Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

For some this is OK but for others, a problem…

Retrenchment for employers: five critical need-to-knows

First of a series of labour-related articles for healthcare establishments and practices by Jacqui Reed, an attorney specialising in corporate employment law and immigration...

KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

Focus on Innuvair® Inhaler for Asthma

By Jacky van Schoor M. Pharm; BSc (Hons) Pharmacol Amayeza Info Services

Choosing the right Synalar® product for your patient

Topical corticosteroids are among the most commonly prescribed medication for inflammatory and hyperproliferative skin diseases.1 The mechanism of action of corticosteroids can be specific or...

Quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics: More warnings sounded

As lawyers in the US move forward with lawsuits against some manufacturers of quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics following a worldwide increase in the number of patients...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

Doctors appeal to President to end hard lockdown now

Almost 30 doctors including GPs, psychiatrists, surgeons and researchers have signed a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to relax the current hard...

More volunteers needed for COVID-19 Doctors on Call Programme

The Covid-19 Doctors on Call oversight committee is appealing to all South African registered doctors to consider voluntary participation in the Covid-19 Doctors on...

Notification obligations under a medical malpractice insurance policy

Medical malpractice insurance is a practical necessity in the current litigious environment, as an unfavourable judgment can lead to severe financial and reputation consequences. Some of the most serious...

Titanium Awards deadline extended, reduced to two categories

Convenors of the 6th Annual Titanium Awards have announced that the deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020 and instead of the original...

Forecasters chart a ‘devastating’ impact of prolonged lockdown on the economy

Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not*

Expanding niche finance and insurance products for the medical sector*

Behind this story lies the interesting tale of legendary businessman and insurance expert, Jannie Parsons. Currently the managing director of JPF, Jannie’s fascinating story reveals...

Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medications: 12-month repeats now permitted

Patients on Schedule 2, 3 and 4 chronic medications may now be prescribed repeats of up to 12 months by their pharmacist, Minister of Health, Dr Zweli...

Occupational health ‘high risk’ for contracting virus

The occupational health environment during this COVID-19 challenge is most certainly stressful and high risk for contracting the disease, according to Far East Rand...

COVID-19: special guidelines reminder for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has provided special guidelines that apply during...

JOINT ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 CONGRESS: Registration now open

Registration for the Joint ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 Congress to be held from 25 to 28 July at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria is now open. To register,...

The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems. Researchers from five countries found that diagnostic laboratory...