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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

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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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Adcock acquires Pharma-Q rights

Adcock Ingram Critical Care (AICC) gained commercial rights to the Pharma-Q range of products in SA last Friday...

By Michelle Gumede 8 Dec 2016

Imperial builds pharmaceutical warehouse with ground-breaking passive cooling approach
Imperial builds pharmaceutical warehouse with ground-breaking passive cooling approach

The Imperial Logistics group faced the challenge of establishing a pharmaceutical regulatory compliant, temperature controlled storage facility that would not require a consistent supply of electricity...

5 Dec 2016

#AMR: Antibiotic use needs to be monitored
#AMR: Antibiotic use needs to be monitored

Antibiotics have been prescribed for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infections since the 1940s, but through overuse,they need to be carefully monitored...

21 Nov 2016

#WDD: Strides made in diabetic research
#WDD: Strides made in diabetic research

There were an estimated 2,28m diagnosed cases of diabetes in South Africa in 2015...

By Elaine Bergenthuin 14 Nov 2016

Compounding: removing the one-size-fits-all dosage approach of Big Pharma
Compounding: removing the one-size-fits-all dosage approach of Big Pharma

In the days before mass production and Big Pharma, the local pharmacist used to custom make medicines for patients...

3 Nov 2016

Millennials demand a new approach in pharmaceutical training
Millennials demand a new approach in pharmaceutical training

For a sustainable patient-based healthcare system, the approach to pharmaceutical education needs to change to meet the thinking and behavioural patterns of the millennial generation...

26 Oct 2016

Pharmacists bear the brunt of pricing regulation
Pharmacists bear the brunt of pricing regulation

Pharmacists should have a say in legislation affecting medicine pricing and not allow other parts of the supply chain to set the rules...

25 Oct 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

Inhalers may not be best for asthma management
Inhalers may not be best for asthma management

New research shows that inhalers may not be so effective in treating inflammation of the small airways...

28 Sep 2016

Financing project takes affordable medicine to rural pharmacies
Financing project takes affordable medicine to rural pharmacies

Pharmacies are often where remote communities go firs for healthcare, but their lack of business skills often means they can't meet these needs...

28 Sep 2016

Lifting the veil on drug pricing and trade agreements
Lifting the veil on drug pricing and trade agreements

A UN panel has called for pharmaceutical companies and government to be more transparent on drug pricing and closed door trade agreements...

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez 20 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

Reinventing the healthcare model with tech
Reinventing the healthcare model with tech

Healthcare systems are undergoing the same level of convergence as ICT companies did more than a decade ago...

19 Sep 2016

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