March 2018 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 2016/17 Invitation to Tender, dated 3 November 2016 and the 2017/18 Invitation to Tender, dated 2 November 2017.

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/about-us-1/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.

2016/17 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2020

Hospital pharmacetical tenders - Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

1.  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 Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DV Limit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting
Meropenem Inj 500 mg vial, 1 vial $35.22 for 10 vials $4.00 for 1 vial Meropenem Ranbaxy
(Douglas)
1% 1 August 2018 1 October 2018 DBL Meropenem (Pfizer)
Meropenem Inj 1 g vial, 1 vial $65.21 for 10 vials $8.00 for 1 vial Meropenem Ranbaxy
(Douglas)
1% 1 August 2018 1 October 2018 DBL Meropenem (Pfizer)

2017/18 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2021

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

2. 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

Atenolol

Tab 50 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack

$4.61

$4.26

Mylan Atenolol
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Atenolol

Tab 100 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack

$7.67

$7.30

Mylan Atenolol
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Atorvastatin

Tab 10 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack

$9.29

$6.96

Lorstat
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Atorvastatin

Tab 20 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack

$13.32

$9.99

Lorstat
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Atorvastatin

Tab 40 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack

$21.23

$15.93

Lorstat
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Atorvastatin

Tab 80 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack

$36.26

$27.19

Lorstat
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Betamethasone dipropionate with calcipotriol*

Oint 500 mcg with calcipotriol 50 mcg per g, 30 g tube OP

$26.12

$19.95

Daivobet
(LEO Pharma)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Citalopram hydrobromide*

Tab 20 mg, 84 tablet, blister pack

$1.79

$1.52

PSM Citalopram
(API)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Eplerenone

Tab 25 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

N/A

$11.87

Inspra
(Pfizer)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Eplerenone

Tab 50 mg, 30 tablet blister pack

N/A

$17.00

Inspra
(Pfizer)

1 October 2018

1 January 2019

Felodipine

Tab long-acting 2.5 mg, 30 tablet, blister pack

$1.45

$1.45

Plendil ER
(AstraZeneca)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Hydrocortisone with miconazole

Crm 1% with miconazole nitrate 2%, 15 g tube OP

$2.00

$2.00

Micreme H
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Oxycodone hydrochloride*

Cap immediate-release 5 mg, 20 capsule, blister pack

$1.98

$1.88

OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Oxycodone hydrochloride*

Cap immediate-release 10 mg, 20 capsule, blister pack

$3.91

$3.32

OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Oxycodone hydrochloride*

Cap immediate-release 20 mg, 20 capsule, blister pack

$6.84

$5.81

OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Oxycodone hydrochloride*

Inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule

$8.57

$7.28

OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Oxycodone hydrochloride*

Inj 10 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule

$16.89

$14.36

OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Oxycodone hydrochloride*

Inj 50 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule

$51.00

$30.60

OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Riluzole*

Tab 50 mg, 56 tablet, blister pack

$400.00

$130.00

Rilutek
(Sanofi)

1 June 2018

1 September 2018

Sildenafil

Tab 25 mg, 4 tablet, blister pack

$0.75

$0.64

Vedafil
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

Sildenafil

Tab 50 mg, 4 tablet, blister pack

$0.75

$0.64

Vedafil
(Mylan)

1 July 2018

1 October 2018

*These products 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 2017/18 Invitation To Tender.

3.  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
Betamethasone dipropionate with calcipotriol* Gel 500 mcg with calcipotriol 50 mcg per g, 60 g bottle OP $26.12 per 30 g OP $52.24 per 60 g OP

Daivobet
(LEO Pharma)

1 October 2018 N/A 1 March 2019 Daivobet (LEO Pharma)30 g OP pack
Bosentan Tab 62.5 mg, 60 tablet, blister pack $401.79 $141.00 Bosentan Dr Reddy’s
(Dr Reddy’s)
1 August 2018 1 November 2018 1 February 2018 Bosentan-Mylan (Mylan)
Bosentan Tab 125 mg, 60 tablet, blister pack $401.79 $141.00 Bosentan Dr Reddy’s
(Dr Reddy’s)
1 August 2018 1 November 2018 1 February 2018 Bosentan-Mylan (Mylan)
Felodipine Tab long-acting 5 mg, 90 tablet, blister pack $1.55 per 30 tablets $1.31 per 30 tablets Felo 5 ER
(Mylan)
1 October 2018 1 December 2018 1 March 2019 Plendil ER (AstraZeneca)
Felodipine Tab long-acting 10 mg, 90 tablet, blister pack $2.30 per 30 tablets $1.44 per 30 tablets Felo 10 ER
(Mylan)
1 October 2018 1 December 2018 1 March 2019 Plendil ER (AstraZeneca)
Sildenafil Tab 100 mg, 12 tablet, blister pack $2.75 per 4 tablet $6.60 per 12 tablet Vedafil
(Mylan)
1 July 2018 1 September 2018 1 December 2018 Vedafil (Mylan) 4 tab pack
*These products 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 2017/18 Invitation To Tender.

