Kōrero: Medicines and remedies

Medsafe compliance check

Medsafe compliance check

Medsafe officers check natural health stores to make sure they are not selling products which should only be stocked in pharmacies. They also monitor products to ensure that manufacturers are not making false claims about their effects. In 2008 Medsafe seized about $10,000 worth of stock from Peter Hardwick's Nutrition Plus store in Takapuna which did not comply with the Medicines Act 1981. Hardwick said he had been selling the products for years without any problems, and argued that Medsafe had overreacted. Medsafe said it was enforcing the law and ensuring public safety.

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North Shore Times
Reference: 10 April 2008
Photograph by Ben Watson

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Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, 'Medicines and remedies - Access to medicines, 1993 to 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28235/medsafe-compliance-check (accessed 26 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 May 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020