June 2019 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 2018/19 Invitation to Tender, dated 1 November 2018.

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:

  • For new listings, by 4pm on the 12th of June 2019 or the 5th of the month prior to listing, whichever is earlier
  • For price changes, by 4pm on the 12th of the month prior to the date of subsidy change

PHARMAC cannot list a product (and pharmacies cannot claim) without this information. 

More information about this process 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.

2018/19 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2022

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

Amisulpride

tab 100 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$4.56

$5.15

Sulprix
(Mylan)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Amisulpride

tab 200 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$14.75

$14.96

Sulprix
(Mylan)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Amisulpride

tab 400 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$27.70

$29.78

Sulprix
(Mylan)

1 November 2019

1 February 2020

Ascorbic acid

tab 100 mg, 500 tablet bottle pack

$8.10

$9.90

Cvite
(Boucher)

1 December 2019

1 March 2020

Caffeine citrate

oral liq 20 mg per ml (10 mg base per ml), 25 ml OP bottle pack

$14.85

$15.10

Biomed
(Biomed)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Cefuroxime axetil

tab 250 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$29.40

$45.93

Zinnat
(GSK)

1 November 2019

1 February 2020

Cetirizine hydrochloride

tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$1.01

$1.12

Zista
(Teva)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride

tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$12.36

$14.83

Largactil
(Sanofi)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride

tab 25 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$13.02

$15.62

Largactil
(Sanofi)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride

tab 100 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$30.61

$36.73

Largactil
(Sanofi)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride

Inj 25 mg per ml, 2 ml, 10 glass ampoule pack

$25.66

$30.79

Largactil
(Sanofi)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Clobetasol propionate

crm 0.05%, 30 g OP tube

$2.20

$2.18

Dermol
(Mylan)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Clobetasol propionate

oint 0.05%, 30 g OP tube

$2.20

$2.12

Dermol
(Mylan)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Clobetasol propionate

scalp app 0.05%, 30 ml OP bottle pack

$6.96

$5.69

Dermol
(Mylan)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Clotrimazole

vaginal crm 1% with applicators, 35 g OP tube

$1.60

$2.50

Clomazole

Clomazol
(Multichem)

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Clotrimazole

vaginal crm 2% with applicators, 20 g OP  tube

$2.10

$3.00

Clomazole

Clomazol
(Multichem)

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Coal tar

soln BP, 200 ml bottle pack

$32.95

$36.25

Midwest
(Midwest)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Digoxin

tab 62.5 mcg, 240 tablet blister pack

$6.67

$7.00

Lanoxin PG
(Aspen)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Digoxin

tab 250 mcg, 240 tablet blister pack

$14.52

$15.20

Lanoxin
(Aspen)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Ferrous sulphate sulfate1

oral liq 30 mg (6 mg elemental) per ml, 500 ml bottle pack

$10.80

$12.08

Ferodan
(Mylan)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Furosemide [Frusemide]

inj 10 mg per ml, 25 ml ampoule, 6 glass ampoule pack

$57.77

$60.65

Lasix
(Sanofi)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Furosemide [Frusemide]

oral liq 10 mg per ml, 30 ml OP bottle pack

$10.66

$11.20

Lasix
(Sanofi)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Itraconazole

cap 100 mg, 15 capsule blister pack

$2.79

$4.27

Itrazole
(Mylan)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Lactulose

oral liq 10 g per 15 ml, 500 ml bottle pack

$3.18

$3.33

Laevolac
(Douglas)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Lidocaine [Lignocaine] hydrochloride

inj 2%, 5 ml ampoule, 25 glass ampoule pack

$6.75

$8.25

Lidocaine-Claris
(Baxter)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Loratadine

tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$1.28

$1.69

Lorafix
(Teva)

1 November 2019

1 February 2020

Medroxyprogesterone acetate

inj 150 mg per ml, 1 ml syringe pack

$7.25

$7.98

Depo-Provera
(Pfizer)

1 September 2019

1 December 2019

Mesna

tab 400 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$273.00

$314.00

Uromitexan
(Baxter)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Mesna

tab 600 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$407.50

$448.50

Uromitexan
(Baxter)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Morphine sulphate

cap long-acting 10 mg, 10 capsule blister pack

$1.70

$2.05

m-Elson
m-Eslon
(Multichem)

