Meds and you

28 May 2010

What the pharmaceutical industry says

What's New DOC contacted several drug companies and offered them an opportunity to comment on the functioning of the Medicines Control Council (MCC).

The regulation, registration and control of medicines in South Africa is (still) chaotic. A  What's New DOC (WND) investigation uncovered an MCC trying to pick up the pieces amid a fractured past which includes massive backlogs, political meddling, allegations of bribes and vested commercial interests, lack of control over complementary medicines and quack remedies flooding the country
By ANSO THOM, (award-winning journalist, Health-e News Service)

Stavros Nicolaou, senior executive of Aspen Pharmacare, said: 'The department of health has commenced a process aimed at clearing the MCC backlog and improving approval timelines. While these are early days, initial progress . . . is encouraging and we look forward to completion of the process.'


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