Medicines Control Council


Medicines body in poor state, says DA

Staff Reporter

A clinical trial which could benefit Aids patients is about to lose its funding because the Medicines Control Council won't answer its phones.

TAC stands by Qunta statement

Staff Reporter

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) says it stands by its statement on South African Broadcasting Corporation board deputy chairperson Christine Qunta and on Thursday laid complaints against her and the company Comforters Healing Gift. On Wednesday, Qunta's legal representatives demanded the TAC stop publishing defamatory material about her.

Stop defaming me, Qunta tells TAC

Staff Reporter

South African Broadcasting Corporation board deputy chairperson Christine Qunta has demanded the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) stop publishing defamatory material about her. Qunta's legal representatives sent a letter in this regard to the TAC on Wednesday, her lawyer, Athol Gordon, said.

DA lays charge against Qunta

Staff Reporter

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has laid a charge against South African Broadcasting Corporation board deputy chairperson Christine Qunta of contravening provisions of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act. The charge was laid at Cape Town Central police station on Monday by DA spokesperson Mike Waters.

Assembly backs embattled Manto

Staff Reporter

The National Assembly on Thursday adopted a motion of full confidence in Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, thereby rejecting the original motion by the Democratic Alliance, which called for a special committee to probe her fitness to hold public office.

Law to shut down backyard tik kitchens

Staff Reporter

Legislation is in the pipeline to have pseudoephedrine -- a key ingredient in the manufacturing of the drug tik, or methamphetamine -- reclassified, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. The restriction of these drugs would make it more difficult for backyard tik manufacturers to produce the drug.

Judgement reserved on TAC vs Rath

Ben Maclennan

Giving away free medicines, as Matthias Rath did with his vitamin products, is a well-known way of creating a market, the Treatment Action Campaign's (TAC) counsel told the Cape High Court on Friday. Geoff Budlender was delivering final argument in the TAC's bid for a court order forcing the government to act against Rath.

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