Posted 29 October 2020
The headline of this IOL piece is somewhat misleading.
By Zelda Venter
Pretoria – Health supplements and complementary medicines – which are not scheduled medicines as defined by the Medicine’s Act – will soon no longer be regulated by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, which regulates all medicines, including scheduled medicines.
But, while the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, did strike down the current regulations over these substances, it made it clear that alternative medicines still had to be regulated.
Judge Elizabeth Kubushi gave the minister of health and the regulatory authority 12 months to determine how best to regulate these alternative medicines.
“I am loath to leave the regulation of complementary medicines without a time frame.”
She said 12 months should give the health authorities ample time to decide how best to regulate this popular industry.
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