June 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 2017/18 Invitation to Tender, dated 2 November 2017.

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 changeMore 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.

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

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

Current
pack price

New
pack price

Sole supply brand
(Supplier)

Date of subsidy change

Sole Subsidised Supply date

Azithromycin

Grans for oral liq 200 mg per 5 ml (40 mg per ml), 15 ml bottle

$12.50

$14.38

Zithromax
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Baclofen

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$3.85

$4.20

Pacifen
(Mylan)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Benzathine benzylpenicillin

Inj 900 mg (1.2 million units) in 2.3 ml syringe, 10 syringe pack

$315.00

$344.93

Bicillin LA
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Betamethasone valerate

Crm 0.1%, 50 g OP tube

$3.15

$3.45

Beta Cream
(Mylan)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Betamethasone valerate

Lotn 0.1%, 50 ml OP bottle

$10.05

$18.00

Betnovate
(GSK)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Betamethasone valerate

Oint 0.1%, 50 g OP tube

$3.15

$3.45

Beta Ointment
(Mylan)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Betamethasone valerate

Scalp app 0.1%, 100 ml OP bottle

$7.75

$7.75

Beta Scalp
(Mylan)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Bezafibrate

Tab 200 mg, 90 tablet blister pack

$9.05

$19.01

Bezalip
(Teva)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Bezafibrate

Tab long-acting 400 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$6.78

$12.89

Bezalip Retard
(Teva)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Cefalexin

Grans for oral liq 25 mg per ml, 100 ml bottle

$8.00

$8.75

Cefalexin Sandoz
(Novartis)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Cefalexin

Grans for oral liq 50 mg per ml, 100ml bottle

$11.00

$11.75

Cefalexin Sandoz
(Novartis)

1 Augsut 2018

1 November 2018

Clomipramine hydrochloride

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$12.60

$13.99

Apo-Clomipramine
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Clomipramine hydrochloride

Tab 25 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$8.68

$9.46

Apo-Clomipramine
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Dexamethasone

Tab 0.5 mg, 30 tablet bottle pack

$0.88

$0.99

Dexmethsone
(Aspen Pharma)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Dexamethasone

Tab 4 mg, 30 tablet bottle pack

$1.84

$1.90

Dexmethsone
(Aspen Pharma)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Dexamfetamine sulfate

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$17.00

$20.00

PSM
(API)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Diclofenac sodium

Tab EC 25 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$1.30

$1.23

Diclofenac Sandoz
(Novartis)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Diclofenac sodium

Tab EC 50 mg, 50 tablet blsiter pack

$1.00

$1.23

Diclofenac Sandoz
(Novartis)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Diclofenac sodium

Tab long-acting 75 mg, 500 tablet bottle pack

$15.20

$22.80

Apo-Diclo SR
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Diclofenac sodium

Tab long-acting 100 mg, 500 tablet bottle pack

$26.20

$25.15

Apo-Diclo SR
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Diltiazem hydrochloride

Cap long-acting 120 mg, 500 capsule bottle pack

$31.83

$33.42

Apo-Diltiazem CD
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Diltiazem hydrochloride

Cap long-acting 180 mg, 500 capsule bottle pack

$47.67

$50.05

Apo-Diltiazem CD
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Diltiazem hydrochloride

Cap long-acting 240 mg, 500 capsule bottle pack

$63.58

$66.76

Apo-Diltiazem CD
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Flucloxacillin

Grans for oral liq 25 mg per ml, 100 ml bottle

$2.29

$2.29

AFT
(AFT)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Flucloxacillin

Grans for oral liq 50 mg per ml, 100 ml bottle

$3.08

$3.68

AFT
(AFT)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Folic acid

Tab 0.8 mg, 1,000 tablet bottle pack

$20.60

$21.84

Apo-Folic Acid
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Folic acid

Tab 5 mg, 500 tablet bottle pack

$10.92

$12.12

Apo-Folic Acid
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Furosemide [frusemide]

