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...

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SA consumers need to be informed to avoid risk of opioid addiction

South Africans need to better understand the potential risks associated with using medication to combat pain, as even the use of certain pain medications, could lead to an individual needing professional help for addiction to opioids...

Issued by Cipla 5 Jul 2018

Generation Z will transform African business

The next-generation workforce is set to drive positive change for Africa's enterprises...

3 Jul 2018

New partnership to boost drug discovery for malaria, TB and more in Africa

A new international partnership has committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years...

29 Jun 2018

SA heads to India on pharmaceutical investment drive

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe is in India this week where he is leading a delegation to attract investment in the pharmaceutical sector...

25 Jun 2018

SA green tea extract voted among best in the world

A highly potent South African green tea extract has been voted among the world's top new products at one of Europe's most prestigious natural health trade shows...

Issued by Leap Communications 14 Jun 2018

Highest SA retail sales growth for April in six years

Total South African retail sales for April 2018 grew by 3.7% year-on-year after removing the effects of inflation, showing the highest growth rate seen in April in the past six years...

13 Jun 2018

Africa hosts very few clinical trials. Why this is bad for innovation

Clinical trials are the foundation of any new medicine. They allow scientists to test the efficacy and safety of a drug or therapy...

By Swapan Kumar Patra 5 Jun 2018

Change in policy opens the way for generics

Proposed changes to the Intellectual Property Policy will do away with prolonged patents and open up the pharmaceuticals sector for more affordable generics to be manufactured...

31 May 2018

Generic medicines - The cost-effective copycat

A hundred-million prescriptions are filled for generic medicines in South Africa per annum. This equates to 78% of the generics market opting for a far more cost-effective drug...

Issued by Bonitas 29 May 2018

Mpact coughs up new solutions for medical packaging

Mpact Plastics produces a range of high-clarity PET and conventional PVC medical round bottles aimed at the pharmaceutical industry...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 25 May 2018

Pricing competition threatens generics

In the past decade, generic competition allowed millions of patients access to medicines for key therapeutic areas...

3 May 2018

Digital therapeutics will soar in the next five years

The number of people using app-based treatments, which are clinically proven to treat medical conditions, will increase from an estimated 4.5-million in 2018 to 130-million by 2023...

30 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

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