Medicines Control Council

 
Controlling codeine: less painkiller in your pills
Controlling codeine: less painkiller in your pills
It may soon be much harder to get one’s hands on the common over-the-counter pain drug codeine if the Medicines Control Council has its way.
Vaccine-maker Litha won’t pay dividends as it looks for buys
Vaccine-maker Litha won’t pay dividends as it looks for buys
The maker of flu and hepatitis vaccines will look for acquisitions to help bolster its offering. 
Immune boosters a risky letdown
Immune boosters a risky letdown
About 10 years ago "Ntombi" started taking an aloe vera juice immune booster her uncle bought from an agent. Explaining the circumstances, Ntombi said: "I'm HIV positive; there was no treatment back then." She paused. "My uncle brought me the supplement...
Adcock Ingram vs MCC: A worrying legal battle
Adcock Ingram vs MCC: A worrying legal battle
The court battle that played out between pharmaceuticals giant Adcock Ingram and the Medicines Control Council (MCC) this week has raised questions...
Urgent bid to stop the sale of 'toxic' meds
Urgent bid to stop the sale of 'toxic' meds
The Medicines Control Council (MCC) obtained an urgent court order on Monday to stop the continued sale of potentially deadly medicines.
Medicines body in poor state, says DA
Medicines body in poor state, says DA
A clinical trial which could benefit Aids patients is about to lose its funding because of the inefficiency of the Medicines Control Council (MCC),...
Medicines legislation could face court action
Medicines legislation could face court action
Government will face a barrage of litigation if amendments to the Medicines Act currently before Parliament were not revised, MPs heard on...
Be careful with kids' cough medicines, parents warned
Be careful with kids' cough medicines, parents warned
The Medicines Control Council (MCC) has warned parents not to give toddlers over-the-counter cough and cold remedies unless advised to do so by a...
TAC stands by Qunta statement
TAC stands by Qunta statement
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) says it stands by its statement on South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board deputy chairperson...
Assembly backs embattled Manto
Assembly backs embattled Manto
The National Assembly on Thursday adopted a motion of full confidence in Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, thereby rejecting the original...
Law to shut down backyard tik kitchens
Law to shut down backyard tik kitchens
Legislation is in the pipeline to have pseudoephedrine -- a key ingredient in the manufacturing of the drug tik, or methamphetamine -- reclassified, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Sunday....
Judgement reserved on TAC vs Rath
Judgement reserved on TAC vs Rath
Giving away free medicines, as Matthias Rath did with his vitamin products, is a well-known way of creating a market, the Treatment Action...

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