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Malaria alert – Locals be vigilant!

Although malaria has not been a problem in Gauteng for many years, a number of Odyssean malaria infections have been reported around Pretoria and Johannesburg in the recent weeks. According to reports, these infections happened due to the accidental transportation of carrier mosquitoes in vehicles travelling between neighbouring countries and/or aeroplanes travelling between different countries. It is thought that the mosquitoes most probably were transported in luggage. Because this type of malaria is caused by “travelling mosquitoes” it is often called airport, suitcase, minibus or taxi-rank malaria. Should you, or any of your family members and/or friends, present with the…
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All there is to know about Codeine

What is codeine? Codeine is a strong medication used against pain. It comes from extracts of the poppy plant and belongs to the same family of pain medications as morphine. Other members of this family of products is morphine and pethidine; they are all very powerful pain medication with high addiction potential. Codeine occurs naturally together with morphine in the milky fluid that is extracted from the seed pods of the poppy plant, but it can also be manufactured in a laboratory. Codeine is a very commonly-used pain medication worldwide and it is usually prescribed for pain that may occur…
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The Local Choice Pharmacists freeze to bring warmth to needy babies

Staff from The Local Choice group choosing to brave the freezing cold outside for a night translated into an incredible gift of warmth for abandoned babies in Mpumalanga. Through the South Africa SleepOut initiative, staff from The Local Choice accompanied by CJ Distribution and CJ Marketing, not only raised awareness about uMephi House, in Middelburg, but also ticked a number of items on their wish list – including a new freezer and stove. While actively involved in social responsibility projects on a regular basis, it was the first time the company took part in the SleepOut, Group Marketing Manager Rachelle…
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