Monthly Archives April 2016

New Zealand New Health Strategy was released recently by Dr Jonathan Coleman The New Strategy has been developed to guide change in health sector and to lead the transformation to a more innovative, integrated and patient-centred approach to the health care in NZ. Click here to read more.

Extract from Pharmaceutical Schedule Update for 1 May 2016 follows “Brufen SR (Ibuprofen) tab long-acting 800 mg – stock issue There is some uncertainty with the supply of Brufen SR 800 mg long-acting tablets in the long term. PHARMAC was alerted to a stock shortage in the first week of April. There was approximately one week of stock at wholesalers…

Click <a href="http://mindtime.pharmacistsoutfront.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Ensure.pdf">here</a> to view the latest ETA information. In the meantime please note that there is ample stock of Sustagen Hospital Formula Vanilla 900gm. These are partially subsidised but are interchangeable on the Special Authority. The other option available on a similar basis is Fortisip Powder Vanilla 350 gm.

As you are all fully aware there is an impending change from a 30 pack to 90 pack for the AFT Metoprolol CR all strengths. Without going into all the specific details the changes are slowly occurring as I type. Both the 23.75 mg and 95 mg 30 packs are depleted and we will be supplying 90 packs effective immediately.…

This one topic will not be left to simple happen. We will continue to remind pharmacy of the importance of making a submission. This is your business and the outcome of this proposal will have a long term detrimental effect on the entire industry. Your individual submissions are important. Do not let this opportunity pass by without your input. Click…

There is an issue with the above product in so much as it has been delisted from 1 April 2016. Pharmacode 789763 This follows notification on the 16th September 2015 that the 900gm pack was being replaced by a pack containing 840gm.  The 840gm was to be listed from 1 October 2015, Pharmacode 2489309.  No price or subsidy changes. Supply…

We are offering a 50% discount on the 2396564 - LMX4 Topical Anaesthetic Cream 4% 30 gm and 2396572 - LMX4 Topical Anaesthetic Cream 5 x 5g. LMX4 is a topical anaesthetic with 3 key benefits: Fast (effective from 30 minutes) Well tolerated (low incidence of Erythema) Effective pain control It is suitable for skin needling, laser and IPL treatment,…

You are currently being asked to make a decision on a proposal that will challenge us all to see the full picture and all the facts. What started off as a very simple issue – lack of funding - has now grown into this large complicated proposal. The proposal sent to all New Zealand Pharmacy requires you to consider a…

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