June 2014 tender notification

Tender Closed

PHARMAC has resolved to award tenders for Sole Subsidised Supply Status and Hospital Supply Status for some products included in the 2012/13 Invitation to Tender, dated 31 October 2012 and 2013/14 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.

Tender results [PDF, 188 KB] (amended 2 July 2014 to correct a column heading in Table 6)

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 that 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

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

CORRECTION to May 2014 tender notification: in bold and strikethrough

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
Fluconazole cap 200 mg;
28 capsule, blister pack
$13.34 $9.70 $9.69 Ozole
(Douglas)
1% 1 September 2014 1 November 2014

2012/13 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2016

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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 subsidy and (price) New subsidy and price Sole supply brand
(Supplier)
Date of listing/subsidy change for tender winning brand Date of reference pricing of other listed brands Sole Subsidised Supply date (and delisting of other listed brands) Brand (Supplier) affected by reference pricing and delisting
Tenoxicam tab 20 mg;
20 tablet, blister pack
$23.75 per 100 tablets $3.05 per 20 tablets Reutenox
(ABM)
1 November 2014 1 January 2015 1 April 2015 Tilcotil
(Valeant)

 

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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
Date of listing/price change for tender winning brand Hospital Supply Status date (and delisting of  other listed brands) Brand (Supplier) to be delisted
Tenoxicam tab 20 mg;
20 tablet, blister pack
$23.75 per 100 tablets $3.05 per 20 tablets Reutenox
(ABM)
1% 1 November 2014 1 January 2015 Tilcotil
(Valeant)

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

Tenders awarded to pharmaceuticals where at least one other brand or pack size 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 listing/subsidy change for tender winning brand Date of reference pricing of other listed brands Sole Subsidised Supply date (and delisting of other listed brands) Brand (Supplier) affected by reference pricing and delisting
Cetirizine hydrochloride oral liq 1 mg per ml;
200 ml, bottle
$3.52 $2.99 Histaclear
(AFT)
1 December 2014 1 February 2015 1 May 2015 Cetirizine – AFT
(AFT)
Glycerol Liquid;
500 ml, bottle
$17.86- per 2,000 ml $3.71- per 500 ml healthE Glycerol BP
(Jaychem)
1 October 2014 1 December 2014 1 March 2015 healthE Glycerol BP- 2,000 ml pack size
(Jaychem)
Losartan potassium tab 12.5 mg;
84 tablet blister pack
$2.88 per 90 tablets $1.55 per 84 tablet Losartan Actavis
(Actavis)
1 November 2014 1 January 2015 1 April 2015 Lostaar
(Mylan)
Losartan potassium tab 25 mg;
84 tablet blister pack
$3.20 per 90 tablets $1.90 per 84 tablet Losartan Actavis
(Actavis)
1 November 2014 1 January 2015 1 April 2015 Lostaar
(Mylan)
Losartan potassium tab 50 mg;
84 tablet blister pack
$5.22 per 90 tablets $2.25 per 84 tablet Losartan Actavis
(Actavis)
1 November 2014 1 January 2015 1 April 2015 Lostaar
(Mylan)
Losartan potassium tab 100 mg;
84 tablet blister pack
$8.68 per 90 tablets $2.60 per 84 tablet Losartan Actavis
(Actavis)
1 November 2014 1 January 2015 1 April 2015 Lostaar
(Mylan)
Magnesium sulphate inj 2 mmol per ml, 5 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$26.60 $12.65 DBL
(Hospira)
1 August 2014 1 October 2014 1 January 2015 Martindale
(Max Health)
Perindopril tab 2 mg;
30 tablet blister pack
$3.75 $3.75 Apo-Perindopril
(Apotex)
1 August 2014 1 October 2014 1 January 2015 Coversyl
(Servier)
Perindopril tab 4 mg;
30 tablet blister pack
$4.80 $4.80 Apo-Perindopril
(Apotex)
1 August 2014 1 October 2014 1 January 2015 Coversyl
(Servier)
Tar with triethanolamine lauryl sulphate and fluorescein soln 2.3% with triethanolamine lauryl sulphate and fluorescein sodium;
500 ml, bottle
$3.05 per 500 ml $3.36 per 500 ml Pinetarsol
(Douglas)
1 October 2014 n/a 1 March 2014 Pinetarsol
(1,000 ml pack size)
(Douglas)

