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.

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 July 2021 - preview of changes for August 2021

Pharmaceutical

Change

Aciclovir (Aciclovir-Baxter) inj 250 mg vial

price increase and addition of PSS

Atenolol (Mylan Atenolol) tab 50 mg and 100 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Atropine sulphate (Martindale) inj 600 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule

price increase and addition of PSS

Azithromycin (Apo-Azithromycin) tab 250 mg

to be delisted 1 May 2022

Betamethasone valerate (Beta Cream) crm 0.1%, 50 g

price increase and addition of PSS

Betamethasone valerate (Beta Ointment) oint 0.1%, 50 g

price increase and addition of PSS

Betamethasone valerate (Beta Scalp) scalp app 0.1%, 100 ml

price increase and addition of PSS

Brimonidine tartrate (Arrow-Brimonidine) eye drops 0.2%, 5 ml

price decrease and addition of PSS

Cefepime inj 1 g and 2 g vial

Brand change

Cefepime Kabi – new listing and addition of PSS

  • Inj 1 g vial (p’code 2603381)
  • Inj 2 g vial (p’code 2603411)

Cefepime-AFT – to be delisted 1 January 2022

Cetirizine hydrochloride (Histaclear) oral liq 1mg per ml, 200 ml

price decrease and addition of PSS

Clonidine hydrochloride (Catapres) tab 150 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Clonidine hydrochloride (Medsurge) inj 150 mg per ml, 1 ml ampoule

price increase and addition of PSS

Cyclophosphamide tab 50 mg

Brand change

  • Cyclonex – new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 2611597)
  • Endoxan and Procytox – to be delisted 1 January 2022

Dexamfetamine sulfate (PSM) tab 5 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Dexamethasone (Dexmethsone) tab 0.5 mg and 4 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Diclofenac sodium (Diclofenac Sandoz) tab EC 25 mg and 50 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Diclofenac sodium (Apo-Diclo SR) tab long-acting 100 mg

to be delisted 1 May 2022

Dopamine hydrochloride (Max Health Ltd) inj 40 mg per ml, 5 ml ampoule

price increase and addition of PSS

Doxorubicin hydrochloride (Doxorubicin Ebewe) inj 2 mg per ml, 100 ml vial

price increase and addition of PSS

Enteral feed 2 kcal/ml (Ensure Two Cal HN RTH) liquid 8.4 g protein, 21.9 g carbohydrate, 9.1 g fat and 0.5 g fibre per 100 ml, bottle, 1,000 ml

new listing (p’code 2614162)

Enteral feed 2 kcal/ml (Two Cal HN RTH) liquid 8.4 g protein, 21.9 g carbohydrate, 9.1 g fat and 0.5 g fibre per 100 ml, bottle, 200 ml

to be delisted 1 February 2022

Epirubicin hydrochloride (Epirubicin Ebewe) inj 2 mg per ml, 100 ml vial

price increase and addition of PSS

Febuxostat tab 80 mg and 120 mg

Brand change

Febuxostat multichem – new listing and addition of HSS

  • Tab 80 mg (p’code 2614170)
  • Tab 120 mg (p’code 2614189)

Adenuric – to be delisted 1 January 2022

Felodipine tab long-acting 5 mg (Felo 5 ER)

price increase and addition of PSS

Felodipine tab long-acting 10 mg (Felo 10 ER)

addition of PSS

Fentanyl (Fentanyl Sandoz) patch 12.5 mcg per hour, 25 mcg per hour, 50 mcg per hour, 75 mcg per hour and 100 mcg per hour

price increase and addition of PSS

Flucloxacillin (AFT) grans for oral liq 25 mg per ml, 100 ml

price increase and addition of PSS

Flucloxacillin (AFT) grans for oral liq 50  mg per ml, 100 ml

addition of PSS

Glibenclamide (Daonil) tab 5 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Glucose [dextrose] (HypoPak Glucose) oral soln 15 g per 80 ml sachet

new listing and addition of HSS (p’code 2616394)

Hydrocortisone with natamycin and neomycin (Pimafucort) crm 1% with natamycin 1% and neomycin sulphate 0.5%, 15 g

to be delisted 1 May 2022

Ibuprofen tab long-acting 800 mg

Brand change

  • Brufen SR – new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 2534320)
  • Ibuprofen SR BNM – to be delisted 1 January 2022

Isoniazid (PSM) tab 100 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Isoniazid with rifampicin (Rifanah) tab 100 mg with rifampicin 150 mg

price increase

Isoniazid with rifampicin (Rifanah) tab 150 mg with rifampicin 300 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Letrozole (Letrole) tab 2.5 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Low-GI oral feed 1 kcal/ml (Sustagen Diabetic (Vanilla)) liquid 4.5 g protein, 9.8 g carbohydrate, 4.4 g fat and 1.9 g fibre per 100 ml, can, 237 ml

delisting delayed from 1 October 2021 to 1 February 2022

Macrogol 3350 with ascorbic acid, potassium chloride and sodium chloride (Glycoprep-C) powder for oral soln 755.68 mg with ascorbic acid 85.16 mg, potassium chloride 10.55 mg, sodium chloride 37.33 mg and sodium sulphate 80.62 mg per g, 70 g sachet

new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 2586517)

