Pharmaceuticals

The colourful world of tablet coatings with Colorcon & PA Cuthbert

Colourful tablet coatings for the pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement marketsColorcon is a world leader for the design and technical support of advanced coating systems, modified release technologies and functional excipients for solid oral dosage forms.  Its long-term collaboration with PA Cuthbert aims to bring innovative products and technical support to the South African pharmaceutical industry.

Fighting the fakes in pharmaceuticals

Differentiating between_reputable_and_fake_pharmaceuticalsAccording to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Counterfeiting, in some developing countries, it is reported that counterfeit pharmaceuticals ranged between 10 and 30 per cent during 2014. This is a significant percentage, given that the health of people is at stake.

The SA pharmaceutical manufacturing growth journey

Local pharmaceutical production is important for the South African economySouth Africa has many reasons to be proud of the achievements of its pharmaceutical industry – among these its world-class ARV manufacturing capabilities and leading pharmacy schools. Opportunities now exist for the industry to gain global prominence.

The South African legislative labyrinth

 

Legislative labyrinthThe regulatory landscape in our country is fast becoming an increasingly dense legislative space. Manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers of products including complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) have to consider several pieces of legislation in lawfully getting their goods to the consumer.

Liberian government receives approval for the use of experimental Ebola drug

PCR-Online-August-EbolaThe Liberian government has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of an experimental serum on two Liberian medical doctors who are fighting for their lives after contracting the deadly Ebola virus disease.

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