March 2019 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 2017/18 Invitation to Tender, dated 2 November 2017 and 2018/19 Invitation to Tender, dated 1 November 2018.

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(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.

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

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
pack price

New
pack price

Sole supply brand (Supplier)

Date of listing

Date of reference pricing of other listed brands

Sole Subsidised Supply date

Brand (Supplier) affected by reference pricing and delisting

Furosemide [frusemide]

Tab 40 mg, 1000 tablet pack

$8.00

$7.24

Apo-Frusemide
(Apotex)

1 October 2019

1 December 2019

1 March 2020

Diurin 40
(Mylan)

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

Hospital supply brand
(Supplier)

DV Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting

Furosemide [frusemide]

Tab 40 mg, 1000 tablet pack

$8.00

$7.24

Apo-Frusemide
(Apotex)

1%

1 October 2019

1 December 2019

Diurin 40
(Mylan)

2018/19 Tender – Sole Subsidised Supply Status or Hospital Supply Status applies until 30 June 2022

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

3. 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

Cefalexin

Cap 250 mg, 20 capsule, blister pack

$3.50

$3.33

Cephalexin ABM
(Boucher)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Chloramphenicol

Eye drops 0.5%, 10 ml OP

$1.95

$1.54

Chlorafast
(Teva)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Dihydrocodeine tartrate

Tab long-acting 60 mg, 60 tablet, bottle pack

$9.55

$8.60

DHC Continus
(MundiPharma)

1 July 2019

1 October 2019

Iloprost

Nebuliser soln 10 mcg per ml, 2 ml, 30 nebuliser pack

$1,185.00

$740.10

Ventavis
(Bayer)

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Intra-uterine device

IUD 29.1 mm length x 23.2 mm width

$31.60

$18.45

Choice TT380 Short
(Boucher)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Intra-uterine device

IUD 33.6 mm length x 29.9 mm width

$31.60

$18.45

Choice TT380 Standard
(Boucher)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Intra-uterine device

IUD 35.5 mm length x 19.6 mm width

$31.60

$15.50

Choice Load 375
(Boucher)

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Methadone hydrochloride

Tab 5 mg,10 tablet, blister pack

$1.85

$1.40

Methatabs
(API)

1 June 2019

1 September 2019

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

Sole supply brand (Supplier)

Listing date

Sole Supply Status date

Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting

Amiodarone hydrochloride

Inj 50 mg per ml, 3 ml ampoule, 10 pack

$19.96

$16.37

Max Health
(Max Health)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Lodi
(Rex Medical)

Cordarone-X
(Sanofi)

Compound hydroxybenzoate

Soln, 100 ml bottle

$30.00

$30.00

Midwest
(Midwest)

1 May 2019

1 August 2019

David Craig
(David Craig)

Montelukast

Tab 4 mg, 28 tablet, blister pack

$5.25

$4.25

Montelukast Mylan
(Mylan)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Apo-Montelukast
(Apotex)

Montelukast

Tab 5 mg, 28 tablet, blister pack

$5.50

$4.25

Montelukast Mylan
(Mylan)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Apo-Montelukast
(Apotex)

Montelukast

Tab 10 mg, 28 tablet, blister pack

$5.65

$3.95

Montelukast Mylan
(Mylan)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Apo-Montelukast
(Apotex)

Accord
(Accord)

Temozolomide

Cap 5 mg, 5 capsule, bottle pack

$10.20

$9.13

Temaccord
(Douglas)

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Orion Temozolomide
(Orion)

Temozolomide

Cap 20 mg, 5 capsule, bottle pack

$18.30

$16.38

Temaccord
(Douglas)

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Orion Temozolomide
(Orion)

Temizole 20
(Orion)

Temozolomide

Cap 100 mg, 5 capsule, bottle pack

$40.20

$35.98

Temaccord
(Douglas)

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Orion Temozolomide
(Orion)

Temozolomide

Cap 140 mg, 5 capsule, bottle pack

$56.00

$50.12

Temaccord
(Douglas)

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Orion Temozolomide
(Orion)

Temozolomide

Cap 250 mg, 5 capsule, bottle pack

$96.80

$86.34

Temaccord
(Douglas)

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Orion Temozolomide
(Orion)

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

5. 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

Hospital supply brand
(Supplier)

DV
Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Bupivacaine hydrochloride with adrenaline

Inj 2.5 mg per ml with adrenaline 1:400,000, 20 ml vial, 5 vial pack

$135.00

$94.50

Marcain with Adrenaline
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 May 2019