Magnesium hydroxide suspension 8%

relocating listing and presentation description change

Mebendazole (Vermox) tab 100 mg

addition of PSS

Megestrol acetate (Apo-Megestrol) tab 160 mg

addition of restriction

Meningococcal (A, C, Y and W-135) conjugate vaccine (Menactra) inj 4 mcg of each meningococcal polysaccharide conjugated to a total of approximately 48 mcg of diphtheria toxoid carrier per 0.5 ml vial

amended restriction

Meningococcal B multicomponent vaccine (Bexsero) inj 175 mcg per 0.5 ml prefilled syringe

amended restriction

Meningococcal C conjugate vaccine (Neisvac-C) inj 10 mcg in 0.5 ml syringe

amended restriction

Methadone hydrochloride (Biodone) oral liq 2 mg per ml

price increase and addition of PSS

Methadone hydrochloride (Biodone Forte) oral liq 5 mg per ml

price increase and addition of PSS

Methadone hydrochloride (Biodone Extra Forte) oral liq 10 mg per ml

price increase and addition of PSS

Methotrexate (Trexate) tab 2.5 mg and 10 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Midazolam (Mylan Midazolam) inj 1 mg per ml, 5 ml ampoule and 5 mg per ml, 3 ml ampoule

price increase and addition of PSS

Mirtazapine tab 30 mg and 45 mg

Brand change

Noumed – new listing and addition of HSS

  • Tab 30 mg (p’code 2616084)
  • Tab 45 mg (p’code 2616092)

Apo-Mirtazapine – to be delisted 1 January 2022

Moclobemide (Aurorix) tab 150 mg and 300 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Naproxen (Noflam 250) tab 250 mg

addition of PSS

Naproxen (Noflam 500) tab 500 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Naproxen tab long-acting 750 mg (Naprosyn SR 750) and tab long-acting 1 g (Naprosyn SR 1000)

price increase and addition of PSS

Nevirapine (Nevirapine Alphapharm) tab 200 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Nifedipine (Mylan 24 hr release) tab long-acting 30 mg and 60 mg

brand name change

Orphenadrine citrate (Norflex) tab 100 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Oxytocin with ergometrine maleate (Syntometrine) inj 5 iu with ergometrine maleate 500 mcg per ml, 1 ml ampoule

price increase and addition of PSS

Paracetamol (Pacimol) tab 500 mg - blister pack

new listing, presentation description change and addition of HSS (p’code 2612712)

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

price increase

Paraffin (e.g. QV Bath Oil) lotn liquid paraffin 85%

new listing

Perindopril (Apo-Perindopril) tab 2 mg and 4 mg

to be delisted 1 October 2021

Pethidine hydrochloride (PSM) tab 50 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Phenoxymethylpenicillin [penicillin V] (Cilicaine VK) tab 250 mg and 50 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Pindolol (Apo-Pindolol) tab 5 mg, 10 mg and 15 mg

addition of restriction and to be delisted from 1 May 2022

Pioglitazone (Vexazone) tab 15 mg, 30 mg and 45 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Pirfenidone (Esbriet) tab 267 mg, 90 tab pack

new listing (p’code 2602156)

Pirfenidone (Esbriet) cap 267 mg, 270 cap pack

to be delisted 1 January 2022

Prazosin (Apo-Prazosin) tab 1 mg, 2 mg and 5 mg

addition of restriction and to be delisted 1 May 2022

Rasagiline (Azilect) tab 1 mg

new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 2611449)

Rituximab (Riximyo) inj 10 mg per ml, 10 ml and 50 ml vial

amended restriction

Salbutamol (Asthalin) nebuliser soln 1 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule and 2 mg per ml, 2.5 ml ampoule

price increase and addition of PSS

Salbutamol with ipratropium bromide (Duolin) nebuliser soln 2.5 mg with ipratropium bromide 0.5 mg per 2.5 ml ampoule

price increase and addition of PSS

Selegiline hydrochloride tab 5 mg

addition of restriction

Sildenafil (Vedafil) tab 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Sodium citrate (Biomed) oral liq 8.8% (300 mmol/l), 90 ml

new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 345865)

Sodium hyaluronate [hyaluronic acid] (Hylo-Fresh) eye drops 1 mg per ml, 10 ml

Pharmacode change

  • new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 2608162)
  • P’code 2396238 price decrease and to be delisted 1 January 2022

Somatropin (Omnitrope) inj 5 mg and 15 mg cartridge

price increase and addition of PSS

Somatropin (Omnitrope) inj 10 mg cartridge

addition of PSS

Tobramycin (Tobramycin Mylan) inj 40 mg per ml, 2 ml vial

price increase and addition of PSS

Tretinoin (ReTrieve) crm 0.05%, 50 g

price increase and addition of PSS

Trimethoprim (TMP) tab 300 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Trimethoprim with sulphamethoxazole [co-trimoxazole] (Trisul) tab 80 mg with sulphamethaxozole 400 mg

new listing and addition of PSS (p’code 283363)

Valaciclovir (Vaclovir) tab 500 mg and 1,000 mg

price increase and addition of PSS

Varenicline (Varenicline Pfizer) tab 0.5 mg x 11 and 1mg x 42, and tab 1 mg

price decrease and addition of PSS