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Medsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority. We are responsible for the regulation of medicines and medical devices in New Zealand. We ensure that medicines and medical devices are acceptably safe.


News and Events

27 September 2016 Committees Medicines Classification Committee - Agenda for the 57th Meeting - Items 6.2 and 6.3 have been updated
23 September 2016 Medical Devices Surgical Mesh - Implementation of Government Response to Health Committee Recommendations
22 September 2016 Consultations Change to warning statements on labels of OTC loratadine and desloratadine medicines
22 September 2016 Committees Summary of recommendations from the 103rd Medicines Assessment Advisory Committee meeting – 4 August 2016
20 September 2016 About Medsafe Notice of Medsafe Office Closure Christmas/New Year 2016/2017
15 September 2016 Recent Official Information Act Releases Request for comments on the Nordic Cochrane Group complaint to the European Medicines Agency (Adobe PDF 3036 KB, 6 pages)
9 September 2016 Alert Communication Consumer Level Recall – GlucaGen® HypoKit 1 mg solution for injection
5 September 2016 Committees The 56th Medicine Classification Committee meeting on Natural Health Products has been postponed until the Natural Health Products Bill has its third reading
1 September 2016 Medicines Label Statements Database - Edition 1.17 (August 2016)
1 September 2016 Publications Prescriber Update Vol. 37 No. 3 - September 2016
31 August 2016 Committees Medicines Classification Committee - Dates and Deadlines
31 August 2016 Committees Medicines Classification Committee - Recent New Zealand Gazette Notices Relating to Classification
31 August 2016 Alert Communication Heater-cooler devices used during cardiac surgery: risk of infection with Nontuberculous Mycobacterium species – advice and recommendations
29 August 2016 Alert Communication Detachable Wall Plug for AC Power Adapter supplied with Medela Breast Pump Powered
24 August 2016 Committees Agenda for the 167th Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee meeting
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