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Published: June 2011

Medicines Regulations changes – not yet in force

Prescriber Update 32(2): 17
June 2011

Prescribers are reminded that the proposed changes to the Medicines Regulations described in the March edition of Prescriber Update are not yet in force. This means that the maximum period of supply is six months for oral contraceptives and three months for all other prescription medicines.

The Ministry of Health will inform healthcare professionals of the date these changes will come into force.

Further information about the proposed changes to the Medicines Regulations is available at: www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/PUArticles/ChangestoMedicinesRegulations.htm