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MORE than half the samples of medical devices submitted by companies bidding for state tenders failed to meet the grade, a senior Department of Health official yesterday told MPs who are considering new laws to regulate the sector.
The bill was introduced on February 26 by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. There are at least nine bills still to be debated by the House before they can potentially be passed and legislated.
UPWARDS of 60% of its members’ products could end up being rendered illegal when new laws are enacted, the Health Products Association said on Wednesday in an appeal to Parliament to change key definitions in the Medicines and Related Substances Bill.
Vaginal rings filled with antiretrovirals (ARVs), ARV injections and partially effective vaccines are some of the HIV prevention weapons under development.
YOLANDA contracted her first urinary tract infection when she was 17. When she was 20 the painful attacks were an almost fortnightly occurrence, and she was on a first-name basis with staff at a pathology laboratory.
HEALTH activists and patients of multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on Thursday petitioned the Medicines Control Council (MCC) to speed up the registration of a cheap generic version of Pfizer’s Zyvoxid (linezolid), saying the delays were costing lives.
NEW legislation that proposes regulating medical devices in SA for the first time could tie products up in red tape for years and deprive consumers of life-saving products, an industry representative warned MPs on Wednesday.
The only HIV vaccine in the world that worked slightly in Thailand also seems to work on South Africans.
After three years, recipients of the vaccine were 31% less likely to get the virus.
South Africa has the second highest rate of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world and the highest rate of drug-resistant TB cases in Africa.