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Morphine sulphate

cap long-acting 30 mg, 10 capsule blister pack

$2.50

$3.00

m-Elson 
m-Eslon
(Multichem)

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Morphine sulphate

cap long-acting 60 mg, 10 capsule blister pack

$5.40

$6.12

m-Elson 
m-Eslon
(Multichem)

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Morphine sulphate

cap long-acting 100 mg, 10 capsule blister pack

$6.38

$7.13

m-Elson 
m-Eslon
(Multichem)

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Vitamins

tab (BPC cap strength), 1000 tablet bottle pack

$10.50

$11.45

Mvite
(Boucher)

1 December 2019

1 March 2020

Nicorandil

tab 10 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$27.95

$25.57

Ikorel
(Sanofi)

1 September 2019

1 December 2019

Nicorandil

tab 20 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$33.28

$32.28

Ikorel
(Sanofi)

1 September 2019

1 December 2019

Pyridostigmine bromide

tab 60 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$42.79

$45.79

Mestinon
(Inova)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Sodium chloride

nebuliser soln, 7%, 90 ml OP bottle pack

$23.50

$24.50

Biomed
(Biomed)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Sodium citrate with sodium lauryl sulphoacetate

enema 90 mg with sodium lauryl sulphoacetate 9 mg per ml, 5 ml, 50 pack

$26.72

$29.98

Micolette
(AFT)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Sodium cromoglicate

eye drops 2%, 5 ml bottle pack

$0.85

$1.79

Rexacrom
(Rex)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Spironolactone

oral liq 5 mg per ml, 25 ml OP bottle pack

$30.00

$30.60

Biomed
(Biomed)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Sulfasalazine

tab EC 500 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$13.50

$15.53

Salazopyein EN
(Pfizer)

1 September 2019

1 December 2019

Theophylline

oral liq 80 mg per 15 ml, 500 ml bottle pacl

$15.50

$16.60

Nuelin
(Inova)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Theophylline

tab long-acting 250 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$21.51

$23.02

Nuelin-SR
(Inova)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

1 This item is currently listed as ferrous sulphate, however will be amended to ferrous sulfate

2. The following products where no other brand is listed will be amended in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule – note these are not under sole supply status:

Chemical name

Presentation;
Pack size and type

Current
pack price

New
pack price

Brand
(Supplier)

Date of subsidy change

Azathioprine

inj 50 mg vial, 1 powder for injection vial pack

$60.00

$199.00

Imuran
(Aspen)

1 August 2019

Calcium folinate1

inj 10 mg per ml, 10 ml vial, 1 vial pack

$7.30

$9.49

Calcium Folinate Sandoz
(Novartis)

1 August 2019

Calcium folinate1

inj 10 mg per ml, 35 ml vial, 1 vial pack

$20.95

$25.14

Calcium Folinate Sandoz
(Novartis)

1 August 2019

Fludarabine phosphate2

inj 50 mg vial, 5 vial pack

$525.00

$576.45

Fludarabine Ebewe
(Novartis)

1 August 2019

Mesna3

inj 100 mg per ml, 4 ml ampoule, 15 glass ampoule pack

$161.25

$177.45

Uromitexan
(Baxter)

1 August 2019

Mesna3

inj 100 mg per ml, 10 ml ampoule, 15 glass ampoule pack

$370.35

$407.40

Uromitexan
(Baxter)

1 August 2019

1The price and subsidy of calcium folinate inj 1 mg for ECP (Baxter) will be maintained.

