Summaries of the Section H (HML) update

Each month we issue a summary of the HML update. The table on this page gives a preview of the upcoming changes.

This update summary includes a preview of the changes that will be announced in next month’s Section H of the Pharmaceutical Schedule. 

The full Update will be available as a PDF on our website(external link). The changes will be published in the online HML around the 23rd of this month and are effective from next month. 

For any questions about these listing changes or the Pharmaceutical Schedule in general, email us at enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz

16 September 2022 - preview of changes for October 2022

Pharmaceutical

Change

Aciclovir (Lovir) tab dispersible 200 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Adalimumab (Humira – alternative brand) inj 20 mg per 0.2 ml prefilled syringe and 0.4 ml syringe and inj 40 mg per 0.8 ml syringe (Humira) and inj 40 mg per 0.8 ml pen (HumiraPen)

amended chemical name and restriction criteria

 

Azathioprine (Azamun) tab 50 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Bupivacaine hydrochloride with fentanyl (Bupafen) inj 1.25 mg with fentanyl 2 mcg per ml, 100 ml and 200 ml bag, 5 inj pack

price increase and delisting revoked

 

Bupivacaine hydrochloride with fentanyl (Bupafen) inj 1.25 mg with fentanyl 2 mcg per ml, 100 ml and 200 ml bag, 10 inj pack

delisted 1 October 2022

Cefuroxime (Zinnat) tab 250 mg 

to be delisted 1 March 2024

Chlorhexidine with cetrimide (Baxter) irrigation soln 0.015% with cetrimide 0.15%, 100 ml bottle

new listing (p’code 332534)

Compound electrolytes (Plasma-Lyte 148) inj sodium 140 mmol/l, potassium 5 mmol/l, magnesium 1.5 mmol/l, chloride 98 mmol/l, acetate 27 mmol/l, gluconate 23 mmol/l, 500 ml and 1,000 l bag

price increase

Compound electrolytes with glucose [dextrose] (Plasma-Lyte 148 & 5% Glucose) inj sodium 140 mmol/l, 5 mmol/l potassium, 1.5 mmol/l magnesium, 98 mmol/l chloride, 27 mmol/l acetate and 23 mmol/l gluconate, glucose 23 mmol/l (5%), 1,000 ml bag

price increase

Compound sodium lactate [hartmann’s solution] (Baxter) inj sodium 131 mmol/l with potassium 5 mmol/l, calcium 2 mmol/l, bicarbonate 29 mmol/l, chloride 111 mmol/l, 500 ml bag and 1,000 ml bag

price increase

 

Darunavir (Darunavir Mylan) tab 400 mg

new Pharmacode listing (p’code 2595486)

Droperidol inj 2.5 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule 

Brand change

  • Droperidol Panpharma – new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 2527138)
  • Droleptan to be delisted 1 March 2023

Dosulepin [dothiepin] hydrochloride (Dosulepin Viatris) tab 75 mg 

new listing (p’code 2630885)

Gemtuzumab ozogamicin (Mylotarg) inj 5 mg vial

amended restriction criteria

Glucose [dextrose]

  • inj 5%, 50 ml bag (Baxter Glucose 5%)
  • inj 10%, 1,000 ml bag (Baxter Glucose 10%)
  • inj 10%, 500 ml bag (Baxter Glucose 10%)
  • inj 50%, 500 ml bag (Baxter Glucose 50%)

price increase

Glucose with potassium chloride and sodium chloride (Baxter)

  • inj 4% glucose with potassium chloride 20 mmol/l and sodium chloride 0.18%, 1,000 ml bag
  • inj 5% glucose with potassium chloride 20 mmol/l and sodium chloride 0.45%, 1,000 ml bag
  • inj 5% glucose with potassium chloride 20 mmol/l and sodium chloride 0.9%, 1,000 ml bag

price increase

Glucose with sodium chloride (Baxter)

  • inj 4% glucose and sodium chloride 0.18%, 1,000 ml bag
  • inj 5% glucose and sodium chloride 0.45%, 1,000 ml bag
  • inj 5% glucose and sodium chloride 0.9%, 1,000 ml bag 

price increase

Iloprost nebuliser soln 10 mcg per ml, 2 ml

Brand change

  • Vebulis – new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 2643006)
  • Ventavis to be delisted 1 March 2023

