MMC Makes Resolution on Bacterial Strains

Department of Health

The Medicines Control Council has resolved that oral preparations containing a listed bacterial strain shall be registered as medicines falling under category A as outlined in Medicines and Related Substances Act regulations.

The health department published the resolution in Government Gazette 41248.

The oral preparations must also make a medicinal claim other than the general health claim provided for their use as a schedule O substance.

The preparations must also be registered as medicines falling under Pharmacological Classification 32.2 of Category A of regulations 25(2).

The resolution came into effect on the date of publication and applies to preparations available prior to or on the effective date and those still to be made available.

Meanwhile, the department has adjusted fees payable to brokers in terms of the Medical Schemes Act.

Medical schemes must pay R90 plus VAT to brokers with effect from 1 January 2018.

Sabinet Cape Town Office