2 The price and subsidy of fludarabine inj 50 mg for ECP (Baxter) will also be amended from $105.00 per 50 mg OP to $115.29 per 50 mg OP from 1 August 2019 in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

3 The price and subsidy of mesna inj 1 mg for ECP (Baxter) will also be amended from $2.69 per 100 mg to $2.96 per 100 mg from 1 August 2019 in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

3. 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

Sole Subsidised Supply date

Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting

Buprenorphine with naloxone1

tab sublingual 2 mg with naloxone 0.5 mg, 28 tablet blister pack

$57.40

$18.37

Buprenorphine Naloxone BNM
(Boucher)

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Suboxone
(Indivior)

Buprenorphine with naloxone1

tab sublingual 8 mg with naloxone 2 mg, 28 tablet blister pack

$166.00

$53.12

Buprenorphine Naloxone BNM
(Boucher)

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Suboxone
(Indivior)

Ceftriaxone

inj 500 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$1.20

$0.89

Ceftriaxone-AFT
(AFT)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Deva
(Deva)

Ceftriaxone

inj 1 g vial, 5 vial pack

$0.84
(1 vial pack)

$3.99
 (5 vial pack)

Ceftriaxone-AFT
(AFT)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Deva
(Deva)

Fluoxetine hydrochloride

cap 20 mg, 84 capsule blister pack

$1.99
(per 90)

$2.91

Fluox
(Mylan)

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Arrow-Fluoxetine
(Teva)

Fluoxetine hydrochloride

tab dispersible 20 mg, scored, 30 tablet blister pack

$2.47

$1.98

Fluox
(Mylan)

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Arrow-Fluoxetine
(Teva)

Ipratropium bromide

nebuliser soln, 250 mcg per ml, 2 ml ampoule, 20 plastic ampoule pack

$3.35

$3.52

$3.32

$11.73

Univent
(Rex)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Univent2
(Rex)

Sodium bicarbonate

powder BP, 500 g bottle pack

$8.95

$10.05

Midwest
(Midwest)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

David Craig
(David Craig)

Syrup (pharmaceutical grade)

Liq, 500 ml bottle pack

$21.75

$14.95

Midwest
(Midwest)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Midwest3
(Midwest)

Tranexamic acid

tab 500 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$20.67
(100 pack)

$9.45
(60 pack)

Boucher
(Boucher)

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Cyklokapron
(Pfizer)

1 Brand switch fee of $4.50 is payable for these products from 1 April 2020 to 1 July 2020
2
Ipratropium bromide (Univent)  nebuliser soln 250 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 20 plastic ampoule pack will be delisted upon exhaustion of stock.
3 Syrup (pharmaceutical grade) (Midwest) liq, 2,000 ml bottle pack will be delisted on 1 January 2020.

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

Amisulpride

tab 100 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$4.56

$5.15

Sulprix
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Amisulpride

tab 200 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$14.75

$14.96

Sulprix
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Amisulpride

tab 400 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$27.70

$29.78

Sulprix
(Mylan)

1%

1 November 2019

1 February 2020

Ascorbic acid

tab 100 mg, 500 tablet bottle pack

$8.10

$9.90

Cvite
(Boucher)

1%

1 December 2019

1 March 2020

Azathioprine

inj 50 mg vial, 1 powder for injection vial pack

$60.00

$199.00

Imuran
(Aspen)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Bupivacaine hydrochloride with fentanyl

inj 1.25 mg with fentanyl 2 mcg per ml, 100 ml bag, 10 bag pack

$210.00

$225.00

Bupafen
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Bupivacaine hydrochloride with fentanyl

inj 1.25 mg with fentanyl 2 mcg per ml, 200 ml bag, 10 bag pack

$210.00

$235.00

Bupafen
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Caffeine citrate

oral liq 20 mg per ml (10 mg base per ml), 25 ml bottle pack

$14.85

$15.10

Biomed
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Caffeine citrate

inj 20 mg per ml (caffeine 10 mg per ml), 2.5 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule pack

$55.75

$63.25

Biomed
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Calcium folinate

inj 10 mg per ml, 35 ml vial, 1 vial pack

$20.95

$25.14

Calcium Folinate Sandoz
(Novartis)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Ceftriaxone

inj 2 g vial, 1 vial pack

$2.75

$1.98

Ceftriaxone-AFT
(AFT)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Cefuroxime

tab 250 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$29.40

$45.93

Zinnat
(GSK)

