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Wednesday, 23 November 2005 - 00:00

STEPPING UP CIVIL SOCIETY ACTION TO PREVENT AND TREAT HIV

STEPPING UP CIVIL SOCIETY ACTION TO PREVENT AND TREAT HIV

 
On 22 November 2005 a historic meeting of the executive structures of COSATU, TAC and the South African Council of Churches took place. The meeting assessed the challenges of HIV prevention and treatment in South Africa. We resolved to build a better response within our organisations and in society generally.
 
Whilst we will continue to put pressure on our government to take a lead on the matter, we have decided...
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Wednesday, 2 November 2005 - 00:00

Summary

  • Analysis of five deaths of patients on Rath's trial
    • For three of these patients Rath is at a minimum responsible for contributing to their deaths.
       
    • For the other two, Rath is at a minimum responsible for misleading them and creating false hope.
  • Several other deaths on Rath's trial have been reported, but we only discuss here ones which we have investigated.
  • Minister of Health has responsibility for failing to stop Rath.
  • Rath's pseudo-science in conjunction with other pseudo-scientific practices...
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Tuesday, 4 October 2005 - 00:00

Highlights

 

Highlights

 

  • Constitutional Court (ConCourt) upholds pricing regulations scheme issued in terms of Medicines Act, but declares some key regulations unconstitutional
  • Pharmacists’ dispensing fees declared “inappropriate” and sent back to Pricing Committee
  • While pricing regulations remain largely in force, certain key provisions brought into line with Constitution by ConCourt itself
  • ConCourt rules that Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) had jurisdiction to hear pharmacists’ appeal against earlier decision of Cape High Court...
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Wednesday, 3 August 2005 - 00:00

 

 

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