What is Pharmapedia?

Pharmapedia is a ground-breaking online guide to medicines and pharmacy regulatory compliance developed for those who negotiate a complex array of health products and health professions legislation, guidelines, regulations, rules and policies.

Pharmapedia integrates the vast and complex array of health products and health professions legislation, together with guidelines, regulations, rules and policies from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) and the South African Health Professions Council (SAHPC) into an all-in-one practical regulatory toolkit.

How will it help you?

Pharmapedia covers all aspects of the control of registration, manufacture, distribution, storage and dispensing of medicines, medical devices, in-vitro diagnostic products and scheduled substances, as well as provisions for licensing and conducting pharmacies, dispensing facilities and pharmaceutical companies.

It collates the Pharmacy Council, Health Professions Council of South Africa, Medicines Control Council and other guidelines, intuitively cross-referenced under subject headings, processes and themes for ease of use.

In addition to the regulatory information, Pharmapedia includes Val Beaumont’s useful Practice Notes and Quick Guides which consolidate the guidelines and clarify the implementation of legislation and compliance requirements. These range from manufacturing and promotion to advertising, generic substitution, wholesale, distribution, prescribing and dispensing and pharmacy best practices.

Detailed indexing and extensive cross-referencing takes Pharmapedia from a compulsory text book to an empowering compliance solution.

Who would benefit from Pharmapedia?

Pharmapedia will benefit those who work with medicines, medical devices, in-vitro diagnostic products and scheduled substances. It is relevant to community, hospital, academic and industry pharmacists, dispensers, legal practitioners consulting in the pharmaceutical industry, regulators, and health-care institutions.

About the Managing Editor

Val Beaumont B Pharm (Rhodes), M.Pharm Industrial Pharmacy (Pretoria) is an industrial pharmacist and certified competency assessor. She is the Executive Officer of the Marketing Code Authority and consults to the health sector on strategic, regulatory, policy, ethics and technical matters related to medicines. Her contribution to the profession of pharmacy has been acknowledged through the award of Fellowship of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa.