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Code of Practice

The Medicines New Zealand Code of Practice (Code) is to ensure high standards of ethical and responsible promotion for prescription medicines in New Zealand, and wherever possible to exceed those required by law.

The Code represents an act of self-regulation, acceptance and observance of the Code is a condition of membership of Medicines New Zealand. Member companies must comply with both the letter and spirit of the Code.

Pharmaceutical companies that are not members of Medicines New Zealand are invited to accept and observe this Code and must comply with its provisions when required by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Download your copy of the 16th Edition of the Code of Practice.

Download a copy of the code of practice complaints process.