SA has been hit by a shortage of mental health medication and contraceptives as the coronavirus outbreak and the associated lockdown has disrupted manufacturing and imports.

The number of stockouts, when a medicine is unavailable, has doubled this year to more than 1,400 reports, according to Ruth Dube, project co-ordinator at the Stop Stockouts Project, a non-profit that campaigns to end medicine scarcity...

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