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Treasury Confirms Position on Clinical Trials

National Treasury

National treasury has confirmed, in Government Gazette 38729, that creating or developing a multisource pharmaceutical product or carrying out a clinical trial are regarded as research and development activities in terms of section 11D of the Income Tax Act.

The section deals with tax deductions in respect of scientific or technological research and development.

New Dispensing Fees for Doctors

Department of Health

New dispensing fees for medical practitioners have been laid down.

The revised fees were published in Government Gazette 38731 in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act of 1965.

CMS Proposes Undesirable Practices for Medical Schemes

Council for Medical Schemes

Moves are afoot to prevent members of medical schemes who also serve as officers of the schemes to participate in voting procedures while also fulfilling an oversight role over the electoral process.

This is one of the proposed undesirable business practices published by the Council for Medical Schemes in Government Gazette 38693 for comment.

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