Monthly Archives October 2016

Notification from Sandoz today. Dear valued customer, We are currently facing a temporary delay in shipment of Estradot 50mcg  from the USA resulting in supply constraints of this sku. On behalf of Sandoz I apologise for the inconvenience this will cause your operations. Please note that PHARMAC is aware of this matter. HCL code: 1137351 Pharma code: 2358867 We project…

The following  products are being reference priced from 1 December 2016, which comes about from an alternative being award the Sole Supply  within the next few months. With price support from the suppliers ProPharma / PWR will be reducing the pricing to match the new subsidy from 13 November 2016. We are highlighting these so that you have time to…

Another potential opportunity is available with the impending price changes for Zarator in the Pharmaceutical Schedule from 1 November 2016. Pfizer are not reducing their pricing to match the reference pricing level and have taken the opportunity to supply in line with private market. As they are not meeting the Schedule price there will be a patient surcharge applied. This…

After almost a full year we are continuing to have some issue with the supply of Metoprolol Succinate Controlled Release Tablets. Overall I believe the management of supply has been very reasonable and from a wholesaler perspective managed extremely fairly. There is no issue with 47.5 mg, 95 mg or 190 mg if you are or have been following our…

Unfortunately we have not been given information relating to the supply issues of Remifentanil Injecton. Supplies are now depleted as we were not given the opportunity to manage these under SCARCE supply. Click here to read notification from Pharmac advising Healthcare Professionals. I have expressed my concern to Pharmac that this was not sent to wholesalers which would have enabled…

Multichem have today advised that they have discontinued their brand and pack of the above mentioned product. Pharmacode 2189119. We would ask that you ensure this option in your system is annotated accordingly. Click here to read the notification from Multichem. This leaves to variants available, one funded and one not. Pharmacode 2485486 Aqueous Cream SLS AFT 500gm – Funded…

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