Monthly Archives August 2016

Potassium chloride (Span-K) tab long-acting 600 mg – update Stat dispensing for Span-K (potassium chloride) tab long-acting 600 mg (8 mmol) will be reinstated from 1 October 2016. In November 2015, stat dispensing was removed from potassium chloride tab long-acting 600 mg (8 mmol) due to a global supply shortage, following problems with manufacturing, which have now been resolved. Sufficient…

Janseen-Cilag has advised they will discontinue this range from mid-December 2016. The product will remain funded until delisting 1 June 2016. Stock may not be available for the entire period and Pharmac have not been successful in sourcing an alternative. Patients will need to change to a different product. The tables and oral liquid form of risperidone are still funded…

Dextrose with electrolytes (Pedialyte – Bubblegum) soln with electrolytes – new listing Abbott has a new registered pack of Pedialyte – Bubblegum which will be listed fully subsidised from 1 September 2016. The current pack being supplied under section 29 of the Medicines Act 1981 will no longer be available and will be delisted from 1 December 2016. There is…

GSK have once again come forward with a deal that will assist pharmacy using Lamictal, which is almost all pharmacies. These deals have a limited life span and therefore you must take every opportunity to obtain those extra margins, without increase your stock risk. Click here to view the latest GSK order for which is also available from our ProPharma…

Effective from 1 August 2016 Pharmac have listed and fully funded Betaloc CR Tab 47.5mg and 95 mg 30 pack. This is in an effort to ensure continuity of supply and will only be available for the next three months. This does present you with an opportunity in respect to price, cost of time and also packaging. So this is…

Effective from 1 September 2016 there will be a new Atorvastatin listed in the Pharmaceutical Schedule and HML. Lorstat will come in 500 packs of all four strengths at a significantly reduced Price & Subsidy. From 1 September 2016 to 31 October 2016 both Zarator and Lorstat will be Fully Funded. From 1 November 2016 only Lorstat will be Fully…

The supply issue is far from resolved as you will understand from the attached. Click here to review latest information. ProPharma/PWR will continue to allocate stock of AFT product over the future months. Betaloc CR Tab 47.5 mg and 95 mg will be available and you can order as required. Stock should arrive this week. Please note that Betaloc is…

Pradaxa Capsules It is pleasing to advise that Boehringer-Ingelheim have agreed to price support the supply chain at wholesale level effective from close of business on the 12th August 2016. ProPharma / PWR in the traditional manner will reduce the price to pharmacy effective from 13th August 2016. On behalf of all pharmacy we wish to express our sincere thanks…

With the ongoing supply issues with AFT Metoprolol, Pharmac have sought AstraZeneca assistance to provide short term relief with supply of Betaloc CR 47.5 mg 30 and 85 mg 30. We have limited supply readily available for the next three months for you to order at your convenience. However, please take not of the following prior to ordering: - Betaloc…

Clexane price will reduce by approximately 17% in the pharmaceutical schedule from 1 September 2016 and a further 6 – 7% in September 2017 The price to wholesale will reduce effectively 12 August 2016, and we are pleased to advise that the supplier will provide price support for SOH at close of trade on the 11th August 2016. ProPharma/PWR accordingly…

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