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Tina Eboka
Tina Eboka re-elected as HLG-MR vice-chair

Tina Eboka has been re-elected as vice chair of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency High-Level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR)...

4 Aug 2017

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Effects of dominance in price

There's been Increased focus on pharmaceutical pricing, both domestically and internationally...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2017

Cipla collaborates with American Cancer Society to increase access to cancer treatment in Africa
Cipla collaborates with American Cancer Society to increase access to cancer treatment in Africa

Cipla has announced a groundbreaking market access agreement with the American Cancer Society, the Clinton Health Access Imitative and the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer...

Issued by Cipla 7 Jul 2017

Kalle Känd, CEO of Acino
Acino acquires South Africa's Litha Healthcare

Swiss pharmaceutical company, Acino, has bought Joburg-based Litha Healthcare, giving the former immediate access to the South African market...

4 Jul 2017

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Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jun 2017

Bidvest and Adcock Ingram settle fine in merger case
Bidvest and Adcock Ingram settle fine in merger case

Bidvest's and Adcock Ingram's offer to pay a combined R2m fine without admitting guilt was accepted by the Competition Tribunal...

By Robert Laing 19 Jun 2017

Ascendis buys up more European pharma businesses
Ascendis buys up more European pharma businesses

Ascendis Health is on the acquisition trail once again with the purchase of Romanian pharma companies, Sunwave and NHP Natural Health Pharma...

5 Jun 2017

Recall issued for faulty EpiPen injector
Recall issued for faulty EpiPen injector

Mylan SA and Meridian Medical Technologies have issued an urgent recall of their EpiPen injector saying there was a defect with the device...

18 May 2017

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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

Aspen's drug pricing faces EU, UK probes
Aspen's drug pricing faces EU, UK probes

Aspen Pharmaceuticals' failure to disclose its 2016 €5.2m Italian competition authorities fine for price gouging has backfired.

By Ann Crotty 19 Apr 2017

Cipla buys SA drug and devices maker
Cipla buys SA drug and devices maker

As third-biggest pharmaceutical company, Cipla Medpro SA, had acquired a 100% stake in local drug maker, Anmarat, for R26.3m...

12 Apr 2017

SafeCare standards re-accredited by ISQua
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
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
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
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

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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
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 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
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
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
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
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's new facility for pharmaceutical products at Dubai International Airport
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 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
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

Imperial diversifies into animal healthcare with Boehringer Ingelheim
Imperial diversifies into animal healthcare with Boehringer Ingelheim

Imperial Health Sciences, through its partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim, has added the distribution of veterinary medicine to it's offering and is making significant inroads into this sector...

8 Aug 2016

Centurion facility
Imperial invests in state-of-the-art warehouse for healthcare sector

Imperial Health Sciences is expanding...

6 Jul 2016

Meshack Matswi, an owner driver, with Tobie Krige, Adcock Ingram's MD: distribution.
Adcock Ingram accelerates owner driver project

A number of owner drivers received the keys to their brand-new vehicles from Adcock Ingram Healthcare as part of an enterprise development project...

6 Jul 2016

SA pharma still attractive for foreign investors
SA pharma still attractive for foreign investors

South Africa may have fallen out of favour with some foreign investors, but an international pharmaceutical company views it as fertile ground for growth...

29 Jun 2016

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Clicks to manage Netcare's Medicross pharmacies

Retailer Clicks will takeover managing private hospital group Netcare's 37 Medicross branded retail pharmacies and its 51 hospital "front shops", the two JSE-listed groups said in a joint-statement on Wednesday...

8 Jun 2016

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