1%

1 November 2019

1 February 2020

Cetirizine hydrochloride

tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$1.01

$1.12

Zista
(Teva)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Clobetasol propionate

crm 0.05%, 30 g tube

$2.20

$2.18

Dermol
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Clobetasol propionate

oint 0.05%, 30 g tube

$2.20

$2.12

Dermol
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Clobetasol propionate

scalp app 0.05%, 30 ml bottle pack

$6.96

$5.69

Dermol
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Clotrimazole

vaginal crm 1% with applicators, 35 g tube

$1.60

$2.50

Clomazole

Clomazol
(Multichem)

1%

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Clotrimazole

vaginal crm 2% with applicators, 20 g tube

$2.10

$3.00

Clomazole

Clomazol
(Multichem)

1%

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Coal tar

soln BP, 200 ml bottle pack

$32.95

$36.25

Midwest
(Midwest)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Digoxin

tab 62.5 mcg, 240 tablet blister pack

$6.67

$7.00

Lanoxin PG
(Aspen)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Digoxin

tab 250 mcg, 240 tablet blister pack

$14.52

$15.20

Lanoxin
(Aspen)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Fentanyl

inj 10 mcg per ml, 100 ml bag, 10 bag pack

$210.00

$220.00

Biomed
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Ferrous sulphate sulfate1

oral liq 30 mg (6 mg elemental) per ml, 500 ml bottle pack

$10.80

$12.08

Ferodan
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Fludarabine phosphate

inj 50 mg vial, 5 vial pack

$525.00

$576.45

Fludarabine Ebewe
(Novartis)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Itraconazole

cap 100 mg, 15 capsule blister pack

$2.79

$4.27

Itrazole
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Lactulose

oral liq 10 g per 15 ml, 500 ml bottle pack

$3.18

$3.33

Laevolac
(Douglas)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Lidocaine [Lignocaine] hydrochloride

inj 2%, 5 ml ampoule, 25 glass ampoule pack

$6.75

$8.25

Lidocaine-Claris
(Baxter)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Lidocaine [Lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline

inj 1% with adrenaline 1:100,000, 5 ml ampoule, 10 glass ampoule pack

$27.00

$29.00

Xylocaine (Aspen)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Loratadine

tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$1.28

$1.69

Lorafix
(Teva)

1%

1 November 2019

1 February 2020

Medroxyprogesterone acetate

inj 150 mg per ml, 1 ml syringe pack

$7.25

$7.98

Depo-Provera
(Pfizer)

1%

1 September 2019

1 December 2019

Mesna

tab 400 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$273.00

$314.00

Uromitexan
(Baxter)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Mesna

tab 600 mg, 50 tablet blister pack

$407.50

$448.50

Uromitexan
(Baxter)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Mesna

inj 100 mg per ml, 4 ml ampoule, 15 glass ampoule pack

$161.25

$177.45

Uromitexan
(Baxter)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Mesna

inj 100 mg per ml, 10 ml ampoule, 15 glass ampoule pack

$370.35

$407.40

Uromitexan
(Baxter)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Morphine sulphate

cap long-acting 10 mg, 10 tablet blister pack

$1.70

$2.05

m-Elson 
m-Eslon
(Multichem)

1%

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Morphine sulphate

cap long-acting 30 mg, 10 tablet blister pack

$2.50

$3.00

m-Elson 
m-Eslon
(Multichem)

1%

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Morphine sulphate

cap long-acting 60 mg, 10 tablet blister pack

$5.40

$6.12

m-Elson 
m-Eslon
(Multichem)

1%

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Morphine sulphate

cap long-acting 100 mg, 10 tablet blister pack

$6.38

$7.13

m-Elson 
m-Eslon
(Multichem)

1%

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Multivitamins

tab (BPC cap strength), 1,000 bottle pack

$10.50

$11.45

Mvite
(Boucher)

1%

1 December 2019

1 March 2020

Nicorandil

tab 10 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$27.95

$25.57

Ikorel
(Sanofi)

1%

1 September 2019

1 December 2019

Nicorandil

tab 20 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$33.28

$32.28

Ikorel
(Sanofi)

