Decision to list ostomy products supplied by Omnigon Pty Ltd

Hospital devices Decision

We are pleased to announce the approval of a non-exclusive listing agreement with Omnigon Pty Ltd (“Omnigon”) for the supply of ostomy products to DHBs.

In summary, this will result in:

  • Omnigon’s ostomy products being listed in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 February 2019.
  • DHBs being able to continue to purchase other suppliers’ brands of ostomy products as the agreements are not for sole supply

Any changes to the original proposal?

This decision was subject to the consultation letter dated 28 November 2018.

No changes were made to the original proposal as a result of consultation feedback.

Who we think will be most interested

  • Suppliers and wholesalers
  • DHB staff:
    • stoma nurses
    • clinical staff in a range of inpatient, outpatient and community settings where, ostomy products are used
    • procurement and supply chain personnel
  • Users of ostomy products provided by DHBs

Detail about this decision

In May 2018, PHARMAC issued a request for proposals (“RFP”) for the supply of urology, ostomy and continence products to DHBs. The RFP requested proposals for non-exclusive national agreements for listing on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.

After evaluating Omnigon’s proposal, and consulting on the provisional agreement reached, PHARMAC has decided to list ostomy products supplied by Omnigon in Part III of Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 February 2019.

The brands included in the agreements are:

  • Aurum
  • Aurum 2
  • B.Braun High Flow Collector
  • B.Braun Stoma Care Belt
  • B.Braun Urimed Overnight Bag
  • Diamond Plus Briefs
  • Diamond Plus Support Waistbands
  • Diamond Plus Unisex Boxers
  • Eakin Cohesive Paste
  • Eakin Cohesive Seal
  • Eakin Cohesive Skin Barrier
  • Eakin Dot
  • Eakin Pelican
  • Eakin Pelican Belt
  • Eakin Perform
  • Eakin Protect
  • Eakin Release
  • Eakin Surround
  • Eakin Wound Pouch
  • Flair 2
  • Flair Active
  • Flexima
  • Flexima 3S
  • Flexima Active
  • Flexima Key
  • Flexima Uro Silk
  • IsoFlex Support Belts
  • KoolKnit Support Belts
  • Men's Support Pants
  • Support Briefs For Her
  • Total Control Support Belts
  • Welland Adhesive Remover
  • Welland Barrier Film
  • Welland Belt
  • Welland Hydroframe
  • Welland HyperSeal
  • Welland Night Drainage Bag
  • Welland Stoma Paste
  • Welland Stoma Powder
  • Welland Ultraframe

This agreement is the latest to arise from the urology, ostomy and continence RFP.

The list of Omnigon’s products will be available on PHARMAC's website from 1 February 2019.

DHBs can continue to choose which ostomy products they purchase, including those from other suppliers. DHBs that purchase Omnigon’s products listed on the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 February 2019, must do so under the terms and conditions, and at the prices, included in the agreement.

PHARMAC expects to reach agreements with a number of other suppliers over the coming months for the supply of urology, ostomy and continence products to DHBs.

Our response to what you told us

We appreciate the time people took to respond to the consultations.

One consultation response was received by 14 December 2018, from the Ministry of Health, advising that no technical or resource impacts were expected as a result of the proposal. This feedback was considered prior to making the decision to approve the agreement.

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