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
Abacavir sulphate tab 300 mg;
60 tablet, blister pack
$229.00 $229.00 Ziagen
(GSK)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Abacavir sulphate oral liq 20 mg per ml,
240 ml OP, bottle
$50.00 $256.31 Ziagen
(GSK)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Amantadine hydrochloride cap 100 mg;
60 tablet, bottle
$38.24 38.24 Symmetrel
 (Novartis)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Aminophylline  inj 25 mg per ml, 10 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$53.75 $118.25 DBL Aminophylline (Hospira) 1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Calcitonin inj 100 iu per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$110.00 $121.00 Miacalcic
(Novartis)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Calcium folinate inj 50 mg;
5 ampoules
$24.50 $18.25 Calcium Folinate Ebewe
(Sandoz)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Dexamethasone
 
eye drops 0.1 %;
5 ml OP, dropper bottle
$4.50 $4.50 Maxidex
(Alcon)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Dexamethasone
 
eye oint 0.1%;
3.5 g OP, tube
$5.86 $5.86 Maxidex
(Alcon)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Diclofenac sodium inj 25 mg per ml, 3 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$12.00 $13.20 Voltaren
(Novartis)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Diclofenac sodium suppos 12.5 mg;
10 suppositories, blister pack
$1.85 $2.04 Voltaren
(Novartis)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Diclofenac sodium suppos 25 mg;
10 suppositories, blister pack
$2.22 $2.44 Voltaren
(Novartis)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Diclofenac sodium suppos 50 mg;
10 suppositories, blister pack
$3.84 $4.22 Voltaren
(Novartis)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Diclofenac sodium suppos 100 mg;
10 suppositories, blister pack
$6.36 $7.00 Voltaren
(Novartis)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Ergometrine maleate inj 500 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$31.00 $94.70 DBL Ergometrine (Hospira) 1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Glucose [Dextrose] inj 50%, 10 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$19.50 $27.50 Biomed
(Biomed)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Glucose [Dextrose] inj 50%, 90 ml bottle;
1 bottle
$11.25 $14.50 Biomed
(Biomed)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Hydrocortisone powder;
25 g
$44.00 $59.50 ABM
(ABM)
1 October 2014 1 January 2015
Hydrocortisone with wool fat and mineral oil lotn 1% with wool fat hydrous 3% and mineral oil;
250 ml, bottle
$9.95 $10.57 DP Lotn HC
(Douglas)
1 October 2014 1 January 2015
Ketoconazole shampoo 2%;
100 ml OP, bottle
$3.08 $2.99 Sebizole
(Douglas)
1 October 2014 1 January 2015
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 sachets $10.00 $7.65 Lax-Sachets
(AFT)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Methotrexate inj 100 mg per ml, 50 ml vial;
1 vial
$125.00 $99.99 Methotrexate Ebewe
(Sandoz)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Miconazole nitrate crm 2%;
15 g OP, tube
$0.46 $0.55 Multichem
(Multichem)
1 January 2015 1 April 2015
Miconazole nitrate vaginal crm 2% with applicator;
40 g OP, tube
$2.75
($4.10)
$3.95 Micreme
(Mylan)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Morphine sulphate inj 5 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$5.51 $12.48 DBL Morphine Sulphate
(Hospira)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Morphine sulphate inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$4.79 $9.09 DBL Morphine Sulphate
(Hospira)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Morphine sulphate inj 15 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$5.01 $9.77 DBL Morphine Sulphate
(Hospira)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Morphine sulphate inj 30 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$5.30 $12.43 DBL Morphine Sulphate
(Hospira)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Nicotinic acid tab 50 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$4.17 $3.96 Apo-Nicotinic Acid
(Apotex)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Nicotinic acid tab 500 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$16.54 $17.37 Apo-Nicotinic Acid
(Apotex)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Nitrazepam tab 5 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$4.98 $5.22 Nitrados
(Douglas)
1 October 2014 1 January 2015
Ondansetron tab disp 4 mg;
10 tablet, blister pack
$1.70 $1.00 Dr Reddy’s Ondansetron
(Dr Reddy’s)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Ondansetron tab disp 8 mg;
10 tablet, blister pack
$2.00 $1.50 Ondansetron ODT-DRLA
(Dr Reddy’s)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Oxazepam tab 10 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$5.89 $6.17 Ox-Pam
(Douglas)
1 October 2014 1 January 2015
Oxazepam tab 15 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$8.13 $8.53 Ox-Pam
(Douglas)
1 October 2014 1 January 2015
Pyridoxine hydrochloride tab 25 mg;
90 tablet, bottle
$2.20 $2.10 PyridoxADE
(BNM)
1 November 2014 1 February 2015
Pyridoxine hydrochloride tab 50 mg;
500 tablet, bottle
$12.16 $11.55 Apo-Pyridoxine
(Apotex)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Tramadol hydrochloride cap 50 mg;
100 capsule, blister pack
$4.95 $2.50 Arrow-Tramadol
(Actavis)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Tramadol hydrochloride tab sustained-release 100 mg;
20 tablet, blister pack
$2.14 $2.00 Tramal SR 100
(bioCSL)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Tramadol hydrochloride tab sustained-release 150 mg;
20 tablet, blister pack
$3.21 $3.00 Tramal SR 150
(bioCSL)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Tramadol hydrochloride tab sustained-release 200 mg;
20 tablet, blister pack
$4.28 $4.00 Tramal SR 200
(bioCSL)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Tropicamide eye drops 0.5%;
15 ml OP, dropper bottle
$7.15 $7.15 Mydriacyl
(Alcon)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Tropicamide eye drops 1%;
15 ml OP, dropper bottle
$8.66 $8.66 Mydriacyl
(Alcon)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
Vancomycin inj 500 mg;
1 vial
$3.58 $2.64 Mylan
(Mylan)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014

