Community medicine tender decision summary

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This page is a summary of our published tender decisions, as at 19 January 2024.

Changes
Phenobarbitone 15 mg tablets Noumed brand, listed 1 March 2024, PSS 1 August 2024.

We aim to publish an updated version of this page each month, within 2 working days of the latest Tender decision being published.

The tables are sorted based on the date the subsidy will change.

  • For products where there is a brand change, the brand being delisted cannot be claimed after the principal supply date.
  • For products without a brand change, the subsidy usually changes 5 months before the principal supply date.

Follow the link to the original notification for all the details. Sometimes the dates or other details may change for reasons like supply issues. The Schedule Update released each month has the most up-to-date details.

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1 January 2024

CHEMICAL NAME PRESENTATION; PACK SIZE AND TYPE CURRENT PACK PRICE NEW PACK PRICE PRINCIPAL SUPPLY BRAND (SUPPLIER) Date of subsidy change PRINCIPAL SUPPLY DATE Original tender decision
Aspirin tab 100 mg; 990 tablet blister pack $ 14.95 $ 12.65 Ethics Aspirin EC (Multichem) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 July 2023
Colecalciferol cap 1.25 mg (50,000 iu); 12 capsule blister pack $ 2.95 $ 3.65 Vit.D3 (Multichem) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 July 2023
Hydrocortisone and paraffin liquid and lanolin lotn 1% with paraffin liquid 15.9% and lanolin 0.6%; 250 ml bottle $ 10.57 $ 12.83 DP Lotn (HC) (Douglas) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 July 2023
Magnesium sulphate Inj 2 mmol per ml, 5 ml ampoule; 10 ampoule pack $ 25.53 $ 37.53 Martindale (Max Health) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 November 2023

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1 February 2024

CHEMICAL NAME PRESENTATION; PACK SIZE AND TYPE CURRENT PACK PRICE NEW PACK PRICE PRINCIPAL SUPPLY BRAND (SUPPLIER) Date of subsidy change PRINCIPAL SUPPLY DATE Original tender decision
Acitretin cap 10 mg; 60 capsule blister pack $ 17.86 $ 26.20 Novatretin (Douglas) 01 Feb 2024 01 Jul 2024 July 2023
Acitretin cap 25 mg; 60 capsule blister pack $ 41.36 $ 57.37 Novatretin (Douglas) 01 Feb 2024 01 Jul 2024 July 2023
Alendronate sodium tab 70 mg; 4 tablet blister pack $ 2.44 $ 3.10 Fosamax (Organon) 01 Feb 2024 01 Jul 2024 July 2023
Alendronate sodium with colecalciferol tab 70 mg with colecalciferol 5,600 iu; 4 tablet blister pack $ 1.51 $ 1.99 Fosamax Plus (Organon) 01 Feb 2024 01 Jul 2024 July 2023
Betamethasone dipropionate crm 0.05%; 50 g tube OP $ 36.00 $ 36.00 Disprosone (Organon) 01 Feb 2024 01 Jul 2024 July 2023
Betamethasone dipropionate oint 0.05%; 50 g tube OP $ 36.00 $ 36.00 Disprosone (Organon) 01 Feb 2024 01 Jul 2024 July 2023
Dabigatran Cap 75 mg $76.36 $27.99 Pradaxa (Boehringer) 1 Feb 2024 01 Jun 2024 Dabigatran Tender Decision (Dec 23) 
Dabigatran Cap 110 mg $76.36 $27.99 Pradaxa (Boehringer) 1 Feb 2024 01 Jun 2024 Dabigatran Tender Decision (Dec 23) 
Dabigatran Cap 150 mg $76.36 $27.99 Pradaxa (Boehringer) 1 Feb 2024 01 Jun 2024 Dabigatran Tender Decision (Dec 23) 
Flucloxacillin inj 250 mg vial; 10 ml injection $ 17.56 $ 42.60 Flucloxin (Douglas) 01 Feb 2024 01 Jul 2024 July 2023
Flucloxacillin inj 500 mg vial; 10 ml injection $ 18.78 $ 45.63 Flucloxin (Douglas) 01 Feb 2024 01 Jul 2024 July 2023