Tab 500 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$25.00

$25.00

Urex Forte
(Arrow)

1 January 2019

1 April 2019

Glibenclamide

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$5.00

$6.00

Daonil
(Sanofi)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Glipizide

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$2.85

$3.27

Minidiab
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Glycerol

Suppos 3.6 g, 20 suppository blsiter pack

$6.50

$9.25

PSM
(API)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Hydrocortisone butyrate

Milky emul 0.1%, 100 g OP tube

$6.85

$13.70

Locoid Crelo
(LEO Pharma)

1 January 2019

1 April 2019

Hydrocortisone butyrate

Oint 0.1%, 100 g OP tube

$6.85

$13.70

Locoid
(LEO Pharma)

1 January 2019

1 April 2019

Hydrocortisone butyrate

Scalp lotn 0.1%, 100 ml OP bottle

$3.65

$7.30

Locoid
(LEO Pharma)

1 January 2019

1 April 2019

Isoniazid

Tab 100 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$20.00

$22.00

PSM
(API)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Lisinopril

Tab 5 mg, 90 tablet blister pack

$1.80

$2.07

Ethics Lisinopril
(Multichem)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Lisinopril

Tab 10 mg, 90 tablet blister pack

$2.05

$2.36

Ethics Lisinoptil
(Multichem)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Lisinopril

Tab 20 mg, 90 tablet blister pack

$2.76

$3.17

Ethics Lisinopril
(Multichem)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Megestrol acetate

Tab 160 mg, 30 tablet bottle pack

$54.30

$63.53

Apo-Megestrol
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Methadone hydrochloride

Oral liq 2 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$5.55

$5.79

Biodone
(Biomed)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Methadone hydrochloride

Oral liq 5 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$5.00

$5.79

Biodone Forte
(Biomed)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Methadone hydrochloride

Oral liq 10 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$6.55

$6.79

Biodone Extra Forte
(Biomed)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Methylprednisolone

Tab 4 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$80.00

$112.00

Medrol
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Methylprednisolone

Tab 100 mg, 20 tablet bottle pack

$180.00

$194.00

Medrol
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Methylprednisolone acetate

Inj 40 mg per ml, 1 ml vial, 5 vial pack

$40.00

$44.40

Depo-Medrol
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Methylprednisolone (as sodium succiante)

Inj 40 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$10.50

$18.90

Solu-Medrol Act-O-Vial
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Methylprednisolone (as sodium succinate)

Inj 125 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$22.25

$28.90

Solu-Medrol Act-O-Vial
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Methylprednisolone (as sodium succinate)

Inj 500 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$9.00

$22.78

Solu-Medrol Act-O-Vial
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Methylprendisolone (as soduim succinate)

Inj 1 g vial, 1 vial pack

$16.00

$27.83

Solu-Medrol
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Metoprolol tartrate

Tab 50 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$4.64

$5.66

Apo-Metoprolol
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Metoprolol tartrate

Tab 100 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$6.09

$7.55

Apo-Metoprolol
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Mirtazapine

Tab 30 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$2.55

$2.63

Apo-Mirtazapine
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Mirtazapine

Tab 45 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$3.25

$3.48

Apo-Mirtazapine
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Mometasone furoate*

Crm 0.1%, 15 g OP tube

$1.51

$1.51

Elocon Alcohol Free
(MSD)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Mometasone furoate*

Crm 0.1%, 50 g OP tube

$2.90

$2.50

Elocon Alcohol Free
(MSD)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Mometasone furoate*

Lotn 0.1%, 30 ml OP bottle

$7.35

$6.30

Elocon
(MSD)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Mometasone furoate*

Oint 0.1%, 15 g OP tube

$1.51

$1.51

Elocon
(MSD)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Mometasone furoate*

Oint 0.1%, 50 g OP tube

$2.90

$2.90

Elocon
(MSD)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Morphine hydrochloride

Oral liq 1 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$8.84

$9.28

RA-Morph
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Morphine hydrochloride

