Consultation on Therapeutic Products Bill
This Bill will establish a new regulatory scheme for medicines and medical devices.
As part of the consultation on the draft Therapeutic Products Bill the Ministry of Health are holding a number of sector forums to engage on the draft Bill. This includes a consumer forum in Wellington on Thursday 21 March from 2pm - 4.30pm.
At this forum Ministry of Health staff will be discussing the aspects of the Bill that are particularly relevant for consumers, which include:
- controls for access to unapproved medicines
- personal imports
- requirements for pharmacy licenses
- access to pharmacy-only medicines
- advertising or prescription medicines.
The draft of the Therapeutic Products Bill and a consultation document is available on the Ministry's website.