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)
Listing date Sole Subsidised Supply Status date
*Rifaximin tab 550 mg;
56 tablet, blister pack
$625.00 Xifaxan
 (Norgine)
1 August 2014 1 November 2014
*Listing will be subject to Special Authority restrictions which will be outlined in the Pharmaceutical Schedule and a separate notification

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

Tenders awarded to pharmaceuticals where at least one other brand or pack size 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 listing/price change for tender winning brand Hospital Supply Status date (and delisting of  other listed brands) Brand (Supplier) to be delisted
Cetirizine hydrochloride oral liq 1 mg per ml;
200 ml, bottle
$3.52 $2.99 Histaclear
(AFT)
1% 1 December 2014 1 February 2015 Cetirizine – AFT
(AFT)
Losartan potassium tab 12.5 mg;
84 tablet blister pack
$2.88 per 90 tablets $1.55 per 84 tablet Losartan Actavis
(Actavis)
1% 1 November 2014 1 January 2015 Lostaar
(Mylan)
Losartan potassium tab 25 mg;
84 tablet blister pack
$3.20 per 90 tablets $1.90 per 84 tablet Losartan Actavis
(Actavis)
1% 1 November 2014 1 January 2015 Lostaar
(Mylan)
Losartan potassium tab 50 mg;
84 tablet blister pack
$5.22 per 90 tablets $2.25 per 84 tablet Losartan Actavis
(Actavis)
1% 1 November 2014 1 January 2015 Lostaar
(Mylan)
Losartan potassium tab 100 mg;
84 tablet blister pack
$8.68 per 90 tablets $2.60 per 84 tablet Losartan Actavis
(Actavis)
1% 1 November 2014 1 January 2015 Lostaar
(Mylan)
Magnesium sulphate inj 2 mmol per ml, 5 ml ampoule;
10 ampoules
$18.35 $12.65 DBL
(Hospira)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014 Martindale
(Max Health)
Meropenem inj 500 mg vial;
10 vials
$10.50 per 1 vial $35.22 per 10 vials DBL Meropenem
(Hospira)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014 Penembact
(Interpharma)
Meropenem inj 1 g vial;
10 vials
$21.00 per 1 vial $65.21 per 10 vials DBL Meropenem
(Hospira)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014 Penembact
(Interpharma)
Perindopril tab 2 mg;
30 tablet blister pack
$3.75 $3.75 Apo-Perindopril
(Apotex)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014 Coversyl
(Servier)
Perindopril tab 4 mg;
30 tablet blister pack
$4.80 $4.80 Apo-Perindopril
(Apotex)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014 Coversyl
(Servier)

