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‘TAC protected the man who sexually harassed me’

July 19th, 2019       News  

One of the country’s most influential civil society organisations and its leaders may have flouted justice to protect a close ally, according to the woman who dared to speak up about her sexual harassment.

Drug trials and big business – fiction mirrors fact?
Living with AIDS – Programme 22

March 9, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

This week in our regular feature, spy-master novelist John le Carre shares his thoughts on the pharmaceutical industry and we meet a South African who’s gained access to medication through volunteering for drug trials.

Pfizer chooses not to go to court

March 9, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

One of the world’€™s pharmarceutical giants, Pfizer, was a notable absentee among the litigants represented by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’€™ Association when they took the South African government to court this week.

John le Carre slams pharmaceutical profiteering

March 9, 2001
Pharmaceutical Drugs  

Renowned author John le Carre delves into the dark and dangerous world of drug trials and pharmaceutical profits in his latest novel, “The Constant Gardener”. In the afterword to the book he says that although his novel is a work of fiction and doesn’€™t reflect the actions of any real people, the real goings-on in […]

Learning the ‘right’ way

March 8, 2001
Children's Health  

Problems with learning that affect many young children may be a problem with teachers rather than learners. Formal teaching tends to favour verbal learners, ignoring the needs of children who are “visual learners” and whose thinking is dominated by the right hemisphere of the brain which processes information in pictures.

SA HIV vaccine steams ahead

March 8, 2001
HIV Prevention  

Scientists have completed their laboratory research on a potential HIV vaccine for South Africa and the process is underway to begin human trials later this year. Kerry Cullinan reports.

Meeting the drug industry’s

March 5, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

One person is sure to be at the forefront-  putting the view of business across – when government and the pharmaceutical industry tackle one another in  the much hyped court case. But is Mirryena Deeb  really the Cruella de Ville of the industry or is she just a woman caught up in the demands of […]

Hopes of millions pinned on court case

March 5, 2001
HIV and AIDS  

It has been almost two and a half years since Parliament passed the Medicines and Related Substances Control Amendment Act on October 31, 1997. During this time the legislation has been tied up in litigation instituted by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association who argue that their patent rights will be ignored by section 15c of the […]