Oral liq 2 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$14.00

$16.24

RA-Morph
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Morphine hydrochloride

Oral liq 5 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$18.00

$19.44

RA-Morph
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Morphine hydrochloride

Oral liq 10 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$26.00

$27.74

RA-Morph
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Nadolol

Tab 40 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$16.05

$16.69

Apo-Nadolol
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Nadolol

Tab 80 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$24.70

$26.43

Apo-Nadolol
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Naproxen

Tab long-acting 750 mg, 28 tablet blister pack

$5.60

$6.16

Naprosyn SR 750
(Clinect)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Naproxen

Tab long-acting 1 g, 28 tablet blister pack

$6.53

$8.21

Naprosyn SR 1000
(Clinect)

1 Augsut 2018

1 November 2018

Olanzapine

Inj 210 mg vial, 1 injection pack

$280.00

$252.00

Zyprexa Relprevv
(Eli Lily)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Olanzapine

Inj 300 mg vial, 1 injection pack

$460.00

$414.00

Zyprexa Relprevv
(Eli Lily)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Olanzapine

Inj 405 mg vial, 1 injection pack

$560.00

$504.00

Zyprexa Relprevv
(Eli Lily)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Oxytocin with ergometrine maleate

Inj 5 iu with ergormetrine maleate 500 mcg per ml, 1 ml, 5 glass ampoule pack

$11.13

$15.00

Syntometrine
(API)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Phenobarbitone

Tab 15 mg, 500 tablet blister pack

$30.00

$40.00

PSM
(API)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Phenobarbitone

Tab 30 mg, 500 tablet blister pack

$31.00

$40.00

PSM
(API)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Pindolol

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$9.72

$13.22

Apo-Pindolol
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Pindolol

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$15.62

$23.12

Apo-Pindolol
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Pindolol

Tab 15 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$23.46

$33.31

Apo-Pindolol
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Pioglitazone

Tab 15 mg, 90 tablet bottle pack

$3.47

$3.47

Vexazone
(Mylan)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Pioglitazone

Tab 30 mg, 90 tablet bottle pack

$5.06

$5.06

Vexazone
(Mylan)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Pioglitazone

Tab 45 mg, 90 tablet bottle pack

$7.10

$7.10

Vexazone
(Mylan)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Potassium chloride

Tab long-acting 600 mg (8 mmol), 200 tablet bottle pack

$7.42

$8.90

Span-K
(Aspen Pharma)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Potassium citrate

Oral liq 3 mmol per ml, 200 ml OP bottle

$30.00

$31.80

Biomed
(Biomed)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Propranolol

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$3.65

$4.64

Apo-Propranolol
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Propranolol

Tab 40 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$4.65

$5.72

Apo-Propranolol
(Apotex)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Quniapril with hydrochlorothiazide

Tab 10 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$3.65

$3.83

Accuretic 10
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Quinapril with hydrochlorothiazide

Tab 20 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$4.78

$4.92

Accuretic 20
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Salbutamol

Nebuliser soln, 1 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule, 20 plastic ampoule carton

$3.19

$3.93

Asthalin
(Rex Medical)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Salbutamol

Nebuliser soln, 2 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule, 20 plastic ampoule carton

$3.29

$4.03

Asthalin
(Rex Medical)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Salbutamol

Oral liq 400 mcg per ml, 150 ml bottle

$11.00

$20.00

Ventolin
(GSK)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Salbutamol with ipratropium bromide

Nebuliser soln, 2.5 mg with ipratropium bromide 0.5 mg per vial, 2.5 ml ampoule, 20 plastic ampoule carton

$3.59

$5.20

Duolin
(Rex Medical)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Testosterone undecanoate

Cap 40 mg, 60 capsule blister pack

$16.80

$21.00

Andriol Testocaps
(MSD)

1 September 2018

1 December 2018

Trimethoprim

Tab 300 mg, 50 tablet bottle pack

$15.00

$16.50

TMP
(Mylan)

1 August 2018

1 November 2018

Voriconazole

Powder for oral suspension 40 mg per ml, 70 ml bottle

$876.00

$1,437.00

Vfend
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Zopiclone

Tab 7.5 mg, 500 tablet bottle pack

$8.99

$9.56

Zopiclone Actavis
(Teva)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

* 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.

