This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Medicines Regulations 1984 (the principal regulations).
Regulation 11 (which relates to the export of prescription medicines for retail sale) comes into force on the day after the notification of the regulations in the Gazette, and the other substantive provisions of the regulations come into force 27 days later.
Regulations 3 to 9 make technical amendments to provisions of the principal regulations relating to the labelling of medicines and related products.
Regulation 10 updates regulation 44 of the principal regulations (which relates to the provision of medicines to the masters of ships without a prescription) to take account of the enactment of the Maritime Transport Act 1994.
Regulation 11 inserts into the principal regulations a new Part 7A, which prohibits the export of prescription medicines for retail sale without a New Zealand prescription.
Regulations 12 and 13 update provisions relating to Sale of Medicines Registers (in which pharmacists and wholesalers are required to record details of some sales) so that modern technology may be used to record and keep the details.
Regulation 14 replaces Schedule 1 of the principal regulations with an updated schedule that takes account of the various additions and other changes that have been made to it by notices in the Gazette since it was last replaced on 16 July 1999.