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Provisional Consent to the Distribution of a New Medicine

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:
Product: Orencia
Active Ingredient: Abatacept 250mg
Dosage Form: Powder for injection
New Zealand Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb (NZ) Limited
Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb Holdings Pharma Limited, Manati, Puerto Rico
Note: This consent is valid for two years from the date of publication of this notice.
Dated this 3rd day of October 2008.
MARK RICHARDS, Acting Deputy Director-General, Sector Accountability and Funding Directorate (pursuant to delegation given by the Minister of Health on 6 July 2001).