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Transparent medicines pricing improves access to healthcare
Transparent medicines pricing improves access to healthcare

In 2004, the government introduced transparent pricing for medicines, including a single exit price for medicines sold in the private sector, to put a stop to discounts and additional levies on medicines...

3 Nov 2017

Dr Klaus Eckstein, CEO and Country Divisional Head of the Crop Science Division for Bayer Southern Africa at the opening of the Mozambique office
Bayer opens local office in Mozambique, cements presence in Africa

Bayer has announced the opening of a new local office in Maputo, Mozambique, cementing its presence and demonstrating commitment to its growing business interests in Africa...

3 Nov 2017

Generic medicine usage continues to grow in SA
Generic medicine usage continues to grow in SA

A change in patient perception and its cost-saving benefits have seen generic medicine use in South Africa reach 60%...

25 Oct 2017

Is your probiotic gluten-free?
Is your probiotic gluten-free?

As more information about the benefits of probiotic use is becoming increasingly available, Professor Leon Dicks, head of the probiotic and antimicrobial peptide laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at Stellenbosch University, stresses the importance of choosing a probiotic that is gluten-free...

Issued by Cipla 16 Oct 2017

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year
Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

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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

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