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South Africa should train all pharmacists to give vaccinations

South Africa has started the second phase of its Covid-19 vaccine rollout. The aim is to vaccinate essential workers, people in congregate settings such as nursing homes, those over 60 years of age and other vulnerable groups...

By Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay 11 Jun 2021

Could vaccine registration negate the good intentions of the Trips waiver?

In October 2020, South Africa and India called on World Trade Organisation members to support a proposal to suspend the WTO's agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips), for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chyreene Truluck 10 Jun 2021

Wear your sassiest mismatched socks to support our healthcare workers

During these unprecedented times, our healthcare workers have shown that superheroes don't always wear capes...

Issued by Cipla 7 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Meet the bright mind behind medicine delivery app PharmaGo

Raees Carim was just 20 years old when he created PharmaGo, a mobile app that facilitates same-day and next-day deliveries of essential and over-the-counter medications to customers in need...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Jun 2021

Could a simple pill beat Covid-19? Pfizer is giving it a go

While the focus has been largely on vaccines, you might have also heard Pfizer is trialling a pill to treat Covid-19...

By Peter Wark 1 Jun 2021

Rand Pharmaceuticals on their way to rapid growth

The Vumela Fund announced a new partnership with Rand Pharmaceutical Distributors that will see the expansion and growth of this innovative 100% Black-owned-and-managed company...

Issued by Edge Growth 27 May 2021

R17m boost for indigenous medicine research

A R17m grant over the next five years will help develop science-based solutions and developing technologies that utilise indigenous knowledge (IK) and South African iconic biodiversity...

20 May 2021

Nevi Letcher authors Mind Your Own Business, teaches marketing lessons

With the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nevi Letcher decided to put her free time towards writing a book...

By Emily Stander 19 May 2021

Clicks confirms 47 vaccination sites, 520 more pending approval

Clicks has received approval from the National Department of Health to offer 47 vaccination sites nationally, with a further 520 awaiting approval for registration...

17 May 2021

Applications open for Shoprite Retail Business Management and Pharmacy bursaries

The Shoprite Group has opened bursary applications for its Retail Business Management and Pharmacy students for the 2022 academic year...

17 May 2021

Trips waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of Covid-19 vaccine equity

In a momentous shift, the US recently agreed to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) agreement ...

By Erin Hannah, James Scott, Silke Trommer & Sophie Harman 13 May 2021

Clicks to buy Pick n Pay pharmacies

Clicks Group will acquire Pick n Pay's retail pharmacy business, including 25 in-store pharmacies which will be rebranded to Clicks. All staff employed in the pharmacies will transfer to Clicks...

10 May 2021

Over 100 countries back Trips waiver on Covid-19 vaccines

South Africa's proposal to waiver specific Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) obligations related to the manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines is now supported by over 100 countries...

7 May 2021






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