May 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 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.

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


CORRECTION to February 2019 tender notification: in bold
and strikethrough

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

Date of subsidy change

Sole Subsidised Supply date

Dimethicone

Crm, 5% pump bottle, 500 ml

$4.59

$4.48

HealthE Dimethicone 5%

(Jaychem)

1%

1 July 2019

1 October 2019

Note: This product will remain listed in Part II Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule; however, will not be under Hospital Sole Supply Status.


CORRECTION to April 2019 tender notification: in bold
and strikethrough

Community pharmaceutical tenders – Section B of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

Omeprazole

Inj 40 mg ampoule with diluent, 5 glass ampoule pack

$33.98

$33.98

Dr Reddy’s Omeprazole

(Dr Reddy’s)

1 July 2019

1 October 2020 2019

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

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule

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

Omeprazole

Inj 40 mg ampoule with diluent, 5 glass ampoule pack

$33.98

$33.98

Dr Reddy’s Omeprazole

(Dr Reddy’s)

1%

1 July 2019

1 October 2020 2019

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

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

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

Cilazapril

Tab 0.5 mg; 90 tablet, bottle pack

$2.00

$2.09

Zapril
(Mylan)

1 July 2019

1 September 2019

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

Amoxicillin

Cap 250 mg; 500 capsule, blister pack

$14.97

$22.50

Alphamox
(Mylan)

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Apo-Amoxi (Apotex)

Amoxicillin

Cap 500 mg; 500 capsule, blister pack

$16.75

$36.98

Alphamox
(Mylan)

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Apo-Amoxi (Apotex)

Azathioprine

Tab 25 mg; 60 tablet, blister pack

$9.66 per 100 tab

$7.35

Azamun
(Douglas)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Imuran (Aspen)

Azathioprine

Tab 50 mg; 100 tablet, blister pack

$10.58

$7.60

Azamun
(Douglas)

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Imuran (Aspen)

Cilazapril

Tab 2.5 mg; 90 tablet, bottle pack

$7.20 per 200 tab

$4.80

Zapril
(Mylan)

1 September 2019*

1 February 2020

Apo-Cilazapril (Apotex)

Cilazapril

Tab 5 mg; 90 tablet, bottle pack

$12.00 per 200 tab

$8.35

Zapril
(Mylan)

1 September 2019*

1 February 2020

Apo-Cilazapril (Apotex)

Compound electrolytes

Powder for oral soln; 50 sachet pack (change in PSO from 10 sachets to 5 sachets from 1 April 2020)

$2.30 per 10 sachet

$9.77

Electral
(Teva)

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Enerlyte (Multichem)

Dexamethasone phosphate

Inj 4 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule; 10 ampoule pack

$14.19

$9.25

Dexamethasone Phosphate Panpharma
(Multichem)

1 February 2020

1 July 2020

Max Health (Max Health)

Dexamethasone phosphate

Inj 4 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule; 10 ampoule pack

$25.18

$16.37

Dexamethasone Phosphate Panpharma
(Multichem)

1 February 2020

1 July 2020

Max Health (Max Health)

Paroxetine

Tab 20 mg; 90 tablet, blister pack

$4.02

$3.61

Loxamine
(Mylan)

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Apo-Paroxetine (Apotex)

Ropinirole hydrochloride

Tab 0.25 mg; 84 tablet, bottle pack

$2.78 per 100 tab

$2.85

Ropin
(Mylan)

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Apo-Ropinirole (Apotex)

Ropinirole hydrochloride

Tab 1 mg; 84 tablet, bottle pack

$5.00 per 100 tab

$3.95

Ropin
(Mylan)

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Apo-Ropinirole (Apotex)

Ropinirole hydrochloride

Tab 2 mg, 84 tablet, bottle pack

$7.72 per 100 tab

$5.48

Ropin
(Mylan)

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Apo-Ropinirole (Apotex)

Ropinirole hydrochloride

Tab 5 mg; 84 tablet, bottle pack

$16.51 per 100 tab

$12.50

Ropin
(Mylan)

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Apo-Ropinirole (Apotex)

Sertraline

Tab 50 mg; 30 tablet, blister pack

$3.05 per 90 tab

$0.92

Setrona
(Douglas)

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Arrow-Sertraline (Teva)

Sertraline

Tab 100 mg; 30 tablet, blister pack

$5.25 per 90 tab

$1.61

Setrone
(Douglas)

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Arrow-Sertraline (Teva)

Sunscreen, propietary

Lotion; 200 g OP tube

$5.10

$5.10

Marine Blue Ltion SPF 50+
(Boucher and Muir)

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Marine Blue Lotion SPF 50+ 100 g (Boucher and Muir)

Hamilton Sunscreen (Valeant Pharmaceuticals)

*Please note stock may not be available from 12 August, however a listing date of 1 September still stands.

