SAHPRA and USP sign MOU to improve regulatory oversight for health...

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) to help expand the...

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Big Pharma ‘unsung contributor’ to country’s prosperity

The year 2021 was a seminal year for the pharmaceutical industry. Its responses to one of the greatest challenges of our times, the COVID-19...

Easy vehicle procurement for HCP’s in 2022 with MediWheels

Welcome to MediWheels! Best wishes for a sterling 2022!It is with humbleness and gratitude that we launch MediWheels, our brand-new vehicle procurement platform dedicated...

Wishes from MED BRIEF AFRICA

The Publishers, Editors and Executives of Med Brief Africa wish all Readers, Advertisers and Contributors a Joyous Festive Season and a Happy and Healthy...

COVID-19 vaccination for patients with neurological disorders

A PracticeUpdate interview with Prof Michael D. Kornberg MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infections; Associate Director, Adult Neurology Residency Program, Immunology...

Pple Healthcare: Supplementing scarce healthcare skills*

The South African healthcare industry has been suffering from an acute healthcare skills shortage for far too long. Healthcare practitioners have made it their...

Journal slams ‘incompetent’ Facebook fact-checking over vaccine article

Editors at The BMJ have released an urgent request to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and parent company Meta regarding a recent "fact-check" on the medical trade journal's...

COVID-19 vaccination more likely with provider recommendation

Adults who receive a provider recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination are more likely to have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine, research published...

MAC wants Covid-19 contact quarantining, tracing to be stopped

The Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid-19 has requested that the quarantining and tracing of contacts of patients with Covid-19 be discontinued with immediate effect as...

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British PM’s take on Omicron ‘alarmist’: SAMA chair

British prime minister Boris Johnston’s take on the Omicron variant is ‘alarmist’, SA Medical Association chair, Dr Angelique Coetzee, told British TV Sky News...

Risk of infection higher, hospitalisation lower for those vaccinated: Omicron insights...

The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination, it was confirmed in a Discovery-led media briefing today when releasing collaborative insights into the Omicron variant, provides 70% protection...

Abnormal ventilatory patterns common after COVID-19 infection

A study published in the current issue of JACC: Heart Failure has shown that, in patients with postacute sequelae of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2...

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Here are some the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Scientist adds words of caution on ‘weakening’ virus...

Doctors push back against COIDA regulations

Results of a survey conducted by the South African Medical Association (SAMA) indicate that there is significant risk that doctors will have no choice...

Scientist adds words of caution on ‘weakening’ virus presumption

The presumption arising out of early observations and host responses to the omicron virus that viruses naturally evolve to become less pathogenic - or less virulent...

Higher habitual coffee intake may slow cognitive decline

Increased coffee consumption by cognitively normal older adults is associated with slower cognitive decline and a lower likelihood of transitioning to mild cognitive impairment...