March 2016 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 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015.

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 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.

Suppliers are required to ensure that a Pharmacode has been obtained from the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (http://www.pgnz.org.nz/pharmacode(external link)) and that a CTPP code has been obtained from the New Zealand Universal List of Medicines (http://www.nzulm.org.nz/sponsors(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.

2015/16Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2019

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

Cefalexin

Cap 500 mg;20 capsules, blister pack

$5.70

$3.95

Cephalexin ABM(ABM)

1 August 2016

1 November 2016

Chloramphenicol

Eye ointment 1%;4 g tube OP

$3.19

$2.48

Chlorsig(Aspen)

1 May 2016

1 August 2016

Sertraline

Tab 100 mg;90 tablets, blister pack

$6.28

$5.25

Arrow-Sertraline(Actavis)

1 July 2016

1 December 2016

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
Aciclovir Eye ointment 3%; 4.5 g tube OP $37.53 $14.92 ViruPOS(AFT) 1 August 2016 1 October 2016 1 January 2017 Zovirax(GSK)
Amisulpride1 Tab 100 mg;30 tablets, blister pack $6.22 $4.56 Sulprix(Mylan) 1 September 2016 1 November 2016 1 February 2017 Solian(Sanofi)
Amisulpride1 Tab 200 mg;60 tablets, blister pack $21.92 $14.75 Sulprix(Mylan) 1 September 2016 1 November 2016 1 February 2017 Solian(Sanofi)
Amisulpride1 Tab 400 mg;60 tablets, blister pack $44.52 $27.70 Sulprix(Mylan) 1 September 2016 1 November 2016 1 February 2017 Solian(Sanofi)
Cilazapril Tab 2.5 mg;200 tablets, bottle pack $4.31 per 90 tablets $7.20 per 200 tablets Apo-Cilazapril(Apotex) 1 October 2016 1 December 2016 1 March 2017 Zapril(Mylan)
Cilazapril Tab 5 mg;200 tablets, bottle pack $6.98 per 90 tablets $12.00 per 200 tablets Apo-Cilazapril(Apotex) 1 October 2016 1 December 2016 1 March 2017 Zapril(Mylan)
Clobetasol propionate Crm 0.05%;30 g tube OP $3.20 $2.20 Dermol(Mylan) 1 October 2016 1 December 2016 1 March 2017 Clobetasol BNM(Goldshield)
Clobetasol propionate Oint 0.05%; 30 g tube OP $3.20 $2.20 Dermol(Mylan) 1 October 2016 1 December 2016 1 March 2017 Clobetasol BNM(Goldshield)
Sertraline Tab 50 mg;90 tablets, blister pack $3.64 per 90 tablets$1.21 per 30 tablets $3.05 per 90 tablets Arrow-Sertraline(Actavis) 1 July 2016 1 September 2016 1 December 2016 Sertraline Actavis(Actavis)
1.  Brand switch fee of $4.33 is payable for this product from 1 February 2017 until 1 May 2017

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

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name Presentation;Pack size and type New subsidy (and price) Sole supply brand (Supplier) Date of subsidy change Sole Subsidised Supply date
Cefalexin Cap 250 mg;20 capsules, blister pack $3.50 Cephalexin ABM(ABM) 1 October 2016 1 January 2017

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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 price

New price

Hospital SupplyBrand (Supplier)

DVLimit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Cefalexin

Cap 500 mg;20 capsules, blister pack

$5.70

$3.95

Cephalexin ABM(ABM)

1%

1 August 2016

1 October 2016

Chloramphenicol

Eye ointment 1%;4 g tube

$3.19

$2.48

Chlorsig(Aspen)

1%

1 May 2016

1 July 2016

Sertraline

Tab 50 mg;90 tablets, blister pack

$3.64

$3.05

Arrow-Sertraline(Actavis)

1%

1 July 2016

1 September 2016

Sertraline

Tab 100 mg;90 tablets, blister pack

$6.28

$5.25

Arrow-Sertraline(Actavis)