Hospital pharmaceutical tenders – Section H 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

Hospital supply brand
(Supplier)

DV
Limit

Date of subsidy change

Hospital Supply Status date

Cilazapril

Tab 0.5 mg; 90 tablet, bottle pack

$2.00

$2.09

Zapril
(Mylan)

1%

1 July 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

Hospital supply brand
(Supplier)

DV
Limit

Listing date

Hospital Supply Status date

Brand (Supplier) affected by delisting

Amoxicillin

Cap 250 mg; 500 capsule, blister pack

$14.97

$22.50

Alphamox
(Mylan)

1%

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Apo-Amoxi (Apotex)

Amoxicillin

Cap 500 mg; 500 capsule, blister pack

$16.75

$36.98

Alphamox
(Mylan)

1%

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Apo-Amoxi (Apotex)

Azathioprine

Tab 25 mg; 60 tablet, blister pack

$9.66 per 100 tab

$7.35

Azamun
(Douglas)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Imuran (Aspen)

Azathioprine

Tab 50 mg; 100 tablet, blister pack

$10.58

$7.60

Azamun
(Douglas)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Imuran (Aspen)

Cilazapril

Tab 2.5 mg; 90 tablet, bottle pack

$7.20 per 200 tab

$4.80

Zapril
(Mylan)

1%

1 September 2019*

1 February 2020

Apo-Cilazapril (Apotex)

Cilazapril

Tab 5 mg; 90 tablet, bottle pack

$12.00 per 200 tab

$8.35

Zapril
(Mylan)

1%

1 September 2019*

1 February 2020

Apo-Cilazapril (Apotex)

Compound electrolytes

Powder for oral soln; 50 sachet pack

$2.30 per 10 sachet

$9.77

Electral
(Teva)

1%

1 November 2019

1 April 2020

Enerlyte (Multichem)

Dexamethasone phosphate

Inj 4 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule; 10 ampoule pack

$14.19

$9.25

Dexamethasone Phosphate Panpharma
(Multichem)

1%

1 February 2020

1 July 2020

Max Health (Max Health)

Dexamethasone phosphate

Inj 4 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule; 10 ampoule pack

$25.18

$16.37

Dexamethasone Phosphate Panpharma
(Multichem)

1%

1 February 2020

1 July 2020

Max Health (Max Health)

Droperidol

Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule, 10 ampoule pack

$35.00

$30.95

Droleptan
(AFT)

1%

1 December 2019

1 May 2020

Droperidol Panpharma (Multichem)

Iloprost

Inj 50 mcg in 0.5 ml ampoule, 5 ampoule pack

$380.00

$305.00

Clinect
(Clinect)

1%

1 August 2019

1 January 2020

Ilomedin (Bayer)

Paroxetine

Tab 20 mg; 90 tablet, blister pack

$4.02

$3.61

Loxamine
(Mylan)

1%

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Apo-Paroxetine (Apotex)

Propofol

Inj 10 mg per ml, 20 ml vial, 5 vial pack

$5.27

$4.35

Fresofol 1% MCT/LCT
(Fresenius Kabi)

10%

1 July 2019

1 December 2019

Provive MCT-LCT 1% (Baxter)

Ropinirole hydrochloride

Tab 0.25 mg; 84 tablet, bottle pack

$2.78 per 100 tab

$2.85

Ropin
(Mylan)

1%

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Apo-Ropinirole (Apotex)

Ropinirole hydrochloride

Tab 1 mg; 84 tablet, bottle pack

$5.00 per 100 tab

$3.95

Ropin
(Mylan)

1%

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Apo-Ropinirole (Apotex)

Ropinirole hydrochloride

Tab 2 mg, 84 tablet, bottle pack

$7.72 per 100 tab

$5.48

Ropin
(Mylan)

1%

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Apo-Ropinirole (Apotex)

Ropinirole hydrochloride

Tab 5 mg; 84 tablet, bottle pack

$16.51 per 100 tab

$12.50

Ropin
(Mylan)

1%

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Apo-Ropinirole (Apotex)

Sertraline

Tab 50 mg; 30 tablet, blister pack

$3.05 per 90 tab

$0.92

Setrona
(Douglas)

1%

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Arrow-Sertraline (Teva)

Sertraline

Tab 100 mg; 30 tablet, blister pack

$5.25 per 90 tab

$1.61

Setrone
(Douglas)

1%

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Arrow-Sertraline (Teva)

Sunscreen, propietary

Ltn; 200 g tube

$5.10

$5.10

Marine Blue Lotion SPF 50+ (Boucher and Muir)

1%

1 October 2019

1 March 2020

Marine Blue Lotion SPF 50+ 100 g (Boucher and Muir)

Cream – ‘any brand’

*Please note stock may not be available from 12 August, however a listing date of 1 September still stands.

