CAMs & Health Supplements

Follow topic
08 Apr 2020
Health Shops are allowed to trade in essential items during the lockdown

Cape Government MEC, David Maynier, has confirmed that Health Shops may operate in the Western Cape during the COVID-19 lockdown…

Health Shops are allowed to trade in essential items during the lockdown

Cape Government MEC, David Maynier, has confirmed that Health Shops may operate in the Western Cape during the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa, subject to lockdown regulations. Following high level engagement with the Ministry of Health, Western Cape, and with the Western Cape Government, the HPA reports that in collaboration…

03 Apr 2020
HPA warns consumers that health supplements may not claim to cure COVID-19

The Health Products Association of Southern Africa (HPA) is distancing itself from any company and/or marketer which may make irresponsible…

HPA warns consumers that health supplements may not claim to cure COVID-19

The Health Products Association of Southern Africa (HPA) is distancing itself from any company and/or marketer which may make irresponsible and/or unproven claims (those claims which have no scientific basis) that certain health and wellness products could cure the coronavirus (COVID-19). The HPA represents the majority of the Health, Wellness,…

13 Nov 2019
Re-launched Gelusil Plus brings relief for heartburn during pregnancy

Gelusil Plus, an antacid indicated for the relief of heartburn during pregnancy1, has been re-launched in South Africa. With heartburn…

Re-launched Gelusil Plus brings relief for heartburn during pregnancy

Gelusil Plus, an antacid indicated for the relief of heartburn during pregnancy1, has been re-launched in South Africa. With heartburn affecting up to 85 percent pregnant women2, Gelusil Plus now provides a treatment to relieve this uncomfortable condition1. iNova Pharmaceuticals has added Gelusil Plus to their prenatal portfolio, which includes…

21 Oct 2019
Dietary supplement usage reaches all time high in the US

77 percent of Americans consume dietary supplements daily – the highest overall dietary supplement usage to date, this according to…

Dietary supplement usage reaches all time high in the US

77 percent of Americans consume dietary supplements daily – the highest overall dietary supplement usage to date, this according to the 20th CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements. The survey reports the majority of both males and females, aged 18+, take dietary supplements, which is in line with previous surveys’…

17 Apr 2019
Afriplex aligned with prized Cannabis cultivation license

A strategic partner of Afriplex, House of Hemp, has received its Cannabis cultivation license from the South African Health Products…

Afriplex aligned with prized Cannabis cultivation license

A strategic partner of Afriplex, House of Hemp, has received its Cannabis cultivation license from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA). This is a historical milestone for South Africa to become an active and innovative player in the budding cannabis market. It also marks a positive move forward…

05 Feb 2019
Three reminders for consumers when purchasing health supplements and complementary medicines

An article entitled “Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients Included in Dietary Supplements Associated with US Food and Drug Administration Warnings” was published…

Three reminders for consumers when purchasing health supplements and complementary medicines

An article entitled “Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients Included in Dietary Supplements Associated with US Food and Drug Administration Warnings” was published 12 October 2018 in JAMA. It stated ‘potentially harmful active pharmaceuticals continue to be identified in over-the-counter and dietary supplements’ – listing specifically sibutramine for weight loss supplements, and synthetic…

Visit the official COVID-19 government website to stay informed: sacoronavirus.co.za