During the past several decades, the advances made in the life sciences and health care industries have been astounding, not to mention revolutionary. A presently obscure and experimental treatment may, in a day or week or years’ time, become a miraculous cure. Imagine the ridicule faced by Peyton Rous when he suggested that cancers have
Following the 2016 budget speech during which the proposal to tax the sugar content of beverages was first tabled, and after 18 months of vigorous debate, the South African Parliament on Tuesday adopted the taxation of sugary drinks.
Many have questioned what affect a proposed legislative facelift, to the cosmetic industry, will have on manufacturers, retailers and, of course, on consumers.
Subject to certain exceptions, medical devices have historically not been heavily regulated in South Africa. Prescriptive requirements for medical devices were not in force and advertisers and marketers of medical devices had few legislative and regulatory formalities to comply with.