidised Supply Date

Orphenadrine citrate

Tab 100 mg, 100 tablets, bottle pack

$18.54

Norflex
(Inova Pharmaceuticals)

1%

1 April 2018

1 June 2018

Tretinoin

Crm 0.5 g per g, 50 g tube

$13.90

ReTrieve
(Inova Pharmaceuticals)

1%

1 April 2018

1 June 2018

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 2017/18 Invitation to Tender, dated 2 November 2017:

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Chemical Name

Line Item

Aprepitant

Cap 40 mg

Bumetanide

Inj 500 mcg per ml, 4 ml

Calcium Folinate

Inj 300 mg - 350 mg

 

Cefoxitin Sodium

Inj 1 g

Ciprofloxacin with Hydrocortisone

Ear drops 0.2% with hydrocortisone 1%

Cytarabine

Inj 1 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

Efavirenz

Oral liq 30 mg per ml

Flecainide Acetate

Inj 10 mg per ml, 15 ml

Furosemide

Tab 20 mg

Hydrocortisone Acetate

Rectal foam 10%, CFC-free

Lacosamide

Inj 10 mg per ml, 20 ml

Levomepromazine

Tab 25 mg

Levomepromazine

Tab 100 mg

Levomepromazine

Tab 5 mg – 10 mg

Lithium Carbonate

Cap 250 mg

Lithium Carbonate

Tab 250 mg

Lomustine

Cap 10 mg

Lomustine

Cap 40 mg

Methotrexate

Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 2 ml

Methotrexate

Inj 100 mg per ml, 10 ml

Mixed Salt Solution for Eye Irrigation

Eye irrigation solution calcium chloride 0.048% with magnesium chloride 0.03%, potassium chloride 0.075%, sodium acetate 0.39%, sodium chloride 0.64% and sodium acetate 0.17%, 15 ml - 20 ml

Mixed Salt Solution for Eye Irrigation

Eye irrigation solution calcium chloride 0.048% with magnesium chloride 0.03%, potassium chloride 0.075%, sodium acetate 0.39%, sodium chloride 0.64% and sodium acetate 0.17%, 200 ml - 300 ml

Norfloxacin

Tab 400 mg

Paliperidone

Inj 25 mg syringe

Paliperidone

Inj 50 mg syringe

Paliperidone

Inj 75 mg syringe

Paliperidone

Inj 100 mg syringe

Paliperidone

Inj 150 mg syringe

Paracetamol

Tab soluble 500 mg

Potassium Citrate

Tab

Propamidine Isethionate

Eye drops 0.1%

Risperidone

Inj 25 mg per 2 ml

Risperidone

Inj 37.5 mg per 2 ml

Risperidone

Inj 50 mg per 2 ml

Sotalol

Inj 10 mg per ml, 4 ml

Tobramycin

Powder BP

Tobramycin

Inj 100 mg per ml, 5 ml

Varenicline tartrate (current access)

Tab 0.5 mg x 11 and 1 mg x 14

Varenicline tartrate (widened access)

Tab 0.5 mg x 11 and 1 mg x 14

For products included in the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 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.