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Natural health products bill good for consumer

Friday, 17 June 2011, 11:16 am | NZ Health Trust

The NZ Health Trust welcomes the decision by the Government to introduce a Natural Health Products Bill before the General Election in November. More >>

TGA action sees record payout by Aust Government

Monday, 18 August 2008, 4:18 pm | NZ Health Trust

The Therapeutic Goods Agency (TGA) which wants to take control of New Zealand’s natural health products sector has been found guilty of destroying a multi-million dollar business illegally – seeing 400 jobs and $350 million of shareholders funds ... More >>

Natural Health sector agrees way forward

Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 4:33 pm | NZ Health Trust

Following the Government’s failure to pass the Therapeutic Products and Medicines Bill, the natural health sector has agreed an approach for better regulation of the industry. More >>

Put natural health bill out of its misery

Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 2:37 pm | NZ Health Trust

A consumer watchdog group is calling on the Government to kill the natural health products bill once and for all so a sensible regulatory system can be developed. More >>

The Death Of Maori Medicine?

Monday, 25 June 2007, 12:22 am | NZ Health Trust

For hundreds of years Maori have accessed the botanical flora of this country to use in traditional healing. Yet just as such indigenous healing is undergoing a renaissance in popularity and use, Maori say their herbal medicine is under serious threat. More >>

Winston’s Therapeutics plan is an expensive sham

Friday, 15 June 2007, 4:24 pm | NZ Health Trust

The so-called ‘solution’ to the Therapeutic Products and Medicines Bill proposed by Winston Peters is little more than a sham, said the founder of the consumer watchdog the NZ Health Trust. More >>

Athlete leads Natural Health Product protest

Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 4:19 pm | NZ Health Trust

Athletics legend Allison Roe and businesswoman Christine Rankin led crowds in a protest against the Government’s plans for natural health products today. More >>

Nationwide Protests Against The ‘Anti-Vitamin Bill

Friday, 18 May 2007, 9:49 am | NZ Health Trust

Media Release For Immediate Release Nationwide Protests Against The ‘Anti-Vitamin Bill’ Continue Tomorrow Turnout across New Zealand expected to double, organisers say Auckland, May 18, 2007 – A second round of nationwide protest action against ... More >>

Winston looses the plot at Natural Health Protest

Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 4:43 pm | NZ Health Trust

There were dramatic scenes outside Parliament today as NZ First leader Winston Peters was verbally attacked and shouted down by a group of enraged people at a protest rally. More >>

Government sneaks Bill into House - Health Trust

Wednesday, 6 December 2006, 10:33 am | NZ Health Trust

Despite unprecedented political opposition, the Government has forged ahead with the Therapeutic Products and Medicines Bill, sneaking it into the House without any of the usual fanfare. More >>

Government proposal linked to US ‘Vegemite Police’

Friday, 27 October 2006, 12:58 am | NZ Health Trust

Reports of ‘Vegemite police’ confiscating the popular toast spread at United States borders proves the Government’s proposed new rules for natural health products would cause ridiculous problems for completely safe products. More >>

Consultation over TGA rules a sham

Sunday, 21 May 2006, 2:19 pm | NZ Health Trust

Consultation over TGA rules a sham Consultation by Medsafe over rules for the proposed Therapeutic Goods Agency is completely meaningless and an attempt to dupe the industry, according to consumer watchdog group the New Zealand Health Trust. Medsafe is holding ... More >>

AG’s report undermines public confidence in health

Monday, 19 December 2005, 4:56 pm | NZ Health Trust

A damning report from the Auditor General into contracts let by Ministry of Health to former employees has cast serious doubt on policy work around the Joint Trans Tasman Agency (JTA) to regulate natural health products. More >>

TGA delay another nail in the coffin of proposal

Monday, 12 December 2005, 3:59 pm | NZ Health Trust

“It’s not delayed, it’s dieing,” is how the natural health product sector interprets the latest announcement from State Services Minister Annette King. More >>

Government should give up on proposal

Friday, 1 July 2005, 8:58 am | NZ Health Trust

Since the Government undertook a policy u-turn on land access yesterday, there has been a call from the natural health product sector for Government to give up on plans to hand industry regulation over to Australia. More >>

Money won’t buy support for the TGA

Wednesday, 11 May 2005, 11:35 am | NZ Health Trust

Pouring taxpayer money into sham consultations, hiring staff and appointing people to cushy advisory committees won’t buy Government political support for the proposed Joint Therapeutic Goods Agency. More >>

Natural health sector gearing up for election

Tuesday, 26 April 2005, 8:33 am | NZ Health Trust

The Labour Government is being warned not to underestimate opposition to the proposed joint agency to regulate natural health products, with latest independent research showing that 62% of New Zealanders use some form of natural health product or dietary ... More >>

Minister’s claims of industry support “rubbish”

Friday, 11 February 2005, 11:15 am | NZ Health Trust

Attached is the text of a letter sent earlier this week to Annette King, countering today’s claims that her proposed Trans Tasman Agency has the support of the natural health products sector. More >>

Trans Tasman Agency plan suffers another set-back

Thursday, 10 February 2005, 10:01 am | NZ Health Trust

Health Minister Annette King’s plans to hand control of natural health products to an Australian-dominated agency suffered another set-back today. More >>

CER under microscope at Sydney Health Conference

Wednesday, 27 October 2004, 8:24 am | NZ Health Trust

Both the New Zealand and Australian governments will face a public backlash, if they continue to ‘merge by stealth’ without the express approval of the public, says a leading New Zealand lawyer. More >>





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