South Africans need to better understand the potential risks associated with using medication to combat pain, as even the use of certain pain medications, could lead to an individual needing professional help for addiction to opioids...
Cipla 5 Jul 2018
The media is a key platform for dissemination of information around medications on the continent in Africa, where virtual spaza shops for drugs proliferate...
Nomfundo Dlamini 8 Mar 2018
The MyDawa solution is beneficial to consumers as they gain the advantage of having increased transparency, convenience and affordability. In addition, it ensures better pharmacovigilance as it tackles the issue of...
26 Jan 2018
Although years of research goes into reducing the risk that such trials represent to their human subjects before tests are conducted, there is an inherent risk in every clinical trial that demands bespoke clinical trial insurance...
25 Jan 2018
Snake oil salesmen, charlatans and con-artists have long been known to prey on vulnerable people with health problems...
8 Nov 2017
The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very profession that once sustained it...
Simon McCarthy-Jones 28 Aug 2017
Miners in South Africa face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases, but ODMWA autopsies are declining, especially among retired mineworkers, despite the benefits...
11 May 2017
KUALA LUMPUR - At Malaysian e-cigarette outlet Vape Empire, customers kick back and puff out thick, aromatic clouds of vapour in funky flavours like Horny Mango and Creamy Suckerz' Banana Anna...
31 Dec 2015
The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration last week in Beijing explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged for greater health development...
30 Mar 2015
Ask your pharmacist for advice on self-medication to help you make smart health choices.
22 Jul 2014
The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has proposed a zero Value Added Tax (VAT) rating on medicines in its submission to the Davis Tax Committee.
21 Jul 2014
Medical treatment and a healthy balance is crucial to combat the effects.
18 Jul 2014
What is PIC/S, and why is it important for the quality of medicine production?
16 Jul 2014
Pfizer and North-West University have signed a MOU outlining the basis for potential scientific and technical collaborations.
3 Jul 2014
This week it was confirmed that Kaizer Chiefs player, Josta Dladla, tested positive for the banned stimulant, methylhexanamine, commonly known as 1.3-dimethyl or DMAA, the use of which is banned in professional sport.
17 Jan 2014
The Health Professions Council of South Africa has issued a public warning against accessing doctors' expertise telephonically or via a mobile application.
22 Nov 2013
It is important for South African consumers to make sure that the pharmaceutical products they purchase are manufactured safely and comply with the necessary standards, as taking unsafe, illegal medicines can have dangerous consequences.
Manfred Boensch 11 Oct 2013
Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.
15 Aug 2013
From new "sunscreen" pills to a wide range of SPF numbers, consumers may be confused this summer when trying to protect themselves from the sun's damaging effects. (Video)
16 Jul 2013
Bringing its investment over the last 18 months to R1bn, Ascendis Health has acquired Solal Technologies and a majority stake in Marltons for approximately R300m. It has made two appointments in these companies.
15 Jul 2013
Myriad Genetics is known as a leader in the market for diagnostic testing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations that have been linked to breast and ovarian cancer. These same diagnostic tests were recently in the celebrity press, as Angelina Jolie announced she had been tested positive for the mutations, resulting in her electing to have a preventive double mastectomy.
Joanne van Harmelen 15 Jul 2013
Recent research by risk solutions firm Inoxico into the external directorships of JSE-listed companies showed that the directors of South Africa's 20 largest companies held on average 14 external directorships.
12 Jul 2013
As part of its Ethics Alive Week, the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand and its Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics will hold a Wits Ethics Alive Symposium at 5.30pm on Thursday 14 March 2013 at the Johannesburg Hospital Auditorium. It is open to members of faculty, students, the public, civil society and policy makers.
12 Mar 2013
Advertisements for health products must not fall foul of the Code of Practice for the marketing of health products or the Code of Advertising Practice, says Delene Bertasso, senior associate at law firm Adams & Adams.
27 Feb 2013
The Centre for Drug Evaluation and Research of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted Adcock Ingram's Research and Development (R&D) facility, which is located in Aeroton, south of Johannesburg. Adcock Ingram's R&D facility is registered with the Medicines Control Council (MCC) as a current Good Manufacturing Practice facility.
2 Nov 2012