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

Chemical name

Line item

Aluminium hydroxide

Tab 600 mg

Amisulpride

Oral liq 100 mg per ml

Betamethasone
Dipropionate

Crm 0.05% (pack size 30 g and under)

Betamethasone
Dipropionate

Oint 0.05% (pack size 30 g and under)

Brimonidine Tartrate with
Timolol Maleate

Eye drops 0.2% with timolol maleate
0.5%

Bupivacaine hydrochloride
with fentanyl

Inj 0.625 mg with fentanyl 2 mcg per
ml, 100 ml bag

Bupivacaine hydrochloride
with fentanyl

Inj 1.25 mg with fentanyl 2 mcg per ml,
50 ml syringe

Bupivacaine hydrochloride
with fentanyl

Inj 1.25 mg with fentanyl 2 mcg per ml,
100 ml syringe

Cefoxitin Sodium

Inj 1 g

Desmopressin

Tab 200 mcg

Desmopressin

Tab 100 mcg

Desmopressin

Inj 15 mcg per ml, 1 ml

Desmopressin

Nasal drops 100 mcg per ml

Desmopressin

Inj 4 mcg per ml, 1 ml

Disodium edetate

Inj 150 mg per ml, 20 ml - 100 ml

Dosulepin [Dothiepin]
Hydrochloride

Tab 75 mg

Dosulepin [Dothiepin]
Hydrochloride

Cap 25 mg

Fluconazole

Inj 2 mg per ml

Fluorometholone

Eye drops 0.1%

Hyaluronidase

Inj 1,500 iu per ml

Hyoscine (Scopolamine)

Patches, 1.5 mg

Levosimendan

Inj 2.5 mg per ml, 10 ml

Lithium Carbonate
(immediate-release)

Tab 250 mg

Lithium carbonate
(immediate-release)

Cap 250 mg

Lithium Carbonate
(immediate-release)

Tab 400 mg

Lormetazepam

Tab 1 mg

Maprotiline Hydrochloride

Tab 25 mg

Maprotiline Hydrochloride

Tab 75 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

Mianserin hydrochloride

Tab 30 mg

Morphine tartrate

Inj 80 mg per ml, 1.5 ml

Nitrazepam

Tab 5 mg

Noradrenaline

Inj 0.06 mg per ml, 100 ml bag

Noradrenaline

Inj 0.12 mg per ml, 50 ml syringe

Noradrenaline

Inj 1 mg per ml, 100 ml bag

Oestradiol

Tab 1 mg

Oestradiol

Tab 2 mg

Omeprazole

Powder

Paraffin

Enema 133 ml

Phenothrin

Shampoo 0.5%

Polyvinyl alcohol

Eye drops 1.4%

Polyvinyl alcohol

Eye drops 3%

Pyridoxine hydrochloride

Inj 100 mg per ml, 1 ml

Pyridoxine hydrochloride

Inj 100 mg per ml, 30 ml

Roxithromycin

Dispersible tab - 50 mg

Sodium alginate with
magnesium alginate

Powder for oral soln 225 mg with magnesium alginate 87.5 mg, sachet

Dosiunm alginate with
sodium bicarbonate and
calcium carbonate

Oral liq 500 mg with sodium
bicarbonate 267 mg and calcium
carboante 160 mg per 10 ml

Sodium fusidate [fusidic
acid]

Eye drops 1%

Sodium phosphate with
phosphoric acid

Oral liq 16.4% with phosphoric acid
25.14%

Sodium Phosphate with
phosphoric acid

Enema 10% with phosphoric acid
6.58%

Tolterodone tartrate

Tab 1 mg

Tolterodone tartrate

Tab 2 mg

Triclosan

Soln 1%

Vecuronium

Inj 10 mg

Zidovudine

Inj 10 mg per ml, 20 ml vial

Zidovudine

Cap 100 mg

Zidovudine

Oral liq 10 mg per ml

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.