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
Abacavir sulphate tab 300 mg;
60 tablet, blister pack
$229.00 $229.00 Ziagen
(GSK)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Abacavir sulphate oral liq 20 mg per ml,
240 ml, bottle
$50.00 $256.31 Ziagen
(GSK)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Amantadine hydrochloride cap 100 mg;
60 tablet, bottle
$38.24 38.24 Symmetrel
 (Novartis)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Aminophylline inj 25 mg per ml, 10 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$53.75 $118.25 DBL Aminophylline (Hospira) 1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Calcitonin inj 100 iu per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$110.00 $121.00 Miacalcic
(Novartis)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Calcium folinate 1 inj 10 mg per ml, 5 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$24.50 $18.25 Calcium Folinate Ebewe
(Sandoz)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Calcium folinate 1 inj 10  mg per ml, 10 ml vial;
1 vial
$9.75 $7.33 Calcium Folinate Ebewe
(Sandoz)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Calcium folinate 1 inj 10 mg per ml, 30 ml vial;
1 vial
$30.00 $22.51 Calcium Folinate Ebewe
(Sandoz)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Calcium folinate  1 inj 10 mg per ml, 100 ml vial;
1 vial
$90.00 $67.51 Calcium Folinate Ebewe
(Sandoz)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Cefotaxime inj 1 g vial;
10 vials
$15.58 $17.10 DBL (Hospira) 1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Dexamethasone eye drops 0.1 %;
5 ml, dropper bottle
$4.50 $4.50 Maxidex
(Alcon)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Dexamethasone eye oint 0.1%;
3.5 g, tube
$5.86 $5.86 Maxidex
(Alcon)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Diclofenac sodium inj 25 mg per ml, 3 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$12.00 $13.20 Voltaren
(Novartis)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Diclofenac sodium suppos 12.5 mg;
10 suppositories, blister pack
$1.85 $2.04 Voltaren
(Novartis)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Diclofenac sodium suppos 25 mg;
10 suppositories, blister pack
$2.22 $2.44 Voltaren
(Novartis)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Diclofenac sodium suppos 50 mg;
10 suppositories, blister pack
$3.84 $4.22 Voltaren
(Novartis)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Diclofenac sodium suppos 100 mg;
10 suppositories, blister pack
$6.36 $7.00 Voltaren
(Novartis)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Ergometrine maleate inj 500 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$31.00 $94.70 DBL Ergometrine (Hospira) 1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Gemcitabine hydrochloride 2 inj 10 mg per ml, 20 ml vial; 1 vial $12.50 $8.36 Gemcitabine Ebewe
(Sandoz)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Gemcitabine hydrochloride 2 inj 10 mg per ml, 100 ml vial; 1 vial $62.50 $15.89 Gemcitabine Ebewe
(Sandoz)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Glucose [Dextrose] inj 50%, 10 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$19.50 $27.50 Biomed
(Biomed)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Glucose [Dextrose] inj 50%, 90 ml bottle;
1 bottle
$11.25 $14.50 Biomed
(Biomed)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Hydrocortisone Powder;
25 g
$44.00 $59.50 ABM
(ABM)
1% 1 October 2014 1 December 2014
Ketoconazole shampoo 2%;
