Press Releases

COVID-19 – The Appropriate place for Rapid Test Kits

In line with the recommendation of the South African National Institute for
Communicable Disease (NICD) and the recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO),SAHPRA wishes to point out that the so-called Rapid test kits (serological test kits) that are being offered for the diagnosis of COVID-19 are not suitable for this purpose
30 March 2020

The Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in patients with Covid-19

Currently, there is insufficient evidence that NSAIDs may worsen COVID-19 infection. The SAHPRA-approved professional information and patient information leaflets for NSAIDS already indicate that their anti-inflammatory effects may mask the symptoms of infections, which could delay diagnosis.
25 March 2020

MEDIA RELEASE- LAWENFORCEMENT- CAPE TOWN

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) seized prohibited substances
13 December 2019

MEDIA RELEASE- METFORMIN_POSSIBLE CONTAMINATION WITH NDMA

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is investigating the possible contamination…
12 December 2019

Media Release Ranitidine containing medicines Update

Warning: Use of ranitidine-containing medicine- Update
31 October 2019

SAHPRA Final Media Release Update on Ranitidine containing Medicines

Update on recall and quarantine of ranitidine containing medicines
29 October 2019

CANNABIS AND RELATED SUBSTANCES A5 FINAL

CANNABIS AND RELATED SUBSTANCES
25 October 2019

MEDIA RELEASE- SAPS AND SAHPRA

Joint media statement issued by the South African Police Service and the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)
4 November 2019

MediaRelease-SAHPRA and SIU 19.10.19-FINAL

SAHPRA SUPPORTS THE PRESIDENT’S PROCLAMATION
19 October 2019

MediaRelease-Cannabis Licensing-HR4-FINAL

SAHPRA REFUTES THE CLAIM OF A FIRST COMMERCIAL LICENCE FOR CANNABIS
14 October 2019

MEET THE SAHPRA CEO

SAHPRA ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF ITS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
08 October 2019

Khamusi Mutoti Accolade

Mr Khamusi Mutoti appointed Chairperson of African Blood Regulator’ Forum (ABRF)
For immediate release
07 October 2019