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  • 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 […]

  •  VAT INCREASE TO 15% 

    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 F1RST BREATH CAMPAIGN A RESOUNDING SUCCESS 

    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 […]

  •  ICPA 2018 FLU CAMPAIGN 

    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

    NB: PLEASE CLICK ON THE RSVP TAB TO CHOOSE YOUR REGION RSVP here

  • 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 […]

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