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SAHPRA extends Keytruda approval to lung and bladder cancer treatment

A drug used to treat metastatic melanoma and second-line metastatic non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) has been approved for the treatment of bladder cancer and first-line NSCLC by the SAHPRA.

2 Sep 2020

Bioplus Vit-ality: supplying Fuel4life!

Leading pharmaceutical company, Adcock Ingram (Pty) Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of Bioplus Vit-ality, a new daily vitamin and mineral supplement range...

Issued by BIOPLUS® VIT-ALITY 1 Sep 2020

How Dis-Chem customers changed their shopping behaviour during lockdown

Dis-Chem said online sales grew 344% from 1 March to 15 August. "Covid-19 has matured the e-commerce environment and consumer adaption by 3 to 5 years," the group said...

31 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger to adapt to change

Out of the three things Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager at Dis-Chem, probably the most important is that you have to adapt to change as quickly as possible...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2020

Why Africa needs more antibiotic trials involving children

The information generated by testing and a review of bloodstream pathogen sensitivity data at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme over the last 20 years has shown why there should be more clinical trials involving children, especially in low-income countries...

By Pui-Ying Iroh Tam 4 Aug 2020

Covid-19 drug, Remdesivir, arrives in SA

Remdesivir, a medicine which could make a difference in the management of severe Covid-19 disease, is available in South Africa now...

Issued by Cipla 4 Aug 2020

80 top South African talents unite to record one song for a worthy cause

South African singer and entertainer Emo Adams along with renowned local artists are lending their voices to sing the iconic classic Bill Withers song, "Lean on Me", to uplift the spirits of all South Africans during these unprecedented times...

Issued by Cipla 28 Jul 2020

South Africans' attitudes to medical travel consultation, post-lockdown

Borderless Access conducted a survey to understand perceptions around medical travel consultations and what advice people will seek from medical professionals, once travel restrictions open up...

Issued by Borderless Access 15 Jul 2020

Vulnerable SA community gets free immune booster to help fight Covid

A local health company has developed an immune-boosting supplement specifically for a vulnerable community to help protect against infections like Covid-19 and is donating a month's supply to 10,000 residents...

Issued by Leap Communications 14 Jul 2020

Cipla gets ready to bring Covid-19 treatment to SA

Cipla through a landmark agreement with Gilead Sciences Inc., was granted a license to manufacture and distribute the antiviral medicine, remdesivir, in 127 countries, including South Africa...

Issued by Cipla 6 Jul 2020

Non-medical use of prescription drugs among skilled workers: a pilot study in Nigeria

More than ever, the world is facing a challenge of non-medical use of prescription drugs among people of all ages, genders and occupations. Evidence show that pharmaceutical opioids, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and amphetamines are the most common types of prescription medication used in a non-medical context...

By Samson Femi Agberotimi 25 Jun 2020

How Covid-19 is fast-tracking progress in air freight supply chains

Few - if any - air freight supply chain stakeholders envisaged a global pandemic and air-traffic shutdown in their business continuity plans, and all had to react quickly, collaboratively and innovatively to cope with the disruption...

24 Jun 2020

How is Covid-19 boosting SA's cough, cold and flu remedies market?

Insight Survey's latest SA Cough, Cold and Flu Remedies Industry Landscape Report 2020 uncovers the global and local cough, cold and flu remedies market based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 22 Jun 2020

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