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Revised: 22 March 2016

Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee

Terms of reference

The Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee (MARC) is a technical advisory committee established under section 8 of the Medicines Act 1981 to advise the Minister of Health on the safety of approved medicines.

The terms of reference of the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee are as follows:

Meetings

The Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee (MARC) meets four times a year in Wellington and generally for a full day. Secretarial support is provided by Medsafe.

Membership

The Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee (MARC) comprises up to 13 members with any of the following:

The MARC also includes one representative from the New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre. Members are appointed for a three year term, which may be renewed once for a further three years. Medsafe is always willing to hear from suitably experienced candidates who are willing to be considered for appointment by the Minister of Health, even during a period when specific appointments are not being sought

Joining the Committee

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