19 May 2020

Coronavirus: Herbal remedy suggested as treatment made prescription only

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 19 May 2020

MedSafe has won praise for moving quickly to make a herbal remedy which claims to be a treatment for Covid-19 only available on prescription.

As of this week artemisia annua extract is will no longer be able to be sold on pharmacy shelves or online.

Medicines New Zealand, which represents pharmaceutical companies, says MedSafe was right to make the move.

Medicines New Zealand CEO Dr Graeme Jarvis speaks to Susie Ferguson.