Public Health Update for Drug Industry II
Public health update
The Health Committee has begun to hear oral submissions on the Public Health Bill, with the opportunity for written submissions closing last week. The Bill seeks to update the existing health law, and in its current form will allow regulations to be made to place controls on certain activities, including "activities relating to goods and services with the potential to pose risks to public health." The Bill would extend such provisions to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity, with some fearing that it would allow regulations to be created that might limit the sale or advertising of unhealthy foods or where they can be placed within supermarkets.
The Health Committee is expected to report back to Parliament on the Bill by 10 June 2008.
But where is Rothmans and Seagrams?
Is Burger King going to support BMI size doors, and will the 'ultra-sound profiling' security flip "and is that with salad, health warning and google advt.?"
Surely these are the technical solutions being sought here....
Blair Anderson ‹(•¿•)›
Social Ecologist 'at large'
ph (643) 389 4065 cell 027 265 7219