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Pharmacode

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) developed the Pharmacode® system because of the potential benefits to the pharmaceutical sector from having a unique identifier of pharmaceuticals.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Guild developed Pharmacode to enable all pharmacies to purchase items from New Zealand pharmaceutical suppliers using a unique product identifier. Barcoded Pharmacode identifiers were used for stock management, while ordering systems using PDE machines enabled automatic transmission of orders to wholesalers. 

The proven benefits of Pharmacode identifiers led to them being adopted by PHARMAC within their electronic Pharmaceutical Schedule and by Health Benefits Ltd for the reimbursement of subsidies.

Pharmacode is an SQL database managed by PSL, on behalf of the Guild, hosted remotely on secure servers and backed-up daily. Each individual item is given a unique Pharmacode identifier. A Pharmacode identifier cannot be reused.

Suppliers must submit a Pharmacode order form to have their items included in the Pharmacode database. The supplier must ensure the details they submit are accurate and truthful – suppliers are also required to inform us of any updates to the status of items in the Pharmacode database.

Pharmacode is a registered trademark of the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (Inc).

 

Any questions or need more information?

Please contact Lisa Cho

Direct dial: 0064 4 802 8215
Freephone: 0800 775 725
Email:
info@pharmacode.co.nz

  

Pharmacode order form
To apply for pharmacodes an order form must be completed and emailed to
info@pharmacode.co.nz.

To request a copy of this form, please email info@pharmacode.co.nz

  

Pharmacode account application form
Apply for a Pharmacode account by completing and returning the below account application form:

DOWNLOAD PHARMACODE ACCOUNT APPLICATION

 

Pharmacode guide
The below guide explains the Pharmacode system and when a new Pharmacode needst o be applied for:

DOWNLOAD PHARMACODE GUIDE

 

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