100 ml, bottle
$3.08 $2.99 Sebizole
(Douglas)
1% 1 October 2014 1 December 2014
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 sachets
$10.00 $7.65 Lax-Sachets
(AFT)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Methotrexate 3 inj 100 mg per ml, 50 ml vial; 1 vial $125.00 $99.99 Methotrexate Ebewe
(Sandoz)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Miconazole nitrate crm 2%;
15 g, tube
$0.46 $0.55 Multichem
(Multichem)
1% 1 January 2015 1 March 2015
Morphine sulphate inj 1 mg per ml, 10 ml syringe $39.50 $45.00 Biomed
(Biomed)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Morphine sulphate inj 1 mg per ml, 50 ml syringe $79.50 $87.50 Biomed
(Biomed)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Morphine sulphate inj 1 mg per ml, 100 ml bag $165.00 $185.00 Biomed
(Biomed)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Morphine sulphate inj 5 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$5.51 $12.48 DBL Morphine Sulphate
(Hospira)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Morphine sulphate inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$4.79 $9.09 DBL Morphine Sulphate
(Hospira)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Morphine sulphate inj 15 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$5.01 $9.77 DBL Morphine Sulphate
(Hospira)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Morphine sulphate inj 30 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule;
5 ampoules
$5.30 $12.43 DBL Morphine Sulphate
(Hospira)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Ondansetron tab disp 4 mg;
10 tablet, blister pack
$1.70 $1.00 Dr Reddy’s Ondansetron
(Dr Reddy’s)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Ondansetron tab disp 8 mg;
10 tablet, blister pack
$2.00 $1.50 Ondansetron ODT-DRLA
(Dr Reddy’s)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Pyridoxine hydrochloride tab 25 mg;
90 tablet, bottle
$2.20 $2.10 PyridoxADE
(BNM)
1% 1 November 2014 1 January 2015
Pyridoxine hydrochloride tab 50 mg;
500 tablet, bottle
$12.16 $11.55 Apo-Pyridoxine
(Apotex)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Tramadol hydrochloride cap 50 mg;
100 capsule, blister pack
$4.95 $2.50 Arrow-Tramadol
(Actavis)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Tramadol hydrochloride inj 50 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule $4.50 $4.50 Tramal 50
(bioCSL)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Tramadol hydrochloride inj 50 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule $4.50 $4.50 Tramal 100
(bioCSL)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Tramadol hydrochloride tab sustained-release 100 mg;
20 tablet, blister pack
$2.14 $2.00 Tramal SR 100
(bioCSL)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Tramadol hydrochloride tab sustained-release 150 mg;
20 tablet, blister pack
$3.21 $3.00 Tramal SR 150
(bioCSL)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Tramadol hydrochloride tab sustained-release 200 mg;
20 tablet, blister pack
$ 4.28 $4.00 Tramal SR 200
(bioCSL)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Tropicamide eye drops 0.5%;
15 ml, dropper bottle
$7.15 $7.15 Mydriacyl
(Alcon)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Tropicamide eye drops 1%;
15 ml, dropper bottle
$8.66 $8.66 Mydriacyl
(Alcon)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Vancomycin inj 500 mg;
1 vial
$3.58 $2.64 Mylan
(Mylan)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014

