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Hospital front shops help Clicks grow its footprint

Taking over the front shops in Netcare hospitals helped Clicks grow its flagship brand to 600 stores at the end of February, the retail group said in its interim results statement on Friday morning...

24 Apr 2017

Aspen's drug pricing faces EU, UK probes

Aspen Pharmaceuticals' failure to disclose its 2016 €5.2m Italian competition authorities fine for price gouging has backfired.

By Ann Crotty 19 Apr 2017

Cipla buys SA drug and devices maker

As third-biggest pharmaceutical company, Cipla Medpro SA, had acquired a 100% stake in local drug maker, Anmarat, for R26.3m...

12 Apr 2017

SafeCare standards re-accredited by ISQua

SafeCare provides healthcare clinics with the option to improve care for their patients with quality improvement standards they can comply with even under restricted conditions...

Issued by COHSASA 10 Mar 2017

Cipla to sell its 100% stake in SA agri and vet businesses

Pharmaceutical company, Cipla, agreed to divest its 100% stake in Cipla Agrimed, South Africa and Cipla Vet, South Africa for a total consideration of R375m...

6 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

Roche under fire for cost of cancer meds

Breast cancer and HIV activists came out in their hundreds on Tuesday to demand that pharmaceutical giant Roche drop the price of its breast cancer drug...

By Neo Goba 10 Feb 2017

Patents and access to medicine

Rights activist group, Fix the patent laws, is taking a stand to get the South African law on medicine patents changed...

By Nicci Botha 2 Feb 2017

Johnson & Johnson plans to buy pharma group Actelion for $30bn

US pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson is buying Europe's biggest bio-pharmaceutical firm, Actelion, for $30bn in a deal that creates a new spin-off company...

27 Jan 2017

Aspen buys rights to market thrombolytic drugs in China

Aspen Pharmacare has added China to the countries where it owns the rights to two thrombolytic medications...

By Robert Laing 4 Jan 2017

Only a partnership-driven model can address the needs of patients in Africa

I started my career as a doctor dealing with big healthcare firms and now I am the chief medical officer for GSK, so I have seen things from both sides.

By Murray Stewart 15 Nov 2016

Pyrotec PackMedia hosts Pharmaceutical Open Day

During September, Pyrotec PackMedia held an Open Day for pharmaceutical customers to showcase the many benefits of the Fix-a-Form informational booklet label, among other brands in the company's stable...

Issued by Pyrotec 21 Oct 2016

Cipla and Teva extend supply and distribution chain in SA

The Competition Commission has approved an extension to the current supply and distribution agreement between Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Cipla Medpro...

3 Oct 2016

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International

New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, a new alliance between citizen science organisations and UN Environment will be launched under the name ‘Global Mosquito Alert'. Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for killing close to 2.7m people annually and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates overall mosquito-borne cases at 500m every year.

10 May 2017

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 28 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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