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A Drug Information Service for Health Professionals provided by specially trained pharmacists. The Medicines Information Centre (MIC) is situated in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town's...
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HIV & TB Health Care Worker Hotline
HIV & TB Health Care Worker Hotline
The MIC, in collaboration with the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) and PEPFAR/USAID, run the National HIV...
National Adverse Drug Reaction Hotline
National Adverse Drug Reaction Hotline
Do you require advice on the management of a suspected adverse drug reaction (ADR) in an HIV and/or TB patient? We provide information and advice to guide diagnosis and management of suspected adverse drug reactions.

News

Saturday, 1 October 2016

The Northern Cape turned out to be the perfect end to our road-tripping around South Africa’s clinics. Our aim with the trips was to travel to each province over six months (a week to 10 days a month), visiting as many clinics as possible, handing out our posters and encouraging health care workers (especially those with little support in the rural areas) to use the hotline.

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:45

There has been much said in both the lay media and medical literature recently on weighing up the potential for harm versus the benefits of long-term statin therapy. In a paper published online in The Lancet a panel of experts review the data and discuss these risks versus benefits.

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:45

October sees some changes in staff at the MIC. Siegfried will be leaving us after three years, and Briony, after eighteen years at the centre. She will be continuing to work for the MIC for a day a week, but will be no longer be taking queries. She’ll be working remotely on various projects, including writing up her road trips and marketing.

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:45