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Legal update - Maternity care under scrutiny
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 13 2016

Maternity services have encountered a flurry of media attention following the release of a University of Otago study which compared birth outcomes

Fluoridation decisions - coming to a District Health Board near you
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 6 2016

Voting is about to close in the local body elections, including for elected members of District Health Boards (DHBs). It is well known that the

On the pulse: 10 health law issues to watch in 2016
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 10 2016

Lecretia Seales' challenge to the law on assisted suicide has reignited public debate about an individual's right to aid in Dying when terminally ill

New Zealand’s Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill: An update
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • October 11 2016

The New Zealand Natural Health and Supplementary Products (NHSP) Bill seeks to manage risks while also protecting the consumer and the integrity of

Patentability of kit-of-parts claims - the contrast between New Zealand and Australia
  • Henry Hughes IP
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • April 30 2014

In combination therapy patents, the invention lies in the discovery of a particular therapeutic benefit to taking two (or more) different

Pharmaceuticals and TPP New Zealand - makes you wonder what all the fuss was about
  • Baldwins
  • Asia-Pacific, New Zealand
  • October 23 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations concluded in Atlanta earlier this month with an announcement that a deal between the twelve

Nurse disciplined for slapping a patient and failing to report incident
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • July 30 2013

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for slapping a patient, and for compromising the health and safety of the patient by failing

Tribunal accepts that medication errors will happen but disciplines nurse for failing to report
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • September 23 2013

While working on a busy ward, a nurse accidentally administered the wrong medications to a patient without the appropriate checks. The nurse soon

New proposal for pharmacy licencing regime
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • August 16 2016

The proposed replacement of the Medicines Act has presented an opportunity to review the current regime for pharmacy licencing. Currently, there are

The Trans-Pacific Partnership at a glance
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, USA, Vietnam
  • October 29 2015

The Trans Pacific Partnership ("TPP") is a free trade agreement which covers 40 of the world's economy, involving Australia, Brunei Darussalam