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Man on trial for trading in ARVs

By Sapa | Feb 29, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 4 ]

A Plattekloof man accused of illicit trading in antiretroviral drugs appeared in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court.

The trial of James Buckley, 51, of Johanna Close, Plattekloof, near Cape Town, was postponed to April 16. He is out on R5000 bail.

Edwin Grobler, for Buckley, told the court the matter had already been on the court roll for four months, and that it would remain on the roll for much longer unless he intervened urgently.

He said he needed to negotiate with senior prosecutor Ronel de Jager, at the Bellville Regional Court, and that he hoped to have the case transferred to the Regional Court when Buckley made his fourth appearance on April 16.

According to the charge sheet, Buckley faces two charges -- one involving an alleged violation of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, and the other relating to the alleged manufacture and distribution of scheduled medicines without a licence.

He was arrested in November.

Buckley is alleged to have distributed and sold the medicines Viramine, Epivir, Copegus, Combivir and Viracepts in October 2009.

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i guess times are hard # hides

Feb 29, 2012 12:51 | 0 replies

Woonga boys......

Feb 29, 2012 1:53 | 0 replies

Good business, many people are HIV positive, is it wrong to sell them, if our state hospitals can't affort them or have run out of stock? it seems this guy knows what he is menufacturing, why don't you ligalise him and help our hospitals with stock.

Feb 29, 2012 4:0 | 0 replies

HE IS SELLING PLACEBO

Feb 29, 2012 9:50 | 0 replies