Decision to list enteral feed with fibre 0.83 kcal/ml (Nutrison 800 Complete Multi Fibre)

Medicines

Decision

PHARMAC is pleased to announce the approval of an agreement with Nutricia Limited to list enteral feed with fibre 0.83 kcal/ml, liquid (Nutrison 800 Complete Multi Fibre).

This was the subject of a consultation letter dated 26 August 2016.

No changes were made to the proposal following consultation. In summary, the effect of the decision is that:

  • Nutrison 800 Complete Multi Fibre will be listed from 1 November 2016 in Section D of the Pharmaceutical Schedule (in the community) and in Part II of Section H (the Hospital Medicines List, or HML) subject to Special Authority criteria and Hospital Restrictions respectively.

Details of the decision

From 1 November 2016:

  • Nutrison 800 Complete Multi Fibre will be listed in Section D of the Pharmaceutical Schedule (in the community) and in Part II of Section H (the Hospital Medicines List, or HML) at the following price and subsidy (ex-manufacturer, exclusive of GST):
Chemical Brand Form Pack size Price and subsidy
Enteral Feed with fibre 0.83 kcal / ml Nutrison 800 Complete Multi Fibre Liquid 1,000 ml OP $5.29

Feedback received

We appreciate all of the feedback that we received and acknowledge the time people took to respond. All consultation responses received by 12 September 2016 were considered in their entirety in making a decision on the proposed changes. All responses were supportive of the proposal and no issues were raised in relation to the proposal. Feedback highlighted that funding of a low energy multi fibre enteral feed would help address a current unmet clinical need for those patients with low energy requirements who also require an enteral feed.

More information

If you have any questions about this decision, you can email us at enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz or call our toll free number (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) on 0800 66 00 50.