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The impact of the Consumer Protection Act on pharmacists

Posted 02 December 2014

This article was published in the South African Medical Journal (SAMJ). Although specifically addressing this issue to health professionals, and in particular with reference to pharmacists, it has pertinence to every consumer and hence we are reposting the article here.

There is some irony in that the one author, Prof K du Toit, supported the claims for Antagolin, a product containing ingredients that have never been shown to have influence on the claims being made, and that was tested on South African consumers without ethical approval or informed consent being obtained from those who were studied. A big mistake! The ASA ruled against the claims for the product.

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