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MEDIA RELEASE: Embargo: Immediate release Warning - Illicit and dangerous erectile dysfunction medicines Pretoria, 28 June 2019 – The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) warns consumers not to buy illicit and dangerous medicines containing sildenafil, a substance used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction....

MEDIA RELEASE: Embargo: Immediate release NO RADIATION EXPOSURE AT KOPANONG HOSPITAL Pretoria, 21 June 2019 – The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) can confirm that there is NO radiation exposure emanating from the Kopanong Hospital in Vereeniging. “The principal mandate of SAHPRA is to...

MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release Services at Kopanong Hospital X-ray department resumed Pretoria, 4 July 2019 – Recent reports on the apparent X-ray overexposure of all the radiographers at the diagnostic X-ray department of Kopanong Hospital in Vereeniging prompted a detailed investigation by SAHPRA’s Radiation...

MEDIA RELEASE: Embargo: Immediate release Pretoria, 2 July 2019 – The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA) is aware of the non-medicinal use of codeine-containing medicines and is working with the relevant bodies to combat this misuse. What is Codeine? Codeine is classified as an opioid. Opioids...

MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release  SAHPRA Backlog Project – the three-pronged approach Pretoria, 22 August 2019 – The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) aims to clear its backlog within a period of two years. The backlog clearance programme went live on 1 August...