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While over regulation threatens to kill off health choices and innovation, in other areas dangerous products are able to harm many thousands of people with barely any accountability, double standards need to be challenged.

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NO DEATHS FROM VITAMINS:
Poison Control Statistics Prove Supplements' Safety

(OMNS Feb 23, 2007) There was not even one death caused by vitamins in 2005, according to the most recent statistics available from the US
National Poisoning and Exposure Database. The 129-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers published in the journal Clinical Toxicology (1) shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin. Over half of the U.S. population takes daily vitamin supplements. Even if each of those people took only one single tablet per day, that
makes 145,000,000 individual doses per day, for a total of over 53 billion doses annually. Since many persons take additional vitamins,
the numbers are considerably higher, and the safety of vitamins all the more remarkable... link coming


Safest Way to death
12th Oct 2006 read more PDF


Medical related Errors
27th July 2006 read more PDF


Peanut Related Incidents
27th July 2006 read more PDF


REPORT TO IM HEALTH TRUST
27th July 2006
Complementary Medicines, Natural Products, Traditional Products, Supplements, Vitamins etc. read more PDF


Medsafe Mission statement
27th July 2006
Who We Are What is Medsafe?
Medsafe is the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority. It is a business unit of the Ministry of Health and is the authority responsible for the regulation of therapeutic products in New Zealand. Medsafe's mission is
To enhance the health of New Zealanders by regulating medicines and medical devices
to maximise safety and benefit. Medsafe has around 45 staff operating out of four offices, with centralised administrative functions, product approval and standard setting based at the head office in Wellington. Staff work in four operational teams.
In carrying out its functions, Medsafe is accountable to the Ministry of Health, and through the Ministry to the Minister of Health. It is also accountable to the pharmaceutical industry for those activities which are funded by fees collected from the industry.


No go on trans-Tasman pesticides authority
24 July 2006 NZPA
Australia and New Zealand have agreed to work together on regulation of pesticides and animal medicines, but have ruled out a trans-Tasman authority. Read more...


MFE Provides “Back Door” Approvals for Toxic Substances
14 December 2005 Media Statement
The Ministry for the Environment (MFE) has engineered what is essentially a one-way gate for existing toxic substances – free entry for all and huge barriers to removing any single one from legal use, no matter what adverse effects later emerge. Read more...

 



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