Brand being delisted cannot be claimed after Principal Supply date

CHEMICAL NAME PRESENTATION; PACK SIZE AND TYPE CURRENT PACK PRICE NEW PACK PRICE PRINCIPAL SUPPLY BRAND (SUPPLIER) LISTING DATE PRINCIPAL SUPPLY DATE BRAND (SUPPLIER) AFFECTED BY DELISTING Original tender decision
Darunavir tab 400 mg; 60 tablet bottle pack $ 132.00 $ 150.00 Darunavir Viatris (Viatris) 01 Sep 2023 01 Feb 2024 Danrunavir Mylan (Viatris) (Pharmacode 2591286)
Darunavir Mylan (Viatris) (Pharmacode 2595486)
July 2023
Ispaghula (psyllium) husk powder for oral solution; 500 g tub OP $ 12.20 $ 20.00 Konsyl-D (Viatris) 01 Sep 2023 01 Feb 2024 Macro Organic Psyllium Husk (Viatris) (Pharmacode 2628066) July 2023
Lamivudine tab 150 mg; 60 tablet bottle pack $ 84.50 $ 98.00 Lamivudine Viatris (Viatris) 01 Sep 2023 01 Feb 2024 Lamivudine Alphapharm (Viatris) (Pharmacode 2444526) July 2023
Permethrin lotn 5%; 30 ml tube OP $ 3.99 $ 4.28 A-Scabies (AFT) 01 Sep 2023 01 Feb 2024 Lydem (API Consumer Brands) (Pharmacode 479233) July 2023
Simvastatin tab 10 mg; 90 tablet blister pack $ 1.23 $ 1.68 Simvastatin Viatris (Viatris) 01 Sep 2023 01 Feb 2024 Simvastatin Mylan (Viatris) (Pharmacode 2520087) July 2023
Simvastatin tab 20 mg; 90 tablet blister pack $ 2.03 $ 2.54 Simvastatin Viatris (Viatris) 01 Sep 2023 01 Feb 2024 Simvastatin Mylan (Viatris) (Pharmacode 2520095) July 2023
Simvastatin tab 40 mg; 90 tablet blister pack $ 3.58 $ 4.11 Simvastatin Viatris (Viatris) 01 Sep 2023 01 Feb 2024 Simvastatin Mylan (Viatris) (Pharmacode 2520109) July 2023
Simvastatin tab 80 mg; 90 tablet blister pack $ 7.12 $ 8.81 Simvastatin Viatris (Viatris) 01 Sep 2023 01 Feb 2024 Simvastatin Mylan (Viatris) (Pharmacode 250117) July 2023

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1 March 2024

Brand being delisted cannot be claimed after Principal Supply date

CHEMICAL NAME PRESENTATION; PACK SIZE AND TYPE CURRENT PACK PRICE NEW PACK PRICE PRINCIPAL SUPPLY BRAND (SUPPLIER) LISTING DATE PRINCIPAL SUPPLY DATE BRAND (SUPPLIER) AFFECTED BY DELISTING Original tender decision
Entecavir Tab 0.5 mg; 30 tablet blister pack $ 52.00 $ 12.04 Entecavir (Rex) (Rex Medical) 01 Oct 2023 01 Mar 2024 Entecavir Sandoz (Sandoz) Entecavir Mylan (Viatris) March 2023
Ondansetron Tab disp 4 mg; 10 tablet blister pack $ 0.76 $ 0.56 Periset ODT (Miro) 01 Oct 2023 01 Mar 2024 Ondansetron ODT-DRLA (Dr Reddy’s) March 2023
Ondansetron Tab disp 8 mg; 10 tablet blister pack $ 1.13 $ 0.90 Periset ODT (Miro) 01 Oct 2023 01 Mar 2024 Ondansetron ODT-DRLA (Dr Reddy’s) March 2023