Iloprost inj 50 mcg in 0.5 ml ampoule

Brand change

  • Ilomedin – new listing (p’code 256757)
  • Clinect – to be delisted 1 December 2022

Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride (Lidocaine-Baxter) inj 1%, 5 ml ampoule 

price increase

Lisinopril (Teva Lisinopril) tab 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg

New listing

  • Tab 5 mg (p’code 2643669)
  • Tab 10 mg (p’code 2643677)
  • Tab 20 mg (p’code 2643685)

Macrogol 400 and propylene glycol (Systane Unit Dose) eye drops 0.4% and propylene glycol 0.3%, preservative free, single dose

New pack size listing

  • 30 pack – new listing (p’code 2640120)
  • 24 pack to be delisted 1 June 2023

Mannitol (Baxter) inj 10%, 1,000 ml bag and inj 20%, 500 ml bag 

price increase

Metformin hydrochloride (Metformin Viatris) tab immediate-release 500 mg 

new listing (p’code 2628031)

Methadone hydrochloride (AFT) inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml vial

price increase

Mitomycin C (Teva) inj 20 mg vial

price decrease

Morphine sulphate inj 5 mg per ml, 10 mg per ml, 15 mg per ml and 30 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule

Brand change

Medsurge – new listing and addition of PSS

  • Inj 5 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule (p’code 2602431)
  • Inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule (p’code 2602458)
  • Inj 15 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule (p’code 2602466)
  • Inj 30 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule (p’code 2602474)

DBL Morphine Sulphate to be delisted from 1 March 2023

Naphazoline hydrochloride (Naphcon Forte) eye drops 0.1%, 15 ml 

to be delisted 1 September 2023

Ondansetron inj 2 mg per ml, 2 ml and 4 ml ampoule 

 

Brand change

Ondansetron-AFT – new listing and addition of PSS

  • Inj 2 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule (p’code 2604752)
  • Inj 2 mg per ml, 4 ml ampoule (p’code 2604760)

Ondansetron Kabi to be delisted 1 March 2023

Ondansetron (Ondansetron-Baxter) inj 2 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule 

price decrease and to be delisted 1 March 2023

Orphenadrine citrate (Norflex) tab 100 mg

new Pharmacode listing (p’code 2645564)

Pharmacode 255009 to be delisted 1 July 2023

Paroxetine (Loxamine) tab 20 mg

price increase and Pharmacode 2443015 to be delisted 1 January 2023

Perindopril (Coversyl) tab 8 mg

new listing (p’code 2643316)

Potassium chloride with sodium chloride (Baxter)

  • inj 10 mmol potassium chloride with 0.29% sodium chloride, 100 ml bag
  • inj 20 mmol potassium chloride with 0.9% sodium chloride, 1,000 ml bag
  • inj 40 mmol potassium chloride with 0.9% sodium chloride, 1,000 ml bag
  • inj 40 mmol potassium chloride with 0.9% sodium chloride, 100 ml bag

price increase

Sodium chloride

  • inj 0.45%, 500 ml bag (Baxter)
  • inj 3%, 1,000 ml (Baxter)
  • inj 0.9%, 50 ml, 100 ml, 250 ml, 500 ml and 1,000 ml bag (Baxter)
  • inj 0.9%, 50 ml and 100 ml bag (Baxter-Viaflo)

price increase

Sodium chloride

  • Irrigation soln 0.9%, 30 ml ampoule (Interpharma)
  • Irrigation soln 0.9%, 1,000 ml bottle (Baxter Sodium Chloride 0.9%) 

price increase

Sodium cromoglicate eye drops 2%,
10 ml

Brand change

  • Allerfix – new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 2645416)
  • Rexacrom to be delisted 1 March 2023

Ticagrelor tab 90 mg

Brand change

  • Ticagrelor Sandoz – new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 2638770)
  • Brilinta to be delisted 1 March 2023

Tocilizumab (Actrema) inj 20 mg per ml, 4 ml vial, 10 ml vial and 20 ml vial 

amended restriction criteria

Water

  • Inj, 1,000 ml bag (Baxter)
  • Irrigation soln, 1,000 ml bottle (Baxter Water for Irrigation)

price increase