2. 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
pack price

New
pack price

Sole supply brand (Supplier)

Date of listing

Date of reference pricing of other listed brands

Sole Subsidised Supply date

Brand (Supplier) affected by reference pricing and delisting

Cyclizine hydrochloride

Tab 50 mg, 10 tablet blister pack

$0.59
per 20 tab

$0.55

Nausicalm
(AFT)

1 November 2018

n/a

1 April 2019

Nauzene
(Teva)

Desferrioxamine mesilate

Inj 500 mg vial, 10 vial pack

$51.52

$84.53

DBL Desferrioxamine Mesylate for Injection BP
(Pfizer)

1 January 2019

n/a

1 June 2019

Desferal
(Novartis)

Domperidone

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$3.20

$2.25

Pharmacy Health
(API)

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

1 June 2019

Prokinex
(Air Flow)

Varenicline tartrate*

Tab 0.5 mg x 11 and 1 mg x 42, 53 tablet OP, blister pack

$60.48
per 25 tab OP

$25.64

Varenicline Pfizer
(Pfizer)

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

1 June 2019

Champix
(Pfizer)

Varenicline tartrate**

Tab 1 mg, 56 tablet blister pack

$135.48

$27.10

Varenicline Pfizer
(Pfizer)

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

1 June 2019

Champix
(Pfizer)

* Champix tab 0.5 mg x 11 and 1 mg x 14, 25 tablet pack, subsidy will reudce to $12.09 from 1 March 2019 and be delisted on 1 June 2019.

** Champix tab 1 mg, 28 tablet pack, subsidy will reduce to $13.55 from 1 March 2019, and be delisted on 1 June 2019.

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

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name

Presentation;
Pack size and type

New
pack price

Sole supply brand
(Supplier)

Listing date

Sole Subsidised Supply date

Paraffin

Oint liquid paraffin 50% with white soft paraffin 50%, 500 ml OP tub

$5.35

healthE
(Jaychem)

1 November 2018

1 February 2019

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Alprostadil hydrochloride

Inj 500 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule pack

$1,650.00

$1,765.50

Prostin VR
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Aqueous cream

Crm 100 g, 100 g tube

$1.00

$1.05

Pharmacy Health SLS-free
(API)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Azithromycin

Grans for oral liq 200 mg per 5 ml (40 mg per ml), 15 ml bottle

$12.50

$14.38

Zithromax
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Baclofen

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$3.85

$4.20

Pacifen
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Benzathine benzylpenicillin

Inj 900 mg (1.2 million units) in 2.3 ml syringe, 10 syringe pack

$315.00

$344.93

Bicillin LA
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Betamethasone valerate

Crm 0.1%, 50 g tube

$3.15

$3.45

Beta Cream
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Betamethasone valerate

Oint 0.1%, 50 g tube

$3.15

$3.45

Beta Ointment
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Betamethasone valerate

Scalp app 0.1%, 100 ml bottle

$7.75

$7.75

Beta Scalp
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Bezafibrate

Tab 200 mg, 90 tablet blister pack

$9.05

$19.01

Bezalip
(Teva)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Bezafibrate

Tab long-acting 400 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$6.78

$12.89

Bezalip Retard
(Teva)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Bleomycin sulphate1

Inj 15,000 iu, 1 vial pack

$150.48

$161.01

DBL Bleomycin Sulfate
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Cefalexin

Grans for oral liq 25 mg per ml, 100 ml bottle

$8.00

$8.75

Cefalexin Sandoz
(Novartis)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Cefalexin

