For the best part of six months, the long-time executive director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation has been dedicated to one task.

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And in nine days’ time, that task will have been completed by Ross Bell. It will also be the final one of his 16-year tenure at the Wellington-based think-tank before taking a senior role at the Ministry of Health.

Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...