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February 14, 2017

Draft Regulations for the Medicines and Related Substances Act Gazetted for Comment

The long awaited draft General Regulations which will accompany the new Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Act towards mid-year this year, and which will create the legal mechanism to launch the new South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), were gazetted for comment by the Department of Health on the 27th of January. The SAHPRA will replace the Medicines Control Council which has existed for over half a century. The SAHPRA will no longer fall... Read More

TNHA Presentations on the IKS Bill to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Science & Technology

On the 26th of January we submitted written comments and made an oral submission to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Science and Technology on the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill (Bill 6 of 2016). This controversial Bill in its current form threatens the on-going practice of African Traditional Medicine by an estimated 200 000 traditional healers by restricting their accreditation criteria for registration to practice legally, and could potentially create... Read More