Press Releases

  • Independent Community Pharmacies support Sunflower Day TOPES

    Posted by: admin | August 16, 2018

    The Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) has partnered with The Sunflower Fund for their annual campaign to sell their TOPES (Tubes of Hope) in the build-up to “Sunflower Day” (21 September). The campaign aims to raise funds towards recruiting potential blood stem cell donors to give individuals, diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases such as leukaemia, […]

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  • Mental illness and how your pharmacist can help

    Posted by: admin | July 16, 2018

    July is Mental Illness Awareness Month and according to statistics released by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), as many as one in five South Africans will or do suffer from a mental illness.  Mental illness refers to a wide range of disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behaviour. Examples include depression, […]

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  • Hepatitis – the unknown global liver disease

    Posted by: admin | July 9, 2018

    How healthy is your liver? Most people don’t think twice about the ceaseless work this essential organ does  to break down fats, produce energy, store vitamins and minerals recycle blood cells, produce proteins essential for blood clotting and to cleanse your blood of alcohol and toxins. Liver damage can severely threaten your health and the liver […]

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  • Are you at risk of becoming addicted to a drug without even realising it?

    Posted by: admin | June 13, 2018

    Codeine is an active ingredient in a number of pain-relief medications and cough suppressants.  Codeine is the most commonly used opioid in the world and is available over the counter (OTC) as an active ingredient in many pain and cough relieving remedies. Several countries are reconsidering the OTC status of codeine due to concerns over […]

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  • World No Tobacco Day – Tobacco Breaks Hearts

    Posted by: admin | May 2, 2018

    The 31st of May is World No Tobacco Day and the ICPA is challenging all smokers to quit smoking for a 24-hour period on this day. May is Anti-Tobacco month, which culminates with World No Tobacco Day when the World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on smokers to say no to tobacco. ICPA, through its Pharmacists Against […]

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  • Global warming leads to malaria increase – stay protected

    Posted by: admin | April 18, 2018

    Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. With mosquito-borne diseases increasing due to global warming, the World Health Organisation is focusing on prevention to reduce the death toll of a disease that continues to kill more than 400 000 people annually, with over 200 million reported malaria cases every year. In […]

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  • Get vaccinated and keep your family healthy

    Posted by: admin | April 12, 2018

    Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. As World Immunisation Week (24 – 30 April) and African Vaccination Week (23 – 29 April) are celebrated this month, the focus is firmly on dispelling the myths that abound about vaccinations and on promoting […]

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Press Release

  • Independent Community Pharmacies support Sunflower Day TOPES

    The Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) has partnered with The Sunflower Fund for their annual campaign to sell their TOPES (Tubes of Hope) in the build-up to “Sunflower Day” (21 September). The campaign aims to raise funds towards recruiting potential blood stem cell donors to give individuals, diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases such as leukaemia, […]

    Read More
  • Mental illness and how your pharmacist can help

    July is Mental Illness Awareness Month and according to statistics released by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), as many as one in five South Africans will or do suffer from a mental illness.  Mental illness refers to a wide range of disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behaviour. Examples include depression, […]

    Read More
  • Hepatitis – the unknown global liver disease

    How healthy is your liver? Most people don’t think twice about the ceaseless work this essential organ does  to break down fats, produce energy, store vitamins and minerals recycle blood cells, produce proteins essential for blood clotting and to cleanse your blood of alcohol and toxins. Liver damage can severely threaten your health and the liver […]

    Read More
  • Are you at risk of becoming addicted to a drug without even realising it?

    Codeine is an active ingredient in a number of pain-relief medications and cough suppressants.  Codeine is the most commonly used opioid in the world and is available over the counter (OTC) as an active ingredient in many pain and cough relieving remedies. Several countries are reconsidering the OTC status of codeine due to concerns over […]

    Read More
  • World No Tobacco Day – Tobacco Breaks Hearts

    The 31st of May is World No Tobacco Day and the ICPA is challenging all smokers to quit smoking for a 24-hour period on this day. May is Anti-Tobacco month, which culminates with World No Tobacco Day when the World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on smokers to say no to tobacco. ICPA, through its Pharmacists Against […]

    Read More