Medicine ads increase risk of drug misuse.
Help us get the law changed.
The Ministry of Health is consulting on whether the law should be changed to ban direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription medicines.
You can help us get the law changed by making a submission supporting a ban on DTCA.
Use our template submission below. You can also use the online form on the ministry’s website. The consultation is part of a larger revamp of the Medicines Act (you can find questions about medicine advertising in section C10 of the consultation document).
Public submissions close on 18 April, 2019.
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
Therapeutic Products Regulatory Scheme Consultation
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
By email: email@example.com
Submission on: Therapeutic Products consultation
As a consumer, I strongly support changing the law to ban direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription medicines in New Zealand.
[Points you may want to make in your submission]