Commentary on new Complementary Medicine regulations

Posted 21 November 2013

The CAMS Regulations were published on the 15th November and can be downloaded from here or from the Government website. They need to be read in context with the document, Complementary medicines – Quality, safety, and efficacy, which can be downloaded here.

Andy Gray (BPharm MSc(Pharm) FPS FFIP), a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Pharmacology, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (and Consultant Pharmacist, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)), has written a commentary on his view of the published regulations, and how they may be implemented. 

His commentary, first published on an email discussion group, DrugInfo, is reproduced with his permission.


The amended General Regulations to the Medicines Act provide some detail of the proposed approach to regulating complementary medicines (CMs), but much will still depend on how the guidelines Read the rest

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