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Medicines and Related Substances Control Amendment Act, No. 94 of 1991
To amend the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 1965, so as to delete certain definitions and to define or further define certain expressions; to further regulate the powers, functions and constitution of the Medicines Control Council; to do away with the disqualification that a member of the council may not have an interest in the sale of any medicine; to abolish the Medicines Control Appeal Board; to remove legal uncertainty regarding the sale of unregistered medicine by medical practitioners, veterinarians, pharmacists, practitioners and dentists; to regulate the control of the sale of medicines and Scheduled substances differently; to authorize the council to disclose certain information regarding medicines, Scheduled substances and medical devices; to make new provision for appeals against decisions of the council; to increase penalties; to further regulate the preservation of secrecy; to provide for the delegation of the powers of the Minister of National Health in terms of the said Act; to extend the power to make regulations; to provide for a prohibition on the manufacture, sale or use of certain veterinary medicines; to provide for the registration and control of medical devices; to delete certain outdated references; to repeal the Schedules to the said Act; and to make certain adjustments to certain other laws in consequence of the amendments to the said Act; and to provide for incidental matters.
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