As advised via Pharmac decision announced 30 April 2018 there is to be a change in the listing and future sole supply.

New listing from 1 July 2018

Smith BioMed Rapid Pregnancy Test 40 OP                 Pharmacode  2544873               Schedule price $12.00

Incumbent brand

EasyCheck Pregnancy Test 40 OP                                 Pharmacode 2476258          Schedule price $17.60

Reference pricing will apply to incumbent from 1 September 2018

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

 

Phoenix MedCare reduced the price ex manufacturer to $10.00 plus GST effective from 12 June 2018 providing pharmacy with additional margin.

 

Benefit of staying with incumbent – With a variable or reducing margin every cent counts.

12 June 2018 to 31 August 2018

Incumbent $17.60 x 3% = $0.528 plus $0.238 per pack fee = $0.766 plus $7.60 giving you overall $8.366

New $12.00 x 3% =$0.36 plus $0.238 per pack fee = $0.598

1 September 2018 to 30 November 2018

Incumbent $12.00 x 3% = $0.36 plus $0.238 per pack fee = $0.598 plus $2.00 giving you overall $2.598

New $12.00 x 3% =$0.36 plus $0.238 per pack fee = $0.598

In a nutshell there is no need to change until 1 December 2018 as financially you are better off to stay with the incumbent.

There is no part charge as shown in the Pharmaceutical Schedule Update 1 September 2018 as you are purchasing at less than the new subsidy.

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

Once again we need your support to ensure stock in the supply chain moves through, to effectively ensure no losses are incurred.

Together we can make this a seamless and painless transition.

We thank you in anticipation of your ongoing support.

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