"Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship...denying equal privileges. All such laws are un-American and despotic..." Benjamin Rush, Physician, Signer of Declaration of Independence. That time has arrived in New Zealand. Medicine is organizing itself into an undercover dictatorship.
The Natural Health Industry has recently been warned by Medsafe that a natural products provider may not supply information that would lead the reader to conclude that the product has therapeutic use. Medsafe have further stated it is illegal for dietary supplements to make claims relating to any disease appearing in Schedule I of the Medicines Act 1981 (which contains all known diseases). These diseases may only be treated by a medical professional and toxic drugs that are currently killing people three times more than road accidents, at last count in 2003. Who knows what the death toll is now????
By clamping down on the dissemination of information of therapeutic claims, Medsafe are denying you access to the information you need to maintain your health with natural products.
Since the government's failure to enact ANZTPA, click here for details.