by Gauld N, Kelly F, Emmerton L, Bryant L, Buetow S
Gauld N, Kelly F, Emmerton L, Bryant L, Buetow S. Innovations from ‘down-under’: a focus on prescription to non-prescription medicine reclassification in New Zealand and Australia. SelfCare 2012;3(5):88-107
Australia and NZ have both been progressive with medicines reclassification in the past 12 years, albeit with fewer innovative switches in Australia recently. NZ has become more innovative since 2004 and is now one of the more progressive countries in this trend. Our ‘innovative switch’ framework demonstrates potential for ongoing monitoring of international developments.