Aqueous cream: Brand change and Supply issue

Brand change Supply issue Active

There is a supply issue with GEM Aqueous Cream (Pharmacode 2615592).

Affected product

We have been advised that supply of the GEM Aqueous Cream (supplied by BioInnova / Pharmacode 2615592) has been delayed due to global freight network issues.

GEM Aqueous Cream will have Principal Supply from 1 July 2022. However, we understand that it will be unavailable until mid-August 2022.

Alternative product

We understand that stock of the Boucher brand (supplied by Evara / Pharmacode 2555115) is available. It is currently due to be delisted on 1 August 2022. We are working to change that date to ensure a funded alternative remains available while the GEM product is unavailable.

In June 2021, we notified that BioInnova would be entering the market, having been awarded Principal Supply Status.

Read the full June tender notification

Who to contact

If you have questions about aqueous cream supplies, contact your wholesaler or the supplier. 

If you have questions about the funding for aqueous cream, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz