John Fagan has been appointed the new general manager for pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim South Africa. Fagan joins Boehringer Ingelheim with a wealth of experience gained during a career that stretches over 35 years in the pharmaceutical and nursing industry in Africa, including South Africa, and emerging markets in Angola, Nigeria, Namibia and Botswana. Health...
Recent statements by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), successor to the Medicines Control Council, saying it intends to levy a so-called ‘backlog fee’ must be viewed in the light of the provisions of the Medicines & Related Substances Act No. 101 of 1965, as amended.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, gazetted a 1.26 percent single exit price (SEP) increase for medicines and scheduled substances in December 2017. This lowest SEP increase in a decade - second only to 2011, which saw no increase at all - comes amid growing utility costs and a depreciating Rand value and could see several players exit the market.
The pillars of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) may seem insurmountable, particularly to a new comer to pharmaceutical manufacturing. PharmOut’s white paper entitled PIC/S The 10 Golden Rules of GMP is based on the Pharmaceutical Inspection Cooperative Scheme standards. It is not only a great training aid for any newbie, but also provides seasoned manufacturing professionals with key refresher content.
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