14 Dec 2018

Pharmacy wins battle with govt for right to sell kombucha

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 14 December 2018

A Wellington pharmacy's won an expensive legal battle with the Government, over the right to sell kombucha. Like any pharmacy, Wellness Works on Taranaki Street sells medicine and fills prescriptions. But its plans to serve so-called health tonics on tap were blocked by the Ministry of Health, kicking off a legal battle for the licence to sell fermented tea.