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Pharma sector welcomes launch of new medicines regulator

Government has signed the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Act (2008), marking the official existence of the much-anticipated South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) as of today. The body is now in preparation to officially take over operations from the Medicines Control Council (MCC). (more…)

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SA’s booming health supplements market

South Africa’s health supplements market has tapped into a vein of vitality that has seen unprecedented growth in recent years – largely driven by consumers’ increased interest in healthy living and a desire to reduce their risk of illness. (more…)

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Film about junior doctors wins award

Doc-U-Mentally – a film which aptly captures the pressures junior doctors face in South Africa – won the award for ‘Best Cinematography’ at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA), which was held at Sun City. (more…)

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SA’s trivial attitude to heart health

A survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics to determine how heart-aware South Africans are in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, revealed that nearly a quarter described their relationship with their hearts as ‘on the rocks’. (more…)

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Tesar 40mg and 80mg tablets available

Pharma Dynamics has announced the launch of Tesar 40mg and 80mg tablets to complement its extensive range of antihypertensive medications. Tesar is indicated in the treatment of mild to moderate hypertension, either alone or in combination with hydrochlorothiazide. Telmisartan has a plasma half-life of 24 hours resulting in a sustained duration of action, particularly in […]

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Fighting for affordable meds

A number of patient groups and other leading health organisations have thrown their weight behind the ‘Fix the Patent Laws’ campaign initiated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Treatment Action Campaign in 2011. (more…)

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Draft IP policy released

Although lauded by generic companies and activist organisations as a crucial move to accelerate and increase access to cheaper, lifesaving drugs for the majority of the South African population, it could take several years to properly implement and enforce proposals in the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Draft National Policy on Intellectual Property (IP). […]

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