February 2020 tender notification - AMENDED

Tender Closed

PHARMAC has resolved to award tenders for Sole Subsidised Supply Status and Hospital Supply Status for some products included in the 2019/20 Invitation to Tender, dated 1 November 2019.

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:

  • For new listings, by 4pm on the 13 March 2020 or the 5th of the month prior to listing, whichever is earlier
  • For price changes, by 4pm on the 12th of the month prior to the date of subsidy change

PHARMAC cannot list a product (and pharmacies cannot claim) without this information. 

More information about this process 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(external link)  and that a CTPP code has been obtained from the New Zealand Universal List of Medicines(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.

Tender results - amended 10/3/2020 [PDF, 280 KB]

2019/20 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2023

CORRECTION to February 2020 tender notification: in bold and strikethrough

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
pack price

New
pack price

Sole supply brand

(Supplier)

Date of subsidy change

Sole Subsidised Supply date

Acitretin

Cap 10 mg, 60 capsule, blister pack

$17.86

$17.86

Novatretin

(Douglas)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Acitretin

Cap 25 mg, 60 capsule blister pack

$41.36

$41.36

Novatretin

(Douglas)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Amorolfine

Nail soln 5%, 5 ml OP bottle

$15.59

$14.93

MycoNail

(AFT)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Atropine sulphate

Eye drops 1%, 15 ml OP dropper bottle

$17.36

$17.36

Atropt

(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

 Budesonide

Metered aqueous nasal spray, 50 mcg per dose, 200 dose OP

$2.59

$2.54

SteroClear

(AFT)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Budesonide 

Metered aqueous nasal spray bottle, 100 mcg per

Dose, 200 dose OP

$2.87

$2.84

SteroClear

(AFT)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Docusate sodium

Tab 120 mg, 100 tablet, bottle

$3.13

$3.13

Coloxyl

(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Docusate sodium

Tab 50 mg, 100 tablet, bottle

$2.31

$2.31

Coloxyl

(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Donepezil hydrochloride

Ttab Tab 5 mg, 90 tablet, bottle blister pack

$4.34

$4.34

Donepezil-Rex

(Rex Medical)

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Donepezil hydrochloride

Tab 10 mg, 90 tablet, bottle blister pack

$6.64

$6.64

Donepezil-Rex

(Rex Medical)

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Ezetimibe

Tab 10 mg, 30 tablet, blister pack

$2.00

$1.95

EzetimibeSandoz

(Novartis)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Glucagon hydrochloride

Inj 1 mg syringe kit, 1 powder for injection

$32.00

$32.00

Glucagen Hypokit

(Novo)

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

Glycerol

Liq BP, 500 ml, bottle

$3.28

$3.23

healthE Glycerol BP

(Jaychem)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Hydrocortisone and paraffin liquid
and lanolin

Lotn 1% with paraffin liquid 15.9% and

lanolin 0.6%, 250 ml, bottle

$10.57

$10.57

DP Lotn HC

(Douglas)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Hyoscine butylbromide

Inj 20 mg, 1 ml, 5 glass ampoule pack

$9.57

$6.35

Buscopan

(Sanofi)

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

Hyoscine butylbromide

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$8.75

$6.35

Buscopan

(Sanofi)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Levonorgestrel

Subdermal implant (2 x 75 mg rods),

1 treatment pack

$106.92

$106.92

Jadelle

(Bayer)

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Macrogol 3350 with potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride

Powder for oral soln 13.125 g with potassium chloride 46.6 mg, sodium bicarbonate 178.5 mg and sodium chloride 350.7 mg, 30 sachet, carton

$6.78

$6.70

Molaxole

(Mylan)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Mebeverine hydrochloride

Tab 135 mg, 90 tablet blister pack

$18.00

$9.20

Colofac

(Mylan)

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

Mesalazine

Tab long-acting 500 mg, 100 tablet blister

pack

$59.05

$56.10

Pentasa

(Pharmaco)

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

Methotrexate

Inj 100 mg per ml, 50 ml vial, 1 vial pack

$79.99

$79.99

Methotrexate Ebewe

(Novartis)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Methlyprednisolone aceponate

Oint 0.1 %, 15 g OP tube

$4.95

$4.46

Advantan

(Seqirus)

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Methylprednisolone aceponate

Crm 0.1%, 15 g OP tube

$4.95

$4.46

Advantan

(Seqirus)

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Metoclopramide hydrochloride*

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet, blister pack    

$1.30

$1.30

Metoclopramide Actavis 10

(Teva)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Moxifloxacin

Tab 400 mg, 5 tablet, blister pack

 $52.00

$42.00

Avelox

(Bayer)

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Nystatin

Oral liq 100,000 u per ml, 24 ml OP, bottle

$1.95

$1.76

Nilstat

(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Nystatin

Vaginal crm 100,000 u per 5 g with

applicator(s), 75 g OP, tube

$4.45

$4.00

Nilstat

(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Oestriol

Crm 1 mg per g with applicator, 15 g OP, tube

$6.62

$6.62

Ovestin

(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Oestriol

Pessaries 500 mcg, 15 pessary, blister pack

$6.86

$6.86

Ovestin

(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Oestriol

Tab 2 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

$7.00

$7.00

Ovestin

(Aspen Pharma)

