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Ripple effect from judicial review of commercial tendering
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • August 17 2015

The successful judicial review of the recent Ministry of Health tender for problem gambling services in Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand v

Pharmaceutical patent term extension and data exclusivity in Australia, New Zealand and Asia: are you missing out?
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, New Zealand
  • June 5 2015

Knowing the facts about patent term extension and data exclusivity will ensure you are not missing out on the protection your pharmaceutical product

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

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

Suspension for misappropriation of medication by nurse
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • December 13 2011

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for ordering prescription medication for residents at a rest home when she knew or ought to have known that the medication was not being administered to the residents, and for misappropriating codeine phosphate tablets for her own use

New bill extends data protection for agricultural compounds and veterinary medicines
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • August 13 2015

A new bill introduced by the New Zealand Government seeks to extend and broaden exclusivity periods for confidential data relating to agricultural

Here we go again...the next steps towards the new health and safety legislation
  • Hesketh Henry
  • New Zealand
  • July 30 2015

After some 16 months of consideration, 226 submissions, and 2 extensions, the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee has finally

Workplace watch - issue 5, December 2014
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • December 24 2014

The report back for the Health and Safety Reform Bill has been set back to 30 March 2015 and it is now not expected to come into effect until the

A Kiwi-sized spanner in the works of the TPP?
  • Shelston IP
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, New Zealand
  • June 7 2013

We have previously reported on progress toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP") - a Free Trade Agreement ("FTA") presently under negotiation by

New PHO services agreement
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • July 30 2013

A new PHO services agreement that came into force on 1 July 2013 has been described as one of the most significant changes in primary health care