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SA Medical Council fast-tracks 65 AIDS drugs now…

The Medicines Control Council (MCC) has fast-tracked the registration of 65 antiretroviral drugs, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Monday. The anti-Aids drugs were given priority while the MCC tried to clear a backlog of more than 4 000 medicines which had been awaiting registration since 2007 and longer, he said in response to a parliamentary question.

Motsoaledi said the MCC currently still had 1 503 applications on its backlog, which he blamed on personnel, financial and structural problems at the council.  All registration applications for ARVs had been reviewed and those still unregistered either did not meet requirements, or the companies had failed thus far to respond to the MCC’s recommendations.

South Africa has the world’s biggest Aids treatment programme.

Source http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/MCC-fast-tracks-65-Aids-drugs-20100719

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  1. Dr Mandla Mphuthi says:

    Please notify me of updates and the names of the ARV’s that have been fastracked for registration.

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Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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