Pharmaceuticals

Regulatory burdens on SA’s pharmaceutical industry

A graph from BMI Research depicting annual sales in the South African pharmaceutical industry The pharmaceutical industry operates under a controversial and highly regulated web of legislation that aims to balance the interests of the end users, medical aid companies, manufacturers and patent holders. Shannon Butler, field credit analyst at Coface, the international trade credit insurance company, looks at the latest industry developments.

Embracing paperless production with Werum

An operator at the user-friendly PAS-X electronic batch recording screenPAS-X MES from Werum IT Solutions (Werum) could hold the answer to transforming paper-based production at South African pharmaceutical manufacturers. Albert Landman, the company’s manager for sales and business consulting, talks to Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review about the benefits of this leading IT solution.

Momentous occasion for generics and biosimilars

The logo of the IGBAIn Geneva, Switzerland, on 15 June, the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA) welcomed the decision of the ICH General Assembly to accept the IGBA as an assembly member of the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH).

Adcock Ingram accelerates owner driver project

Meshack Matswi is congratulated by Tobie Krige during the owner driver enterprise development handover ceremony at Adcock Ingram Healthcare in MidrandA line-up of newly branded trucks created a colourful backdrop at the handover ceremony where a number of owner drivers recently received keys to new vehicles at Adcock Ingram Healthcare in Midrand. The celebration was attended by stakeholders and staff, and marked the latest phase in the company’s owner driver enterprise development initiative.

Introducing the “Blisterevolution” in blister packaging

Marchesini’s range of Integra machines sets the benchmark in the blister packaging industryMarchesini took part in two major packaging events in Brazil and Mexico. FCE Pharma was held from 10 to 12 May in São Paulo, while Expopack took place in Mexico City from 17 to 20 May. The company’s machines are distributed in South Africa by MGSA Consulting.

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