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Still no smoke (or fire) - Court of Appeal upholds DHB smoking ban
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • May 18 2016

Last week the Court of Appeal dismissed a challenge to Waitemata District Health Board's (WDHB's) smoke-free policy. The policy prohibits smoking on

Very low threshold for CT scans in elderly fall patients recommended
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 18 2011

An elderly patient suffered a head injury in an accidental fall and was transported to hospital by ambulance, where she subsequently died

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

Smoking ban in Auckland prison implemented unlawfully
  • Russell McVeagh
  • New Zealand
  • February 8 2013

Late last year the High Court ruled that the implementation of the smoking ban in Auckland Prison was implemented unlawfully. The

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

DHB's smoking ban upheld by High Court
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • July 30 2013

The High Court has dismissed a challenge to Waitemata DHB's policy prohibiting smoking in its hospitals and surrounding grounds, including in the

PfizerHospira merger - Green light from New Zealand Commerce Commission to go with EU approval
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, New Zealand, USA
  • December 1 2015

As the deal is reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission in the US, the New Zealand Commerce Commission has cleared the acquisition by Pfizer Inc. to

New Zealand takes its second legislative step towards plain packaging for tobacco products
  • Henry Hughes IP
  • New Zealand
  • August 11 2014

The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill ("the Bill"), which aims to amend the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 to give

Nurse prescribed medications without authority
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • February 28 2012

A nurse has been found guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing Maxolon and Paramax for a pregnant patient without authority to do so