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Medicines and Related Substances Control Amendment Act, No. 90 of 1997

Long title


To amend the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 1965, in relation to the definitions; to provide that the council shall be a juristic person; to make other provision for the constitution of the council; to provide that a member of the council or a committee shall declare his or her commercial interest related to the pharmaceutical or health care industry; to provide that the appointment of members of the executive committee shall be subject to the approval of the Minister; to make further provision for the prohibition on the sale of medicines which are subject to registration and are not registered; to provide for procedures that will expedite the registration of essential medicines, and for the re-evaluation of all medicines after five years; to provide for measures for the supply of more affordable medicines in certain circumstances; to require labels to be approved by the council; to prohibit bonusing and sampling of medicines; to further regulate the control of medicines and Scheduled substances; to provide for the licensing of certain persons to compound, dispense or manufacture medicines; to provide for generic substitution of medicines; to provide for the establishment of a pricing committee; to regulate the purchase and sale of medicines by wholesalers; to make new provision for appeals against decisions of the Director-General or the council; to further regulate the powers of inspectors; to increase the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts in respect of penalties in terms of this Act; to provide that the council may acquire and appropriate funds; to regulate anew the Minister’s power to make regulations; and to provide for the rationalisation of certain laws relating to medicines and related substances that have remained in force in various territories of the national territory of the Republic by virtue of section 229 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Amendment of section 1 of Act 101 of 1965...
2. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219  - was entitled "Amendment of section 2 of Act 101 of 1965... "]
3. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Substitution of section 3 of Act 101 of 1965... "]
4. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Amendment of section 4 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
5. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Substitution of section 6 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
6. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Amendment of section 9 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
7. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Amendment of section 12 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
8. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Amendment of section 14 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
9. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Amendment of section 15 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
10. Insertion of section 15C in Act 101 of 1965
11. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Amendment of section 18 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
12. Insertion of sections 18A, 18B and 18C in Act 101 of 1965
13. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Substitution of section 22A of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
14. Insertion of sections 22C, 22D, 22E, 22F, 22G and 22H in Act 101 of 1965
15. Substitution of section 24 of Act 101 of 1965...
16. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Amendment of section 28 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
17. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Amendment of section 29 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
18. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Amendment of section 30 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
19. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Amendment of section 31 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
20. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Repeal of section 32 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
21. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Insertion of section 33A in Act 101 of 1965"] 
22. Amendment of section 34A of Act 101 of 1965...
23. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Substitution of section 35 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
24. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Repeal of section 37 of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
25. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Substitution of section 37A of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
26. Insertion of section 39 in Act 101 of 1965
27. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Repeal of Schedules to Act 101 of 1965..."] 
28. Substitution of section 40 of Act 101 of 1965
29. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Substitution of long title of Act 101 of 1965..."] 
30. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Repeal of sections 9, 16(c) up to and including (h), 19, 21, 23, 24 and 25 of Act 94 of 1991"]
31. Repeal of laws
32. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_132_050(1)(a)_19981219 - was entitled "Extension of application of Act 101 of 1965"]
33. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE. (SECTION 31) [s31]

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