Changed Definition of Medicine & Devices

Important Changes to the Definition of Medicines

and Medical Devices Effective 1 July 2014

Announced & Sources by New Zealand Medicine and Medical Devices Safety Authority

GMANZ Industrial News  Update;

In New Zealand medicines and medical devices are regulated

under the Medicines Act 1981 and its associated regulations.

Currently, some products that are considered to be medical devices

by other regulators may be categorized as medicine

in New Zealand as a consequence of the legal definitions

currently contained within the Medicines Act,

including outdated definitions of medicine,

medical device and therapeutic purpose.

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