Pursuant to section 23 of the Medicines Act 1981, the Minister of Health hereby provisionally consents to the sale, supply or use in New Zealand of the new medicine set out in the Schedule hereto:
Active Ingredient: Riluzole 50mg
Dosage Form: Tablet
New Zealand Sponsor: sanofi-aventis new zealand limited
Manufacturer: Aventis Intercontinental, Compeigne, France
Note: This consent is given subject to the following condition:
? Rilutek can only be prescribed by specialist physicians who care for patients with Motor Neurone Disease, neurologists and palliative care physicians.
Note: This consent is valid for two years from 12 January 2008.
Dated this 7th day of January 2008.
LES STEPHENS, Acting Deputy Director-General, Sector Accountability and Funding Directorate (pursuant to delegation given by the Minister of Health on 6 July 2001).