SA Pharmaceutical Journal (SAPJ) official mouthpiece of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA). SAPJ is aimed at the continuing professional development of the South African pharmacist as a clinical pharmaceutical care practitioner in a community or hospital pharmacy environment or in a regulatory position in the pharmaceutical industry. The journal provides specific clinical reviews on self-medication topics (symptomatic therapy), information on prescription medication (therapy in clinical context) and provides the pharmacists with essential information for referring customers for early medical attention should it be required. Pharmacovigilance – ensuring the safe and appropriate administration and use of medication and reporting of serious adverse events or other adverse drug reactions – is strongly advocated in SAPJ. The SAPJ further supports pharmacists to transform the pharmacy in an accessible, basic primary health care facility for preventing and treating PHC conditions through diagnosis, screening and treatment.

Skin protection range, Dexeryl, receives Allergy Foundation’s seal of approval

Partnership brings established international brand to South African consumers with complementary barrier and cleansing presentations for dry skins.

EXPERTS CALL FOR NATIONWIDE ADOPTION OF BUGWISE APP AMONG GPs TO KEEP ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN CHECK

Amid increased reporting of antibiotic resistance (ABR) worldwide, local health experts have called on South African doctors to more fully participate in and support efforts aimed at curbing the growing threat of antibiotic resistant superbugs in our country.

New Novartis South Africa CEO to continue building on partnerships

Novartis South Africa aims to continue building on local partnerships and health development initiatives, following the appointment of Dr. Mahomed (Mo) Kadwa as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer: Novartis South Africa and Head: Southern African Countries.

Warranties on medical devices could save the country – and taxpayers – millions in negligence claims

South Africa has a unique opportunity to become the global leader in the regulation of warranties for medical devices.

HONOURING SA DOCTORS WITH NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY

In recognition of the critical role that South African doctors play in the healthy functioning of South African society, 16 November has been declared national Doctors Day.

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