The latest newsletter is
MyHealth / NZHT newsletter
NZ Health Trust – Newsletter No. 6
analysis by Amy Adams – advisor to the NZHT - as sent recently to
all opposition parties is well worth reading and will
keep you up to date with Labour's continued deception of the
negative effects of the proposed joint agency.
Below is the first of 8 pages,
It is in response to the Governments response to the HSC report on the Treaty.
For the full document click
on the link at the bottom of this page.
Amy has done a great
job in all respects on analysing
the Govt report, especially in identifying Labour's
continued attempts at deception and spin.
assured – we
continue to work hard to stop this harmonization proposal,
and with your continued support we are confident of success.
ANALYSIS OF THE GOVERNMENT'S
RESPONSE TO THE REPORT OF THE HEALTH SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE THERAPEUTIC
PRODUCTS TREATY WITH AUSTRALIA
ZEALAND HEALTH TRUST – SEPTEMBER 2004
Government response to the Health Select Committee's report
continues the theme of all Government material released
in this matter
That is to say the Government response:
In addition this Government
response makes it clear that the Government has no intention
of following the specific requirements of the Health Select
Committee in a number of important regards because, as
the New Zealand Health Trust has repeatedly said, the Government
cannot meet the requirements of both Health Select Committee
reports whilst still implementing the terms of its deal
with Australia as set out in the Treaty signed in December
of last year. This paper will consider the Government response
under the following headings:
continues to assert highly controversial matters as fact without providing
any evidence for them;
fails once again to provide any justifiable basis for including complementary
health care products within the same regime as that controlling pharmaceutical
bluntly asserts that the new agency would be no less accountable to New
Zealanders than a stand alone New Zealand agency when this is patently
sets out a number of untruths and half truths deliberately designed to
lull the industry, consumers and Members of the House into supporting
Scope of the proposed agency
Misleading statements contained in the Government response
Areas where the Government has indicated that it has no
intention of following the Select Committee recommendations.
To read the full PDF document click
on the link below.
you can also click
here to go to our document page on the NZHT web
site and open the PDF intitiled
"NZHT response to the Governments response
to Report of the Health Select Committee"