Hospitals throughout Gauteng ran out of essential medicines in recent weeks, including a life-saving drug for people with Aids called Amphotericin B.
A court battle looms over new regulations for the sector that will require testing and approval of all products.
Immune boosters should not be substituted for real medication. Yet the claims on their packaging may seduce and persuade consumers
The Beijing Olympics has had an unexpected side effect, which is being felt locally in the form of serious shortages of generic medicines.