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1 April 2024

Brand being delisted cannot be claimed after Principal Supply date

CHEMICAL NAME PRESENTATION; PACK SIZE AND TYPE CURRENT PACK PRICE NEW PACK PRICE PRINCIPAL SUPPLY BRAND (SUPPLIER) Listing date PRINCIPAL SUPPLY DATE BRAND (SUPPLIER) AFFECTED BY DELISTING Original tender decision
Goserelin Implant 3.6 mg, syringe; 1 implant pack $ 65.68 $ 66.48 Zoladex (AstraZeneca) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Teva (Teva) August 2023
Goserelin Implant 10.8 mg, syringe; 1 implant pack $ 122.37 $ 138.23 Zoladex (AstraZeneca) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Teva (Teva) August 2023
Budesonide Capmodified-release3 mg; 90 capsule bottle $ 166.50 $ 87.60 Budesonide Te Arai (Te Arai) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Entocort CIR (Pharmacodes 2272547 and 2536528) (Chiesi) June 2023
Bisoprolol fumarate Tab 2.5 mg; 90 tablet bottle pack $ 1.84 $ 1.36 Ipca-Bisoprolol (Miro) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Bisprolol Mylan (Viatris)
Bisprolol Viatris (Viatris)
April 2023
Bisoprolol fumarate Tab 5 mg; 90 tablet bottle pack $ 2.55 $ 1.91 Ipca-Bisoprolol (Miro) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Bisprolol Mylan (Viatris)
Bisprolol Viatris (Viatris)
April 2023
Bisoprolol fumarate Tab 10 mg; 90 tablet bottle pack $ 3.62 $ 2.71 Ipca-Bisoprolol (Miro) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Bisprolol Mylan (Viatris)
Bisprolol Viatris (Viatris)
April 2023
Captopril Oral liquid 5 mg per ml; 100 ml bottle OP $ 94.99 (per 95 ml) $ 86.00 DP-Captopril (Douglas) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Capoten (Arrow) April 2023
Escitalopram Tab 10 mg; 28 tablet blister pack $ 1.07 $ 0.79 Ipca-Escitalopram (Miro) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Escitalopram (Ethics) (Multichem) April 2023
Escitalopram Tab 20 mg; 28 tablet blister pack $ 1.92 $ 1.49 Ipca-Escitalopram (Miro) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Escitalopram (Ethics) (Multichem) April 2023
Metoprolol succinate Tab long-acting 23.75 mg; 90tablet blister pack 1.45 (30 tab pack) $ 4.20 Myloc CR (Viatris) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Betaloc CR (AstraZeneca) April 2023
Metoprolol succinate Tab long-acting 47.5 mg; 90tablet blister pack 1.43
(30 tab pack)
$ 3.65 Myloc CR (Viatris) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Betaloc CR (AstraZeneca) April 2023
Metoprolol succinate Tab long-acting 95 mg; 90tablet blister pack 2.15 (30 tab pack) $ 5.24 Myloc CR (Viatris) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Betaloc CR (AstraZeneca) April 2023
Metoprolol succinate Tab long-acting 190mg; 90tablet blister pack 4.27 (30 tab pack) $ 9.76 Myloc CR (Viatris) 01 Nov 2023 01 Apr 2024 Betaloc CR (AstraZeneca) April 2023
Rosuvastatin Tab 5 mg; 30 tablet bottle pack $ 1.70 $ 1.29 Rosuvastatin Viatris (Viatris) 01 Jul 2023 01 Apr 2024 Rosuvastatin Viatris (Viatris) Pharmacode 2616742 March 2023
Rosuvastatin Tab 10 mg; 30 tablet bottle pack $ 2.42 $ 1.69 Rosuvastatin Viatris (Viatris) 01 Jul 2023 01 Apr 2024 Rosuvastatin Viatris (Viatris)
Pharmacode 2616750
March 2023
Rosuvastatin Tab 20 mg; 30 tablet bottle pack $ 3.92 $ 2.71 Rosuvastatin Viatris (Viatris) 01 Jul 2023 01 Apr 2024 Rosuvastatin Viatris (Viatris)
Pharmacode 2616769
March 2023
Rosuvastatin Tab 40 mg; 30 tablet bottle pack $ 5.28 $ 4.55 Rosuvastatin Viatris (Viatris) 01 Jul 2023 01 Apr 2024 Rosuvastatin Viatris (Viatris)
Pharmacode 2616777
March 2023

