SensoCard blood glucose test strips (for the visually impaired): Supply issue

Supply issue Active

Pharmac has been made aware of a supply issue affecting SensoCard blood glucose test strips (for visually impaired people) (Pharmacode: 2328410).

Affected product

Current stock in the country has expired. The next shipment is due mid to late April 2024. 

  • Product: Blood glucose test strips
  • Brand: SensoCard
  • Pharmacode: 2328410
  • Subsidy: $33.69
  • Measure / Qty: per 50 test OP

Schedule listing for SensoCard(external link)

Alternative product

Pharmac is funding a CareSens N Voice meter and a box of the associated CareSens N test strips for anyone unable to access SensoCard blood glucose test strips.

Pharmac has contacted each pharmacy that dispenses SensoCard test strips. We've asked the pharmacy to contact affected people. Pharmac has also contacted individual prescribers who have recently prescribed SensoCard test strips to ensure they are informed about the situation.

Information for pharmacies

If a patient needs a CareSens N Voice meter and the corresponding test strips, the pharmacy can contact the supplier, Pharmaco, on 0800 458 267 or support@pharmacodiabetes.co.nz

Pharmacies will be completely reimbursed for providing the alternative devices and test strips as well as for the associated counselling involved.

Who to contact

If you have questions about this issue, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz

Please include as much information as you can about the product (presentation, brand, pharmacode) and who your wholesaler is.  

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