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

New listing from 1 February 2020

Ibuprofen SR Tab 800 g 30 BNM Blister pack                  Pharmacode TBA                         Schedule price $5.99

Incumbent brand

Brufen SR Tab 800 mg 30 Blister pack.                             Pharmacode 2534320                  Schedule price $7.99

HSS (Hospital Supply Status) 1 April 2020.

CSS (Community Supply Status) commences 1 July 2020.

Reference Pricing will apply from 1 April 2020

Brand switch fee not notified at time of notification.

As of the date of this notification ProPharma / PWR cannot accept Brufen SR Tab 800 mg for credit under any circumstances.

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:-

Brufen SR : – Average dispensing is 30 tablets. Therefore 1 x 30 @ $7.99 x 3% = $0.2397 plus  $0.256 (pack fee) giving you $0.4957

Ibuprofen SR : – Average dispensing is 30 tablets. Therefore 1 x 30 @ $5.99 x 3% = $0.1797 plus 1 x $0.256(pack fee) giving you $0.4357

You MUST manage your stock to avoid being caught with stock at the time reference pricing commences 1 April 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.

Together we can make this a seamless and painless transition.

We thank you in anticipation of your ongoing support.

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