August 2016 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 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015.

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 change. More 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/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.

2014/15 Tender – Addition of a Brand Switch Fee for Atorvastatin Tab 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg

A Brand Switch Fee of $4.50 will be applied to Lorstat on 1 February 2017 until 1 May 2017 in the Cardiovascular System therapeutic group in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

2015/16 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2019

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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 subsidy (and price) New subsidy (and price) Sole supply brand
(Supplier)
Date of subsidy change Sole Subsidised Supply date
Coal tar Soln BP;
200 ml
$12.55 $32.95 Midwest
(Midwest)
1 October 2016 1 January 2017
Tolcapone Tab 100 mg;
100 tablets
$126.20 $132.50 Tasmar
(Valeant)
1 November 2016 1 February 2017

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 subsidy (and price) New subsidy (and price) Sole supply brand (Supplier) Date of listing/subsidy change for tender winning brand Date of reference pricing of other listed brands Sole Subsidised Supply date (and delisting of other listed brands) Brand (Supplier) affected by reference pricing and delisting
Ondansetron Tab 4 mg; 50 tablets $5.51 $3.36 Apo-Ondansetron
(Apotex)
1 March 2017 1 May 2017 1 August 2017 Onrex
(Rex Medical)
Ondansetron Tab 8 mg; 50 tablets $6.19 $4.77 Apo-Ondansetron
(Apotex)
1 March 2017 1 May 2017 1 August 2017 Onrex
(Rex Medical)
Sodium chloride Inj 0.9%, 5 ml ampoule; 50 ampoules $10.85(Multichem)
$15.50(Pfizer)
$7.00 InterPharma
(InterPharma)
1 January 2017 1 March 2017 1 June 2017

Multichem
(Multichem)

Pfizer
(Pfizer)

Sodium chloride Inj 0.9%, 10 ml ampoule; 50 ampoules $11.50(Multichem)
$15.50(Pfizer)
$6.63 Pfizer*
(Pfizer)
1 January 2017 1 March 2017 1 June 2017 Multichem
(Multichem)
Sodium chloride Inj 0.9%, 20 ml ampoule; 30 ampoules $4.72 per 6 amps
(Pharmacia)
$8.41 per 20 amps
(Multichem)
$11.79 per 30 amps
(Pharmacia)
$7.50 InterPharma
(InterPharma)
1 January 2017 1 March 2017 1 June 2017

Pharmacia
(Pfizer)

Multichem
(Multichem)

Water Inj 5 ml ampoule; 50 ampoules $10.25 $7.00 InterPharma
(InterPharma)
1 January 2017 1 March 2017 1 June 2017 Multichem
(Multichem)
Water Inj 10 ml ampoule; 50 ampoules $11.25 $6.63 Pfizer
(Pfizer)
1 January 2017 1 March 2017 1 June 2017 Multichem
(Multichem)
Water Inj 20 ml ampoules; 30 ampoules $6.50 per 20 ampoules $7.50 InterPharma
(InterPharma)
1 January 2017 1 March 2017 1 June 2017 Multichem
(Multichem)
* currently listed brand. 

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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 price New price Hospital Supply
Brand (Supplier)
DVLimit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date
Fludarabine phosphate Inj 50 mg vial;
5 vials
$525.00 $525.00 Fludarabine Ebewe(Sandoz) 1% 1 October 2016 1 December 2016
Tolcapone Tab 100 mg;
100 tablets
$126.20 $132.50 Tasmar(Valeant) 1% 1 November 2016 1 January 2017

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 price

New price

Hospital Supply

Brand (Supplier)

DV

Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting

Ondansetron

Tab 4 mg; 50 tablets

$5.51

$3.36

Apo-Ondansetron

(Apotex)

1%

1 March 2017

1 May 2017

Onrex

(Rex Medical)

Ondansetron

Tab 8 mg; 50 tablets

$6.19

$4.77

Apo-Ondansetron

(Apotex)

1%

1 March 2017

1 May 2017

Onrex

(Rex Medical)

Sodium chloride

Inj 0.9%, 5 ml ampoule; 50 ampoules

$10.85

(Multichem)

$15.50

(Pfizer)

$7.00

InterPharma

(InterPharma)

1%

1 January 2017

1 March 2017

Multichem

(Multichem)

Pfizer

(Pfizer)

Sodium chloride

Inj 0.9%, 10 ml ampoule; 50 ampoules

$11.50

(Multichem)

$15.50

(Pfizer)

$6.63

Pfizer

(Pfizer)

1%

1 January 2017

1 March 2017

Multichem

(Multichem)

Sodium chloride

Inj 0.9%, 20 ml ampoule; 30 ampoules

$8.41 per 20 ampoules

$7.50

InterPharma

(InterPharma)

1%

1 January 2017

1 March 2017

Multichem

(Multichem)

Water

Inj 5 ml ampoule; 50 ampoules

$10.25

$7.00

InterPharma

(InterPharma)

1%

1 January 2017

1 March 2017

Multichem

(Multichem)

Water

Inj 10 ml ampoule; 50 ampoules

$11.25

$6.63

Pfizer

(Pfizer)

1%

1 January 2017

1 March 2017

Multichem

(Multichem)

Water

Inj 20 ml ampoules; 30 ampoules

$6.50 per 20 ampoules

$7.50

InterPharma

(InterPharma)

1%

1 January 2017

1 March 2017

Multichem

(Multichem)

Tenders awarded to pharmaceuticals where no brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name Presentation;Pack size and type Pack Price Hospital SupplyBrand (Supplier) DVLimit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date
Coal tar Soln BP; 200 ml $32.95 Midwest
(Midwest)
1% 1 October 2016 1 December 2016

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 2014/15 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2014 and the 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015:

2014/15 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name Line Item Chemical Name Line Item
Hyoscine N-butylbromide Inj 20 mg, 1 ml ampoule Urokinase Inj 100,000 iu vial
Urokinase Inj 10,000 iu vial Urokinase Inj 500,000 iu vial

2015/16 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name Line Item Chemical Name Line Item
Nitrofurantoin Tab 50 mg Paraffin Liquid paraffin 50% with white soft paraffin 50% (pack size greater than 100 g)
Nitrofurantoin Tab 100 mg Starch Powder
Paraffin Liquid paraffin 50% with white soft paraffin 50% (pack size 100 g or less)    

For products included in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 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.