oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - A fronte praceipitium a tergo lupi - Unknown.
"A precipice in front, wolves behind" or "Between a rock and a hard place" : president's message

Volume 80, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



It happens from time to time that a decision has to be made based on a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea. Often in the service of the PSSA, a similar decision has to be taken. The specific one of which I am thinking happened quite recently, when the Competition Commission published a document stating that it will be performing a market enquiry into the private healthcare sector. It all began with an article in that highlighted the distortion in the market place in the pharmaceutical arena. Pharmacy was not included in that document, so my initial thought was: "What a relief. We are being scrutinised by everybody, and this time, for once, we are being left alone!"

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