Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

Patient Advocacy Group Welcomes Recommendation

Patient Advocacy Group Welcomes Royal Commission's Recommendations

The New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders is delighted with the health and research recommendations in the report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification.

NZORD Executive Director, John Forman, said there is great relief among patients and their families that the Commission has rejected any restriction on access to vital medicines obtained from genetic modification technology.

"The Commission's report acknowledges the benefits to be gained from further development of such medicines, and the great potential for gene therapy and other novel therapies to treat disease.

"We are very pleased they have supported these objectives by recommending a streamlining and simplification of new research approval processes, and for the approval of new medicines produced", said Mr Forman. "That will help speed the research efforts and produce more treatments sooner.

"NZORD also welcomes the Commission's endorsement of the safety regimes governing such research, and the recommendations for reinforcement of the ethical oversight of the application of this new technology.

"Safety and ethics are of vital interest to families affected by rare and complex disorders, and the recommendations will help to ensure our and the public's confidence in the safety and beneficial application of genetic modification.

"NZORD looks forward to speedy implementation of the report by Government", Mr Forman concluded.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 


Tegel: Chicken Prices On The Rise But It’s Still The Favourite Protein For Kiwi Families

A combination of domestic and international factors is forcing New Zealand’s largest poultry supplier Tegel to raise its prices from July. The roughly 10% price rise is a result of ongoing cost pressures on the industry, including increases in labour... More>>

Hospitality NZ: Hospitality Wages Jump 9% To Pass Living Wage
Wages and salaries across the hospitality sector continue to increase despite businesses having to battle through some of the toughest trading periods in living memory... More>>



Climate Leaders Coalition: Launches New Statement Of Ambition, Appoints New CEO Convenor

The Climate Leaders Coalition is tonight officially launching a new Statement of Ambition to accelerate business action on climate change... More>>


MYOB: New Data Shows Increase In SMEs Experiencing Stress And Anxiety

The lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a surge in the number of local SME owners and operators experiencing stress and anxiety, according to new research from business management platform, MYOB... More>>



Carbonz: Cashing In On Carbon: The New Marketplace Helping Native Forest To Thrive

The country’s first voluntary carbon credit marketplace, Carbonz, is here to restore native biodiversity and help Aotearoa reach its carbon zero goals by selling the first carbon credits exclusively from native forest... More>>
Entrust District: Dividend Will Be Welcomed After Another Tough Year
We’ve all heard of the saying; “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” but for Aucklanders within the Entrust District, getting their share of Entrust’s 2022 annual dividend payment really is as good as it sounds... More>>