As advised via PHARMAC Tender Results of 31 July 2019 there is to be a change in the listing and future sole supply of Povidone Iodine .

New listing from 1 September 2019

Riodine Antiseptic Solution 10% 100 ml bottle                                                                Pharmacode 777447                      Schedule price $2.55

Incumbent brand

Betadine Antiseptic Solution 10% 100 ml bottle                                                              Pharmacode 536970                      Schedule price $1.28 (partial subsidy – manufacturer cost $13.27)

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

Brand switch fee not notified in July 2019 Tender.

As of the date of this notification ProPharma / PWR cannot accept Betadine Antiseptic Solution  10% 100 ml for credit under any circumstances.

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

You MUST manage your stock to avoid being caught with stock at the time sole supply commences 1 February 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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