Medicines Act 1981

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42 Duty of importer and manufacturer to have and produce specifications of medicines


No importer or manufacturer shall sell, or distribute by way of gift or loan or sample or in any other way, or advertise for sale, or advertise the availability of, any medicine other than a herbal remedy unless he is in possession of—


details of the specifications for testing the quality of that medicine; and


a certificate of the results of testing in respect of every batch of that medicine distributed or to be distributed in New Zealand.


Every importer or manufacturer in New Zealand shall, on demand, supply to an officer the details and certificates referred to in subsection (1).


A person who contravenes this section commits an offence, and is liable on conviction—


in the case of an individual, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $10,000:


in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $100,000.

Section 42(3): substituted, on 19 May 1998, by section 13 of the Copyright (Removal of Prohibition on Parallel Importing) Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 20).