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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Five-and-a-half million South Africans at risk for disease because of high cholesterol. If you’re not one of them, you must know someone with high cholesterol.

These foods can help with cholesterol control: • Olive oil and olive products • Legumes (these includedry, cooked or canned beans, lentils, peas and all the soya products) • Fat-free yoghurt and other fat-free dairy products • All fruits and vegetables • Garlic and onions • Wholewheat or unsifted or unprocessed grains • Fish • Venison and ostrich • Omega-3 enriched foods • Poly-unsaturated margarine

Reference: Health24 daily tip –

New Product: MSD has launched JANUMET® which is an addition to the recent introduction of JANUVIA®. The two fall into the same portfolio of new oral antidiabetic agent for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

JANUVIA® contains sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor (incretin enhancer) that increases the levels of two incretin hormones, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP). These hormones play a major physiological role in maintaining glucose homeostasis. JANUMET® is a combination sitagliptin and metformin hydrochloride, a member of the biguanide class.

Should you have any further queries please contact their Sarojini Moodley: Email:

Adcock Ingram has launched Adco-Atorvastatin.

The prices are as follows:

(SEP – including VAT)

Adco-Atorvastatin 10mg        R 32.10

Adco-Atorvastatin 20mg        R 34.10

Adco-Atorvastatin 40mg        R 60.00

If you have any queries – please contact:

Francis Tlomatsana Tel:         011 635 0720


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