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We are committed to #DefeatDayZero

Cape Town currently faces an exceptional situation. It is a scientific fact that we are experiencing the worst drought ever recorded. Let’s ensure that each of us – our families, friends and fellow citizens – unite together to defeat Day Zero. We can. And we must. Visit DefeatDayZero.co.za to get answers to the most frequently…

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DA to ask Competition Commission to probe Aspen anti-competitive allegations

The DA will today write to the Competition Commission (CC) and the Medicines Control Council (MCC), as the body responsible for the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry in South Africa, to request that they investigate the market conduct of leading South African pharmaceutical company Aspen Pharmacare. Recent reports in the United Kingdom and South Africa…

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Medicines Control Council sceptical of Health Minister’s denials on stock outs

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has blamed shortages of anti-retrovirals (ARVs) on “circumstances beyond our control”. The Medicines Control Council however, is sceptical about whether the Department submitted the contracts on time and if they have underestimated the amount of drugs needed, the DA’s consultations have found.   I will submit Parliamentary questions…

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