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

Pyridoxine hydrochloride

Tab 25 mg, 90 tablet, bottle

$2.70

$2.70

Vitamin B6 25

(ADE)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Rizatriptan

Tab orodispersible 10 mg, 30 tablet, blister pack

$5.26

$3.65

Rizamelt

(Mylan)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Sodium citro-tartrate

Grans eff 4 g sachets, 28 sachet, box

$2.34

$2.22

Ural

(Aspen Pharma)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Tramadol hydrochloride

Tab sustained-release 100 mg, 20 tablet blister
pack

$1.55

$1.52

Tramal SR 100

(Seqirus)

1 August 2020

1 November 2020

Tramadol hydrochloride

Tab sustained-release 150 mg, 20 tablet, blister
 pack

$2.10

$2.10

Tramal SR 150

(Seqirus)

1 August 2020

1 November 2020

Tramadol hyrdochloride

Tab sustained-relsease 200 mg, 20 tablet, blister
 pack

$2.75

$2.75

Tramal SR 200

(Seqirus)

1 August 2020

1 November 2020

Ursodeoxycholic acid

Cap 250 mg, 100 capsule blister pack

$37.95

$32.95

Ursosan

(Boucher)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Vancomycin

Inj 500 mg vial, 1 vial, vial

$2.37

$2.35

Mylan

(Mylan)

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

* This product will be supplied at the Price from the 1st day of the month prior to the listing date, as per Schedule 5, clause 3.1 (b)(II) of the 2019/20 Invitation To Tender.

2. 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
pack price

New
pack price

Sole supply brand

(Supplier)

Date of listing

Sole Subsidised Supply date

Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting

Gemcitabine hydrochloride

Inj 10 mg per ml, 100 ml vial
1 inj pack

$15.89

$15.89

Gemcitabine Ebewe

(Novartis)

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

Eli Lilly (Gemzar)

Povidone iodine

Oint 10%, 65 g, tube

$3.27 (per 25 g)

$7.40 (per 65 g)

Betadine

(Sanofi)
(65 g tube)

1 May 2020

1 October 2020

Betadine

(Sanofi)
(25 g tube)

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

The decisions were as follows:

3. Tenders awarded to currently listed pharmaceuticals where no other brand is listed.

 Chemical name

Presentation;
Pack size and type

Current
pack price

New 
pack price

Hospital supply brand

(Supplier)

DV
Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Acitretin

Cap 10 mg, 60 capsule,

blister pack

$17.86

$17.86

Novatretin

(Douglas)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Acitretin

Cap 25 mg, 60 capsule
blister pack

$41.36

$41.36

Novatretin

(Douglas)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Amorolfine

Nail soln 5%, 5 ml bottle

$15.59

$14.93

MycoNail

(AFT)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Atropine sulphate

Eye drops 1%, 15 ml
dropper bottle

$17.36

$17.36

Atropt

(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

 Budesonide

Nasal spray, 50 mcg per
dose, 200 dose bottle

$2.59

$2.54

SteroClear

(AFT)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Budesonide 

Nasal spray bottle, 100 mcg
per dose, 200 dose bottle

$2.87

$2.84

SteroClear

(AFT)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Docusate sodium

Tab 50 mg, 100 tablet,
bottle

$2.31

$2.31

Coloxyl

(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Docusate sodium

Tab 120 mg, 100 tablet,
bottle

$3.13

$3.13

Coloxyl

(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Donepezil hydrochloride

Tab 10 mg, 90 tablet, bottle

$6.64

$6.64

Donepezil-Rex

(Rex Medical)

1%

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Donepezil hydrochloride

Tab 5 mg, 90 tablet, bottle

$4.34

$4.34

Donepezil-Rex

(Rex Medical)

1%

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Emulsifying ointment

Oint BP, 100 g, pot

$1.84

$1.84

healthE

(Jaychem)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Ephedrine

Inj 30 mg per ml, 1 ml
ampoule, 10 inj pack

$36.04

$30.63

Max Health

(Max Health)

1 %

1 July 2020

1 December 2020

Ezetimibe

Tab 10 mg, 30 tablet, blister pack

$2.00

$1.95

Ezetimib Sandoz       

(Novartis)

1 %

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Glucagon hydrochloride

Inj 1 mg syringe kit, 1

powder for injection

$32.00

$32.00

Glucagen Hypokit

(Novo)

1%

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

Glycerol

Liq BP, 500 ml, bottle

$3.28

$3.23

healthE Glycerol BP

(Jaychem)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Hydrocortisone and paraffin liquid and lanolin

Lotn 1% with paraffin liquid

15.9% and lanolin 0.6%, 250 ml, bottle

$10.57

$10.57

DP Lotn HC

(Douglas)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Hyoscine butylbromide

Inj 20 mg, 1 ml, 5ml, glass
ampoule

$9.75 $9.57

$6.35

Buscopan

(Sanofi)

