Metoprolol Opportunity Knocks
Effective from 1 August 2016 Pharmac have listed and fully funded Betaloc CR Tab 47.5mg and 95 mg 30 pack.
This is in an effort to ensure continuity of supply and will be available, fully funded until the existing stock at AstraZeneca has moved through the supply chain including pharmacy. The initial amount of stock available was approximately 3 months based on historical data; however the uptake has been slower than expected.
This does present you with an opportunity with respect to price, cost of time and also packaging.
Effective from 15 September 2016, ProPharma and PWR will not supply AFT Metoprolol 47.5mg, 95mg or 190mg for normal pharmacy dispensing. This will require you to dispense Betaloc equivalents. In the case of 190mg you will have to double the dose of Betaloc 95mg. This should not create any issue.
Please order Betaloc now to avoid any potential supply issues.
Keep in mind that we will not accept Betaloc CR back for credit under any circumstances, so do not stock pile.
Betaloc will remain listed and funded until early 2017.
Pharmaceutical Schedule Pricing:
AFT-Metoprolol CR Tab 47.5 mg 90 – $3.48 or $1.16 per 30 plus other related costs. This is a low cost medicine. Reimbursement is approximately $1.2511 including the per pack fee. Only applicable discount from wholesaler is Outer Pack of 1.65%
Betaloc CR Tab 47.5 mg 30 – $7.50 per 30. Costs of dispensing are reduced as you simply put a label on the pack. Reimbursement is approximately $7.894 including the per pack fee. Your wholesaler terms apply as well as Outer Pack discount of 1.65%
AFT-Metoprolol CR Tab 95 mg 90 – $5.73 or $1.91 per 30 plus other related costs Reimbursement is approximately $2.0236 including per pack fee. Your wholesaler terms apply as well as Outer Pack discount of 1.65%.
Betaloc CR Tab 95 mg 30 – $7.50 per 30. Costs of dispensing are reduced as you simply put a label on the pack. Reimbursement is approximately $7.894 including the per pack fee. Your wholesaler terms apply as well as Outer Pack discount of 1.65%
The numbers speak for themselves.
As stated Betaloc will remain funded and listed until early 2017, once stock has moved through the supply chain.
For those who have Robots we will be able to supply AFT on allocation. Please feel free to call your KAM or BM to discuss your needs.
We apologise for any inconvenience and assure you we are doing all of this in your best interest.