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Vaccine inequality makes a case for African pharma opportunities

Africa's Covid-19 vaccine challenges have been a bitter pill for many governments to swallow as they watch developed countries race ahead with their vaccination programmes...

By Julie Oppenheim, Daniel Mwathe & Micael Sehul 2 days ago

#BreatheEasierSA with RespiClear Decongestant range. Now in Dis-Chem stores nationwide

The new RespiClear Decongestant range from OBEL boasts steroid-free nebs, petroleum-free vapour rub and preservative-free drops for inhalation...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 9 Jul 2021

Sani-Med offers an alcohol-free non toxic hand sanitiser/disinfectant and fogger

Since the Covid-19 pandemic struck South Africa, we have set about sanitising our hands at regular intervals, and spraying down potentially contagious items and surfaces. But all anti-viral disinfectants are not made equal...

Issued by Sani-Med 6 Jul 2021

Generics and biosimilars - champion cost-savers in the healthcare industry

Kathy Malherbe spoke to Dr Morgan Mkhatshwa, head of operations at Bonitas Medical Fund, about generics and biosimilars and how they contribute towards reducing healthcare costs...

Issued by Bonitas 6 Jul 2021

Dis-Chem rolls out DeliverD 60-minute delivery service

Dis-Chem has launched a same-day on-demand delivery service, offering customers delivery within 60 minutes across a range of 7,000 items spanning health, nutrition, beauty and electrical products...

1 Jul 2021

Questions raised on FDA's approval of Alzheimer's drug, Aduhelm

The controversial approval of a new Alzheimer's drug by the FDA apparently revolves around the fact that US regulators believe it is the only one that could treat the underlying disease, rather than just managing symptoms...

24 Jun 2021

Global herd immunity remains out of reach because of inequitable vaccine distribution

In the race between infection and injection, injection has lost...

By Maria De Jesus 23 Jun 2021

Covid-19 vaccine plant in Africa? This is what it would take to build one

The Covid-19 crisis has revived discussions on localising vaccine manufacturing to the African region to reduce the dependence on imports...

23 Jun 2021

WHO setting up hub to make Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa - Tedros

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that it is setting up a technology transfer hub for producing mRNA Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa, which could start manufacturing doses in nine to 12 months...

22 Jun 2021

Studies show good response to J&J jab

Side effects observed in follow-up studies of health workers vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) shot in the Sisonke Study are similar to those in other parts of the world, and other vaccines...

18 Jun 2021

South Africa should train all pharmacists to give vaccinations

South Africa has started the second phase of its Covid-19 vaccine rollout. The aim is to vaccinate essential workers, people in congregate settings such as nursing homes, those over 60 years of age and other vulnerable groups...

By Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay 11 Jun 2021

Could vaccine registration negate the good intentions of the Trips waiver?

In October 2020, South Africa and India called on World Trade Organisation members to support a proposal to suspend the WTO's agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips), for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chyreene Truluck 10 Jun 2021

Wear your sassiest mismatched socks to support our healthcare workers

During these unprecedented times, our healthcare workers have shown that superheroes don't always wear capes...

Issued by Cipla 7 Jun 2021






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