Grans for oral liq 50 mg per ml, 100 ml bottle

$11.00

$11.75

Cefalexin Sandoz
(Novartis)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Ciprofloxacin

Inj 2 mg per ml, 100 ml bag, 10 bag pack

$30.58

$68.20

Cipflox
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Clomipramine hydrochloride

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$12.60

$13.99

Apo-Clomipramine
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Clomipramine hydrochloride

Tab 25 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$8.68

$9.46

Apo-Clomipramine
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Cyclophosphamide2

Inj 1 g vial, 1 vial pack

$35.03

$35.65

Endoxan
(Baxter)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Cyclophosphamide2

Inj 2 g vial, 1 vial pack

$70.06

$71.25

Endoxan
(Baxter)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Cytarabine3

Inj 100 mg per ml, 20 ml vial, 1 vial pack

$41.36

$41.36

Pfizer
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Dexamethasone

Tab 0.5 mg, 30 tablet bottle pack

$0.88

$0.99

Dexmethsone
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Dexamethasone

Tab 4 mg, 30 tablet bottle pack

$1.84

$1.90

Dexmethsone
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Dexamfetamine sulfate

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$17.00

$20.00

PSM
(API)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Diclofenac sodium

Tab EC 25 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$1.30

$1.23

Diclofenac Sandoz
(Novartis)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Diclofenac sodium

Tab EC 50 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$1.00

$1.23

Diclofenac Sandoz
(Novartis)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Diclofenac sodium

Tab long-acting 75 mg, 500 tablet bottle pack

$15.20

$22.80

Apo-Diclo SR
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Diclofenac sodium

Tab long-acting 100 mg, 500 tablet bottle pack

$26.20

$25.15

Apo-Diclo SR
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Diltiazem hydrochloride

Cap long-acting 120 mg, 500 capsule bottle pack

$31.83

$33.42

Apo-Diltiazem CD
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Diltiazem hydrochloride

Cap long-acting 180 mg, 500 capsule bottle pack

$47.67

$50.05

Apo-Diltiazem CD
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Diltiazem hydrochloride

Cap long-acting 240 mg, 500 capsule bottle pack

$63.58

$66.76

Apo-Diltiazem CD
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Eptifibatide

Inj 750 mcg per ml, 100 ml vial, 1 vial pack

$324.00

$405.00

Integrilin
(MSD)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Eptifibatide

Inj 2 mg per ml, 10 ml vial, 1 vial pack

$111.00

$138.75

Integrilin
(MSD)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Flucloxacillin

Grans for oral liq 25 mg per ml, 100 ml bottle

$2.29

$2.29

AFT
(AFT)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Flucloxacillin

Grans for oral liq 50 mg per ml, 100 ml bottle

$3.08

$3.68

AFT
(AFT)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Fluorouracil4

Inj 50 mg per ml, 20 ml, 1 injection vial

$10.00

$12.00

Fluorouracil Ebewe
(Novartis)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Fluorouracil4

Inj 50 mg per ml, 100 ml, 1 injection vial

$30.00

$30.00

Fluorouracil Ebew
(Novartis)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Folic acid

Tab 0.8 mg, 1,000 tablet bottle pack

$20.60

$21.84

Apo-Folic Acid
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Folic acid

Tab 5 mg, 500 tablet bottle pack

$10.92

$12.12

Apo-Folic Acid
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Furosemide [frusemide]

Tab 500 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$25.00

$25.00

Urex Forte
(Arrow)

1%

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

Glipizide

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$2.85

$3.27

Minidiab
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Glycerol

Suppos 3.6 g, 20 suppository blister pack

$6.50

$9.25

PSM
(API)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Hydrocortisone butyrate

Milky emul 0.1%, 100 g tube

$6.85

$13.70

Locoid Crelo
(LEO Pharma)

1%

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

Hydrocortisone butyrate

Oint 0.1%, 100 g tube

$6.85

$13.70

Locoid
(LEO Pharma)