1%

1 September 2019

1 December 2019

Paracetamol

suppos 25 mg, 20 suppository bottle pack

$56.35

$58.50

Biomed
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Paracetamol

suppos 50 mg, 20 suppository bottle pack

$56.35

$58.50

Biomed
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Pentamidine isethionate

inj 300 mg vial, 5 vial pack

$180.00

$216.00

Pentacarinat
(Sanofi)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Pyridostigmine bromide

tab 60 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$42.79

$45.79

Mestinon
(Inova)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Sodium chloride

nebuliser soln, 7%, 90 ml bottle pack

$23.50

$24.50

Biomed
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Sodium citrate with sodium lauryl sulphoacetate

enema 90 mg with sodium lauryl sulphoacetate 9 mg per ml, 5 ml, 50 pack

$26.72

$29.98

Micolette
(AFT)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Spironolactone

oral liq 5 mg per ml, 25 ml bottle pack

$30.00

$30.60

Biomed
(Biomed)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Sulfasalazine

tab EC 500 mg, 100 tablet bottle pack

$13.50

$15.53

Salazopyein EN
(Pfizer)

1%

1 September 2019

1 December 2019

1This item is currently listed as ferrous sulphate, however will be amended to ferrous sulfate

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

Buprenorphine with naloxone

tab 2 mg with naloxone 0.5 mg, 28 tablet blister pack

$57.40

$18.37

Buprenorphine Naloxone BNM
(Boucher)

1%

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Suboxone
(Indivior)

Buprenorphine with naloxone

tab 8 mg with naloxone 2 mg, 28 tablet blister pack

$166.00

$53.12

Buprenorphine Naloxone BNM
(Boucher)

1%

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Suboxone
(Indivior)

Calcium folinate

inj 10 mg per ml, 10 ml vial

$7.30

$9.49

Calcium Folinate Sandoz
(Novartis)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Calcium Folinate Ebewe
(Novartis)

Ceftriaxone

inj 500 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$1.20

$0.89

Ceftriaxone-AFT
(AFT)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Deva
(Deva)

Ceftriaxone

inj 1 g vial, 5 vial pack

$0.84
(1 vial pack)

$3.99
 (5 vial pack)

Ceftriaxone-AFT
(AFT)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Deva
(Deva)

Fluoxetine hydrochloride

cap 20 mg, 84 capsule blister pack

$1.99
(per 90)

$2.91
(per 84)

Fluox
(Mylan)

1%

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Arrow-Fluoxetine
(Teva)

Fluoxetine hydrochloride

tab dispersible 20 mg, scored, 30 tablet blister pack

$2.47

$1.98

Fluox
(Mylan)

1%

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Arrow-Fluoxetine
(Teva)

Ipratropium bromide

nebuliser soln, 250 mcg per ml, 2 ml ampoule, 20 plastic ampoule pack

$3.52

$11.73

Univent
(Rex)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Univent1
(Rex)

Tranexamic acid

tab 500 mg, 60 tablet blister pack

$20.67
(100 pack)

$9.45
(60 pack)

Boucher
(Boucher)

1%

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Cyklokapron
(Pfizer)

1 Ipratropium bromide (Univent) nebuliser soln, 250 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 20 plastic ampoule pack will be delisted upon exhaustion of stock.

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

Adenosine

inj 3 mg per ml, 2 ml vial, 6 vial pack

$62.73

Adenocor
(Sanofi)

1%

1 September 2019

1 February 2020

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride

tab 10 mg , 100 tablet blister pack

$14.83

Largactil
(Sanofi)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride

tab 25 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$15.62

Largactil
(Sanofi)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride

tab 100 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$36.73

Largactil
(Sanofi)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride

inj 25 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule, 10 glass ampoule pack

$30.79

Largactil
(Sanofi)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Furosemide [Frusemide]

inj 10 mg per ml, 25 ml ampoule, 6 glass ampoule pack

$60.65

Lasix
(Sanofi)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Furosemide [Frusemide]

oral liq 10 mg per ml, 30 ml bottle pack

$11.20

Lasix
(Sanofi)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Pholcodine

oral liq 1 mg per ml, 200 ml bottle pack

$3.09

Pholcodine Linctus BP
(AFT)

