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The 2002 “call-up notice” for complementary medicines rescinded

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Posted 27 February 2017

GOVERNMENT NOTICE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

No. 157

24 February 2017

MEDICINES AND RELATED SUBSTANCES ACT, 1965 (ACT 101 OF 1965)

The Medicines Control Council by virtue of the powers vested in it by section 14(2) of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Act 101 of 1965), has by resolution approved by the Minister of Health, resolved to rescind the call -up notice for medicines frequently referred to as complementary medicines as published in the Government Notice R.204, Gazette No 23128 of 22 February 2002.

DR JC GOUWS

REGISTRAR OF MEDICINES

http://www.gov.za/sites/www.gov.za/files/40637_gon157.pdf

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MCC and a decade of deliberate deception

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Posted 22 February 2012

This is a statement by the South African Association for Responsible Health Information and Advertising (ARHIA). It has been released on the 10th anniversary of a notice in the government gazette that has undermined the scientific governance of medicine in South Africa.

The Decade

Wednesday 22 February 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the call up of "medicines frequently referred to as complementary medicines". This "call up" initiated by the Medicines Control Council (MCC) ten years ago was intended to be an audit of the complementary medicines market over a six month period, but its unintended consequences have resulted in a ten year deluge of dubious and unproven products to the detriment of people living in South Africa.

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