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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

US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit

Lawsuits by US states to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for their costs of dealing with prescription drug abuse is on the rise...

By Sharon Snell 26 Sep 2016

Emirates SkyCargo unveils new facility dedicated to pharmaceutical cargo

Emirates SkyCargo's new purpose-built facility dedicated exclusively to the timely and secure transport of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments at Dubai International Airport has been unveiled...

19 Sep 2016

Aspen acquires GSK anaesthetics portfolio

Aspen Pharmacare has signed a deal with GlaxoSmithKline to acquire a global portfolio of anaesthetics products....

13 Sep 2016

Pfizer nears agreement to buy Medivation for USD14bn: reports

NEW YORK, USA: US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is nearing a deal to buy US biotech firm Medivation, which specializes in cancer treatments, for nearly $14-billion, US media reported...

22 Aug 2016

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International

Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the country's Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

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