Level 2, H Block
The Princess Margaret Hospital
Telephone: 0064 3 364 4160
Fax: 0064 3 364 4101
17 March 2015
Mr Tom Sellers
Email: [FYI request #2573 email];
OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT (OIA) REQUEST CDHB/G 9081
We refer to your request dated 11 March 2015 under the Official Information Act 1982 and received in
our office on 12 March 2015 requesting the following information relating to Canterbury District Health
1. How many staff have accepted gifts from the pharmaceutical industry in any form or nature?
2. What is the level of influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the New Zealand medical
3. What is the relationship between your DHB and the pharmaceutical industry?
As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Canterbury District Health Board will respond
to your request within 20 working days. You should receive a response on or before 13 April 2015.
If a large amount of information has been requested or if the Canterbury District Health Board needs to
consult in order to make a decision, we may need to extend this date (this is provided for in section 15A
of the Act). We will advise you if such an extension is necessary.
Canterbury District Health Board
Planning and Funding
P O Box 1600