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Consent to the Distribution of a Changed Medicine

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 medicine which was referred to the Minister of Health under the provisions of section 24(5) of the Act and is set out in the Schedule hereto:
Product: Mabthera
Active Ingredient: Rituximab 10mg/mL
Dosage Form: Concentrate for infusion
New Zealand Sponsor: Roche Products (New Zealand) Limited
Manufacturers: F Hoffmann-La Roche Limited, Basel, Switzerland
Genentech Inc, South San Francisco, California, United States of America
Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Germany
Dated this 30th day of March 2009.
JOHN HAZELDINE, Acting Deputy Director-General, Sector Accountability and Funding Directorate, Ministry of Health (pursuant to delegation given by the Minister of Health on 6 July 2001).