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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...

3 days ago

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

Why are medical lawsuits so controversial?

If you suffer from serious side effects after taking a new medication, or your physician is negligent, it is only natural that you would want some form of compensation for your injuries...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 25 May 2016

ASA loses weight debate

If you don't believe the claims Herbex makes about weight loss, don't bother complaining to the Advertising Standards Authority...

12 May 2016

SA still has a way to go in healthcare legislation

Despite the considerable progress made to deliver quality healthcare to all South Africans, the country's medical policies and legislation are still being hamstrung by red tape...

9 May 2016

Learnings from Zika and reproductive rights in Africa

The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America is a good example of the abortion dilemma faced by under-resourced countries...

29 Apr 2016

Upsetting the healthcare apple cart

The SA healthcare industry is in a state of flux, especially around NHI and the Competition Commission probe into private healthcare costs...

By Nicci Botha 30 Mar 2016

Mining houses settle stand-alone silicosis claims

Mining houses settle stand-alone silicosis claims...

9 Mar 2016

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International

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping a Mauritius-registered private resources investment firm is seeking legal redress against an Australian-listed junior resources company over contested mining rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

8 Mar 2017

Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security".

17 Feb 2017

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