1%

1 July 2016

1 September 2016

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 price New price Hospital SupplyBrand (Supplier) DVLimit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting
Amisulpride Tab 100 mg;30 tablets, blister pack $6.22 $4.56 Sulprix(Mylan) 1% 1 September 2016 1 November 2016 Solian(Sanofi)
Amisulpride Tab 200 mg;60 tablets, blister pack $21.92 $14.75 Sulprix(Mylan) 1% 1 September 2016 1 November 2016 Solian(Sanofi)
Amisulpride Tab 400 mg;60 tablets, blister pack $44.52 $27.70 Sulprix(Mylan) 1% 1 September 2016 1 November 2016 Solian(Sanofi)
Cilazapril Tab 2.5 mg; 200 tablets, bottle pack $4.31 per 90 tablets $7.20 per 200 tablets Apo-Cilazapril(Apotex) 1% 1 October 2016 1 December 2016 Zapril(Mylan)
Cilazapril Tab 5 mg;200 tablets, bottle pack $6.98 per 90 tablets $12.00 per 200 tablets Apo-Cilazapril(Apotex) 1% 1 October 2016 1 December 2016 Zapril(Mylan)
Clobetasol propionate Crm 0.05%;30 g tube $3.20 $2.20 Dermol(Mylan) 1% 1 October 2016 1 December 2016 Clobetasol BNM(Goldshield)
Clobetasol propionate Oint 0.05%; 30 g tube $3.20 $2.20 Dermol(Mylan) 1% 1 October 2016 1 December 2016 Clobetasol BNM(Goldshield)

Tenders awarded to pharmaceuticals where no brand is listed.

The decisions were as follows:

Chemical name Presentation;Pack size and type Pack Price Hospital SupplyBrand (Supplier) DVLimit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date
Aciclovir Eye ointment 3%;4.5 g tube $14.92 ViruPOS(AFT) 1% 1 August 2016 1 October 2016
Cefalexin Cap 250 mg;20 capsules, blister pack $3.50 Cephalexin ABM(ABM) 1% 1 October 2016 1 December 2016

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 2015/16 Invitation to Tender, dated 6 November 2015:

2015/16 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name Line Item Chemical Name Line Item
Alprazolam Tab 250 mcg Hydrocortisone Oint  1% (pack size greater than 100 g)
Alprazolam Tab 500 mcg Hydrocortisone Tab 1 mg
Alprazolam Tab 1 mg Hydrocortisone Oint 1% (pack size 100 g or less)
Baclofen Tab 10 mg Isradipine Cap long-acting 2.5 mg
Baclofen Oral liq Isradipine Cap long-acting 5 mg
Calcipotriol Crm 50 mcg per g (pack size 30 g or less) Isradipine Oral liq 1 mg per ml
Calcipotriol Oint 50 mcg per g (pack size 30 g or less) Labetalol Tab 50 mg
Calcipotriol Oint 50 mcg per g (pack size greater than 30 g) Labetalol Tab 100 mg
Calcipotriol Crm 50 mcg per g (pack size greater than 30 g) Labetalol Tab 200 mg
Danazol Cap 100 mg Levomepromazine Tab 25 mg
Danazol Cap 200 mg Levomepromazine Tab 100 mg
Demeclocycline Cap 150 mg Levosimendan Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 5 ml
Demeclocycline Cap 300 mg Levosimendan Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 10 ml
Fondaparinux sodium Inj 2.5 mg syringe Malathion Lotn 0.5%
Fondaparinux sodium Inj 7.5 mg syringe Malathion Crm 1%
Hydrocortisone Oral liq 1 mg per ml Malathion Shampoo 1%
Methylprednisolone aceponate Crm 0.1% Tigecycline Inj 50 mg
Methylprednisolone aceponate Oint 0.1% Timolol maleate Tab 10 mg
Metolazone Tab 5 mg Trandolapril Cap 1 mg
Midodrine Tab 2.5 mg Trandolapril Cap 2 mg
Midodrine Tab 5 mg Travoprost with timolol Eye drops 0.004% with timolol 0.5%
Nimodipine Inj 0.2 mg per ml, 50 ml Trimethoprim Tab 100 mg
Nimodipine Tab 30 mg Trimethoprim Oral liq
Oestriol Crm 1 mg per g with applicator(s) Verapamil hydrochloride Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 2 ml
Oestriol Pessaries 500 mcg Verapamil hydrochloride Tab long-acting 120 mg
Oestriol Tab 1 mg - 2 mg Verapamil hydrochloride Tab long-acting 240 mg
Thiopental [thiopentone] sodium Inj 500 mg    

For products included in the 2014/15 Invitation to Tender and 2015/16 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.