1%

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

Hydrocortisone butyrate

Scalp lotn 0.1%, 100 ml bottle

$3.65

$7.30

Locoid
(LEO Pharma)

1%

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

Isoniazid

Tab 100 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$20.00

$22.00

PSM
(API)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride

Gel 2%, 20 g tube (amending unit of measure from ml to g)

$3.40

$4.87

Orion
(Orion)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Linezolid

Oral liq 20 mg per ml, 150 ml bottle

$775.00

$1,879.00

Zyvox
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Lisinopril

Tab 5 mg, 90 tablet blister pack

$1.80

$2.07

Ethics Lisinopril
(Multichem)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Lisinopril

Tab 10 mg, 90 tablet blister pack

$2.05

$2.36

Ethics Lisinopril
(Multichem)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Lisinopril

Tab 20 mg, 90 tablet blister pack

$2.76

$3.17

Ethics Lisinopril
(Multichem)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Megestrol acetate

Tab 160 mg, 30 tablet bottle pack

$54.30

$63.53

Apo-Megestrol
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Methadone hydrochloride

Oral liq 2 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$5.55

$5.79

Biodone
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Methadone hydrochloride

Oral liq 5 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$5.00

$5.79

Biodone Forte
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Methadone hydrochloride

Oral liq 10 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$6.55

$6.79

Biodone Extra Forte
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Methylprednisolone

Tab 4 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$80.00

$112.00

Medrol
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Methylprednisolone

Tab 100 mg, 20 tablet bottle pack

$180.00

$194.00

Medrol
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Methylprednisolone acetate

Inj 40 mg per ml, 1 ml vial, 5 vial pack

$40.00

$44.40

Depo-Medrol
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Methylprednisolone (as sodium succinate)

Inj 40 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$10.50

$18.90

Solu-Medrol Act-O-Vial
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Methylprednisolone (as sodium succinate)

Inj 125 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$22.25

$28.90

Solu-Medrol Act-O-Vial
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Methylprednisolone (as sodium succinate)

Inj 500 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$9.00

$22.78

Solu-Medrol Act-O-Vial
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Methylprednisolone (as sodium succinate)

Inj 1 g vial, 1 vial pack

$16.00

$27.83

Solu-Medrol
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Metoprolol tartrate

Tab 50 mg, 100 tablet blsiter pack

$4.64

$5.66

Apo-Metoprolol
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Metoprolol tartrate

Tab 100 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$6.09

$7.55

Apo-Metoprolol
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Mirtazapine

Tab 30 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$2.55

$2.63

Apo-Mirtazapine
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Mirtazapine

Tab 45 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$3.25

$3.48

Apo-Mirtazapine
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Mometasone furoate*

Crm 0.1%, 15 g tube

$1.51

$1.51

Elocon Alcohol Free
(MSD)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Mometasone furoate*

Crm 0.1%, 50 g tube

$2.90

$2.50

Elocon Alochol Free
(MSD)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Mometasone furoate*

Lotn 0.1%, 30 ml bottle

$7.35

$6.30

Elocon
(MSD)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Mometasone furoate*

Oint 0.1%, 15 g tube

$1.51

$1.51

Elocon
(MSD)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Mometasone furoate*

Oint 0.1%, 50 g tube

$2.90

$2.90

Elocon
(MSD)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Morphine hydrochloride

Oral liq 1 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$8.84

$9.28

RA-Morph
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Morphine hydrochloride

Oral liq 2 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$14.00

$16.24

RA-Morph
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Morphine hydrochloride

Oral liq 5 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$18.00

$19.44

RA-Morph
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Morphine hydrochloride

Oral liq 10 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle

$26.00

$27.74

RA-Morph
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Nadolol

Tab 40 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$16.05

$16.69

Apo-Nadolol
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Nadolol

Tab 80 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$24.70

$26.43

Apo-Nadolol
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Naproxen

Tab long-acting 750 mg, 28 tablet blister pack

$5.60

$6.16

Naprosyn SR 750
(Clinect)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Naproxen

