Monthly Archives June 2018

Click here to read the PHARMAC Dispatch of 29 June 2018. Basically, pharmacy have been asked to dispense monthly from today until further notice. There is a combination of reasons for this but it will certainly assist with supply through until stocks are replenished. The date shown in the notification is the dated stock is due to be received by…

Albey Treatment Set Yellow Jacket Venom    Pharmacode 660825 is currently out of stock with no available ETA. An alternative product has been sourced by the supplier and is available under Section 29. At this stage the product is not funded by PHARMAC. Hymenoptera Yellow Jacket Venom     Pharmacode 1145852 Hymenoptera Paper Wasp Venom       Pharmacode TBA These products are…

As advised via Pharmac Proposal announcement 20 October 2017 there is to be a change in the listing and future sole supply. New listing from 1 June 2018 Gabapentin-Apo Cap 100 mg 100                    Pharmacode 2540754                   Schedule price $2.65 Gabapentin-Apo Cap 300 mg 100                    Pharmacode 2540762                   Schedule price $4.07 Gabapentin-Apo Cap 400 mg 100                    Pharmacode 2540770                   Schedule price…

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 This is your last chance to provide this product…

ProPharma / PWR have been advised of a temporary supply constraint for Ezetimibe Sandoz Tab 10 mg 30      Pharmacode 2545861 ETA of new supply is estimated to be the week of 16 July 2018 to the supplier, which then needs to be cleared through QI. Maybe add an extra 7 days to be safe. Due to this time frame…

Click here to read Pfizer notification relating to the resupply of Heparin Sodium DBL 35,000 IU / 35 ml vial. Supply should be readily available within a week and will allow pharmacy and patients to revert back to the above mentioned product from Heparin Sodium Inj 5,000 IU / 5 ml 50 pack. Click here to read Pfizer notification relating…

Click here to read Pfizer notification regarding Isuprel (Isoprenaline hydrochloride) both 200 mcg and 1 mg ampoules. An alternative for the 200 mcg may be available via Section 29. Details will be advised. Click here to read Pfizer notification regarding Heparinised Saline 50 IU/ 5ml. Alternative will be available under Section 29 until 30 November 2018 Click here to read…

Click here to read GSK notification of impending pack size change. Present:- Duac Once Daily Gel 5% 25 g                             Pharmacode 2219573               Price ex manufacturer $25.50 Future:- Duac Once Daily Gel 5% 30 g                             Pharmacode 2546213               Price ex manufacturer $25.50 ProPharma/PWR will implement automatic replacement once existing 25 g pack has sold through. As of the date of this…

We have all recently become very aware of the activity of a new pharmacy – Zoom Care Pharmacy, Auckland. From information obtained to date the initial target appears to be NSS prescription items. That does not go to say they will not do funded prescriptions in the future (if not already) given the opportunity. Pharmacy need to be proactive and…

As advised via Pharmac decision announced 30 April 2018 there is to be a change in the listing and future sole supply. New listing from 1 July 2018 Smith BioMed Rapid Pregnancy Test 40 OP                 Pharmacode  TBA               Schedule price $12.00 Incumbent brand EasyCheck Pregnancy Test 40 OP                                 Pharmacode 2476258          Schedule price $17.60 Reference pricing will apply…

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