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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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News

Thursday, 22 August 2019
Dear Doctor letter: Avoid concomitant use of fluoroquinolones and ACEI/ARBs

A medicine safety letter highlights the risk of acute kidney injury in patients treated with fluoroquinolones concomitantly with ace-inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).

Publication Date:
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 11:30
Is the Advertising Regulatory Board too lenient?

Times Live reported on a case of a doctor reporting an ad to the Advertising Regulatory Board. They can only rule on whether advertising is misleading or not and this is where SAHPRA comes in.

Publication Date:
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 11:30
Bedaquiline ADRs: published by one of our pharmacists

Jackie, one of our knowledgeable pharmacists, has been published in BMC Infectious Diseases. She and her co-authors evaluated spontaneously reported cases of ADRs to bedaquiline.

Publication Date:
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 - 11:45
Managing antimicrobial resistance in SA hospitals

Antimicrobial resistance is a huge concern. The National Department of Health have released guidelines.

Publication Date:
Wed, 01 May 2019 - 09:15