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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

25 May 2017 Committees Agenda for the 170th Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee meeting - 8 June 2017
12 May 2017 Monitoring Communication Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens and liver failure
12 May 2017 Consultations Outcome of consultation on proposal to change the warning statement on labels of OTC loratadine and desloratadine medicines
10 May 2017 Media Releases Sentence handed down after steroid operation uncovered
9 May 2017 Vacancy Advisor/Senior Advisor (Science)
21 April 2017 Committees Comments on agenda for the 58th Medicines Classification Committee meeting
18 April 2017 Guidance Tips for changing to the new data sheet format
18 April 2017 Recent Official Information Act Releases Request for data on erectile dysfunction drugs being stopped at the NZ border (Adobe PDF 2027KB, 5 pages)
13 April 2017 Committees Summary of recommendations from the 104th Medicines Assessment Advisory Committee meeting – 23 February 2017
13 April 2017 Committees Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee - Minutes for the 169th meeting - 9 March 2017
24 March 2017 Monitoring Communication Animas Vibe Insulin Pump and Blood Glucose Analyser - ongoing issues with screen fade, cracked battery casing and other issues. 
24 March 2017 Alert Communication Andrographis paniculata – potential risk for allergic reactions
22 March 2017 Consumer Level Recall Consumer Level Recall - EpiPen® (Adrenaline) 300 micrograms (mcg) Auto-Injector
13 March 2017 Monitoring Communication M² logo Viekira Pak and Viekira Pak-RBV – Possible effects on blood glucose control when used in patients with type 2 diabetes
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