Effective from 1 August 2016 Pharmac listed and fully funded Betaloc CR Tab 47.5mg and 95 mg 30 pack.

This was to ensure continuity of supply and would be available, fully funded until further notice.

ProPharma / PWR have stock representing approximately 8 weeks stock based on current volumes. Once this has moved through there will be no further stock of Betaloc available, which will require all pharmacy to change. This may add cost to your business depending on what the next stock position may be. At this stage Metoprolol succinate tablets remain on monthly dispensing.

Keep in mind also there is a current RFP in place from PHARMAC which may change what is happening in the future.

In the meantime you have one final opportunity with respect to price, cost of time, packaging and naturally your profit. (My recommendation is to purchase 2 months stock thus delaying the inevitable change and reduced margin)

Until all our stock of Betaloc 47.5 mg & 95 mg has sold through, ProPharma and PWR will not supply AFT Metoprolol 47.5mg, 95mg or 190mg for normal pharmacy dispensing.  Continue to dispense Betaloc equivalents. In the case of 190mg you will have to double the dose of Betaloc 95mg.  This should not create any issue.

Please order Betaloc now to avoid missing out on this final opportunity.

Keep in mind that we will not accept Betaloc CR back for credit under any circumstances, so be realistic with your orders and do not exceed 8 weeks stock. Act now to avoid being disappointed.

Betaloc will remain listed and funded until further notice.

Myloc CR Tab23.75 mg 30 will remain available but on pre-set allocations to ensure continued availability. If you have issues with the supply of this strength then please contact your local Branch Manager or Key Account Manager.

 

Pharmaceutical Schedule Pricing:

AFT-Metoprolol CR Tab 47.5 mg 90 – $3.48 or $1.16 per 30 plus other related costs. This is a low cost medicine. Reimbursement is approximately $1.2511 including the per pack fee. Only applicable discount from wholesaler is Outer Pack of 1.65%

Betaloc CR Tab 47.5 mg 30 – $7.50 per 30. Costs of dispensing are reduced as you simply put a label on the pack. Reimbursement is approximately $7.894 including the per pack fee. Your wholesaler terms apply as well as Outer Pack discount of 1.65%

AFT-Metoprolol CR Tab 95 mg 90 – $5.73 or $1.91 per 30 plus other related costs Reimbursement is approximately $2.0236 including per pack fee. Your wholesaler terms apply as well as Outer Pack discount of 1.65%.

Betaloc CR Tab 95 mg 30 – $7.50 per 30. Costs of dispensing are reduced as you simply put a label on the pack. Reimbursement is approximately $7.894 including the per pack fee. Your wholesaler terms apply as well as Outer Pack discount of 1.65%

The numbers speak for themselves.

For those who have Robots we will be able to supply AFT on allocation, with the exception of the 23.75 mg which is Myloc CR only at this time. Please feel free to call your KAM or BM to discuss your needs.

We feel as a wholesaler we have managed this entire process very well and pharmacy have been able to supply medication (not always the one of choice) throughout this period of disruption. We thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

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