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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared COVID-19 to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. On 14 March 2020, President Ramaphosa announced several steps to curb transmission and on 23 March 2020 further steps were announced. These steps reflect...

SAHPRA represented at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) 63rd session in Vienna SAHPRA will be attending the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) 63rd session in Vienna from the 2 March 2020 to 6 March 2020. Ms...

SAHPRA- REVIEWING SCHEDULING STATUS OF CODEINE-CONTAINING MEDICINES The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is reviewing the scheduling status of codeine following the growing use of the non-medicinal use of codeine-containing medicines. WHAT IS CODEINE? Codeine is classified as an opioid. Opioids are narcotics with a known...