NEWS ANALYSIS: Personalities trump health issues as political parties fail to keep promises

There is neither hard questioning of the government’s progress in implementing National Health Insurance nor public debate on the merits of the DA’s proposed ...

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No TV and smartphones for children younger than two, says WHO

The WHO says screen time should ideally only begin at the age of two years, and then for no more than an hour a day

Medicines regulator battles to crack down on illegal medical cannabis products

SA Health Products Regulatory Authority is working with the police to stop the sale of unregistered medicines

Pharmaceutical manufacturers resist calls for transparency on medicine prices

Activists’ single-minded focus on price could backfire, says International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations

Activists call for pricing transparency from pharmaceutical industry

The three-day Fair Pricing Forum, jointly hosted by the WHO and the government, is looking at how to balance the needs of the drug makers and the health ...

Health department scrambles to stop US cut in HIV funds

Poorly performing relief programmes prompt move to reduce assistance as more people stop treatment than had started

Minister calls for comment on proposals to change medicine price calculations

The pharmaceutical industry has long complained about an unpredictable outcome of Motsoaledi’s annual price hike for the private sector and the effect this has ...

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Discovery says cancer claims have nearly doubled since 2010

This is due in part to the increasing incidence of cancer, with breast cancer remaining the most common

Alexander Forbes throws its weight behind bill for medical schemes regulator

Financial Sector Conduct Authority is well placed to oversee the industry, MD says

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A chartered accountant is on a mission to eradicate world hunger by 2030

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Medical schemes regulator slams the Treasury over bill

Draft Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill removes its core functions, council says, claiming it was not consulted over move

Medical schemes regulator considers umbrella fund

The proposition is for small restricted schemes to pool their resources to try and make membership more affordable

Durban makes history hosting the International AIDS Conference for the second time

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Wider use of antibiotics could stem the spread of TB, say experts

Six months has proven to be too long a period for a person to be disciplined enough to take anti-TB prevention meidcation, so scientists are coming up with ...

EXCLUSIVE: Medical schemes losing out on risk transfer contracts

Council for Medical Schemes has allowed the arrangements with service providers to continue despite R1.179bn flowing out of schemes between 2013 and 2017

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C-section 50 times more deadly for women in Africa, study finds

Findings highlight the urgent need for improved safety for the procedure, researchers say

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