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  • How much do you spend on Tobacco?

    How much do you spend on Tobacco? Smoking is an expensive habit and you can find out just how expensive smoking is with the Tobacco Cost Calculator. Discover the total amount you spend on cigarettes over the course of 1, 3, 5  or 10 years with the free Tobacco Cost Calculator: Calculate your dependence on […]

  • South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC)

    1.1 Elections 2018 – Call for nominations for Council Members “NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!” – make sure independent community pharmacy is well represented on the South African Pharmacy Council. NOMINATE – PARTICIPATE – VOTE. It’s your right – it’s your responsibility! The term of office of all current Council members comes to an end […]

  • CBD Webinar – How to Respond to a Complaint from Council

    CPD Webinar – How to Respond to a Complaint from Council  Wednesday 9th May 2018 13h00 to 14h00.The webinar will also be available to view afterwards for those who cannot attend the live webinar.The first you may know of a patient complaint is when you receive a letter from SAPC, Legal Services and Professional Conduct […]

  • Community Pharmacies and Social Media

    There’s something special about the relationship between community pharmacists and their patients. Community pharmacists go the extra mile for their patients, know them by name and take an active interest in their health. As a result, many pharmacists have overlooked social media, often thinking it isn’t necessary to be active in this space. However, social […]

  • Social media policy guidelines

    While freedom of expression is a right in South Africa, there is a host of legislation protecting other rights. Don’t fall foul of the law on social media with careless posts. The Pharmaceutical Council of South Africa is currently developing a social media policy which will assist pharmacies in interaction on the platforms. In the […]

  • South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) 

    1.1 Elections 2018 – Call for nominations for Council Members The term of office of all current Council members comes to an end on 20 October 2018. It is necessary that the process to elect the new Council members proceed in terms of Section 5 of the Pharmacy Act, 53 of 1974 and the Regulations […]


    With the recent announcement of the VAT rate change there is a need to recalculate the price on your dispensing  system to reflect this change. There are two option for your consideration, as follows 1.Recalculate your INCLUSIVE SELLING PRICE. This means your prices will increase and you will need to reprintof your price and/or shelf-talkers. […]


    Astra Zeneca and ICPA formed a partnership to went on a roadshow to bring CPD to all major centres across South Africa. Attendance was amazing and ICPA wishes to thank our members for attending these valuable sessions after a long day at work. Your turnout was impressive and we hope to bring a lot more […]


    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 […]

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