Tab long-acting 1 g, 28 tablet blister pack

$6.53

$8.21

Naprosyn SR 1000
(Clinect)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Olanzapine

Inj 210 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$280.00

$252.00

Zyprexa Relprevv
(Eli Lily)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Olanzapine

Inj 300 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$460.00

$414.00

Zyprexa Relprevv
(Eli Lily)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Olanzapine

Inj 405 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$560.00

$504.00

Zyprexa Relprevv
(Eli Lily)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Oxytocin with ergometrine maleate

Inj 5 iu with ergometrine maleate 500 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule pack

$11.13

$15.00

Syntometrine
(API)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Paraffin5

Oint liquid paraffin 50% with white soft paraffin 50%, 100 g tube

$3.10

$1.97

healthE
(Jaychem)

1%

1 November 2018

1 January 2019

Phenobarbitone

Tab 15 mg, 500 tablet blister pack

$30.00

$40.00

PSM
(API)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Phenobarbitone

Tab 30 mg, 500 tablet blister pack

$31.00

$40.00

PSM
(API)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Pindolol

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$9.72

$13.22

Apo-Pindolol
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Pindolol

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$15.62

$23.12

Apo-Pindolol
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Pindolol

Tab 15 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$23.46

$33.31

Apo-Pindolol
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Pioglitazone

Tab 15 mg, 90 tablet bottle pack

$3.47

$3.47

Vexazone
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Pioglitazone

Tab 30 mg, 90 tablet bottle pack

$5.06

$5.06

Vexazone
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Pioglitazone

Tab 45 mg, 90 tablet bottle pack

$7.10

$7.10

Vexazone
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Potassium chloride

Tab long-acting 600 mg (8 mmol), 200 tablet bottle pack

$7.42

$8.90

Span-K
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Potassium citrate

Oral liq 3 mmol per ml, 200 ml bottle

$30.00

$31.80

Biomed
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Propranolol

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$3.65

$4.64

Apo-Propranolol
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Propranolol

Tab 40 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$4.65

$5.72

Apo-Propranolol
(Apotex)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Quinapril with hydrochlorothiazide

Tab 10 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$3.65

$3.83

Accuretic 10
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Quinapril with hydrocholorothiazide

Tab 20 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$4.78

$4.92

Accuretic 20
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Salbutamol

Nebuliser soln 1 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule, 20 plastic ampoule carton

$3.19

$3.93

Asthalin
(Rex Medical)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Salbutamol

Nebuliser soln, 2 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule, 20 plastic ampoule carton

$3.29

$4.03

Asthalin
(Rex Medical)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Salbutamol

Oral liq 400 mcg per ml, 150 ml bottle

$11.00

$20.00

Ventolin
(GSK)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Salbutamol with ipratropium bromide

Nebuliser soln, 2.5 mg with ipratropium bromide 0.5 mg per 2.5 ml ampoule, 20 plastic ampoule carton

$3.59

$5.20

Duolin
(Rex Medical)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Sodium dihydrogen phosphate [sodium acid phosphate]

Inj 1 mmol per ml, 20 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule pack

$47.50

$48.70

Biomed
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Testosterone undecanoate

Cap 40 mg, 60 capsule blister pack

$16.80

$21.00

Andriol Testocaps
(MSD)

1%

1 September 2018

1 November 2018

Trimethorpim

Tab 300 mg, 50 tablet bottle pack

$15.00

$16.50

TMP
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Voriconazole

Powder for oral suspension 40 mg per ml, 70 ml bottle

$876.00

$1,437.00

Vfend
(Pfizer)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 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 DBL Bleomycin Sulfate inj 15,000 iu vial in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above price from 1 October 2018. The subsidy for bleomycin sulphate inj 1,000 iu for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will change from $11.64 per 1,000 iu to $12.45 per 1,000 iu from 1 October 2018.

