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Agency overview
Headquarters133 Molesworth Street, Wellington
Employees60 (2011)
Parent agencyMinistry of Health

Medsafe, the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, is the medical regulatory body run by the New Zealand Ministry of Health, administering the Medicines Act 1981 and Medicines Regulations 1984.[1]

Medsafe employs approximately 60 staff members in two offices. The head office, based in Wellington, New Zealand, handles "centralised administrative functions, product approval, and standard settings." The Investigation and Border Control operates out of the Auckland office.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Health. "Medsafe - Homepage". New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority. Archived from the original on 24 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.

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