Funding blood glucose and blood ketone testing products on a PSO

Medicines

Decision

PHARMAC is pleased to announce the approval of a proposal to fund blood glucose and blood ketone testing products on a PSO from 1 July 2013.

This proposal was the subject of a consultation letter dated 24 May 2013.

In summary, the effect of the decision is that:

  • The following blood glucose diagnostic test meters will now also be available on a PSO at a maximum quantity of one meter per PSO:
    • CareSens N (Blood glucose diagnostic test meter)
    • CareSens N POP (Blood glucose diagnostic test meter)
    • CareSens II (Blood glucose diagnostic test meter)
       
  • The following blood glucose diagnostic test strips will now also be available on a PSO at a maximum quantity of 50 test strips (1 x OP) per PSO:
    • CareSens N (Blood glucose diagnostic test strips)
    • CareSens (Blood glucose diagnostic test strips)
  • The following blood ketone diagnostic test meter will now also be available on a PSO at a maximum quantity of one meter per PSO:
    • FreeStyle Optium (Blood ketone diagnostic test meter)
       
  • The following blood ketone diagnostic test strips will now also be available on a PSO at a maximum quantity of 10 test strips (1 x OP) per PSO:
    • Freestyle Optium Ketone (Ketone blood Beta-Ketone Electrodes)