February 2014 tender notification

Tender Closed

PHARMAC has resolved to award tenders for for Sole Subsidised Supply Status and Hospital Supply Status for some products included in the Invitation to Tender, dated 07 November 2013.

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 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.

Where a product does not have a current pharmacode, suppliers are required to ensure a pharmacode has been obtained from the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand before the 12th of the month prior to the date of listing. PHARMAC cannot list a product (and pharmacies cannot claim) without the correct pharmacode.

2013/14 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2017

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

1. 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
Amoxycillin Inj 1 g;
10 vials
$21.94 $17.29 Ibiamox
(Douglas)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Amoxycillin Inj 250 mg ;
10 vials
$12.96 $10.67 Ibiamox
(Douglas)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Amoxycillin Inj 500 mg;
10 vials
$15.08 $12.41 Ibiamox
(Douglas)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Aprepitant Cap 2 x 80 mg and 1 x 125 mg;
3 capsule OP, combination pack
$116.00 $100.00 Emend Tri-Pack
(MSD)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Bendroflumethiazide [Bendrofluazide] Tab 2.5 mg ;
500 tablet, bottle
$6.48 $5.48 Arrow - Bendrofluazide (Actavis) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Bendroflumethiazide [Bendrofluazide] Tab 5 mg ;
500 tablet, bottle
$9.95 $8.95 Arrow - Bendrofluazide  (Actavis) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Benzylpenicillin sodium [Penicillin G] Inj 600 mg (1 million units);
 10 vials
$11.50 $10.35 Sandoz
(Sandoz)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Betahistine dihydrochloride Tab 16 mg;
 84 tablet, blister
$10.00 $4.95 Vergo 16
(Mylan)
1 April 2014 1 July 2014
Bicalutamide Tab 50 mg;
 28 tablet, blister
$10.00 $4.90 Bicalaccord
 (Actavis)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Brimonidine tartrate Eye drops 0.2%;
5 ml OP, dropper bottle
$6.45 $4.32 Arrow - Brimonidine (Actavis) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Cefazolin Inj 1 g ;
5 vials
$3.99 $3.38 AFT
(AFT)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Cefazolin Inj 500 mg;
5 vials
$3.99 $3.99 AFT
(AFT)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Clarithromycin Tab 250 mg;
14 tablet, blister
$4.19 $3.98 Apo-Clarithromycin  (Apotex) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Clarithromycin Tab 500 mg;
14 tablet, blister
$10.95 $10.40 Apo-Clarithromycin  (Apotex) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Clonidine Patch 2.5 mg, 100 mcg per day;
4 patches
$23.30 $12.80 Catapres TTS 1 (Boehringer) 1 May 2014 1 August 2014
Clonidine Patch 5 mg, 200 mcg per day;
4 patches
$32.80 $18.04 Catapres TTS 2 (Boehringer) 1 May 2014 1 August 2014
Clonidine Patch 7.5 mg, 300 mcg per day;
4 patches
$41.20 $22.68 Catapres TTS 3 (Boehringer) 1 May 2014 1 August 2014
Clotrimazole Crm 1%
20 g OP, tube
$0.54 $0.52 Clomazole
(Multichem)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Desmopressin acetate Nasal spray 10 mcg per dose;
 6 mL OP, spray bottle
$27.48 $22.95 Desmopressin-PH&T (AFT) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Doxazosin Tab 2 mg ;
500 tablet, bottle
$8.23 $6.75 Apo-Doxazosin 2mg (Apotex) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Doxazosin Tab 4 mg;
 500 tablet, bottle
$12.40 $9.67 Apo-Doxazosin 4mg (Apotex) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Doxycycline Tab 100 mg;
 250 tablet, bottle
$7.95 $6.75 Doxine
(Mylan)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Flucloxacillin * Inj 1 g;
 10 vials
$14.28 $11.60 Flucloxin
(Douglas)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Flucloxacillin Inj 250 mg;
 10 vials
$10.86 $8.80 Flucloxin
(Douglas)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Flucloxacillin Inj 500 mg;
 10 vials
$11.32 $9.20 Flucloxin
(Douglas)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Glyceryl trinitrate Patch 50 mg,10 mg per day;
30 patches
$19.50 $18.62 Nitroderm TTS 10 (Novartis) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Glyceryl trinitrate Patch 25 mg, 5 mg per day ;
30 patches
$16.56 $15.73 Nitroderm TTS 5 (Novartis) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Iron polymaltose Inj 50 mg per ml, 2 ml;
5 ampoules
$19.90 $15.22 FERRUM H
(Aspen)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Losartan potassium with hydrochlorothiazide - Tab 50 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg ;
30 tablet, blister
$4.89 $2.18 Arrow-Losartan & Hydrochlorothiazide (Actavis) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Metoclopramide hydrochloride Inj 5 mg per ml, 2 ml;
 10 ampoules
$4.50 $4.50 Pfizer
(Pfizer)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Metoclopramide hydrochloride Tab 10 mg;
 100 tablet, bottle
$3.95 $1.82 Metamide (Mylan) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Neostigmine metilsulfate Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 1 ml;
50 ampoules
$140.00 $98.00 AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Norfloxacin Tab 400 mg;
 100 tablet, bottle
$15.45 $13.50 Arrow-Norfloxacin (Actavis) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Permethrin Lotn 5%;
30 ml OP, bottle
$3.24 $3.19 A-Scabies
(AFT)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Prochlorperazine Tab 5 mg;
 500 tablet, blister
$16.85 $9.75 Antinaus
(Mylan)
1 April 2014 1 July 2014
Ranitidine Oral liq 150 mg per 10 ml;
 300 ml, bottle
$5.92 $4.92 Peptisoothe
(AFT)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Rifampicin Cap 150 mg;
 100 capsules, bottle
$58.66 $55.75 Rifadin
(Sanofi)
1 September 2014 1 December 2014
Rifampicin Cap 300 mg;
 100 capsules, bottle
$122.36 $116.25 Rifadin
(Sanofi)
1 September 2014 1 December 2014
Rifampicin Oral liq 100 mg per 5 ml;
 60 ml, bottle
$12.66 $12.00 Rifadin
(Sanofi)
1 September 2014 1 December 2014
Rifampicin Tab 600 mg;
30 tablet, bottle
$114.40 $108.70 Rifadin
(Sanofi)
1 September 2014 1 December 2014
Terbinafine Tab 250 mg;
 14 tablet, blister
$1.78 $1.50 Dr Reddy’s Terbinafine (Dr Reddy's) 1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Timolol  Eye drops 0.25%;
5 ml OP, dropper vial
$2.08 $1.45 Arrow-Timolol
(Actavis)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Timolol  Eye drops 0.5%;
5 ml OP, dropper vial
$2.08 $1.45 Arrow-Timolol
(Actavis)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014
Ursodeoxycholic acid Cap 250 mg;
 100 capsule, blister
$71.50 $53.40 Ursosan
 (ABM)
1 July 2014 1 October 2014

