Press Releases

  • Washing hands saves lives

    Posted by: admin | October 10, 2018

    5 important things to know about washing your hands Our hands are primary agents for spreading germs, yet few people wash their hands before preparing food, and less than 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men wash their hands after going to the toilet – two of the most important ways to make […]

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  • Pharmacy Month 2018

    Posted by: admin | September 18, 2018

    Do you use and store your medicines properly? 5 essential tips for using medicine safely September is Pharmacy Month, and the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) is using this time to remind consumers to use medicines wisely. Abuse and misuse of over-the-counter and prescription medication results in serious health issues, addiction, drug-resistant illnesses and deaths. […]

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  • 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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Press Release

  • Washing hands saves lives

    5 important things to know about washing your hands Our hands are primary agents for spreading germs, yet few people wash their hands before preparing food, and less than 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men wash their hands after going to the toilet – two of the most important ways to make […]

    Read More
  • Pharmacy Month 2018

    Do you use and store your medicines properly? 5 essential tips for using medicine safely September is Pharmacy Month, and the Independent Community Pharmacy Association (ICPA) is using this time to remind consumers to use medicines wisely. Abuse and misuse of over-the-counter and prescription medication results in serious health issues, addiction, drug-resistant illnesses and deaths. […]

    Read More
  • 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