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Medicines Information Centre 021 406 6829
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...
HIV & TB HCW Hotline App
The HIV & TB HCW Hotline App provides contact details, information and resources on HIV and TB.

News

Tuesday, 18 September 2018
We need your help

Established in 1980, the MIC has answered over 200 000 queries from health care workers and we’ve done it well. During this time, the centre has been funded by a range of generous funders. Our current funding, kind favour of the Global Fund and Western Cape Department of Health ends in March 2019, so we’re on the hunt for more generous funders. Please, if you are one of those, or you know of anyone/any organisation that is, let us know.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 20:30
TST no longer needed prior to INH prophylaxis (IPT): National DOH Circular

Global shortage of the tuberculin skin test (TST) has made the implementation of the IPT guidelines difficult. Recently the National Department of health sent out a circular regarding this.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:15
New FDA safety announcement for SGLT2 inhibitors

The FDA has issued a safety announcement for the SGLT2 inhibitors used in the management of diabetes (dapagliflozin and empagliflozin are available in South Africa).

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:15
Good news for open access journal articles

If Einstein hadn’t shared his knowledge, where would we be now? Three computer scientists have developed a browser plug-in that allows researchers to locate legally archived articles that are freely accessible.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:15