Several submitters told the committee that the wording in the bill would effectively decriminalise all drug use and possession.
Labour and New Zealand First MPs have voted against a select committee inquiry into Pharmac despite desperate pleas from women with advanced breast cancer.
Women with advanced breast cancer appear to be the victims of "global postcode pricing" of treatments, National says.
More than 90 per cent of Kiwis who made submissions on the euthanasia bill want the proposed law change scrapped.
Health advocates are disappointed but pragmatic that alcohol and sugar tax reforms were sidelined by the Capital Gains Tax recommendation in the Tax Working Group’s final report. By Fiona Cassie
Immigrants to high income countries, such as New Zealand, are facing health issues due to strict immigration policies. By Ruby Harfield.
New Government rules will require every rental home in New Zealand to have a heater in the living room and an extractor fan in the kitchen and bathroom.
Smoking will be banned in cars when children under 18 are present minister, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa has announced.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has recommended New Zealand removes abortion from the Crimes Act, but anti-abortion advocates argue that there is no evidence to support that abortion is no longer a crime.