Subscription Publications

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MIMS - the trusted prescription tool: 11 issues a year

MIMS - available as a subscription of 11 issues per year - is a quick and easy reference to the vast majority of branded medicines available on prescription in South Africa. Important abbreviated product information, namely Manufacturer, Nappi Code/s, Price/s, Indications, Schedule, Presentation, Dosage, Contra-indications, Side Effects, Special Precautions and Drug Interactions, makes it the prescriber’s favourite. Thousands of doctors use it daily at the point of prescription when selecting and comparing medicines.


mobiMIMS - MIMS for smartphones and tablets: 12 months

mobiMIMS is an electronic version of MIMS specifically designed for use on smartphones and Internet-enabled tablet devices. It provides access to all of MIMS’ abbreviated product monographs as an easy-to-use browser-based application, and allows users to browse and search products by active ingredient, product name, MIMS pharmacological classification and manufacturer. mobiMIMS is suitable for all Internet-enabled smartphones and tablet devices, including those running Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry OS.



This fully searchable desktop product – which updates via the Internet – contains electronic MIMS and MDR branded medicines listings. In addition, it features an up-to-date ICD10 coding browser (incorporating the updates which became effective from January 2014), PMB algorithms on chronic conditions, memory joggers for practitioners (eg vaccination tables), patient information on a wide variety of medical conditions, surgical procedures and travel precautions, as well as contact details for a vast number of healthcare services and facilities. eMIMS is available on an annual subscription basis.


IVS - medicines information for vets: 4 issues a year

This quarterly publication contains abbreviated package insert information of most branded veterinary medicines available in South Africa.


Subscription Packages

 DescriptionUnit Price 
MIMS & mobiMIMS & MDR & eMIMS 5115,53
MIMS & MDR & eMIMS 3815,53
MIMS & mobiMIMS & MDR 3830,53
MIMS & eMIMS 2605,00
MIMS & MDR 2520,00
MIMS & mobiMIMS 2620,00
eMims & mobiMIMS 2585,00
MIMS & eMIMS & mobiMIMS 3905,00
MDR & mobiMIMS & Emims 3795,53

Single Publications

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MIMS Desk Reference (MDR volume 53) your valuable prescribing reference - now even more comprehensive – Available June 2018.

MIMS Desk Reference (MDR volume 53) - Your valuable prescribing reference - now even more comprehensive. In an age where less is often considered more, MIMS is heading against the stream this year with a MIMS Desk Reference (MDR) that is literally bursting with quality content. The 53nd Volume of the MDR now features independently edited and expertly abbreviated up-to-date product monographs for drug manufacturers, making it an even more comprehensive prescribing reference for general practice. As expected, the 2018/19 MDR also includes our trademark fully detailed product listings, fast-reference drug tables covering all major pharmacological classifications and a unique tablet identification guide. In addition, the MDR is also packed with locally relevant guidelines ranging from the management of acute poisoning to immunisation schedules, assisting health care professionals in making more informed choices. MDR - a wealth of trusted, quality and independent medicine information.


MIMS Guide to OTC Products (OTC)

MIMS Guide to OTC Products - aimed at pharmacists and pharmacy assistants - is a valuable reference guide to common ailments and non-prescription medicines and supplements. It contains medication, supplementation and lifestyle advice on treating common ailments from A to Z, and provides up-to-date abbreviated package insert information on over 800 branded medicines, herbal preparations, nutritional formulas, vitamins and minerals, and other supplements. New sections include diagnostics and medicines administration. A highly useful feature is the Suppliers/Services and Medical Aid Directory, providing full contact details.


MIMS Companion 9th edition

Published worldwide, MIMS Companion is well recognized as an invaluable diagnostic tool for general practitioners and medical students. This 9th South African edition charts all the stages of a consultation, from the interpretation of symptoms through the physical examination to the pathology tests and clinical signs that support a diagnosis and ultimately to the treatment of the condition.


IVS Desk Reference (IDR) Vol 14

IVS Desk Reference (IDR) contains full product information (as per the approved package insert) on most medicines used daily by veterinarians in South Africa. The entries are cross-referenced to the quarterly IVS publication so products can be used synergistically. IDR also includes: Parasiticide charts; Generic/trade name index; Alphabetical index by product name; General reference information on a range of physiological parameters and normal values for the chemical pathology of domesticated animals.



The generic medicines industry in South Africa provides cost-effective treatment for a wide range of health conditions. The use of generic medicines has increased exponentially in recent years. This has resulted in savings for the consumer, as co-payments are either lower or in many cases even eliminated, as well as for medical schemes. The Generics Dictionary is a quarterly publication that allows the healthcare professional to see pertinent information on all the generic medicines for an active ingredient (plus information on the originator) at a glance. Active ingredients are listed alphabetically. Under each active ingredient, trade names, together with their strengths, dosage forms and prices (SEP, MMAP , Metref and MPL, where applicable), are stated. Should healthcare professionals be unaware of the active ingredient of a particular product, they can look it up in the alphabetical product index.



Medical ethics have evolved to such an extent that health-care professionals are faced with controversial issues on a regular basis. Euthanasia, information-sharing and the use of human tissues are typical examples. Every practitioner must keep abreast of current legislation and ensure that they are practising within the law and within the codes stipulated by their professional body. MIMS Medical Ethics is an invaluable tool to guide them through the increasingly complex health-care landscape – and will earn practitioners those sought-after ethics CPD points.


Order MIMS Handbook of Oncology - Volume 2 at an early bird discount of 10% (R360.00 exl delivery fees) (and earn CPD points)

MIMS Handbook of Oncology - Volume 2 provides a sound account of common cancers and associated complications with which both oncologists as well as non-oncologists are commonly confronted. It also outlines the most recent advances in treatment. Experts from hospitals, universities and private practice countrywide contributed the treatment approaches. The concise, readable format – with appropriate algorithms and tables – renders MIMS Handbook of Oncology - Volume 2 an easy-to-use, ready reference for medical practitioners. In each case there is specific reference to the pharmaceutical agents available for the treatment of a particular condition.MIMS Handbook of Oncology – Volume 2 comprises two main editorial sections. Section 1: Treatment Approaches These up-to-date, research-based therapeutic guidelines are geared to the medical practitioner who is participating in a multi-disciplinary team that helps patients and their families across the continuum of care with the latest treatment approaches. The information provided from leading academics and oncologists in the country will enable the doctor to guide the patient appropriately when approached for information, understand the side effects of treatment modalities and assist with supportive care throughout the cancer journey. The Handbook is also accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Section 2: Drug-Class Overview This section features a comprehensive overview of a selection of drug classes relevant to oncology. In each case, this takes the form of an editorial review discussing the important aspects of the entire drug class. These summaries contain facts on disease and therapeutic entities as well as general drug information such as indications, common adverse reactions, drug interactions and more. Expert pharmacology consultants compiled this section and it is essentially based on the latest available international medical information