1%

1 January 2020

1 June 2020

Sodium bicarbonate

powder BP, 500 g bottle pack

$10.05

Midwest
(Midwest)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Sodium cromoglicate

eye drops 2%, 5 ml bottle pack

$1.79

Rexacrom
(Rex)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Syrup

liq (pharmaceutical grade), 500 ml bottle pack

$14.95

Midwest
(Midwest)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Theophylline

oral liq 80 mg per 15 ml, 500 ml bottle pack

$16.60

Nuelin
(Inova)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Theophylline

tab long-acting 250 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$23.02

Nuelin-SR
(Inova)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

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, and
  • the 2018/19 Invitation to Tender, dated 1 November 2018

2017/18 Invitation to Tender  

Chemical name

Line item

Pizotifen

tab 500 mcg

2018/19 Invitation to Tender

Chemical name

Line item

Benzatropine Mesylate

Inj 1 mg per ml, 2 ml

Benzatropine Mesylate

Tab 2 mg

Benzatropine Mesylate

Tab 2 mg

Benzydamine hydrochloride with cetylpyridinium chloride

Lozenge 3 mg with cetylpyridinium chloride

Betamethasone dipropionate

crm 0.05% (pack size 30 g and over)

Betamethasone dipropionate

oint 0.05% (pack size 30 g and over)

Calcitonin

Inj 100 iu per ml, 1 ml

Calcitriol

Oral liq 1 mcg per ml

Calcitriol

Inj 1 mcg per ml, 1 ml

Calcium folinate

Inj 3 mg

Calcium folinate

Tab 15 mg

Cetrimide

solution 20% (pack size of 100 ml or less)

Dacarbazine

Inj

Diazoxide

Inj 15 mg per ml, 20 ml

Doxepin hydrochloride

Cap 10 mg

Doxepin hydrochloride

Cap 25 mg

Doxepin hydrochloride

Cap 50 mg

Doxorubicin

Inj 100 mg

Doxorubicin

Inj 10 mg

Doxycycline

Inj 100 mg per 20 ml

Erythromycin Ethyl Succinate

Tab 400 mg

Erythromycin Ethyl Succinate

Grans for oral liq 200 mg per 5 ml

Erythromycin Ethyl Succinate

Grans for oral liq 400 mg per 5 ml

Fentanyl

inj 10 mcg per ml, 50 ml premixed bag

Fluorescein

Inj 10%, 5 ml vial

Haloperidol decanoate

Inj 100 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule

Indapamide

Tab 2.5 mg

Lacosamide

Inj 10 mg per ml, 20 ml

Lorazepam

Inj 2 mg per ml, 1 ml

Methotrexate

Inj 25 mg per ml, 20 ml

Methotrexate

Inj 25 mg per ml, 2 ml

Mitomycin C

Inj 10 mg - 20 mg

Mitomycin C

Inj 2 mg - 5 mg

Oestradiol

TDDS 25 mcg per day

Oestradiol

TDDS 75 mcg per day

Omeprazole

Tab dispersible 20 mg

Oxybutynin

Tab 5 mg

Oxybutynin

Oral liq 1 mg per ml

Oxycodone hydrochloride

Inj 1 mg per ml, 100 ml bag

Progesterone

Cap 100 mg

Risperidone

Inj 25 mg per 2 ml

Risperidone

Inj 37.5 mg per 2 ml

Risperidone

Inj 50 mg per 2 ml

Ropivacaine hydrochloride with fentanyl

Inj 2 mg with fentanyl 2 mcg per ml, 200 ml bag

Sulfasalazine

Tab 500 mg

Talc

Powder

Terazosin hydrochloride

Tab 2 mg

Terazosin hydrochloride

Tab 5 mg

Terazosin hydrochloride

Tab 1 mg

Tetracaine [amethocaine] hydrochloride

Eye drops 0.5%, single dose

Tetracaine [amethocaine] hydrochloride

Eye drops 1%, single dose

Tetracaine [amethocaine] hydrochloride

Gel 4%

Tropicamide

Eye drops 0.5%

Tropicamide

Eye drops 1%

Zinc chloride

Inj 5.3 mg per ml (5.1 mg per ml elemental), 2 ml

Zopiclone

Tab 3.75 mg

Zopiclone

Tab 7.5 mg

For products included in the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 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.