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

18 January 2023 - preview of changes for February 2023

Pharmaceutical

Change

Abacavir sulphate with lamivudine (Kivexa) tab 600 mg with lamivudine 300 mg

price increase

Adalimumab (Amgevita) inj 20 mg per 0.4 ml prefilled syringe and inj 40 mg per 0.8 ml prefilled pen and syringe

amended restriction criteria

Adrenaline inj 0.15 mg per 0.3 ml auto-injector (Epipen Jr) and inj 0.3 mg per 0.3 ml auto-injector (Epipen)

New listing

  • Inj 0.15 mg per 0.3 ml auto-injector (Epipen Jr) (p’code 208191)
  •  Inj 0.3 mg per 0.3 ml auto-injector (Epipen) (p’code 223972)

Adrenaline (DBL Adrenaline) inj 1 in 1,000, 1 ml ampoule

price increase

Amoxicillin (Alphamox) cap 250 mg and 500 mg

price increase

Bisoprolol fumarate (Bisoprolol Viatris) tab 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg 

New listing

  • Tab 2.5 mg (p’code 2636158)
  • Tab 5 mg (p’code 2636166)
  • Tab 10 mg (p’code 2636174)

Cabergoline (Dostinex) tab 0.5 mg, 2 and 8 tab pack

price increase

Calcium folinate (DBL Leucovorin Calcium) tab 15 mg

price increase

Ceftaroline fosamil (Zinforo) inj 600 mg vial

price increase

Cetomacrogol with glycerol (Evara) crm 90% with glycerol 10%, 500 ml

price decrease and addition of PSS

Cetomacrogol with glycerol (Evara) crm 90% with glycerol 10%, 1,000 ml

price increase and addition of PSS

Clindamycin (Dalacin C) cap 150 mg

price increase

Cytarabine (Pfizer) inj 20 mg per ml, 5 ml vial and inj 100 mg per ml, 20 ml vial

price increase

Dacarbazine (DBL Dacarbazine) inj 200 mg vial

price increase

Dantrolene cap 25 mg (Dantrium) and inj 20 mg vial (Dantrium IV) 

price increase

Daunorubicin (Pfizer) inj 2 mg per ml, 10 ml

price increase

Diazepam (Hospira) inj 5 mg per ml,
2 ml ampoule

price increase

Dinoprostone (Prostin E2) vaginal gel
1 mg and 2 mg in 3 g

price increase

Dosulepin [dothiepin] hydrochloride (Dosulepin Viatris) cap 25 mg 

new listing (p’code 2636441)

Efavirenz with emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil (Viatris) tab 600 mg with emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir disoproxil 245 mg (300 mg as a maleate)

new listing (p’code 2644967)

Emtricitabine with tenofovir disoproxil (Tenofovir Disoproxil Emtricitabine Viatris) tab 200 mg with tenofovir disoproxil 245 mg (300 mg as a maleate) 

new listing (p’code 2638088)

Enteral feed 1kcal/ml (Fresubin Original) liquid 3.8 g protein, 13.8 g carbohydrate and 3.4 g fat per 100 ml, bag, 1,000 ml

new listing (p’code 2651734)

Enteral feed 1.5kcal/ml (Fresubin HP Energy) liquid 7.5 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate and 5.8 g fat per 100 ml, bag, 1,000 ml

new listing (p’code 2651718)

Enteral feed 2 kcal/ml (Fresubin 2kcal HP) liquid 10 g protein, 17.5 g carbohydrate and 10 g fat per 100 ml, bag, 500 ml

new listing (p’code 2651696)

Enteral feed with fibre 1kcal/ml (Fresubin Original Fibre) liquid 3.8 g protein, 13.0 g carbohydrate, 3.4 g fat and 1.5 g fibre per 100 ml, bag, 1,000 ml 

new listing (p’code 2651726)

Enteral feed with fibre 1.5kcal/ml (Fresubin HP Energy Fibre) liquid 7.5 g protein, 16.2 g carbohydrate, 5.8 g fat and 1.5 g fibre per 100 ml, bag,  1,000 ml

new listing (p’code 2651742)

Eptifibatide (Eptifibatide Viatris) inj 2 mg per ml, 10 ml vial and inj 750 mcg per ml, 100 ml vial

New listing

  • Inj 2 mg per ml, 10 ml vial (p’code 2636700)
  • Inj 750 mcg per ml, 100 ml vial (p’code 2636719)

