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Gems claims flat-fee has saved R20m a month

Based on claim data for January, Gems principal officer Dr Eugene Watson said that while 48 percent of the 689 298 chronic medication items dispensed were for tier-one
drugs, it made up only 12 percent of Gems's overall spend on chronic medication, which totalled R92m. He said the scheme had in fact saved more than R20m for the month as a result of the flat fee negotiated with Medipost.

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Fleeced by medical aid

GOVERNMENT Employees Medical Scheme (Gems) members on chronic medication are paying dispensing fees higher than the legislated maximum - in some cases more than double the fee.

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Dextropropoxyphene

On 15 November 2011, Judge Bertelsmann of the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, heard arguments and handed down judgment in an urgent application filed by the MCC and others against Adcock Ingram Ltd an Adcock Ingram Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (collectively referred to as "Adcock Ingram").

Amongst other things, the MCC's application sought to ensure that DPP-containing medicines are neither prescribed, dispensed nor sold, in accordance with its decision of 14-15 April 2011 cancelling the registration of all DPP-containing medicines and pending Adcock Ingram's appeal against that decision. 

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PSSA reaction to the High Court Judgement on payment for Prescribed Minimum

MEDIA STATEMENT

Pretoria - The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) has expressed its satisfaction with the outcome of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) recent application to the High Court. BHF had asked for a declaratory order on the interpretation of the words "pay in full" in regulation 8 of the Regulations published in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 131 of 1998.

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Pharmacy Week 2011 – Focusing on the Vital Services Provided by Pharmacists

Pharmacy Week is celebrated every year to remind the public that pharmacists are valuable and integral members of the healthcare team. The Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) has once again joined hands with the Department of Health and the South African Pharmacy Council to observe Pharmacy Week this year.

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