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SA cold and flu industry: In sickness and in health...

The 2017 cold and flu season is almost upon us again... Insight Survey's latest SA Cold and Flu Industry Landscape Report 2017 carefully unfolds the local cold and flu remedy markets...

Issued by Insight Survey 13 Mar 2017

Wanted: affordable medicines for all

Pneumonia, an acute infection of the lungs, is the biggest killer of children worldwide even though it is treatable and easily preventable with vaccines...

By Franck Kuwonu 13 Feb 2017

Generic competition drives down price of drugs

Manufacturers of brand name drugs will not be able to take advantage of the Department of Health's recently announced 7.5% drug price increase for this year, due to cutthroat generic competition that is driving South African drug costs down...

17 Feb 2015

Rising healthcare care costs set to drop with release of new IV generic drugs

The introduction of several new generic intravenous (IV) therapies in South Africa could keep spiralling healthcare costs in check...

17 Nov 2014

International Self-Care Day: 24 July 2014

Ask your pharmacist for advice on self-medication to help you make smart health choices.

22 Jul 2014

Roche, Novartis distance selves from SwissCham statement

At an adjudication by the Marketing Code Authority (MCA), which regulates the local pharmaceutical industry, both Roche and Novartis distanced themselves from the recent statement on intellectual property rights by the Swiss Chamber of Commerce, SwissCham Southern Africa.

18 Mar 2014

Regulation of supplements needed following deaths, doping charge

This week it was confirmed that Kaizer Chiefs player, Josta Dladla, tested positive for the banned stimulant, methylhexanamine, commonly known as 1.3-dimethyl or DMAA, the use of which is banned in professional sport.

17 Jan 2014

Guide to purchasing safe pharmaceuticals

It is important for South African consumers to make sure that the pharmaceutical products they purchase are manufactured safely and comply with the necessary standards, as taking unsafe, illegal medicines can have dangerous consequences.

By Manfred Boensch 11 Oct 2013

Drug makers battle over Pill

One of South Africa's most popular contraceptives, Yasmin, is the subject of a bitter court battle that pits a generic drugs company against a multinational.

10 Oct 2013

Increased use of generic medicines could save millions

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) believes that a switch of 5% of the volume of branded medicines to a generic equivalent could save the healthcare industry and patients in excess of R400-million per year.

26 Sep 2013

SA's use of generic medicine on the rise

The South African public is starting to embrace the use of generic medicines, a trend that the Department of Health is hoping will continue. The generic medicines industry in South Africa provides cost-effective treatment for a wide range of health conditions, hence the theme for National Pharmacy Week, running from 1 - 8 September 2013, is 'Understanding generic medicines'.

3 Sep 2013

Sandoz launches generic treatment for digestive disorders

Sandoz, the generic pharmaceuticals division of Novartis, has launched the first-to-market generic medicine for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

28 Aug 2013

In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Bio-Oil - a well-oiled business machine

SA skin-care brand Bio-Oil is a worldwide success story, and the core product of Union Swiss, a multi-million dollar company that sells Bio-Oil in over 50 countries worldwide.

26 Aug 2013

Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Awards 2013/14

Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.

15 Aug 2013

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International

#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France.

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies, where Y&R SA did SA proud!

17 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlists have been released, with SA seeing entries from two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017!

17 Jun 2017

Westin shines a light for early morning joggers with Gear Lending programme

Westin Hotels & Resorts, in celebration of Global Running Day (7 June 2017), announced an addition to the brand's Gear Lending programme - offering guests access to New Balance shoes and workout apparel during their stay - which will see reflective wristbands and light-up sneaker clips included in the offering, allowing guests to pack light, stay fit, and now, rise earlier.

5 Jun 2017

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