The civil rights organisation AfriForum and Dr George Coetzee have successfully obtained a settlement and R500,000 costs agreement with the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) regarding the compounding of and access to Ivermectin. – Medical Brief (31 March 2021)

“SAHPRA has also reached three other settlement agreements on actions challenging its rulings on Ivermectin use, which will be consolidated into a single agreement. AfriForum said in a statement that the settlement determines that a medicine containing Ivermectin as an active ingredient has been registered by SAHPRA in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 on 16 March 2021. The effect of the registration is that medicines containing Ivermectin may be compounded and made available and accessible in accordance with the provisions of Section 14(4) of the Act. SAHPRA and the Minister of Health, jointly and severally, will pay a contribution to the costs of the applicants in the amount of R500,000 (plus VAT).” 

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