Loading...
See More

Cabinet moots health product regulator

Nov 24 2011 13:28 Sapa

Related Articles

CSIR to research safety of vitamins

Tax on NHI not expected in short term

NHI: Private doctors will be crucial

Reebok to pay $25m for toning shoe claims

WHO chief lashes out at 'big tobacco'

 

Cape Town - The cabinet has approved the establishment of the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA).

SAHPRA would regulate all health products for humans and animals, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi told the media after the executive's last regular Wednesday meeting of the year.

"The implementation of the SAHPRA as an entity needs to be expedited to ensure that it is firmly in place and functioning efficiently to support the national health insurance system."

The regulation of health products was an integral component of the national health system, he said.

This ensured the availability of quality, safe and efficacious products for people and animals.

Regulation further ensured the integrity of available health products and indirectly the integrity of the health product industry, which included the pharmaceutical devices and food industries, he said.

NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

Small Business

Retailers of any shape and size can now unlock the power of mobile transacting.
 

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...
Loading...