Early Notification and Brand Change Levomepromazine hydrochloride injection
As advised via PHARMAC Tender Results of 30 April 2019 there is to be a change in the listing and future sole supply of Levomepromazine hydrochloride injection 25 mg/ml 1ml 10
New listing from 1 November 2019
Nozinan Injection 25 mg /ml 1 ml 10 ampoules Pharmacode 549142 Schedule price $33.50
Levomepromazine Wockhardt Inj 25 mg / ml 1 ml 10 ampoules Pharmacode 2501902 Schedule price $47.89
HSS (Hospital Supply Status) & CSS (Community Supply Status) commences 1 April 2020.
Brand switch fee for Community Pharmacy not advised.
As of the date of this notification ProPharma / PWR cannot accept Levomepromazine Wockhardt Inj 25 mg for credit under any circumstances.
From 1 November 2019 community pharmacies dispensing Levomepromazine hydrochloride inj 25 mg 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:-
Levomepromazine Inj : – Per pack of 10. Therefore 1 x @ $47.89 x 3% = $1.4367 plus $0.253 (pack fee) giving you $1.6897
Compared to $33.50 x 3% = $1.0050 plus $0.253 (pack fee) giving you $1.2580
You MUST manage your stock to avoid being caught with stock at the time sole supply 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.
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 April 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.