PPI users more likely to contract COVID-19

A study published online this week in The American Journal of Gastroenterology has suggested that people who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be more likely...

Chilblains not associated with COVID-19 infection

In a case series of 31 patients published online in JAMA Dermatology, chilblains did not appear to be directly associated with COVID-19. Dermatologic lesions, however -...

Marketing over the counter medication during a pandemic

How do pharmaceutical brands break through all the COVID-19 noise as we head into normal flu-season, in marketing theirs over the counter products? Jeremy Maggs...

How Covid-19 is affecting the labelling industry

A whitepaper written by Rachel Littleboy from Fix-a-Form International, considers opportunities as well as problems that have arisen in the labelling industry during the...

Oral corticosteroid bursts high risk for severe adverse events

Prescriptions for oral steroid bursts are associated with a 1.8- to 2.4-fold increased risk for severe adverse events within the first month after initiation...

New orally dispersible antipsychotic launched*

Pharma Dynamics has launched an affordable orally dispersible tablet (ODT), called Zoxadon ODT to treat patients with schizophrenia, bipolar and other mood or disruptive disorders in...

Injectable PrEP more effective than oral PrEP to prevent HIV :...

Researchers at the 23rd International AIDS Conference that is being held virtually this year have confirmed the findings of a study showing that bi-monthly...

People with high cholesterol should eliminate carbs, not saturated fat, study...

For decades, people diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia have been instructed to minimize their consumption of saturated fats to lower cholesterol and reduce their risks...

Most using online COVID-19 tool report mild, moderate symptoms

The majority of individuals using an online COVID-19 self-assessment tool report mild or moderate symptoms possibly associated with COVID-19. William M. Mehring, from the Keck School of Medicine...

Most using online COVID-19 tool report mild, moderate symptoms

The majority of individuals using an online COVID-19 self-assessment tool report mild or moderate symptoms possibly associated with COVID-19. William M. Mehring, from the Keck School of Medicine...

Dis-Chem issues statement on Competition Tribunal ruling

Dis-Chem notes with disappointment the Competition Tribunal’s decision in which it found that Dis-Chem had engaged in excessive pricing of surgical masks and imposed...

Dis-Chem fined R1.2m for price inflation

The Competition Tribunal has slapped pharmacy group, Dis-Chem, with a R1.2 million fine for excessively overpricing surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.This comes after...

Dis-Chem fined R1.2m for price inflation

The Competition Tribunal has slapped pharmacy group, Dis-Chem, with a R1.2 million fine for excessively overpricing surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.This comes after...

Bayer shares fall as judge questions settlement deal

Bayer shares fell more than 6% on Tuesday after a US judge questioned part of the German company’s proposed settlement to deal with future...

Dis-Chem fined R1.2m for inflating face mask prices

The Competition Tribunal has found Dis-Chem guilty of charging excessive prices for surgical face masks during the Covid-19 pandemic and ordered that pharmacy company...

COVID-19 reversing gains in HIV treatment WHO survey shows

Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...

Helping people with substance use disorder by dispelling the myths

The COVID-19 lockdown ban on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes and the restrictions on movement have again highlighted the burden of addiction in...

Helping people with substance use disorder by dispelling the myths

The COVID-19 lockdown ban on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes and the restrictions on movement have again highlighted the burden of addiction in...