Medicines Act 1981

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4 Meaning of therapeutic purpose

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, therapeutic purpose means any of the following purposes, or a purpose in connection with any of the following purposes:


preventing, diagnosing, monitoring, alleviating, treating, curing, or compensating for, a disease, ailment, defect, or injury; or


influencing, inhibiting, or modifying a physiological process; or


testing the susceptibility of persons to a disease or ailment; or


influencing, controlling, or preventing conception; or


testing for pregnancy; or


investigating, replacing, or modifying parts of the human anatomy.

Section 4: replaced, on 1 July 2014, by section 7 of the Medicines Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 141).