MIMS – the medical publishing division of Tiso Blackstar Group (Pty) Ltd – is southern Africa’s leading publisher of reference information to the medical profession.

Our audience includes GPs, specialists, pharmacists, pharmacy assistants and other health care professionals.

MIMS produces a host of publications in the print and digital media.

Core products in the print medium include MIMS monthly – widely regarded as the doctor’s most trusted prescription tool – consisting of abbreviated package insert information on most prescription medicines available in South Africa, and MIMS Desk Reference (MDR) which features fully detailed medicines listings, abbreviated listings plus important prescriber information. Products in electronic format include the newly relaunched emims – encompassing MIMS/MDR medicines listings, an ICD10 coding browser, as well as patient information leaflets on a wide range of medical conditions; and mobiMIMS, comprising MIMS listings for smartphones and Internet-enabled tablet devices. These products can be ordered on their own or in various combinations.

Relatively new in the MIMS stable is the quarterly The Generics Dictionary publication, featuring succinct prescriber and pricing information (including maximum medical aid reimbursement prices) for the vast majority of  generic medicines in South Africa. The accompanying website www.generic.co.za is the country’s leading online resource for locally prescribed generic medicines.

Additional publications include, among others, Guide to OTC Products, The CVS Dictionary and a CPD Handbook series (comprising treatment approaches and drug-class overviews) on the following topics: Oncology, Geriatric Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Gastro-intestinal Diseases, Pain & Physical Medicine, Women's Health, Psychiatric Medication, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases, and Aesthetic Medicine.

In the veterinary field, we publish IVS quarterly, consisting of abbreviated package insert information on most veterinary medicines available in South Africa, and IVS Desk Reference (IDR) comprising full package insert information.

With over 60 years’ experience, MIMS is southern Africa’s leading publisher of medical reference information for health care professionals.

You can browse through and order our various publications on our Products Page. If you require any further information please Contact us.