Unapproved medicines

Prescribing unapproved medicines is common in NZ. COVID-19 may increase our use of unapproved medicines as a result of either a change in supply, or the use of new medicines if appropriate evidence emerges.  Medsafe outlines the responsibilities of prescribers using unapproved medicines. We have included a link in the ‘Useful links’ section of our site, accessed from the ‘Resources’ tab at the top.

See: medsafe.govt.nz/profs/RIss/unapp.asp