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Food Packaging Regulations in Australia and New Zealand
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 15 2017

Australia and New Zealand regulate food contact substances through a single bi-national agency - Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) - under

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

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

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

Methods of medical treatment confirmed patentable in Australia but not in New Zealand
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 20 2014

The patentability of methods of medical treatment has been a long debated issue in patent legislation and different jurisdictions have taken very

Supreme Court upholds smoking ban in mental health facilities
  • Wilson Harle
  • New Zealand
  • August 22 2017

The Supreme Court recently upheld a ban on smoking in public mental health facilities, ruling that the ban did not breach patients' rights, even of those compulsorily detained on the property

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

Fluoridation is lawful. Fluoridation is not compulsory medical treatment
  • Simpson Grierson
  • New Zealand
  • March 11 2014

The High Court confirms that local authorities have a power to fluoridate drinking water and that fluoridation is consistent with the New Zealand

Charlie Gard and the withdrawal of life-saving treatment
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • July 26 2017

The case of Charlie Gard has attracted significant international attention this year, eliciting comments from the European Court of Human Rights, the

CPD Non Compliance as Professional Misconduct: A Recent Decision from the New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland, New Zealand
  • July 21 2017

Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) has become mandatory for many of the statutory professions in recent years, recognising the importance of