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Bird flu drug now legal in SA

Tamiflu, the anti-viral drug used to combat the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, which has already reached Africa and is predicted to reach South Africa in six months to a year, has officially been registered for use in the country.

Ban on lead paint is in the pipeline

New laws to ban brain-damaging lead paint are in the pipeline at last, but the Health Department cannot say how soon it will be before paint and toy makers are brought to book for exposing the public to well-known harm and injury.