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    The 2018 Influenza Vaccines are NOW available. SANOFI PASTEUR have announced that 2018 Vaxigrip® flu vaccine, is now available in South Africa from UTI and all major wholesalers.       Click HERE for Vaxigrip® announcement letter. The table below gives details of the NAPPI code and SEP. This year Vaxigrip® is available as a single […]

  • Orderwise Contract

    ICPA members were cautioned about signing the Orderwise Pharmacy Network Agreement last year. After lengthy consultation with stakeholders including Aspen, we have a revised contract. ICPA was concerned about several clauses in the previous contract namely; Certain exclusivity clauses Your pharmacy data being sold to “any third party” at the discretion of “the company” The […]

  • Media Release

    ICPA Media Release 29 January 2018 PMB’s – Medical aid cover you might not know you have Few medical scheme members realise that they have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the benefit option they have selected. The Medical Schemes Act No. 131 of 1998 and associated regulations were promulgated with the intention […]

  • AstraZeneca First Breath Launch Campaign / ICPA Regional Meeting – CPD Evening


  • SAACP Symposium

    The South African Association of Community Pharmacists (SAACP) is hosting their 3rd National Symposium for Community Pharmacists in South Africa on 24 and 25 March 2018. Please click here for details  

  • Closed DSPs – an unfair business practice

    ICPA has been engaging with CMS on this matter and the feedback from CMS is that the closed DSP / unfair business practice issue is on their list of priorities and is receiving attention. The CMS has limited skilled human resource capacity to deal with the volume of submissions and the legal ramifications of the appeal and […]

  • Bug Wise App – A Valuable Intervention for the Pharmacist to Support Antibiotic Stewardship 

    The threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs is becoming increasingly common in South Africa and it is estimated that up to 80% of all antibiotic scripts in South Africa are in the community, predominantly for acute respiratory tract infections like sinusitis, bronchitis, and pharyngitis. These infections are mostly of viral origin in which case they shouldn’t be […]

  • Compliments of the season

    We wish all our members a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018.

  • New dispensing fees published

    On 29 December 2017, the Minister of Health published Gazette No. 41362 amending Regulation 10 of the Regulations relating to a transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances. This is the new maximum legislated dispensing fee and comes into immediate effect.               Click here for the Government Gazette […]

  • Have you paid your professional fees?

    Just a reminder that the following fees are due: South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) Fees are payable on-line. Please visit for the payment method. Annual Registration Fee for your Pharmacy   Due 2 January 2018 Annual Registration Fee for Responsible Pharmacist   Due 2 January 2018 Annual Registration Fee for Pharmacist   Due 1 February 2018   Board of Healthcare Funders […]

  • Pharmacy license guidelines

    The long-awaited Pharmacy license guidelines have been published for comment. ICPA will be submitting comment before 5 February 2018 deadline. If you would like to give any input please email your comments to with pharmacy license guideline comment as the email heading by 31 January 2018. Click here for Government Gazette 41354

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