Access to Medicines

Mental health and pill-taking: Getting beyond HIV

Mental health and pill-taking: Getting beyond HIV

“A few weeks ago we lost Prudence Mbele, a beloved long-time activist living openly with HIV, who died of TB Prudence was famous for her
Modernising ART

Modernising ART

By Dr Michelle Moorhouse - Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa seems set for a revolution with a new drug combination that is
HIV docs win quack HIV gel case

HIV docs win quack HIV gel case

The South Gauteng High Court this week ruled in favour of the SA HIV Clinicians Society in its legal battle with a doctor who promoted a

Fly by night tenders: A Spotlight special investigation into aeromedical service in South Africa

By Marcus Low and Ntsiki Mpulo - Aircraft have been used effectively to provide emergency medical services and to transport medical
The DA’s alternative health plan for South Africa: Yes or No?

The DA’s alternative health plan for South Africa: Yes or No?

By Di Caelers - There’s no arguing that South Africans, especially the poorest of the poor, have a Constitutional right to access
A new dawn for medicines regulation in South Africa

A new dawn for medicines regulation in South Africa

The MCC will soon be replaced by the South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA) Spotlight asked MCC registrar Dr Joey Gouws and MCC
Ten patents on two TB drugs

Ten patents on two TB drugs

By Marcus Low - An online tool launched last week sheds light on what patents have been granted for which medicines in a number of

Won the battle, lost the war

By Marcus Low & Lotti Rutter - In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, the high price of antiretroviral medicines meant many lives were
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