Home > Medical > Meds and you > News News All sections in Meds and You » Antibiotics » Generics » Inside the Lab » Medication » News » Using Medicines Generic meds applications causing 'bottleneck' at MCC The Medicine Control Council should limit generic applications to seven per innovator medicine to cut the backlog that is blocking cheaper, better drugs from entering the SA market. Many adults use antibiotics without a doctor's guidance Self-diagnosis and treatment with e.g. previously prescribed antibiotics is leading to drug-resistant 'superbugs' and puts patients at risk for potentially dangerous side effects. India must defend generic medicine lifeline for Africa India is facing immense pressure from the United States and its multinational pharmaceutical corporations lobby to roll back its pro-public health patent rules. Test Using the wrong pills? » Quiz Addicted to pills? » Original vs generic medicine Brand-name vs generics Blood test may help prevent overuse of antibiotics A new test, which is not yet on the market, works by identifying seven human genes whose pattern of activity can reveal whether an infection is bacterial or viral. Industry experts aim to increase global access to medicines The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines hosted the first of two 'Global Dialogues' in London in March. Rogue pharma boss arrested in New York Martin Shkreli, the man who bought the rights of a rare life saving drug and hiked the price by 5 000%, has been arrested by the FBI after an investigation involving his former hedge fund and company he headed. New superbug resistant to last-line antibiotics Scientists warned of the 'epidemic potential' of deadly and fast-spreading bacteria resistant to last-line antibiotics. Generics vs. original meds Do you worry that generic meds aren't as good as the brand-name versions? It's a common misconception that could be costing you money. Global drug makers call for action on superbugs Drugmakers from across the world have called for governments and industry to join forces to battle the fast-rising threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. South Africa is facing a superbug epidemic The Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) has released the report 'The State of The World's Antibiotics, 2015', which shows that South Africa's growing use of antibiotics could lead to increased resistance against lifesaving treatments. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Painmaster Microcurrent Therapy provides drug-free pain relief Update on Equazen acquisition by Flordis South Africa 2016 When lice just keep coming back!