17 November 2011 December 2011 Pharmaceutical Schedule Dispatch This document is provided to pharmacists as an early notification of the changes to be announced in the December 2011 Update to the Pharmaceutical Schedule. Please notify PHARMAC (0800 66 00 50) to change or remove your contact details. New listings Calcium carbonate (Arrow-Calcium) tab 1.25 g (500 mg elemental) (p’code 2390639) Amlodipine (Apo-Amlodipine) tab 2.5 mg (p’code 2352486) Metoprolol tartrate (Lopresor) inj 1 mg per ml, 5 ml (p’code 2395959) Betamethasone diproprionate with calcipotriol (Daivobet) oint 500 μg with calcipotriol 50 μg, 30 g OP (p’code 2170914), and topical gel 500 μg with calcipotriol 50 μg, 30 g OP (p’code 2392070) Methylprednisolone sodium succinate (Solu-Medrol) inj 40 mg per ml, 1 ml (p’code 2394227), and inj 62.5 mg per ml, 2 ml (p’code 2394219), 1 inj packs – Retail pharmacy - Specialist Methylprednisolone sodium succinate (Solu-Medrol) inj 500 mg – new pharmacode only (p’code 2394235) Ibuprofen (Arrowcare) tab 200 mg (p’code 2390582) Paclitaxel (Paclitaxel Actavis) inj 100 mg (p’code 2394561), 150 mg (p’code 2394588)and 300 mg (p’code 2394596) – PCT only – Specialist Spacer device (Space Chamber Plus) 230 ml (single patient) (p’code 2393778)
Changes to restrictions Dentist prescriptions – period of supply extended for prescription medicines, not controlled drugs. Exoxaparin sodium (Clexane) inj 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, 100 mg, 120 mg and 150 mg – amended Special Authority criteria Losartan (Cozaar and Lostaar) tab 12.5 mg , 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg, and (ArrowLosartan & Hydrochlorothiazide and Hyzaar) tab 50 mg with hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg – removal of Special Authority Condoms (Durex Extra Safe) 56 mm – removal of reference to extra strength Fluconazole (Ozole and Pacific) cap 150 mg – maximum of 1 cap per prescription can be waived by endorsement of Retail pharmacy-Specialist Lignocaine with or without chlorhexidine (Pfizer) gel 2%, 10 ml urethral syringes – addition of endorsement “only subsidised for urethral or cervical administration” Spacer device autoclavable (Space Chamber) 230 ml (autoclavable) – reduced quantity of 5 devices available on a PSO Extemporaneously compounded oral liquid mixtures – references have been added to various pharmaceuticals were standardised formula exist for compounding with Ora products.
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Chemical Calcium carbonate Presentation Tab 1.25 g (500 mg elemental) Fully subsidised brands Partially subsidised brands
Losartan with hydrochlorothiazide Calcipotriol
Paracetamol Mask for spacer device Peak flow meter Glycerin with sodium saccharin Glycerin with sucrose Methylcellulose Methylcellulose with glycerin and sodium saccharin Methylcellulose with glycerin and sucrose
Calci Tab Arrowcare-Calcium Tab 1.50 g (600 mg elemental) Calci Tab Tab 12.5 mg Lostaar Tab 25 mg Lostaar Tab 50 mg Lostaar Tab 100 mg Lostaar Tab 50mg with hydrochlorothiazide Arrow-Losartan & Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg Crm 50 μg per g (30 g OP and 100 g OP Daivonex Oint 50 μg per g (100 g OP) Soln 50 μg per ml (30 ml OP) Daivonex Daivonex Tab 250 mg Cipflox Tab 500 mg Cipflox Tab 750 mg Cipflox Tab 100 mg (250 tab pack) Apo-Allopurinol (1, 000 tab pack) Apo-Allopurinol (500 Tab 300 mg (100 tab pack) tab pack) Oral liq 120 mg per 5 ml Paracare Junior Size 2 Low Range Normal Range Suspension Suspension Suspension Suspension EZ-fit Paediatric Mask Breath-Alert Breat-Alert Ora-Sweet SF Ora-Sweet Ora-Plus Ora-Blend SF
Cozaar Cozaar Cozaar Cozaar Hyzaar
Rex Medical Rex Medical Rex Medical Apo-Allopurinol (250 tab pack) Apo-Allopurinol (100 tab pack)
Chemical Testosterone cypionate Presentation Inj long-acting 100 mg per ml, 10 ml Fully subsidised brands Depo-Testosterone
Special Authority System Planned Outage – note this includes SA Look-Up for Pharmacy Outage commences: Friday 18 November, 6:00pm Outage ends: Sunday 20 November, 3:00pm
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What Is Happening The Ministry of Health Special Authority Maintenance Project is working toward upgrading the Web Services platform for the Special Authority web based systems. The upgraded online web services, and system enhancements are now ready to go live. Therefore the scheduled outage is to commence on Friday 18 November 2011. When is this happening? Outage Dates Special Authority Maintenance Release – This includes Special Authority Look-Up by Pharmacy Outage commences: Friday 18 November 2011, 6:00pm Outage ends: Sunday 20 November 2011, 3:00pm For more information If you experience any system issues on Monday 21 November 2011, please contact the Ministry of Health helpdesk on 0800 505 125, or email@example.com to escalate the issue for resolution. NB. For further details and magnitude of the above subsidy changes, please consult the online version of the Update to the Pharmaceutical Schedule at: www.pharmac.govt.nz/healthpros/Schedule.
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17 November 2011 December 2011 Pharmaceutical Schedule Dispatch This document is provided to pharmacists as an early notification of the changes to be announced in the December 2011 Update to the Pharmaceutical Schedule. Please notify PHARMAC (0800 66 00 50)…
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