1 August 2019

Bupivacaine hydrochloride with adrenaline

Inj 5 mg per ml with adrenaline 1:200,000, 20 ml vial, 5 vial pack

$115.00

$80.50

Marcain with Adrenaline
(Aspen Pharma)

1%

1 May 2019

1 August 2019

Caspofungin

Inj 50 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$667.50

$220.28

Max Health
(Max Health)

1%

1 July 2019

1 December 2019

Caspofungin

Inj 70 mg vial, 1 vial pack

$862.50

$284.63

Max Health
(Max Health)

1%

1 July 2019

1 December 2019

Cefalexin

Cap 250 mg, 20 capsule, blister pack

$3.50

$3.33

Cephalexin ABM
(Boucher)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Chloramphenicol

Eye drops 0.5%, 10 ml

$1.95

$1.54

Chlorafast (Teva)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Dihydrocodeine tartrate

Tab long-acting 60 mg, 60 tablet, bottle pack

$9.55

$8.60

DHC Continus
(MundiPharma)

1%

1 July 2019

1 October 2019

Iloprost

Nebuliser soln 10 mcg per ml,
2 ml, 30 nebuliser pack

$1,185.00

$740.10

Ventavis
(Bayer)

1%

1 October 2019

1 January 2020

Intra-uterine device

IUD 29.1 mm length x 23.2 mm width

$31.60

$18.45

Choice TT380 Short
(Boucher)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Intra-uterine device

IUD 33.6 mm length x 29.9 mm width

$31.60

$18.45

Choice TT380 Standard
(Boucher)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Intra-uterine device

IUD 35.5 mm length x 19.6 mm width

$31.60

$15.50

Choice Load 375
(Boucher)

1%

1 August 2019

1 November 2019

Macrogol 3350 with potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and sodium sulphate

powder for oral soln 59 g with
potassium chloride 0.7425 g, sodium
bicarbonate 1.685 g, sodium chloride
1.465 g and sodium sulphate 5.685 g per per per sachet, 4 sachet pack

$14.31

$14.31

Klean Prep
(Norgine)

1%

1 May 2019

1 August 2019

Methadone hydrochloride

Tab 5 mg. 10 tablet, blister pack

$1.85

$1.40

Methatabs
(API)

1%

1 June 2019

1 September 2019

Sodium hyaluronate [Hyaluronic acid]

Inj 14 mg per ml, 0.85 ml syringe,
1 syringe pack

$50.00

$50.00

Healon GV
(AMO)

1%

1 July 2019

1 October 2019

Sodium hyaluronate [Hyaluronic acid]

Inj 14 mg per ml, 0.55 ml syringe,
1 syringe pack

$50.00

$50.00

Healon GV
(AMO)

1%

1 July 2019

1 October 2019

Sodium hyaluronate [Hyaluronic acid]

Inj 23 mg per ml, 0.6 ml syringe,
1 syringe pack

$60.00

$60.00

Healon 5
(AMO)

1%

1 July 2019

1 October 2019

Sodium hyaluronate [Hyaluronic acid]

Inj 10 mg per ml, 0.85 ml syringe,
1 syringe pack

$28.50

$28.50

Healon
(AMO)

1%

1 July 2019

1 October 2019

6. 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 pack price

Hospital supply brand
(Supplier)

DV
Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting

Amiodarone hydrochloride

Inj 50 mg per ml, 3 ml ampoule, 10 pack

$9.98 per 5

$11.98 per 6

$16.37

Max Health
(Max Health)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Lodi
(Rex Medical)

Cordaone-X
(Sanofi)

Montelukast

Tab 4 mg, 28 tablet, blister pack

$5.25

$4.25

Montelukast Mylan
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Apo-Montelukast
(Apotex)

Montelukast

Tab 5 mg, 28 tablet, blister pack

$5.50

$4.25

Montelukast Mylan
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Apo-Montelukast
(Apotex)

Montelukast

Tab 10 mg, 28 tablet, blister pack

$5.65

$3.95

Montelukast Mylan
(Mylan)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Apo-Montelukast
(Apotex)

Temozolomide

Cap 5 mg, 5 capsule, bottle pack

$10.20

$9.13

Temaccord
(Douglas)

1%

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Orion Temozolomide
(Orion)

Temozolomide

Cap 20 mg, 5 capsule, bottle pack

$18.30

$16.38

Temaccord
(Douglas)

1%

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Orion Temozolomide
(Orion)

Temozolomide

Cap 100 mg, 5 capsule, bottle pack

$40.20

$35.98

Temaccord
(Douglas)

1%

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Orion Temozolomide
(Orion)

Temozolomide

Cap 250 mg, 5 capsule, bottle pack

$96.80

$86.34

Temaccord
(Douglas)

