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Consent to the Distribution of New Medicines

Pursuant to section 20 of the Medicines Act 1981, the Minister of Health hereby consents to the distribution in New Zealand of the 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: Azacitidine Dr Reddy’s
Active Ingredient: Azacitidine 100mg
Dosage Form: Powder for injection
New Zealand Sponsor: Dr Reddy’s New Zealand Limited
Manufacturer: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited, Visakhapatnam, India
Product: Melotin
Active Ingredient: Melatonin 2mg
Dosage Form: Modified release tablet
New Zealand Sponsor: Arrotex Pharmaceuticals (NZ) Limited
Manufacturers: Oman Pharmaceutical Products Company LLC, Salalah, Oman
Gracure Pharmaceuticals Limited, Bhiwadi, India
Product: Neosynephrine
Active Ingredient: Phenylephrine hydrochloride 10mg/mL
Dosage Form: Solution for injection
New Zealand Sponsor: Pfizer New Zealand Limited
Manufacturer: Hospira Inc, North Carolina, United States of America

Dated this 22nd day of March 2023.

CHRIS JAMES, Group Manager, Medsafe, Ministry of Health (pursuant to delegation given by the Minister of Health on 11 September 2013).