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Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jun 2017

New law crimps cash-back plans

The demarcation regulations clearly distinguish between medical insurance products and medical aid schemes...

By Roland Buys 20 Jun 2017

SA lawyers: Motsoaledi, we're not the reason gynaes won't deliver babies

If one is to accept Motsoaledi's proposition that medico-legal litigation is out of control, the reaction should be to map legislation to deal with it...

By Neil Kirby 19 Jun 2017

Genesis wins case on accounting for use of medical savings funds

Genesis has won its legal battle with the Council of Medical Schemes over how to account for the funds in members' medical savings accounts...

9 Jun 2017

The real reason SA's doctors won't deliver your baby

Medico-legal litigation has exploded...

By Aaron Motsoaledi 7 Jun 2017

The huff and puff surrounding e-cigarette regulation in South Africa

There is currently no specific legislation that regulates the composition, labelling, marketing and sale of e-cigarettes in South Africa...

By Jeanette Visagie 15 May 2017

New medicines law will change rules on medical devices

When the amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act become operational, there will be significant changes to the existing regulatory regime...

27 Mar 2017

Bogus pharmacist appears in court

Bogus pharmacist Miyelani Carol Maswanganyi has appeared in the Hlanganani Magistrate Court in Limpopo on Wednesday for operating a chemist without a licence...

23 Mar 2017

Pacemaker rip-offs cost insurance firms millions

The pacemaker implanted into a healthy Durban man might not have been for the patient's wellbeing, but part of a plot to swindle insurance companies...

By Uthentira Govender and Matthew Savides 19 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

MCC's new licensing requirements for medical devices

New regulations relating to the import and distribution of radiology equipment will start to bite in 2017, when revised MCC licensing requirements come into effect...

7 Nov 2016

Medical aid fraud, waste and abuse

Fraud, wastage, abuse and irregular practices add R22bn per year to the overall annual cost of private healthcare in SA...

19 Oct 2016

Legal guide released to tackle HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination

A new handbook, published by LexisNexis South Africa, aims to facilitate easy access to the law relating to HIV and AIDS in South Africa...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Jul 2016

Six things to consider before filing a medical malpractice lawsuit

Any time that you are injured by a medical device, physician, medicine or medical procedure you may have a legitimate medical malpractice case. It is important to remember the details, as in-depth as possible, regarding your adverse medical event...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 1 Jun 2016

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International

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

23 Jun 2017

Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said on Friday, 16 June 2017.

19 Jun 2017

Ridiculed Trump tweet prompts new legislation

WASHINGTON, USA: A much-lampooned - and now-deleted - tweet by President Donald Trump has spurred a serious legislative effort aimed at stopping him from erasing his many misspelled missives and other online messages.

13 Jun 2017

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators.

18 May 2017

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