Monthly Archives December 2017

The following products are being reference priced from 1 February 2018, which comes about from an alternative being award the Sole Supply within the next few months. We are highlighting these so that you have time to manage the transition. With price support from the suppliers ProPharma / PWR will be reducing the pricing to match the new subsidy from…

In October Baxter New Zealand advised of impending price changes to some  of their products. The original list was approximately 80 pages long. We requested a reduced listing to show potentially the ones that would affect us directly. This list was received prior to 1 December 2017 at which time prices were changed assessed and implemented where required. On further…

As advised via Pharmac Tender announcement 28 April 2017 there is to be a change in the listing and future sole supply. New listing from 1 November 2017 Simvastatin-Mylan Tab 10 mg 90          Pharmacode  2520087                              Schedule price $0.95 Simvastatin-Mylan Tab 20 mg 90          Pharmacode  2520095                              Schedule price $1.52 Simvastatin-Mylan Tab 40 mg 90          Pharmacode  2520109                           …

Please be advised that this product will be DELISTED 1 July 2018. The following is the extract from the Pharmaceutical Schedule Update January 2018 “Pediasure -  Pediasure paediatric oral feed powders will be delisted 1 July 2018 due to supplier discontinuation. Several Liquid products remain listed, including Pediasure brand.” Pharmacode 2457652

Please be advised that this product will be DELISTED 1 July 2018. The following is the extract from the Pharmaceutical Schedule Update January 2018 “S-26 Gold Premgro -  the preterm post-discharge infant formula and preterm formula  will be delisted 1 July 2018 due to supplier discontinuation.” Pharmacode 2319500

Click here to read the notification from Pfizer New Zealand Limited. Product which includes lactose monohydrate Solu-Medrol Act-o-Vial 40 mg  Pharmacode 2394227 is the item in question. The following Pfizer methylprednisolone products do not contain lactose. Solu-Medrol Act-o-vial Powder for injection 125 mg 2 ml  Pharmacode 2394219 Solu-Medrol Act-o-Vial Inj 500 mg per 4 ml Pharmacode 2394235 Solu-Medrol Powder for…

Click here to read the notification from AstraZeneca relating to price increases. These are reasonably significant and we will not be able to guarantee the price beyond existing stocks.

We are all looking for those small opportunities to improve the bottom line. It is never easy, however with the support of Actavis it has been made easy. Click here to view the analysis which clearly shows the additional margin you can make by continuing to purchase and dispensing this product until 31 March 2018 or stocks are exhausted. If…

As per notification in the Pharmaceutical Schedule Update January 2018, there is to be a pack size change for this product. Currently in a 56 pack and moving to a 60 pack. Existing product: Bosentan-Mylan Tab 62.5 mg 56          Pharmacode 2471159 Bosentan –Mylan Tab 125 mg 56         Pharmacode 2471167 New Product: Bosentan-Mylan Tab 62.5 mg 60          Pharmacode 2520125 Bosentan-Mylan…

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