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

CORRECTION to March 2018 tender notification: in bold and strikethrough

4.  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 Supply Brand
(Supplier)
DVLimit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date
Atenolol Tab 50 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack $4.61 $4.26 Mylan Atenolol
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Atenolol Tab 100 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack $7.67 $7.30 Mylan Atenolol
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Atorvastatin Tab 10 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack $9.29 $6.96 Lorstat
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Atorvastatin Tab 20 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack $13.32 $9.99 Lorstat
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Atorvastatin Tab 40 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack $21.23 $15.93 Lorstat
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Atorvastatin Tab 80 mg, 500 tablet, bottle pack $36.26 $27.19 Lorstat
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Betamethasone dipropionate with calcipotriol* Oint 500 mcg with calcipotriol 50 mcg per g, 30 g tube $26.12 $19.95 Daivobet
(LEO Pharma)
1% 1 October 2018 1 December 2018
Citalopram hydrobromide* Tab 20 mg, 84 tablet, blister pack $1.79 $1.52 PSM Citalopram
(API)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Eplerenone Tab 25 mg, 30 tablet blister pack N/A $11.87 Inspra
(Pfizer)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Eplerenone Tab 50 mg, 30 tablet blister pack N/A $17.00 Inspra
(Pfizer)
1% 1 October 2018 1 December 2018
Felodipine Tab long-acting 2.5 mg, 30 tablet, blister pack $1.45 $1.45 Plendil ER
(AstraZeneca)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Hydrocortisone with miconazole Crm 1% with miconazole nitrate 2%, 15 g tube $2.00 $2.00 Micreme H
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Oxycodone hydrochloride* Cap immediate-release 5 mg, 20 capsule, blister pack $1.98 $1.88 OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Oxycodone hydrochloride* Cap immediate-release 10 mg, 20 capsule, blister pack $3.91 $3.32 OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Oxycodone hydrochloride* Cap immediate-release 20 mg, 20 capsule, blister pack $6.84 $5.81 OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Oxycodone hydrochloride* Inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule $8.57 $7.28 OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Oxycodone hydrochloride* Inj 10 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule $16.89 $14.36 OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Oxycodone hydrochloride* Inj 50 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 5 glass ampoule $51.00 $30.60 OxyNorm
(MundiPharma)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Riluzole* Tab 50 mg, 56 tablet, blister pack $400.00 $130.00 Rilutek
(Sanofi)
1% 1 July 2018
1 June 2018
1 September 2018
1 August 2018
Sildenafil Tab 25 mg, 4 tablet, blister pack $0.75 $0.64 Vedafil
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
Sildenafil Tab 50 mg, 4 tablet, blister pack $0.75 $0.64 Vedafil
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018
*These products 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 2017/18 Invitation To Tender.

5.   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 Supply Brand (Supplier) DVLimit Listing date Hospital Supply Status date Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting
Betamethasone dipropionate with calcipotriol* Gel 500 mcg with calcipotriol 50 mcg per g, 60 g bottle $26.12 per 30 g $52.24 per 60 g Daivobet
(LEO Pharma)
1% 1 October 2018 1 December 2018 Daivobet (LEO Pharma)30 g pack
Bosentan Tab 62.5 mg, 60 tablet, blister pack $401.79 $141.00 Bosentan Dr Reddy’s
(Dr Reddy’s)
1% 1 August 2018 1 November 2018 Bosentan-Mylan (Mylan)
Bosentan Tab 125 mg, 60 tablet, blister pack $401.79 $141.00 Bosentan Dr Reddy’s
(Dr Reddy’s)
1% 1 August 2018 1 November 2018 Bosentan-Mylan (Mylan)
Felodipine Tab long-acting 5 mg, 90 tablet, blister pack $1.55 per 30 tablets $1.31 per 30 tablets Felo 5 ER
(Mylan)
1% 1 October 2018 1 December 2018 Plendil ER (AstraZeneca)
Felodipine Tab long-acting 10 mg, 90 tablet, blister pack $2.30 per 30 tablets $1.44 per 30 tablets Felo 10 ER
(Mylan)
1% 1 October 2018 1 December 2018 Plendil ER (AstraZeneca)
Milrinone Inj 1 mg per ml, 10 ml ampoule, 10 injection $300.30 $99.00 Primacor
(Sanofi-Aventis)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018 Milrinone Generic Health (Max Health)
Sildenafil Tab 100 mg, 12 tablet, blister pack $2.75 per 4 tablet $6.60 per 12 tablet Vedafil
(Mylan)
1% 1 July 2018 1 September 2018 Vedafil (Mylan)4 tab pack
*These products 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 2017/18 Invitation To Tender.