1%

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

Hyoscine butylbromide

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet blister pack

$8.57 $8.75

$6.35

Buscopan

(Sanofi)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Levonorgestrel

Subdermal implant
(2 x 75 mg rods),

1 treatment pack

$106.92

$106.92

Jadelle
(Bayer)

1%

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Macrogol 3350 with potassium
chloride, sodium bicarbonate
and sodium chloride

Powder for oral soln
13.125 g with Potassium chloride 46.6 mg, sodium bicarbonate 178.5 and sodium chloride 
350.7 mg,  30 sachet, carton

$6.78

$6.70

Molaxole

(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Mebeverine hydrochloride

Tab 135 mg, 90 tablet blister pack

$18.00

$9.20

Colofac

(Mylan)

1%

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

Mesalazine

Tab long-acting 500 mg,
100 tablet blister pack

$59.05

$56.10

Pentasa

(Pharmaco)

1%

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

Methotrexate

Inj 100 mg per ml, 50 ml
vial, 1 inj pack

$79.99

$79.99

Methotrexate Ebewe

(Novartis)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Methlyprednisolone aceponate

Oint 0.1 %, 15 g tube

$4.95

$4.46

Advantan

(Seqirus)

1%

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Methylprednisolone aceponate

Crm 0.1%, 15 g tube

$4.95

$4.46

Advantan

(Seqirus)

1%

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Metoclopramide hydrochloride

Tab 10 mg, 100 tablet,
blister pack    

$1.30

$1.30

Metoclopramide Actavis 10

(Teva)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Moxifloxacin

Tab 400 mg, 5 tablet, blister

pack

 $52.00

$42.00

Avelox

(Bayer)

1%

1 September 2020

1 December 2020

Nystatin

Oral liq 100,000 u per ml
24 ml bottle

$1.95

$1.76

Nilstat

(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Nystatin

Vaginal crm 100,000 u per
5 g with applicator(s),
75 g tube

$4.45

$4.00

Nilstat

(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Oestriol

Crm 1 mg per g with

applicator, 15 g, tube

$6.62

$6.62

Ovestin

(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Oestriol

Pessaries 500 mcg,

15 pessary, blister pack

$6.86

$6.86

Ovestin

(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Pyridoxine hydrochloride

Tab 25 mg, 90 tablet, bottle

$2.70

$2.70

Vitamin B6 25

(ADE)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Remifentanil

Inj 1 mg vial, 5 vial, 1 vial
pack

$13.95

$13.95

Remifentanil-AFT

(AFT)

1%

1 July 2020

1 Ocotber 2020

Remifentanil

Inj 2 mg vial, 5 vial, vial pack

$19.95

$19.95

Remifentanil-AFT

(AFT)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Rizatriptan

Tab orodispersible 10 mg,

30 tablet, blister pack

$5.26

$3.65

Rizamelt

(Mylan)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Sodium citro-tartrate

Grans eff 4 g sachets,

28 sachet, box

$2.34

$2.22

Ural

(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Tramadol hydrochloride

Inj 50 mg per ml, 1 ml

ampoule

$4.50   $4.50

Tramal 50

(Seqirus) 

1%  1 July 2020 1 October 2020 

Tramadol hydrochloride

Inj 50 mg per ml, 2 ml

ampoule 

$4.50  $3.83 Tramal 100

 

(Seqirus)

 1% 1 July 2020 1 October 2020 

Tramadol hydrochloride

Tab sustained-release
100 mg, 20 tablet blister
pack

$1.55

$1.52

Tramal SR 100

(Seqirus)

1%

1 August 2020

1 November 2020

Tramadol hydrochloride

Tab sustained-release
150 mg, 20 tablet, blister
pack

$2.10

$2.10

Tramal SR 150

(Seqirus)

1%

1 August 2020

1 November 2020

Tramadol hyrdochloride

Tab sustained-relsease
200 mg, 20 tablet, blister
pack

$2.75

$2.75

Tramal SR 200

(Seqirus)

1%

1 August 2020

1 November 2020

Ursodeoxycholic acid

Cap 250, 100 capsule blister pack

$37.95

$32.95

Ursosan

(Boucher)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

Vancomycin

Inj 500 mg vial, 1 vial,

$2.37

$2.35

Mylan (Mylan)

1%

1 July 2020

1 October 2020

4. 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 pack price

New pack price

Hospital supply brand

(Supplier)

DV
Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting

Povidone iodine

Oint 10%, 65 g, tube

$3.27
(per 25 g)

$7.40 (per 65 g)

Betadine

(Sanofi) (65 g tube)

1%

1 May 2020

1 October 2020

Betadine

(Sanofi) (25 g tube)

5. Tenders awarded to currently listed pharmaceuticals where no brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name

Presentation;
Pack size and type

New
pack price

Hospital supply brand
(Supplier)

DV
Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Oestriol

Tab 2 mg, 30 tablet blister

pack

$7.00

Ovestin

(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 April 2020

1 July 2020

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 2019/20 Invitation to Tender, dated 1 November 2019

2019/20 Invitation to Tender

Chemical name

Line item

Ezetimibe (widened access)

Tab 10 mg

For products included in the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 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.