Judge orders South African health minister to do her job properly

Sidley, Pat
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/28/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7659, p1458
Academic Journal
The article reports that the Cape High Court in South Africa has ruled that drug manufacturer Matthias Rath cannot conduct unauthorized drug trials and that South African health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang must enforce drug laws. The South African Medical Association had opposed drug trials conducted by Rath and Tshabalala-Msimang that were not authorized by the Medicines Control Council (MCC).


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