Pharmaceuticals

Collab to address medicines’ registration backlog

The logo of the National Association of Pharmaceutical ManufacturersThe National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has welcomed a recent statement issued by the Medicines Control Council’s (MCC) Secretariat. The statement announces the MCC’s plans to embark on project, jointly developed with the pharmaceutical industry, to dramatically reduce the backlog of registration applications for medicines.

MCC paves the way for SAHPRA

CEO of Pharma Dynamics, Erik RoosAccording to Erik Roos, the newly appointed CEO of Pharma Dynamics, the groundwork set by the Medicines Control Council (MCC) in the past few months in preparation for the much-anticipated launch of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is likely to usher in a new and much more effective era for the local pharmaceutical sector. Pharma Dynamics is one of SA’s leading producers of generic medicines.

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.

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.

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.

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