2 The price and subsidy of cyclophosphamide (Endoxan) inj 1 g and inj 2 g vials in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above prices from 1 August 2018. The subsidy for cyclophosphamide inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will be maintained.

3 The price and subsidy for cytarabine (Pfizer) inj 100 mg per ml, 20 ml vial in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be maintained from 1 October 2018. The subsidy for cytarabine inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will be maintained.

4 The price and subsidy for fluorouracil (Fluorouracil Ebewe) inj 50 mg per ml, 20 ml vial and inj 50 mg per ml, 100 ml vial in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above prices from 1 August 2018. The subsidy for fluorouracil inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will be maintained.

5 Note: DV limit applies to the pack sizes of 100 g or greater.

5. 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 pack price

New pack price

Hospital supply brand
(Supplier)

DV
Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting

Azacitidine1

Inj 100 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$605.00

$139.00

Azacitidine Dr Reddy’s
(Dr Reddy’s)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Vidaza
(Celgene)

Cyclizine hydrochloride

Tab 50 mg, 10 tablet blister pack

$0.59 per 20 tab

$0.55

Nausicalm
(AFT)

1%

1 November 2018

1 January 2019

Nauzene
(Teva)

Desferrioxamine mesilate

Inj 500 mg vial, 10 vial pack

$51.52

$84.53

DBL Desferrioxamine Mesylate for Injection BP
(Pfizer)

1%

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

Desferal
(Novartis)

Dobutamine

Inj 12.5 mg per ml, 20 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule pack

$24.45

$61.13

Dobutamine-hameln
(Max Health)

1%

1 November 2018

1 January 2019

Dobutamine-Claris
(AFT)

Domperidone

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$3.20

$2.25

Pharmacy Health
(API)

1%

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

Prokinex
(Air Flow)

Fentanyl

Inj 20 mcg per ml, 50 ml prefilled syringe, 1 ml prefilled syringe

$185.00 per 10 syringe

$18.74

Biomed
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 2018

Biomed (10 pack syringe)
(Biomed)

Varenicline tartrate

Tab 0.5 mg x 11 and 1 mg x 42, 53 tab OP, blister pack

$60.48
per 25 tab

$25.64

Varenicline Pfizer
(Pfizer)

1%

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

Champix
(Pfizer)

Varenicline tartrate

Tab 1 mg, 56 tablet blister pack

$135.48

$27.10

Varenicline Pfizer
(Pfizer)

1%

1 January 2019

1 March 2019

Champix (28 and 56 tab packs)
(Pfizer)

1 Note the Azacitadine Dr Reddy’s brand will be listed in Section B as per the price above from 1 October 2018.  The subsidy for azacitidine inj 100 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will change from $6.66 per 1 mg to $4.60 per 1 mg from 1 December 2018.

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

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name

Presentation;
Pack size and type

New
pack price

Hospital supply brand
(Supplier)

DV
Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Betamethasone valerate

Lotn 0.1%, 50 ml bottle

$18.00

Betnovate
(GSK)

1%

1 October 2018

1 December 2018

Glibenclamide

Tab 5 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$6.00

Daonil
(Sanofi)

1%

1 August 2018

1 October 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.

2017/18 Invitation to Tender


Chemical name

Line item

Abiraterone acetate

Tab 250 mg

Cyclophosphamide

Tab 50 mg

Flecainide acetate

Cap long-acting 100 mg

Flecainide acetate

Cap long-acting 200 mg

Flecainide acetate

Tab 50 mg

Macrogol 3350

Powder for oral soln

Macrogol 3350 with potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride

Powder for oral soln 6.563 g with potassium chloride 23.3 mg, sodium bicarbonate 89.3 mg and sodium chloride 175.5 mg

Modafinil (current access)

Tab 100 mg

Modafinil (widened access)

Tab 100 mg

Varenicline tartrate (widened access)

Tab 0.5 mg x 11 and 1 mg x 42

Varenicline tartrate (widened access)

Tab 1 mg

For products included in the 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.