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Penicillin shortages as pharma companies eye newer, more lucrative drugs

Older antibiotic staples are no longer moneymakers. But as modern bugs evolve to outwit them, very few new drugs are ready to take their place...

By KEILA GUIMARÃES 8 Jun 2017

New regulator will also oversee medical devices

Medical devices will now be regulated, with the newly established South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra), replacing the Medicines Control Council (MCC)...

5 Jun 2017

Defeating pharmaceutical counterfeiters

You just need to look at the list of news headlines on the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website to realise the worldwide prevalence of counterfeit drugs...

Issued by Pyrotec 10 May 2017

New Pharmacy Advisory Board takes up the cudgels for the industry

The new multi-stakeholder Pharmacy Advisory Board believes that pharmacists and pharmacies have an increasingly important role in providing...

2 May 2017

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

Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics

Adcock Ingram has acquired private group Virtual Logistics, a national and cross-border fine-distribution firm, as it looks to expand its distribution capacity...

By Alistair Anderson 4 Apr 2017

Mpact does its rounds for the medical industry

Mpact Plastics is well positioned to supply PVC and PET medical round bottles together with accompanying childproof and tamper-evident closures...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 24 Mar 2017

Bogus pharmacist appears in court

Bogus pharmacist Miyelani Carol Maswanganyi has appeared in the Hlanganani Magistrate Court in Limpopo on Wednesday for operating a chemist without a licence...

23 Mar 2017

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

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

The labelling solution for the pharmaceutical industry

How do pharmaceutical product owners ensure that all the mandatory information such as dosage instructions, contra-indications and other important patient safety information fits neatly on the label or outer packaging?...

Issued by Pyrotec 28 Feb 2017

Africa offers $40,8bn pharma opportunity

The growing incidence of Western lifestyle diseases will present the pharmaceutical industry in Africa with a business opportunity of $40,8bn in 2019...

20 Feb 2017

Health & Pharma added to LIA competition for 2017

In response to creatives for the inclusion of a Health & Pharmaceuticals award, London International Awards (LIA) has announced the addition of two new juries to judge entries in the new categories in the 2017 awards...

15 Feb 2017

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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

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

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