Consolidated list of new medicines registered in South Africa. Registrations are regulated and notified by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), which replaces the Medicines Control Council (MCC). Last updated July 2017.
This dataset was extracted from the attached pdf by:
1.) Tabula: import pdf and autoselect tables
2.) OpenRefine/ Excel/ GSheets: filter rows with "Registration number" and delete to remove extra table headers
3.) OpenRefine/ Excel/ GSheets: use substitute(Column 3, CHAR(10), " ") to remove line breaks in column 3 cells
List of medicine dispensing licenses: a licence to Dispense Medicines (Authorised Prescribers) or a licence to Compound & Dispense (Homeopaths Only). Licenses issued in terms of Section 22C(1)a of the Medicines and Related Substances Act (Act 101 of 1965), as amended. Last update November 2017.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers must sell their medicine to pharmacies at the single exit price (SEP), and are not allowed to subtract discounts or add levies. The SEP has to be approved by the Department of Health, and is then published on the Medicine Pricing Registry (MPR) website in the ‘Database of Medicine Prices’. This database is updated monthly with approved changes to pricing or other medicine details.
Consolidated list of licenses issued in terms of Section 22C of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965, to manufacture, import, export, wholesale or distribute medicines. Last updated September 2017.