Pharmaceutical experts differ over how to limit dependency on a common painkiller.
Litha Healthcare Group, the worst performer on South Africaâ€™s small-cap index this year, will not pay dividends for 2013.
Immune boosters should not be substituted for real medication. Yet the claims on their packaging may seduce and persuade consumers
Adcock Ingram's battle with the MCC over Synap Forte and similar drugs has cast doubt on the state attorney's capacity to handle legal challenges.
The Medicines Control Council has obtained an urgent court order to stop the continued sale of potentially deadly medicines.
A clinical trial which could benefit Aids patients is about to lose its funding because the Medicines Control Council won't answer its phones.
Government will face a barrage of litigation if amendments to the Medicines Act currently before Parliament were not revised, MPs heard on Tuesday.
Parents have been warned not to give toddlers over-the-counter cough and cold remedies unless advised to do so by a healthcare professional.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.