The Therapeutics Products Bill will have an affect on all New Zealanders in some form. Whether you purchase medicines over the counter, import medicines, or if you have a business that sells natural health products.
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association of New Zealand (CHPNZ) has welcomed the government’s Winter Preparedness Plan and its initiatives designed to improve access, efficiency and primary health care but also cautions that work is needed on the regulation and supply of medicines so they can be accessed by the thousands of New Zealanders who will most benefit from the Plan.
A project with a broad view of healthcare – including education, housing and getting food on the table – has been revealed in a story in NZ Doctor magazine. Auckland’s South Seas Healthcare Clinic says it aims to bridge the gap between the Pasifika community and healthcare by offering a “one stop shop” for all aspects of care.
The Overseas Investment Office has revealed that Nestlé New Zealand has paid $375 million to purchase Auckland supplement firm The Better Health Company.
According to the National Business Review, Nestlé has been making a number of purchases this year of businesses centred on health and wellness but this was its first in this region- and it is not expected to be the last.