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1 May 2024

Brand being delisted cannot be claimed after Principal Supply date

CHEMICAL NAME PRESENTATION; PACK SIZE AND TYPE CURRENT PACK PRICE NEW PACK PRICE PRINCIPAL SUPPLY BRAND (SUPPLIER) Listing date PRINCIPAL SUPPLY DATE BRAND (SUPPLIER) AFFECTED BY DELISTING Original tender decision
Amoxicillin Cap 250 mg; 500 capsule bottle $ 43.45 $ 27.50 Miro-Amoxicillin (Miro) 01 Dec 2023 01 May 2024 Alphamox (Viatris) May 2023
Amoxicillin Cap 500 mg; 500 capsule bottle $ 66.44 $ 41.00 Miro-Amoxicillin (Miro) 01 Dec 2023 01 May 2024 Alphamox (Viatris) May 2023
Pravastatin Tab 20 mg; 100 tablet bottle pack $2.11 (per 28 tablets) $ 7.16 Pravastatin Clinect (Clinect) 01 Dec 2023 01 May 2024 Pravastatin Mylan (Viatris) Pravastatin Viatris (Viatris) May 2023
Pravastatin Tab 40 mg; 100 tablet bottle pack $3.61 (per 28 tablets) $ 12.25 Pravastatin Clinect (Clinect) 01 Dec 2023 01 May 2024 Pravastatin Mylan (Viatris) May 2023
Compound electrolytes with glucose [Dextrose] Soln with electrolytes, 1000 ml bottle OP $ 8.55 $ 6.53 Hydrolyte – Lemonade (Care Pharmaceuticals) 01 Dec 2023 01 May 2024 Pedialyte - Bubblegum (Abbott) (2504308) September 2023
Ketoconazole shampoo 2%; 100 ml bottle OP (Pharmacode 461504) $ 3.23 $ 4.09 Sebizole (Douglas) 01 Dec 2023 01 May 2024 Sebizole (Douglas) (Pharmacode 361410)

July 2023

Nicorandil Tab 10 mg; 60 tablet blister pack $ 25.57 $ 21.73 Max Health (Max Health) 01 Dec 2023 01 May 2024 Ikorel (Sanofi-AU) October 2023
Nicorandil Tab 20 mg; 60 tablet blister pack $ 32.28 $ 27.44 Max Health (Max Health) 01 Dec 2023 01 May 2024 Ikorel (Sanofi-AU) October 2023

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1 June 2024

Brand being delisted cannot be claimed after Principal Supply date

CHEMICAL NAME PRESENTATION; PACK SIZE AND TYPE CURRENT PACK PRICE NEW PACK PRICE PRINCIPAL SUPPLY BRAND (SUPPLIER) Listing date PRINCIPAL SUPPLY DATE BRAND (SUPPLIER) AFFECTED BY DELISTING Original tender decision
Teriparatide Inj 250 mcg per ml, 2.4 ml; 1 device pack $ 490.00 $ 195.00 Teriparatide – Teva (Teva) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 Forteo (Eli Lilly) (Pharmacode 2222906) Forteo (Eli Lilly) (Pharmacode 2650908) May 2023
Paraffin White soft; 2,500 g tub $ 19.99 $ 19.00 EVARA White Soft Paraffin (Evara) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 healthE (Jaychem) August 2023
Paraffin White soft; 450 g pot $ 4.99 $ 4.74 EVARA White Soft Paraffin (Evara) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 healthE (Jaychem) August 2023
Allopurinol Tab 100 mg; 1000 tablet bottle $11.47 (500 tablet bottle) $ 17.99 Ipca-Allopurinol (Miro) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 DP-Allopurinol (Douglas) June 2023
Allopurinol Tab 300 mg; 500 tablet bottle $ 28.57 $ 22.50 Ipca-Allopurinol (Miro) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 DP-Allopurinol (Douglas) June 2023

Dexamfetamine sulfate

Tab 5 mg; 100 tablet bottle

$21.00

$29.80

Noumed (Noumed)

1 January 2024

1 June 2024

PSM (API Consumer Brands)

