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Ascendis to beef up operating efficiencies

Healthcare products conglomerate Ascendis is still on the acquisition trail, but an investment presentation last week stressed a focus on markedly improving profit margins...

By Marc Hasenfuss 19 Sep 2017

Tailored medical distribution software launched
Tailored medical distribution software launched

SAP Business One partner, Bluekey Seidor, has introduced a software solution tailored for the medical distribution industry...

6 Sep 2017

Roche cuts the price of cancer drug
Roche cuts the price of cancer drug

Roche has already lowered the price of its breast cancer drug trastuzumab to state patients...

By Tamar Kahn 29 Aug 2017

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FedEx introduces new cold shipping solution for healthcare industry in SA

FedEx Express has introduced a new temperature-controlled solution, FedEx Cold Shipping, in South Africa. This cold-shipping packaging is easy to use, reliable, cost effective and environmentally friendly...

23 Aug 2017

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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

WHO prequalifies first hepatitis C generic
WHO prequalifies first hepatitis C generic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has prequalified the first generic version of sofosbuvir, a critical medicine in treating hepatitis C...

28 Jul 2017

Rising cost of health care fuels self-medication
Rising cost of health care fuels self-medication

During the flu and allergy seasons, consumers turn to self-medication to build up their immune systems, preferring anti-flu tablets, cough medicines and antihistamines...

25 Jul 2017

US charges 412 people for health fraud
US charges 412 people for health fraud

US authorities slapped 412 medical professionals with fraud charges, many for overprescribing opioids...

14 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

National cancer drug shortage may last until October
National cancer drug shortage may last until October

A deadly national cancer drug shortage is approaching its third month and patients may have to go without until October - if they can make it...

28 Jun 2017

New player set to enter Aids-drug production
New player set to enter Aids-drug production

State-owned pharmaceutical manufacturer Ketlaphela, which has yet to begin production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), may soon face competition...

By Tamar Kahn 9 Jun 2017

Penicillin shortages as pharma companies eye newer, more lucrative drugs
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

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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
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
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

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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

Adcock opts to snap up Virtual Logistics
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 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 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...
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 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
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
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
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

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

Why generics are money savers
Why generics are money savers

A lack of understanding about generics costs consumers and medical aids millions of rands each year...

3 Feb 2017

Generics set to boom in 2017
Generics set to boom in 2017

Despite unprecedented economic challenges, the South African generics industry is expected to grow in 2017...

27 Jan 2017

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Costco to pay $11.75m over medical prescriptions

LOS ANGELES - Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday...

20 Jan 2017

No community service posts for pharmacists
No community service posts for pharmacists

There is a lack of state posts for pharmacists to complete their year of community service, forcing them into unemployment, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of SA...

11 Jan 2017

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