As advised via PHARMAC Tender Results of 30 August 2019 there is to be a change in the listing and future sole supply of Enalapril Maleate.

New listing from 1 January 2020

Acetec Tab 5 mg 100 bottle pack                            Pharmacode TBA                          Schedule price $1.82

Acetec Tab 10 mg 100 bottle pack                          Pharmacode TBA                          Schedule price $2.02

Acetec Tab 20 mg 100 bottle pack                          Pharmacode TBA                          Schedule price $2.42

Incumbent brand

Enalapril-Ethics Tab 5 mg 100 bottle pack                Pharmacode 2447611                    Schedule price $3.84

Enalapril-Ethics Tab 10 mg 100 bottle pack              Pharmacode 2446138                    Schedule price $4.96

Enalapril-Ethics Tab 20 mg 100 bottle pack              Pharmacode 2446146                    Schedule price $7.12

HSS (Hospital Supply Status) & CSS (Community Supply Status) commences 1 June 2020.

Brand switch fee not notified in Tender notification.

As of the date of this notification ProPharma / PWR cannot accept Enalapril-Ethics for credit under any circumstances.

From 1 January 2020 community pharmacies dispensing Enalapril Maleate will need to support patients changing to the new brand and manage stock during the transition.

We would recommend you continue to purchase the incumbent and we will change automatically as existing stocks are exhausted.

Benefit of staying with incumbent while stock remains available are minimal, but every cent counts:-

5 mg : – Average dispensing is 270 tablets. Therefore 1 x 270 Enalapril-Ethics @ $10.368 x 3% = $0.3110 plus $0.6912 (proportion pack fee) giving you $1.0022

Compared to 1 x 270 Acetec  x 3% = $0.1474 plus $0.6912 (proportional pack fee) giving you $0.8386 excludes repackaging costs.

10mg : – Average dispensing is 270 tablets. Therefore 1 x 270 Enalapril-Ethics @ $13.392 x 3% = $0.4018 plus $0.6912 (proportion pack fee) giving you $1.0930

Compared to 1 x 270 Acetec  x 3% = $0.1636 plus $0.6912 (proportional pack fee) giving you $0.8548 excludes repackaging costs.

20mg : – Average dispensing is 180 tablets. Therefore 1 x 180 Enalapril-Ethics @ $12.8160 x 3% = $0.3845 plus $0.4608 (proportion pack fee) giving you $0.8453

Compared to 1 x 180 Acetec  x 3% = $0.1307 plus $0.4608 (proportional pack fee) giving you $0.5915 excludes repackaging costs.

You MUST manage your stock to avoid being caught with stock at the time sole supply commences 1 June 2020. Failure to do so may prove very costly.

Once again we need your support to ensure stock in the supply chain moves through, to effectively ensure no losses are incurred by – supplier, wholesaler and pharmacy.

ProPharma / PWR will make a commercial decision in relation to stock holding which will potentially mean a change for pharmacy and patient. Unfortunately with the PHARMAC decision to have both new and incumbent products listed and fully funded until the commencement of the sole supply 1 June 2020 we need to act in the best interest of the company, pharmacy and patient. The patient will need to change, however wholesalers and pharmacy do not need to experience potential losses during the transition period.

Together we can make this a seamless and painless transition.

We thank you in anticipation of your ongoing support.

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