1. The price and subsidy of calcium folinate (PCT – Retail Pharmacy Specialist) in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above prices from 1 August 2014. The subsidy for calcium folinate inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will change from $0.10 per 1 mg to $0.06 per 1 mg from 1 August 2014

2. The price and subsidy of gemcitabine hydrochloride (PCT – Retail Pharmacy Specialist) in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above prices from 1 August 2014. The subsidy for gemcitabine hydrochloride inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will change from $0.07 per 1 mg to $0.02 per 1 mg from 1 August 2014

3. The price and subsidy of methotrexate (PCT – Retail Pharmacy Specialist) in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will also be amended to the above prices from 1 August 2014. The subsidy for methotrexate inj 1 mg for ECP in Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule will not change from $0.10 per 1 mg

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
Amikacin inj 250 mg per ml, 2 ml vial;
5 vials
$431.20 DBL Amikacin
(Hospira)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Apraclonidine eye drops 0.5%;
5 ml, bottle
$19.77 Iopidine
(Alcon)
1% 1 January 2015 1 March 2015
Ciprofloxacin with hydrocortisone ear drops ciprofloxacin 0.2% with 1% hydrocortisone;
10 ml, bottle
$16.30 Ciproxin HC Otic
(Alcon)
1% 1 January 2015 1 March 2015
Dexamethasone with tobramycin eye drops 0.1% with tobramycin 0.3%;
5 ml, dropper bottle
$12.64 Tobradex
(Alcon)
1% 1 January 2015 1 March 2015
Dexmedetomidine  Inj 100 mcg per ml, 2 ml vial, 5 vials $479.85 Precedex
(Hospira)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Hydrocortisone with wool fat and mineral oil lotn 1% with wool fat hydrous 3% and mineral oil;
250 ml, bottle
$10.57 DP Lotn HC
(Douglas)
1% 1 October 2014 1 December 2014
Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline and tetracaine hydrochloride soln 4% with adrenaline 0.1 % and tetracaine hydrochloride 0.5%, 5 ml syringe;
1 syringe
$17.50 Topicaine
(Biomed)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Mefloquine  tab 250 mg;
8 tablet, blister pack
$33.48 Lariam
(Roche)
1% 1 October 2014 1 December 2014
Mepivacaine hydrochloride inj 3%, 1.8 ml dental cartridge;
50 dental cartridges
$43.60 Scandonest 3%  (Ivoclar) 1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Mepivacaine hydrochloride inj 3%, 2.2 ml dental cartridge;
50 dental cartridges
$43.60 Scandonest 3%  (Ivoclar) 1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Miconazole nitrate vaginal crm 2% with applicator;
40 g, tube
$3.95 Micreme
(Mylan)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Nicotinic acid tab 50 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$3.96 Apo-Nicotinic Acid
(Apotex)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Nicotinic acid tab 500 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$17.37 Apo-Nicotinic Acid
(Apotex)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Nitrazepam tab 5 mg;
100 tablet, bottle pack
$5.22 Nitrados
(Douglas)
1% 1 October 2014 1 December 2014
Oxazepam tab 10 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$6.17 Ox-Pam
(Douglas)
1% 1 October 2014 1 December 2014
Oxazepam tab 15 mg;
100 tablet, blister pack
$8.53 Ox-Pam
(Douglas)
1% 1 October 2014 1 December 2014
Pentamidine isethionate inj 300 mg vial;
5 vials
$180.00 Pentacarinat
(Sanofi)
1% 1 January 2015 1 March 2015
*Rifaximin tab 550 mg;
56 tablet, blister pack
$625.00 Xifaxan
 (Norgine)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
Zidovudine [AZT] inj 10 mg per ml, 20 ml vial, 5 vials $750.00 Retrovir IV
(GSK)
1% 1 August 2014 1 October 2014
*Listing will be subject to Special Authority restrictions which will be outlined in the Pharmaceutical Schedule and a separate notification

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 2012/13 Invitation to Tender, dated 31 October 2012 and 2013/14 Invitation to Tender, dated 07 November 2013:

2012/13 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name Line Item
Tenoxicam Inj 20 mg

