Decision to list medical devices in the interventional radiology category supplied by Becton Dickinson Limited

Hospital devices Decision

We are pleased to announce the approval of a listing agreement with Becton Dickinson Limited for the supply of interventional radiology medical devices to DHBs.

In summary this will result in:

  • BD’s devices being listed in Part III of the Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 February 2020 under a national agreement that all DHBs may purchase under (“Agreement”);
  • DHBs being able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of interventional radiology devices.

Any changes to the original proposal?

This decision was subject to consultation with a letter dated 7 November 2019

There were no changes to the agreement following consultation feedback.

Who we think will be most interested

  • DHB staff
    • Interventional radiology clinical staff
    • Procurement and supply chain personnel
  • Suppliers and Wholesalers

Detail about this decision

In September 2017 PHARMAC issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for interventional radiology products

The RFP was for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

After completing the RFP evaluation processes, and consulting on the provisional Agreement reached with BD, PHARMAC has decided to list BD’s medical devices in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 February 2020. This is the final agreement for the interventional radiology category.

The full list of products will be available on PHARMAC's website from 1 February 2020, in both a PDF document and an Excel spreadsheet

DHBs can continue to choose which interventional radiology devices they purchase, including those from other suppliers. DHBs that purchase interventional radiology devices from BD, must do so under the terms and conditions, including pricing, in the Agreement, from 1 February 2020.

The agreement includes terms and conditions for training and education to be provided by BD on the appropriate use of its products, which will be tailored to the needs of individual DHBs.

Our response to what you told us

We appreciate the time people took to respond to this consultation.

A summary of the main themes raised in feedback and our responses to the feedback received are set out below:



Advising no technical resource impacts anticipated as a result of the proposal. 


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