Section 12(2)(c) of South African Constitution: Everyone has the right to bodily and psychological integrity, which includes the right … (c) not to be subjected to medical or scientific experiments without their informed consent.
This new series will examine the costs and associated burdens of improper clinical and medical practices from ‘snake-oil’ suppliers to surgeons who are too fast and reckless with their scalpels.
Questions about EPA-Monsanto collusion raised in cancer lawsuits. If public officials can easily collude with big corporations, to whom should the public turn?
How will alternative natural remedies for cancer look like in the future? The fascinating experiences of three cancer patients provide some inkling.
TOXIN ON BOARD! Frequent international flyers and aircrew, be very afraid. And if you are pregnant be even more afraid [for yourself and for your unborn child]. This is not a drill. If you have been exposed to the so-called WHO-insecticide,…
Did Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, ever imagine a scenario where deliberate, profit-driven underdosing would be a contributing factor to antibiotic resistance?
Hard facts and solid data prove how some pharmaceutical companies continue to line their bank accounts behind a wall of secrecy and deep conspiracies to rig public tenders
Is government protecting the traditional medicine knowledge of our Indigenous people, or imposing a state-run ethnopiracy scheme for big pharma and the biotech Industry?
There is less mystery about why big pharma is successfully holding the department of health to ransom, uSpiked Investigative Team reveals.
From unusual deals involving multimillion submarines contract in exchange for a condom factory to schemery by unscrupulous suppliers, in South Africa condoms come with complex baggage.
The masterminds of a ‘fronting’ scheme that reaped lucrative public tenders have threatened to sue uSpiked over our damning revelations.
Officials at the Department of Health have shown blatant contempt for the trust placed in them by the public and Treasury. They seem to have an entrenched system and nobody can halt the gravy train
How could a blacklisted contractor win a public tender? Our team strips the other form of fronting in business that is never discussed.
How healthy are our unborn children? Many babies are now at risk of avoidable birth defects due to widespread shenanigans at health department.
This little pill would have passed as yet another essential drug that must be procured to keep the nation healthy.
The condom contract bungle at the Department of Health has left officials in a pickle. Our investigation halted a dubious scheme to defraud the public of billions of rands
Race-based medicine is a discussion many scientists like to avoid, even though there’s consensus that race and ethnicity count in the distribution of infectious diseases
Set up to replace the failed State Vaccine Institute, is The Biovac Institute an example of a public private partnership gone wrong for lack of transparency?
Smarter procurement practices are required to effectively deal with the rising costs of managing complications of pandemic diseases.
As condoms suppliers rush to share the multi-billion rand pie, a closer look reveals a system that aids capital flight.
With TB infections on the rise in South Africa, there is one perturbing mystery of government’s approach to the runaway cost of TB treatments.
It is six years since World Health Organisation recommended the phasing out of Stavudine, why is the Department of Health spending millions on the toxic ARV?
The line between legality and morality is getting thinner. Can the latter triumph? This is one of troubling questions, as we continue to assess the inner details of the pharmaceuticals procurement process at the Department of…
Considering the critical drugs shortages in South Africa’s public hospitals, the R29b worth of pharmaceutical contracts issued by the Department of Health raise eyebrows.