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Consent to the Distribution of Changed Medicines

Pursuant to section 20 of the Medicines Act 1981, the Minister of Health hereby consents to the distribution in New Zealand of the following new medicines which were referred to the Minister of Health under the provisions of section 24(5) of the Act and are set out in the Schedule hereto:
Product: Aclasta
Active Ingredient: Zoledronic acid 0.05mg/mL
Dosage Form: Solution for infusion
New Zealand Sponsor: Novartis New Zealand Limited
Manufacturer: Novartis Pharma Stein AG, Stein, Switzerland
Product: Nexavar
Active Ingredient: Sorafenib tosilate 274mg equivalent to sorafenib 200mg
Dosage Form: Film coated tablet
New Zealand Sponsor: Bayer New Zealand Limited
Manufacturer: Bayer Healthcare AG, Bayerwerk, Germany
Dated this 5th day of January 2009.
JOHN HAZELDINE, Acting Deputy Director-General, Sector Accountability and Funding Directorate (pursuant to delegation given by the Minister of Health on 6 July 2001).