*PSO for flucloxacillin inj 1 g has increased from “up to 5” to “up to 10”

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

2. Tenders awarded to pharmaceuticals where no brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Pack price Hospital Supply
Brand (Supplier)
DV
Limit
Listing date Hospital Supply Status date
Rifampicin Cap 150 mg;
 100 capsules, bottle
$55.75 Rifadin
(Sanofi)
1% 1 September 2014 1 November 2014
Rifampicin Cap 300 mg;
 100 capsules, bottle
$116.25 Rifadin
(Sanofi)
1% 1 September 2014 1 November 2014
Rifampicin Inj 600 mg;
1 ampoule
$128.85 Rifadin
(Sanofi)
1% 1 September 2014 1 November 2014
Rifampicin Oral liq 100 mg per 5 ml;
 60 ml, bottle
$12.00 Rifadin
(Sanofi)
1% 1 September 2014 1 November 2014
Rifampicin Tab 600 mg;
30 tablet, bottle
$108.70 Rifadin
 (Sanofi)
1% 1 September 2014 1 November 2014
Timolol maleate Eye drops 0.25%;
5 ml OP, dropper vial
$1.45 Arrow-Timolol (Actavis) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Timolol maleate Eye drops 0.5%;
5 ml OP, dropper vial
$1.45 Arrow-Timolol (Actavis) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014

