Medical schemes regulator to explain ‘puzzling move’ on low-cost plans

Players in the sector say the Council for Medical Schemes has reneged on mutually agreed plans to help more people access health packages

SA steps up surveillance for China virus at ports of entry

The illness has killed 17 people but has not yet been reported in Africa

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Medicines regulator may restrict codeine to prescription-only

Restricting codeine to prescription-only would reduce sales and hit local pharmaceutical manufacturer Adcock Ingram

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How will the proposed reforms in the NHI Bill affect the cost of health care?

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2020 medicine price increases capped

The capped prices mean companies cannot pass on increased input costs to consumers, and is a ‘win-win scenario’, says health minister

Medical schemes regulator in shock move to ditch top managers

Only three of the 11-member management team that was in place in January will remain

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Workers left vulnerable by medical schemes regulator’s shock move

Hundreds of thousands of low-wage earners are covered by primary health-care insurance

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CMS move to scrap health insurance products ‘is unconstitutional’

Day 1 Health says the Council for Medical Schemes’s action would violate consumers’ right to access health-care services

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North West health chief Thabo Lekalakala arrested over Gupta-linked payments

It is alleged that Mediosa, a service provider of mobile clinics, was appointed by Lekalakala without following proper tender procedures

NHI public submissions to get attention early in 2020

DA is opposed to any plans to outsource assessment of the tens of thousands of inputs

Researchers propose radical plan to break deadly HIV/Aids cycle

Pilot study to give antiretrovirals to all residents in two communities, whether they are living with HIV or not

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Health department to up its game to meet HIV treatment targets

Despite being six months behind schedule, the department says it can provide treatment to 6.1-million people with HIV by December 2020

Biovac gets shot in the arm from R9.78bn vaccine contract

The state-backed firm is to supply jabs that reduce the chances of children getting tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B, among others

DA collects 87,000 public submissions on NHI Bill

The party is insisting that those and all other inputs are scrutinised directly by MPs rather than being outsourced to a third party

SA medicine prices sixth lowest, survey finds

A basket of 13 commonly prescribed medicines is 53.7% less than the global average

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SA’s top medical industry players accused of race bias

Medical schemes, administrators allegedly targeting black and Indian doctors for investigations

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