African Focus

How to ensure access to good quality, safe and effective medical products in the African Region

WHO logoBRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, September 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Every day, some patients receive treatments and use poor quality medical products which are unsafe and ineffective. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes such medical products as “substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified or counterfeit” (SSFFC).

SA and US companies sign agreement

Executive director_of_radioisotopes_for_Positron_Jason_KittenPositron Corporation recently announced it entered into a multi-year radioisotope supply agreement with iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences (Ithemba LABS). It stipulates the procurement of raw material, strontium-82 (Sr-82) from the South African company for further production of the active pharmaceutical ingredient at Positron’s radioisotope production facility in Lubbock, Texas.

ARV drug takes prominence in North West

In an effort to improve adherence to HIV and Aids treatment and patient outcomes in the North West province, 6 342 eligible HIV positive patients were initiated on the new fixed dose combination (FDC) pill treatment.

Setting sights on the continent

Report on the growth of the personal care, cosmetic and home care industries in sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan African is diverse, where consumers are aspirational, value-conscious and demand good-quality products. PHARMACEUTICAL & COSMETIC REVIEW takes a closer look at the quickening pulse of this vibrantly economic continent.

Improved HIV testing for Africa

Aids rapid test device from Atomo DiagnosticsAustralian healthcare company, Atomo Diagnostics is bringing to market AtomoRapi HIV, an innovative all in one rapid HIV test that significantly improves ease of use and the reliability of testing in the field.

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