Healthcare Trends 2018

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New authority replaces 'slow' Medicines Control Council

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has appointed members of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) board, which replaces the Medicines Control Council (MCC)...

13 Feb 2018

IGBA launches biosimilar medicines info campaign

Access to well-referenced information is fundamental to improving worldwide understanding and acceptance of biosimilar medicines...

2 Feb 2018

E-health platform MyDawa disrupting Kenya's healthcare industry

The MyDawa solution is beneficial to consumers as they gain the advantage of having increased transparency, convenience and affordability. In addition, it ensures better pharmacovigilance as it tackles the issue of...

26 Jan 2018

Clinical trial insurance: A vital safety net for trial participants and owners

Although years of research goes into reducing the risk that such trials represent to their human subjects before tests are conducted, there is an inherent risk in every clinical trial that demands bespoke clinical trial insurance...

25 Jan 2018

The One Show Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical jury announced

The One Club for Creativity yesterday announced the jury for its new Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical discipline for The One Show 2018...

12 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: High hopes for SA pharmaceutical progress this year

The world is currently benefitting from a wave of pharmaceutical breakthroughs including targetted personalised treatment and biologics...

By Dr Thomas Kowallik 10 Jan 2018

Low single exit price increase will impact smaller players

The 1.26% single exit price (SEP) increase for medicines and scheduled substances in December 2017 is the lowest in a decade...

10 Jan 2018

Health Minister's low, single exit-price increase disappoints industry

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has gazetted an increase in the single exit price for medicines and scheduled substances, which the pharmaceutical industry says is "pitifully low" ...

By Linda Ensor 28 Dec 2017

#WorldPatientSafetyDay: Playing an active role in treatment

Gone are the days when patients blindly accepted medical professionals' decisions about their care without participating in the process...

8 Dec 2017

East African pharmaceutical market set to boom

As East African governments and healthcare providers battle with the burden of diseases, the role of the pharmaceutical market becomes more important...

4 Dec 2017

Pembrolizumab gets regulatory go-ahead

MSD's cancer drug, Pembrolizumab, has received regulatory approval by the Medicines Control Council (now South African Health Products Regulatory Authority) in South Africa.

17 Nov 2017

Transparent medicines pricing improves access to healthcare

In 2004, the government introduced transparent pricing for medicines, including a single exit price for medicines sold in the private sector, to put a stop to discounts and additional levies on medicines...

3 Nov 2017

Bayer opens local office in Mozambique, cements presence in Africa

Bayer has announced the opening of a new local office in Maputo, Mozambique, cementing its presence and demonstrating commitment to its growing business interests in Africa...

3 Nov 2017

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International

How Nuvus is using its business experience to shake the medical marijuana industry up

With almost 30 states having legalised the growth, sale and usage of marijuana for medicinal, recreational or both purposes, it is clear that the tide has turned in favor of a complete legalisation at state and federal levels within the coming years. Expectedly, there has been a boom in interest in in the industry, both from the commercial and scientific perspectives.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 31 Jan 2018

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