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Non-medical use of prescription drugs among skilled workers: a pilot study in Nigeria

More than ever, the world is facing a challenge of non-medical use of prescription drugs among people of all ages, genders and occupations. Evidence show that pharmaceutical opioids, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and amphetamines are the most common types of prescription medication used in a non-medical context...

By Samson Femi Agberotimi 25 Jun 2020

How Covid-19 is fast-tracking progress in air freight supply chains

Few - if any - air freight supply chain stakeholders envisaged a global pandemic and air-traffic shutdown in their business continuity plans, and all had to react quickly, collaboratively and innovatively to cope with the disruption...

24 Jun 2020

How is Covid-19 boosting SA's cough, cold and flu remedies market?

Insight Survey's latest SA Cough, Cold and Flu Remedies Industry Landscape Report 2020 uncovers the global and local cough, cold and flu remedies market based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 22 Jun 2020

Steroid shows promise in treating serious Covid-19 cases

A readily available steroid could be the breakthrough needed in treating seriously ill Covid-19 patients...

17 Jun 2020

Collaboration key to helping pharma supply chains weather Covid-19 storm

Stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain are grappling with a growing gap between air cargo capacity and demand for lifesaving medical products, as flights are grounded and borders closed...

11 Jun 2020

Why it's vital to look beyond the hype about repurposed malaria drugs

There are many examples in history of drugs that have been repurposed for different diseases. One such drug is chloroquine, which was and is still used for malarial treatment. It has been repurposed as an anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and, most recently, as an anti-viral drug...

By Marguerite Blignaut 8 Jun 2020

Cipla calls on South Africans to visibly show their care for carers during Covid-19

In a country with a chronic shortage of healthcare professionals, and a significant disease burden, it may come as no surprise to hear that doctors are 2.5 times more likely than anyone else to take their own lives...

Issued by Cipla 1 Jun 2020

The case for avoiding price controls in times of crisis: they don't work

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the initial stockpiling of food and other items, government regulation of the prices of basic food and medical goods has received significant attention...

By Willem H. Boshoff 14 May 2020

SA to breathe easier with landmark OBEL Respiclear range

Local specialist brand-building distributor, Acdoco SA is soon to offer yet another pharmaceutical first in South Africa, this time an affordable, locally manufactured, nature-inspired highly-effective decongestant range...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 12 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Build for post-Covid, says Iyeza Health's Sizwe Nzima

Sizwe Nzima, founder of Iyeza Health, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2020

KZN pharmacy admits to excessive pricing of face masks

A pharmacy based in KwaZulu-Natal has admitted to excessive pricing of face masks in a consent agreement with the Competition Commission...

8 May 2020

KardioMD Telehealth - medical help in your hands

In light of social distancing, patients are seeking alternative solutions to interacting with their doctors...

Issued by Cipla 29 Apr 2020

Dis-Chem charged with inflating prices of face masks

The Competition Commission has found that Dis-Chem Pharmacies has been charging excessive prices on essentials during the State of National Disaster...

24 Apr 2020

Sha'p Left to help scale up Covid-19 testing

To support the government's objective of increased testing to help contain the Covid-19 outbreak effectively, the Cipla Foundation in partnership with the Western Cape Government Health Department, has rolled out four screening and testing units in the Overberg district...

Issued by Cipla 20 Apr 2020

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