Cipla's new triple-combination antiretroviral drug approved

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has approved Cipla's latest first-line triple-combination antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV...

Issued by Cipla 12 Sep 2018

Retail sales decline in June, but clothing and pharmaceuticals perform positively

The clothing, pharmaceutical, medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry sectors outperformed the South African retail market for July 2018, showing year-on-year growth of 3.9% and 4.6% respectively...

12 Sep 2018

Africa commits to WHO access to medicine goals

Access to medicines is at the core of universal health coverage (UHC), one of World Health Organisation's main priorities, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

30 Aug 2018

HFA opposes further SEP increase

The Health Funders Association (HFA) is strongly opposed to any interim increase in medicine costs this year...

28 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Confidence and support networks are the keys to empowerment

Women's empowerment, career development and mentorship programmes a compelling narrative for companies...

17 Aug 2018

Sahpra to continue supply of medicine during strike

Sahpra says it has developed contingency plans to ensure that its essential services are not disrupted during the ongoing protest action by the employees of the Department of Health...

16 Aug 2018

SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments

South African retail sales for June 2018 grew by 2.9% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, marking the weakest pace of growth since October 2017...

15 Aug 2018

New class of drug could reduce cardiovascular risk

A new class of drugs has the potential of reducing cardiovascular risk by targeting a specific microbial pathway in the gut...

13 Aug 2018

Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business

This August, Clicks celebrates fifty years of trading since launching in Cape Town in 1968. The health and beauty retailer has since expanded to more than 650 stores and over 500 in-store pharmacies...

6 Aug 2018

Africa needs to grow its pharmaceutical market

Africa urgently needs to develop its pharmaceutical sector to reduce its dependence on imported drugs and medical products...

2 Aug 2018

How the pharmaceutical industry can propel Africa to the forefront of healthcare

New technology is assisting with earlier diagnoses, enhanced manufacturing capabilities, and improved treatment plans by using data to better understand patients' needs...

Issued by Cipla 31 Jul 2018

Cardiovascular medication, Valsartan, recalled in SA

Certain medicines containing the active pharmaceutical ingredient, valsartan, have been recalled by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority...

26 Jul 2018

Beware of pain-relieving drugs

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has warned the public about the risk of harmful effects when using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)...

25 Jul 2018

SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017...

16 Jul 2018

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