2013/14 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name Line Item   Chemical Name Line Item
Amikacin Inj 5 mg per ml, 5 ml   Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 2% with adrenaline 1:200,000, 20 ml vial
Amikacin Inj 5 mg per ml, 10 ml   Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 2% with adrenaline 1:80,000, 1.7 ml dental cartridge
Amikacin Inj 15 mg per ml, 5 ml   Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 2% with adrenaline 1:80,000, 1.8 ml dental cartridge
Bupivacaine hydrochloride Inj 1.25 mg per ml, 100 ml bag   Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 2% with adrenaline 1:80,000, 2.2 ml dental cartridge
Bupivacaine hydrochloride Inj 1.25 mg per ml, 200 ml bag   Macrogol 3350 with potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride Powder for oral soln 6.563 g with potassium chloride 23.3 mg, sodium bicarbonate 89.3 mg and sodium chloride 175.4 mg
Bupivacaine hydrochloride Inj 1.25 mg per ml, 500ml bag   Mebendazole Oral liq 100 mg per 5 ml
Bupivacaine hydrochloride Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 200 ml bag   Methotrexate Inj 100 mg per ml, 10 ml
Calcium chloride with magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium acetate, sodium chloride and sodium citrate Eye drops 0.048% with magnesium chloride 0.03%, potassium chloride 0.075%, sodium acetate 0.39%, sodium chloride 0.64% and sodium acetate 0.17%, 15 ml   Mitozantrone Inj 2 mg per ml, 5 ml
Calcium chloride with magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium acetate, sodium chloride and sodium citrate Eye drops 0.048% with magnesium chloride 0.03%, potassium chloride 0.075%, sodium acetate 0.39%, sodium chloride 0.64% and sodium acetate 0.17%, 250 ml   Morphine sulphate - Inj 2 mg per ml, 30 ml syringe
Calcium chloride with magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium acetate, sodium chloride and sodium citrate Eye drops 0.048% with magnesium chloride 0.03%, potassium chloride 0.075%, sodium acetate 0.39%, sodium chloride 0.64% and sodium acetate 0.17%, 500 ml   Oxycodone hydrochloride Inj 1 mg per ml, 100 ml bag
Cefotaxime Inj 500 mg   Pregabalin Cap 25 mg
Celecoxib Cap 400 mg   Pregabalin Cap 50 mg
Chloramphenicol Ear drops 0.5%   Pregabalin Cap 75 mg
Chloramphenicol Eye drops 0.5%, single dose   Pregabalin Cap 100 mg
Chloramphenicol Inj 1 g   Pregabalin Cap 150 mg
Docusate sodium Ear drops 0.5%   Pregabalin Cap 200 mg
Duloxetine Cap 30 mg   Pregabalin Cap 225 mg
Duloxetine Cap 60 mg   Pregabalin Cap 300mg
Emtricitabine Cap 200 mg   Pregabalin Cap 25 mg
Ephedrine Inj 3 mg per ml, 10 ml prefilled syringe   Pregabalin Cap 50 mg
Esomeprazole Tab 20 mg   Propofol Inj 10 mg per ml, 50 ml syringe
Esomeprazole Tab 40 mg   Sildenafil [current access] - Tab 25 mg
Etoricoxib Tab 30 mg   Sildenafil [current access] - Tab 50 mg
Etoposide phosphate Inj 100 mg (of etoposide base)   Sildenafil [current] - Tab 100 mg
Fluorouracil sodium Inj 25 mg per ml, 100 ml   Sildenafil [widened access] - Tab 25 mg
Folic Acid Tab 5 mg   Sildenafil [widened access] - Tab 50 mg
Glucose [Dextrose] Inj 50%, 50 ml   Sildenafil [widened access] - Tab 100 mg
Granisetron Inj 1 mg   Sodium hyaluronate with chondroitin sulphate Inj 10 mg per ml, 0.5 ml; and inj 30 mg per ml with chondroitin sulphate 40 mg per ml, 0.55 ml
Hydrogen peroxide 3% (10 vol)   Tobramycin Inj 100mg per ml, 5ml vial
Hydrogen peroxide Crm 1%   Tramadol hydrochloride Inj 10 mg per ml, 100 ml bag
Ibuprofen Tab long-acting 800 mg   Zinc Paste, compound BP
Ketoconazole Tab 200 mg   Zopiclone Tab 7.5 mg (pack size greater than 30 tablets
Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 1% with adrenaline 1:100,000, 5 ml ampoule   Zopiclone Tab 7.5 mg (pack size of 30 tablets or less)
Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride with adrenaline Inj 1% with adrenaline 1:200,000, 20 ml vial      

PHARMAC has resolved not to award tenders for Sole Supply Status for the following products listed in the 2013/14 Invitation to Tender, dated 07 November 2013:

Chemical Name Line Item   Chemical Name Line Item
Apraclonidine Eye drops 0.5%   Hydrocortisone with ciprofloxacin Ear drops 1% with ciprofloxacin 0.2%
Dexamethasone with tobramycin Eye drops 0.1% with tobramycin 0.3%   Zidovudine [AZT] Inj 10 mg per ml, 20 ml vial

PHARMAC has resolved not to award tenders for Hospital Supply Status for the following products listed in the 2013/14 Invitation to Tender, dated 07 November 2013:

Chemical Name Line Item
Glycerol Liquid BP

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 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.