1%

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Orion Temozolomide
(Orion)

7. Tenders awarded to 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

Compound hydroxybenzoate

Soln, 100 ml bottle

$30.00

Midwest
(Midwest)

1%

1 May 2019

1 August 2019

Temozolomide

Cap 140 mg, 5 capsule, bottle pack

$50.12

Temaccord
(Douglas)

1%

1 December 2019

1 May 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 2018/19 Invitation to Tender, dated 1 November 2018

2018/19 Invitation to Tender

Chemical name

Line item

Ajmaline

Inj 50 mg per 10 ml

Aluminium hydroxide with magnesium
 hydroxide and simethicone

Oral liq 400 mg with magnesium hydroxide 400 mg and
simeticone 30 mg per 5 ml

Aluminium hydroxide with magnesium
hydroxide and simethicone

Tab 200 mg with magnesium hydroxide 200 mg and
simeticone 20 mg

Ascorbic acid

Tab (chewable) 250 mg

Bee venom allergy treatment

Maintenance kit – 6 vials 120 mcg freeze dried venom
with diluent

Bee venom allergy treatment

Treatment kit – 1 vial 550 mcg freeze dried venom, 1
diluent 9 ml, 3 diluent 1.8 ml

Betamethasone

Inj 4 mg per ml, 1 ml

Betamethasone

Tab 500 mcg

Candesartan cilexetil with
hydrochlorothiazide

Tab 16 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg

Candesartan cilexetil with
hydrochlorothiazide

Tab 32 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg

Candesartan cilexetil with
hydrochlorothiazide

Tab 32 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg

Carboxymethylcellulose

Oral spray

Cilazapril with hydrochlorothiazide

Tab 5 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg

Clobetasone butyrate

Crm 0.05% (pack size 30 g or less)

Dexamethasone

Eye drops 0.1%

Dexamethasone

Eye oint 0.1%

Dichlorobenzyl alcohol with
amylmetacresol

Lozenge 1.2 mg with amylmetacresol 0.6 mg

Digoxin

Oral liq 50 mcg per ml

Docusate sodium

Ear drops 0.5%

Erythromycin Stearate

Tab 250 mg

Erythromycin Stearate

Tab 500 mg

Etoposide

Inj 20 mg per ml, 5 ml

Fluocortolone caproate with
fluocortolone pivalate and cinchocaine

Oint 950 mcg, with fluocortolone pivalate 920 mcg, and cinchocaine hydrochloride 5 mg per g

Fluocortolone caproate with
fluocortolone pivalate and cinchocaine

Suppos 630 mcg, with fluocortolone pivalate 610 mcg,
and cinchocaine hydrochloride 1 mg

Gentamicin Sulphate

Eye drops 0.3%

Hydrocortisone with Cinchocaine

Oint 5 mg with cinchocaine hydrochloride 5 mg per g

Hydrocortisone with Cinchocaine

Suppos 5 mg with cinchocaine hydrochloride 5 mg per g

Ketoprofen

Cap long-acting 200 mg

Lidocaine [Lignocaine] hydrochloride

Inj 1%, 5 ml

Macrogol 3350

Powder for oral soln

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

Meloxicam [current access]

Tab 7.5 mg

Meloxicam [widened access]

Tab 7.5 mg

Methylprednisolone aceponate

Oint 0.1%

Mupirocin (pack size 5 g or less)

Oint 2%

Pericyazine

Tab 10 mg

Pericyazine

Tab 2.5 mg

Phentolamine Mesylate

Inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml

Podophyllotoxin

Soln 0.5%

Prochlorperazine

Tab 3 mg buccal

Propranolol

Cap long-acting 160 mg

Propranolol

Inj 1 mg per ml, 1 ml

Propranolol

Oral liq 4 mg per ml

Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride

Tab 60 mg

Retinol

Cap 25,000 iu

Retinol

Oral liq 150,000 iu per ml

Retinol

Tab 10,000 iu

Rifabutin

Cap 150 mg

Sildenafil

Inj 0.8 mg per ml, 12.5 ml vial

Sodium cromoglicate

Cap 100 mg

Sodium cromoglicate

Nasal spray, 4%

Spiramycin

Tab 500 mg

Tetracosactide [Tetracosactrin]

Inj 1 mg per ml, 1 ml

Tetracosactide [Tetracosactrin]

Inj 250 mcg per ml, 1 ml

Ticagrelor

Tab 90 mg

Yellow jacket wasp venom

Inj 550 mcg vial with diluent

Yellow jacket wasp venom

Treatment kit – 6 vials 120 mcg freeze dried venom with
diluent

Zuclopenthixol hydrochloride

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.