Aspen (Aspen)

December 2023

Donepezil hydrochloride1 Tab 5 mg; 84 tablet blister pack $4.34 (90 tablet blister pack) $ 3.70 Ipca-Donepezil 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 Donepezil-Rex (Rex Medical) June 2023
Donepezil hydrochloride1 Tab 10 mg; 84 tablet blister pack $6.64 (90 tablet blister pack) $ 5.50 Ipca-Donepezil 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 Donepezil-Rex (Rex Medical) June 2023
Febuxostat Tab 80 mg; 28 tablet blister pack $ 20.00 $ 4.73 Febuxostat (Teva) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 Febuxostat multichem (Multichem) June 2023
Febuxostat Tab 120 mg; 28 tablet blister pack $ 20.00 $ 11.78 Febuxostat (Teva) 01 Jan 2024 01 Jun 2024 Febuxostat multichem (Multichem) June 2023

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1 July 2024

Brand being delisted cannot be claimed after Principal Supply date

CHEMICAL NAME PRESENTATION; PACK SIZE AND TYPE CURRENT PACK PRICE NEW PACK PRICE PRINCIPAL SUPPLY BRAND (SUPPLIER) Date of subsidy change PRINCIPAL SUPPLY DATE BRAND (SUPPLIER) AFFECTED BY DELISTING Original tender decision
Atomoxetine cap 10 mg; 28 capsule blister pack $ 18.41 $ 43.02 APO-Atomoxetine (Arrotex) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 Generic Partners (Generic Partners) (Pharmacode 2566826)
APO-Atomoxetine S29 (Arrotex) (Pharmacode 2632497)
July 2023
Atomoxetine cap 18 mg; 28 capsule blister pack $ 27.06 $ 45.57 APO-Atomoxetine (Arrotex) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 Generic Partners (Generic Partners) (Pharmacode 2566834) July 2023
Atomoxetine cap 25 mg; 28 capsule blister pack $ 29.22 $ 44.30 APO-Atomoxetine (Arrotex) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 Generic Partners (Generic Partners) (Pharmacode 2566842) July 2023
Atomoxetine cap 40 mg; 28 capsule blister pack $ 29.22 $ 46.21 APO-Atomoxetine (Arrotex) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 Generic Partners (Generic Partners) (Pharmacode 2566850) July 2023
Atomoxetine cap 60 mg; 28 capsule blister pack $ 46.51 $ 51.31 APO-Atomoxetine (Arrotex) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 Generic Partners (Generic Partners) (Pharmacode 2566869)
APO-Atomoxetine S29 (Arrotex) (Pharmacode 2636050)
July 2023
Atomoxetine cap 80 mg; 28 capsule blister pack $ 56.45 $ 65.20 APO-Atomoxetine (Arrotex) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 Generic Partners (Generic Partners) (Pharmacode 2566877)
APO-Atomoxetine S29 (Arrotex) (Pharmacode 2632500)
July 2023
Atomoxetine cap 100 mg; 28 capsule blister pack $ 58.48 $ 65.71 APO-Atomoxetine (Arrotex) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 Generic Partners (Generic Partners) (Pharmacode 2566885)
APO-Atomoxetine S29 (Arrotex) (Pharmacode 2632519)
July 2023
Olanzapine tab 10 mg; 30 tablet bottle pack $2.01 (per 28 tablets) $ 1.93 Zypine (Viatris) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 Zypine (Viatris) (Pharmacode 2439875) July 2023
Olanzapine tab 5 mg; 30 tablet bottle pack $1.58 (per 28 tablets) $ 1.93 Zypine (Viatris) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 Zypine (Viatris) (Pharmacode 2439867) July 2023
Olanzapine tab 2.5 mg; 30 tablet bottle pack $1.35 (per 28 tablets) $ 1.40 Zypine (Viatris) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 Zypine (Viatris) (Pharmacode 2439859) July 2023
Phenobarbitone Tab 15 mg; 500 tablet bottle $40.00 $248.50 Noumed Phenobarbitone (Noumed) 01 Mar 2024 01 Aug 2024 PSM (API Consumer Brands) January 2024

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