Monthly Archives December 2015

This product is in scarce supply and we would appreciate your accessing the attached link for all the information needed. Should you have serious concerns and need stock in excess of what we may be able to provide please contact Trish Mahoney, Pharmac 04-9167542 [av_button label='Click me to read about supply issues for Dexamfetamine Tabs' link='manually,http://www.mindtime.pharmacistsoutfront.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Dexamfetamine-Tablets.pdf' link_target='' size='large' position='center' icon_select='no'…

This is advanced notification of a potential Price Decrease on all presentations of the above products. Pharmac are seeking feedback on a proposal which will see the Special Authority in Section B and the HML Restrictions removed. The dose restriction on the Symbicort 400/12 will remain. The proposed changes will come into effect 1 March 2016 if approved. We suggest…

Please note that this product will transition from the current BLISTER pack to a new BOTTLE pack in the New Year. This will be a seamless transition and pharmacy will need to continue to order the incumbent pack being Pharmacode 2470721 Stock will not be available until early New Year and will only be supplied once existing stock have been…

We apologise for any inconvenience caused with the sudden change back from the Sole Supply and Tender Winning product – ISOTANE (Sole Supply has been deferred until further notice) to the previously sole supply product – ORATANE (Delisting has been deferred until further notice) We have been caught out and are currently working to rectify the situation. Isotretinoin Sole Supply…

Another product currently on Scarce supply. This is the latest information from Pharmac Out of stock of Sumatriptan Inj 12mg per ml, 0.5ml cartridge Actavis have advised us of manufacturing issues affecting the global supply of its brand of Arrow-Sumatriptan Injection 12mg per ml, 0.5ml cartridge. This means its stock is exhausted and while there may be limited stock in…

Unfortunately we are unable to control the supply chain and we are being drip fed stock until BNM get their main shipment mid-January 2016. At present the situation is that we are expecting a continuation of rationed stock from BNM this week and each subsequent week until the main shipment arrives in mid- January 2016. (Previously advised mid-December 2015) Jaychem…

ProPharma can also assist in providing you with some of the leaflets we printed previously and have some remaining if you would like these. If so please contact one of our CS team and request these or email nwright@propharma.co.nz

There is no need to panic buy – which is exactly what happened when pharmacy received the Pharmac Dispatch notice -  which has created another issue all together. Unnecessary supply issues. Pharmaceutical Schedule Update January 2016 states: Metoprolol succinate long-acting - removal of stat dispensing from all strengths. From 11 December 2015, stat dispensing was removed from all strengths of…

Please note that we have been advised of a price increase effective 1 January 2016. The price ex manufacturer will move from current $2.79 to $3.19 ex GST. Of special interest is that the SUBSIDY is NOT increasing, this was on the basis of the PS Update preview. In the actual final documentation it will have a Subsidy Increase as…

Please note that we have been advised of a price increase effective 1 January 2016. The price ex manufacturer will move from current $2.79 to $3.19 ex GST. Of special interest is that the SUBSIDY is NOT increasing and therefore effective 1 January 2016 there will be a patient part charge applied of approximately $0.91c excluding GST and rounding. We…

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