Corticosteroid overexposure in asthma treatment: organised approach urged

Health professionals urged to develop strategies to curb OCS overexposure

President acknowledges receipt of medico-legal crisis presentations*

The Private Office of President Cyril Ramaphosa last night officially acknowledged receipt of the SA Medico-Legal Association (SAMLA) compact drawing his attention to the...

Health professional numbers in SA up by more than 50% –...

But distribution of healthcare providers remains disproportionate in terms of geographical location and population needs

Telehealth: the game-changer for healthcare in Africa

Telehealth has the potential to overcome shortages of healthcare professionals by increasing access to specialists in bigger and more well-equipped medical centres, hospitals and...

Time to name, shame, jail abusers ‘promoting death and mortality across...

The president of the Africa Health Federation, Dr Amit Thakker, has called for the establishment of an Africa COVID 19 Discipline Index as a...

MPS issues guidance on remote consultation during COVID-19 pandemic

The current situation surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus has created a number of challenges, many of which relate to self-isolation and social distancing. For doctors,...

Top legal team to head CMS investigation into alleged unethical behaviour...

Some of the country’s top legal minds have been appointed to lead the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) high-level investigation into allegations of racial profiling against...

HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

Insurance company, co-operative bank join forces to fill private practice security...

Well-known global professional services organisation, Aon, and Medicoop, a co-operative bank dedicated to the exclusive needs of healthcare professionals, have entered into an agreement to jointly...

Medico-legal crisis videos for top office released

In a unique initiative intended to bring the extent of the medico-legal crisis in South Africa directly to the attention State President Cyril Ramaphosa,...

Schemes’ forensic units ‘laws unto themselves’: IPAF

The Independent Practitioner Association Foundation of South Africa (IPAF), in a firmly worded position statement* on fraud and alleged racism by medical schemes just...

SAMWUMED back on track

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that stability has been restored at the SA Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) four...

ALLPAEDS 2018: Focusing on the latest in allergy and paediatrics

ALLSA and SAPA held their combined congress, ALLPAEDS 2018 in Cape Town last week. MedBrief Africa was there to cover some of the presentations and action at this exciting and stimulating event.

SA patient groups strengthened by new training

South African patient advocacy groups are set to be empowered and strengthened with the introduction of a new capability building programme in the country.

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

Pfizer to merge off-patent drugs unit with Mylan

Pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer has announced that it is to merge its off-patent branded drugs with generic drugmaker Mylan to create a new global pharmaceutical...

Practitioners advised not to respond to additional PCNS documentation request

Request for additional personal details ‘unreasonable, not backed by regulatory requirements’

Medico-legal situation in SA: ‘Dear Mr President, we have a crisis!’

In an unprecedented initiative to bring South Africa’s current medico-legal problems and consequences to the fore, the SA Medico-Legal Association (SAMLA) provided the platform...