Proposal to list pegfilgrastim and tocilizumab

Medicines Consultation Closed

PHARMAC is seeking feedback on a proposal to list pegfilgrastim (Neulastim) for prevention of neutropenia in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy, and tocilizumab (Actemra) for systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, from 1 July 2013, through a provisional agreement with Roche Products (NZ) Limited.

Feedback sought

PHARMAC welcomes feedback on this proposal. To provide feedback, please submit it in writing by 5:00 pm on Monday 29 April 2013 to:

Geraldine MacGibbon 
Senior Therapeutic Group Manager


Fax: 04 460 4995

Post: PO Box 10 254, Wellington 6143.

All feedback received before the closing date will be considered by PHARMAC’s Board (or Chief Executive acting under delegated authority) prior to making a decision on this proposal.