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Draft bill tabled for new medicines oversight agency

DRAFT legislation that aims to establish a new regulatory agency for medicines has been tabled in Parliament for the second time this year, a development that will be closely watched by the pharmaceuticals industry hamstrung by the slow pace of the under-resourced Medicines Control Council (MCC).

Street stimulants potentially lethal

Sex products at a shop in Soweto. Johannesburg - The biggest danger with young men dabbling in street sex-enhancer pills is that the pills are unregulated.

New drug beats heroin addiction

Janine Hatem has beaten her heroin addiction by using an American-made drug. After facing an insurmountable battle, Janine Hatem has beaten her heroin addiction, using an American-made drug not readily available in SA.

PIC/S explained: Safety of SA medicines

What is PIC/S, and why is it important for the quality of medicine production? In light of recent new regulations and a more stringent approach to manufacturing, a conversation has been started on what constitutes safe and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) - particularly in areas like medicine and food...

Boost for XDR-TB patients as cheaper pills allowed

The Medicines Control Council (MCC) has granted humanitarian group Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) access to a cheaper drug to treat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB).

Ascendis Health announces R121m acquisit

The factory comprises 12,000m2 of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certified and Medicines Control Council (MCC) licensed manufacturing capacity and forms part of Ascendis’ vertical integration strategy that includes, bringing the manufacture of certain group products in-house and thereby optimising synergies and margins....