Lerato Mosiah, CEO of the HFA
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

Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Ltd (CiplaQCIL) to list on Uganda's stock exchange
Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Ltd (CiplaQCIL) to list on Uganda's stock exchange

Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Uganda, will soon be offering its shares to the public for the first time...

Issued by Cipla 17 Aug 2018

Cipla South Africa grows national footprint with Mirren acquisition
Cipla South Africa grows national footprint with Mirren acquisition

Cipla Medpro has announced its plans to acquire a 100% stake in over-the-counter pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor, Mirren...

Issued by Cipla 8 Aug 2018

Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business
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

Pharma's role in NHI
Pharma's role in NHI

In its current form, the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) is by no means perfect and there remains a lot of uncertainty...

24 Jul 2018

SA heads to India on pharmaceutical investment drive
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

The UK pharma industry in a post-Brexit world
The UK pharma industry in a post-Brexit world

Pharmaceutical companies are concerned about the post-Brexit impact on the UK healthcare industry...

18 May 2018

Aspen's new facility to create more jobs
Aspen's new facility to create more jobs

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has launched Aspen's R1bn high containment facility that will create over 500 jobs...

8 May 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A capital of knowledge

How does a nation get ahead in the global economy if its landmass and population size is small? Although I hadn't thought much about it previously, an article in the Times of Malta made me think of my newly adopted homeland rather differently. The answer is to position yourself as a player in the knowledge economy...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 Mar 2018

Drug makers want department's nod for another price hike
Drug makers want department's nod for another price hike

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are lobbying the Department of Health to give them an extra price increase for private sector sales, in an attempt to soften the blow of the modest raise permitted for 2018...

8 Feb 2018

BHF supports low single exit price increase
BHF supports low single exit price increase

It is not sufficient for the pharmaceutical industry to say that the increase of 1,26% on single-exit price (SEP) is unfair and not related to market forces...

1 Feb 2018

Aspen seeks new formula
Aspen seeks new formula

Aspen Pharmacare is conducting a review of its global nutritionals business, with a view to entering into a strategic partnership or possibly a sale...

31 Jan 2018

Tony Wood, MD, MyDawa
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

Drug firm has a plan to bypass tap water
Drug firm has a plan to bypass tap water

Aspen Pharmacare's Cape Town-based subsidiary, Fine Chemicals Corporation, is so concerned about risks posed by the region's drought that it is investing in new infrastructure...

18 Jan 2018

Stephen Saad, CEO: Aspen. Photo: BusinessLIVE
Aspen claims manipulation

Aspen Pharmacare CEO Stephen Saad says he wants an inquiry into market manipulation after the company's shares slumped on rumours that Viceroy Research was preparing a report on the group...

12 Jan 2018

Australia takes GSK, Novartis to court over 'misleading' claims
Australia takes GSK, Novartis to court over 'misleading' claims

Drug giants GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis are being taken to court by Australia's consumer watchdog over "false or misleading" claims in the marketing of pain relief products...

7 Dec 2017

Competition Commission drops investigation into Aspen's alleged excessive pricing
Competition Commission drops investigation into Aspen's alleged excessive pricing

The Competition Commission has dropped its investigation into local company Aspen for allegedly charging excessive prices...

By Katharine Child 5 Oct 2017

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

Photo: Roche
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

Photo: Roche
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

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