Home > Medical schemes > News 11 July 2011 Meds responsible for high healthcare costs Expenditure on medicines in the South African private healthcare industry continues to increase and remains a contributor to the high cost of private healthcare in the country. 0 Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Expenditure on medicines in the South African private healthcare industry continues to increase and remains a contributor to the high cost of private healthcare in the country. Year-on-year increase in the use of generic medicines NEXT ON HEALTH24X Ramaphosa launches anti-corruption forum ‘to protect the NHI Fund’ 2019-10-03 10:12 More: Medical schemesNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Sex Playing hard to get? These types of people might be into that Medical Stroke appears 8 times more likely with Covid than with flu Medical Can this newly created air filter 'catch and kill' coronavirus? Medical Could your contact lenses track and treat your diabetes? Parenting One in 50 million: Woman with two wombs pregnant with baby in each Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.