Working for access to quality public healthcare in South Africa since 1998
25 November 2016

Civil society appeal to medicines regulators and government on the occasion of the 17th International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities.

We are a coalition of five patient groups and non-government organisations. We are concerned with the regulation of medicines in the public interest, both in our various countries and globally. As delegates gather this month in Cape Town, South Africa for the 17th International Conference of Drug...

17 October 2013

TAC-MSF-S27 JOINT SUBMISSION TO THE DTI’S DRAFT NATIONAL POLICY ON IP

Today the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and SECTION27 handed in a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry in Pretoria, in response to the draft National Policy on Intellectual Property, 2013. Having worked for many years to limit the negative impact o...

21 October 2011

TAC submission on draft guidelines for the registration of complementary medicines

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has submitted comment to the registrar of the Medicines Control Council (MCC) on draft guidelines for the registration of complementary medicines. We welcome the fact that steps are being taken to regulate the complementary and alternative medicines industries....

1 July 2010

Ubhejane is not registered

Ubhejane is marketed by a charlatan named Zeblon Gwala as a cure for AIDS. On 22 June 2010 it was incorrectly reported in Business Report that Ubhejane was registered with the Medicines Control Council (MCC). Ubhejane has not been registered as a medicine in South Africa. There is no evidence tha...

16 April 2009

An open letter to the Medicines Control Council from concerned academics and others

A number of people concerned about the proliferation of untested medicines on the South African market have written an open letter to the Medicines Control Council. Please contact Roy Jobson of Rhodes University for queries about the letter. According to the letter: “Manufacturers and marketer...