Imatinib dispensed and purchased in calendar year 2021
Thank you for your request dated 4 April 2022 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to imatinib. You requested:
The total quantities of Imatinib Mesilate as funded by Pharmac for the most recent twelve month period.
- Imatinib-Rex Cap 100mg 2594315 per 60
- Imatinib-Rex Cap 400mg 2594323 per 30
- Glivec (Novartis) Tab 100mg 2123606 per 60
Please find data for your request provided within the tables below.
Table 1: Number of packs dispensed in the community between 1 January to 31 December 2021
|Brand||Formulation||Calendar year||Packs dispensed|
|Glivec||Tab 100 mg||2021||1,436|
|Imatinib-Rex||Cap 100 mg||2021||2,057|
|Imatinib-Rex||Cap 400 mg||2021||2,981|
Table 2: Number of packs purchased in DHB hospitals between 1 January to 31 December 2021
|Brand||Formulation||Calendar year||Packs purchased|
|Imatinib-Rex||Cap 100 mg||2021||18|
|Imatinib-Rex||Cap 400 mg||2021||12|
Note: Figures in Table 2 are based on purchase data provided by DHBs. Pharmac makes no representation as to the accuracy of the figures provided.
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