Ethinyloestradiol with norethisterone (Brevinor 1/28) tab 35 mcg with norethisterone 1 mg and 7 inert tab

price increase

Fluconazole oral liquid 50 mg per 5 ml, 35 ml (Diflucan) and inj 2 mg per ml, 50 ml and 100 ml vial (Fluconazole-Baxter)

price increase

Fluticasone (Flixotide Accuhaler) powder for inhalation, 50 mcg, 100 mcg and 250 mcg per dose, 60 dose

price decrease

Gentamicin sulphate (Pfizer) inj 40 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule

price increase

Heparin sodium (Heparin Sodium Panpharma) inj 5,000 iu per ml, 5 ml vial

new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 2651815)

Heparin sodium (Pfizer) inj 5,000 iu per ml, 5 ml vial

to be delisted 1 July 2023

Heparin sodium (Pfizer) inj 1,000 iu per ml, 5 ml ampoule

price increase

High protein enteral feed 1.2 kcal/ml (Fresubin Intensive) liquid 10 g protein, 12.9 g carbohydrate and 3.2 g fat and 0.64 g fibre per 100 ml, bag, 500 ml 

new listing (p’code 2651750)

Infliximab (Remicade) inj 100 mg

price decrease, amended HSS and restriction criteria

Lamivudine (Lamivudine Viatris) tab 150 mg

new listing (p’code 2638045)

Lidocaine [lignocaine] hydrochloride (Lidocaine-Baxter) inj 1%, 20 ml vial, inj 2%, 5 ml ampoule and inj 2%, 20 ml vial

price increase

Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera) inj 150 mg per ml, 1 ml syringe

price increase

Minoxidil (Loniten) tab 10 mg

price increase 

Misoprostol (Cytotec) tab 200 mcg

price increase 

Nicotine (Habitrol (Mint)) gum 2 mg, 204 pack

new listing (p’code 2640562)

Nicotine (Habitrol) patch 7 mg, 14 mg and 21 mg per 24 hours and lozenge 1 mg and 2 mg

price increase

Paediatric enteral feed 1 kcal/ml (Frebini Original) liquid 2.5 g protein, 12.5 g carbohydrate and 4.4 g fat per 100 ml, 500 ml

new listing (p’code 2651777)

Paediatric Paediatric enteral feed 1.5 kcal/ml (Frebini Energy) liquid 3.8 g protein, 18.7 g carbohydrate and 6.7 g fat per 100 ml, 500 ml

new listing (p’code 2651793)

Paediatric enteral feed with fibre 1kcal/ml (Frebini Original Fibre) liquid 2.5 g protein, 12.1 g carbohydrate, 4.5 g fat and 0.8 g fibre per 100 ml, 500 ml 

new listing (p’code 2651785)

Paediatric enteral feed with fibre 1.5kcal/ml (Frebini Energy Fibre) liquid 3.8 g protein, 18.1 g carbohydrate, 6.7 g fat and 1.1 g fibre per 100 ml, 500 ml 

new listing (p’code 2651807)

Pamidronate disodium (Pamisol) inj 3 mg, 6 mg and 9 mg per ml, 10 ml vial 

price increase

Pantoprazole (Panzop Relief) tab EC 20 mg and 40 mg

New pack size listing

  • Tab EC 20 mg, 90 tab (p’code 2637146)
  • Tab EC 40 mg, 90 tab (p’code 2637154)

100 tab pack to be delisted 1 July 2023

Peptide-based enteral feed 1kcal/ml (Survimed OPD) liquid 4.5 g protein, 14.3 g carbohydrate and 2.8 g fat per 100 ml, bag, 500 ml

new listing (p’code 2651769)

Phenylephrine hydrochloride (Neosynephrine HCL) inj 10 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule

price increase

Promethazine hydrochloride (Hospira) inj 25 mg per ml, 2 ml ampoule 

price increase

Rifabutin (Mycobutin) cap 150 mg

price increase

Sulfasalazine tab 500 mg (Salazopyrin) and tab EC 500 mg (Salazopyrin EN)

price increase

Solifenacin succinate (Solifenacin Viatris) tab 5 mg and 10 mg

New listing

  • Tab 5 mg (p’code 2645319)
  • Tab 10 mg (p’code 2645327)

Teriparatide (Forteo) inj 250 mcg per ml, 2.4 ml cartridge

new Pharmacode listing (p’code 2650908)

Ustekinumab (Stelara) inj 130 mg vial and inj 90 mg per ml, 1 ml prefilled syringe

New listing

  • Inj 130 mg vial (p’code 2634619)
  • Inj 90 mg per ml, 1 ml prefilled syringe (p’code 2455544)

Vedolizumab (Entyvio) inj 300 mg vial

new listing (p’code 2649144)