There are time limits and prescriptions as to how long it can take for an appeal to be lodged and how rapidly the Minister of Health must respond. It is reasonable to have such a clause in the Medicines Act for legitimate objections ‘€“ but it should not be abused to delay the implementation of an MCC decision.

Adcock Ingram’s appeal against having to take their products off the market is not in patients’ best interests. Synap Forte packaging has changed since this photo by Kevin McCallum was taken.

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