Updated medicines regulations confirmed
Changes to the Medicines Regulations 1984 and Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations 2002 bring about a raft of changes to the regulation of medicines including changes to labelling and advertising requirements, prescribing rights, and generic substitution. The amendments are to better align the law with modern medical practice. The majority of changes come into force on 1 August 2011 with the remainder on 1 December 2011.
The media release from Tony Ryall (Health Minister) can be found at: http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/updated-medicines-regulations-confirmed
The Medicines Amendment Regulations 2011 can be found at: www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2011/0245/latest/DLM3831901.html