South African Health Products Industry

What is the Code?

  • The "Code of Marketing Practice in South Africa" referred to as "the Code" has been adopted by health product trade associations listed in the Code and whose members have become members of the MCA.
    Click here to view the "the Code".
  • Click here to download the Code v11 and guidelines v9 document.
  • Provision is also made for non-trade association aligned ‘independent’ members to sign up as MCA members.
  • The Code signifies the industry’s commitment to ensure that the marketing of health products to healthcare professionals and to the public is carried out in a responsible, ethical and professional manner that is based on practical and scientifically validated information.

Which health product sectors abide by the Code?

Complementary medicines are currently out of scope.

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