Support for parents managing their child’s diabetes

Medipost Pharmacy Media release                                   Support for parents managing their child’s diabetes Thursday, 15 November 2018, It can be a major shock for parents to learn that their child is diabetic. While there have been significant advances in the management of childhood diabetes, the intricacies of monitoring the health of a diabetic child can be …

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Support for parents managing their child’s diabetes

Medipost Pharmacy

Media release

 Support for parents managing their child’s diabetes

Thursday, 15 November 2018, It can be a major shock for parents to learn that their child is diabetic. While there have been significant advances in the management of childhood diabetes, the intricacies of monitoring the health of a diabetic child can be particularly stressful for families.

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Why are some cough syrups and painkillers now sold in smaller package sizes?

Medipost Pharmacy

Media release

Why are some cough syrups and painkillers now sold in smaller package sizes?

Regulation of over-the-counter codeine-containing compounds help to protect the public

 Tuesday, 23 October 2018, Over-the-counter medications containing codeine can provide effective short-term relief from pain and coughing, however this active ingredient can be habit-forming if it is not used responsibly and as directed by an appropriately qualified healthcare professional.

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Generic medicines are saving lives while saving money

Medipost Pharmacy

Media release

Generic medicines are saving lives while saving money

Are your medical scheme benefits being depleted unnecessarily? 

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, Spiralling costs in healthcare have seen South African private healthcare consumers paying progressively more for their medical scheme membership in recent years, yet many members find that their day-to-day benefits, and sometimes even their chronic benefit limits, run out long before the end of the year.

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Democratising chronic medication delivery

Thursday, 27 September 2018, Many people are under the impression that the convenience of having their chronic medication delivered via courier each month, or as needed, is a luxury they cannot afford.

“Finding the time to collect one’s chronic medicine can be a challenge, and for elderly or unwell patients in particular the difficulties associated with filling prescriptions through traditional channels can lead to unintentional, though potentially dangerous, breaks in treatment,” explains RentiaMyburgh, Group Sales and Marketing Director of Medipost Pharmacy.

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Scarce skills training builds SA healthcare while improving lives

Prioritising skills development for a more sustainable future

Two of the 906 graduates of the Medi Training Academy Pharmacist’s Assistant course are Florah Mashegoana and Callington Chakoma. Mashegoana started working for Medipost Pharmacy as a packer in 2004, and she has steadily risen through the ranks to her current place as a manager in the Inbound Clinical Pharmacy Cluster for one of the company’s largest medical scheme clients. Chakoma, who joined Medipost Pharmacy as a packer in July 2008, is now a Cluster Pharmacist’s Assistant within the Medipost Order Processing division.

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