3. Tenders awarded to listed pharmaceuticals where only the current brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical Name Presentation;
Pack size and type
Current pack price New pack price Hospital Supply
 Brand (Supplier)
DV
Limit
Date of price change Hospital Supply Status date
Amoxycillin Inj 1 g;
10 vials
$21.94 $17.29 Ibiamox
(Douglas)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Amoxycillin - Inj 250 mg ;
10 vials
$12.96 $10.67 Ibiamox
(Douglas)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Amoxycillin Inj 500 mg;
10 vials
$15.08 $12.41 Ibiamox
(Douglas)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Aprepitant Cap 2 x 80 mg and 1 x 125 mg;
3 capsule, combination pack
$116.00 $100.00 Emend Tri-Pack (MSD) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Bendroflumethiazide [Bendrofluazide] Tab 2.5 mg ;
500 tablet, bottle
$6.48 $5.48 Arrow - Bendrofluazide  (Actavis) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Bendroflumethiazide [Bendrofluazide] Tab 5 mg ;
500 tablet, bottle
$9.95 $8.95 Arrow - Bendrofluazide (Actavis) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Benzylpenicillin sodium [Penicillin G] Inj 600 mg (1 million units);
 10 Vials
$11.50 $10.35 Sandoz
(Sandoz)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Betahistine dihydrochloride Tab 16 mg;
 84 tablet, blister
$10.00 $4.95 Vergo 16
 (Mylan)
1% 1 April 2014 1 June 2014
Bicalutamide Tab 50 mg;
 28 tablet, blister
$10.00 $4.90 Bicalaccord (Actavis) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Brimonidine tartrate Eye drops 0.2%;
5 ml, dropper bottle
$6.45 $4.32 Arrow - Brimonidine (Actavis) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Cefazolin Inj 1 g ;
5 vials
$3.99 $3.38 AFT
 (AFT)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Cefazolin Inj 500 mg;
5 vials
$3.99 $3.99 AFT
 (AFT)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Clarithromycin Tab 250 mg;
14 tablet, blister
$4.19 $3.98 Apo-Clarithromycin  (Apotex) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Clarithromycin Tab 500 mg;
14 tablet, blister
$10.95 $10.40 Apo-Clarithromycin  (Apotex) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Clonidine Patch 2.5 mg, 100 mcg per day;
4 patches
$23.30 $12.80 Catapres TTS 1 (Boehringer) 1% 1 May 2014 1 July 2014
Clonidine Patch 5 mg, 200 mcg per day;
4 patches
$32.80 $18.04 Catapres TTS 2 (Boehringer) 1% 1 May 2014 1 July 2014
Clonidine Patch 7.5 mg, 300 mcg per day;
4 patches
$41.20 $22.68 Catapres TTS 3 (Boehringer) 1% 1 May 2014 1 July 2014
Clotrimazole Crm 1%
20 g, tube
$0.54 $0.52 Clomazole (Multichem) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Desmopressin acetate Nasal spray 10 mcg per dose;
 6 ml, spray bottle
$27.48 $22.95 Desmopressin-PH&T
 (AFT)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Doxazosin Tab 2 mg;
500 tablet, bottle
$8.23 $6.75 Apo-Doxazosin 2mg
(Apotex)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Doxazosin Tab 4 mg;
 500 tablet, bottle
$12.40 $9.67 Apo-Doxazosin  (Apotex) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Doxycycline Tab 100 mg;
 250 tablet, bottle
$7.95 $6.75 Doxine
 (Mylan)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Flucloxacillin Inj 1 g;
 10 vials
$14.28 $11.60 Flucloxin
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Flucloxacillin Inj 250 mg;
 10 vials
$10.86 $8.80 Flucloxin
 (Douglas)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Flucloxacillin Inj 500 mg;
 10 vials
$11.32 $9.20 Flucloxin
(Douglas)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Glyceryl trinitrate Patch 50 mg,10 mg per day;
30 patches
$19.50 $18.62 Nitroderm TTS 10 (Novartis) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Glyceryl trinitrate Patch 25 mg, 5 mg per day;
30 patches
$16.56 $15.73 Nitroderm TTS 5 (Novartis) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Iron polymaltose Inj 50 mg per ml, 2 ml;
5 ampoules
$19.90 $15.22 Ferrum H
(Aspen)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Losartan potassium with hydrochlorothiazide  Tab 50 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg;
30 tablet, blister
$4.89 $2.18 Arrow-Losartan & Hydrochlorothiazide (Actavis) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Metoclopramide hydrochloride Inj 5 mg per ml, 2 ml;
 10 ampoules
$4.50 $4.50 Pfizer
(Pfizer)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Metoclopramide hydrochloride Tab 10 mg;
 100 tablet, bottle
$3.95 $1.82 Metamide
 (Mylan)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Neostigmine metilsulfate Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 1 ml;
50 ampoules
$140.00 $98.00 AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Norfloxacin Tab 400 mg;
 100 tablet, bottle
$15.45 $13.50 Arrow-Norfloxacin (Actavis) 1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Permethrin Lotn 5%;
30 ml, bottle
$3.24 $3.19 A-Scabies
(AFT)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Prochlorperazine Tab 5 mg;
 500 tablet, blister
$16.85 $9.75 Antinaus
 (Mylan)
1% 1 July 2014
1 April 2014
1 September 2014
1 June 2014
Ranitidine Oral liq 150 mg per 10 ml;
 300 ml, bottle
$5.92 $4.92 Peptisoothe
 (AFT)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Suxamethonium chloride Inj 50 mg per ml, 2 ml;
 50 ampoules
$130.00 $78.00 AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca) 1% 1 April 2014 1 June 2014
Terbinafine Tab 250 mg;
 14 tablet, blister
$1.78 $1.50 Dr Reddy’s
Terbinafine
 (Dr Reddy's)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014
Ursodeoxycholic acid Cap 250;
 100 capsule, blister
$71.50 $53.40 Ursosan
 (ABM)
1% 1 July 2014 1 September 2014

For products included in the 2011/12 Invitation to Tender, 2012/13 or the 2013/14 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 Chief Executive) 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.