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Consultations

Revised: 28 May 2015

Proposed Amendments to Regulations under the Medicines Act 1981 - Report of analysis of submission and final decisions

Summary

In November 2014, the Ministry of Health released a consultation paper, Consultation on Proposed Amendment to Regulations under the Medicines Act 1981. http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/consultations/medicine-regulations-fluoride-in-drinking-water.asp 

The proposed amendment would have the effect of providing legal clarity that the fluoride substances used to treat drinking water are not medicines.

The Ministry received 1387 submissions on the proposal from a wide cross-section of stakeholders. This document summarises feedback on the proposal, and the Government’s final decision on the changes to the regulations under the Medicines Act.

Proposed Amendment to Regulations under the Medicines Act 1981 -  Report of the Analysis of Submissions (Adobe PDF document 83 KB, 6 pages)

Appendix 1: Health Effects of Water Fluoridation: A review of the scientific evidence (Available from the Royal Society of New Zealand website)

The amendment came into force on 30 January 2015

Submissions

We have made available all the submissions received in response to the consultation paper. Personal information has been removed from submissions from individuals.

Due to the volume of submissions received these they have been published as PDFs. Each of the following pdf files contains about 50 individual submissions:

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