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 2017/18 Invitation to Tender, dated 2 November 2017:

2017/18 Invitation to Tender

Chemical Name Line Item
Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate Oral liq
Amphotericin B Liposomal inj 50 mg
Atovaquone with proguanil hydrochloride Tab 250 mg with proguanil hydrochloride 100 mg
Atovaquone with proguanil hydrochloride Tab 62.5 mg with proguanil hydrochloride 25 mg (Paediatric)
Calcipotriol Soln 50 mcg per ml (pack size 30 ml or greater)
Calcium Gluconate Gel 2.5%
Ceftazidime Inj 500 mg
Cisplatin Inj 1 mg per ml, 50 ml
Dantrolene Sodium Cap 25 mg
Dantrolene Sodium Cap 50 mg
Dantrolene Sodium Inj
Diltiazem hydrochloride Tab 30 mg
Diltiazem hydrochloride Tab 60 mg
Diltiazem hydrochloride Inj 5 mg per ml, 5 ml
Epirubicin Inj 2 mg per ml, 5 ml
Epirubicin Inj 2 mg per ml, 25 ml
Epirubicin Inj 2 mg per ml, 50 ml
Fentanyl Inj 10 mcg per ml, 50 ml prefilled syringe
Fluorouracil sodium Inj 50 mg per ml, 50 ml
Glucose [Dextrose] Tab 1.5 g – 4 g
Glyceryl Trinitrate Oint 0.2%
Glyceryl Trinitrate Inj 1 mg per ml, 50 ml
Glyceryl Trinitrate Inj 1 mg per ml, 5 ml – 10 ml
Hydrogen Peroxide Crm 2%
Levocabastine Eye drops 0.5 mg per ml
Lithium Carbonate Tab 400 mg
Lopinavir with Ritonavir Oral liq 80 mg with ritonavir 20 mg per ml
Lopinavir with Ritonavir Tab 100 mg with ritonavir 25 mg
Methylprednisolone Acetate with Lignocaine Inj 40 mg per ml with lignocaine 1 ml
Methylprednisolone Acetate with Lignocaine Inj 40 mg per ml with lignocaine 2 ml
Mupirocin Oint 2%
Nitrazepam Tab 5 mg
Noradrenaline Inj 1 mg per ml, 100 ml bag
Noradrenaline Inj 0.06 mg per ml, 50 ml syringe
Noradrenaline Inj 0.1 mg per ml, 100 ml bag
Paraffin liquid with wool fat liquid Eye oint 3% with wool fat liq 3%
Pegfilgrastim Inj 6 mg per 0.6 ml prefilled syringe
Pilocarpine hydrochloride Eye drops 1%
Pilocarpine hydrochloride Eye drops 2%
Pilocarpine hydrochloride Eye drops 2% single dose
Pilocarpine hydrochloride Eye drops 4%
Povidone Iodine Skin preparation, povidone iodine 10% with 30% alcohol (pack size 100 ml or less)
Povidone Iodine Skin preparation, povidone iodine 10% with 70% alcohol (pack size greater than 100 ml)
Povidone Iodine Skin preparation, povidone iodine 10% with 70% alcohol (pack size 100 ml or less)
Sildenafil (widened access) Tab 100 mg
Sildenafil (widened access) Tab 50 mg
Sildenafil (widened access) Tab 25 mg
Somatropin Inj 0.05 mg per ml – 2.5 mg per ml, including overage
Terlipressin acetate Inj 1 mg
Ticagrelor Tab 90 mg
Trimethoprim Tab 100 mg
Trimethoprim Oral liq
Vinorelbine Inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml
Vinorelbine Inj 10 mg per ml, 5 ml

For products included in the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 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.