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#BizTrends2019: How AI is reshaping pharmaceutical R&D
#BizTrends2019: How AI is reshaping pharmaceutical R&D

The complex industry/academia/government research framework involved in discovering and developing new therapeutic products makes drug discovery an extremely laborious and costly exercise...

7 Jan 2019

Widespread, occasional use of antibiotics in US linked with resistance
Widespread, occasional use of antibiotics in US linked with resistance

The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the US appears more closely linked with their occasional use by many people than by their repeated use among smaller numbers of people...

19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Jose Fernando Arevalo
Cancer drug offers more affordable treatment for diabetic retinopathy

Treatment for diabetic retinopathy can be expensive, especially in low and middle-income countries such as South Africa...

12 Dec 2018

Tanzania sets benchmark on medicines regulation
Tanzania sets benchmark on medicines regulation

The Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) has made considerable improvements in recent years in ensuring medicines in the healthcare system are of good quality, safe and produce the intended health benefit...

12 Dec 2018

Imperial Logistics joins global campaign to fight the threat of fake medicines
Imperial Logistics joins global campaign to fight the threat of fake medicines

Monday, 3 December to Friday, 7 December 2018 is Fight the Fakes week which aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicine and gives a voice to those who have been impacted...

Issued by Imperial Logistics 7 Dec 2018

Professor Kelly Chibale. Photo: Je'nine May
R&D is the pipeline for science jobs in Africa

There's a critical need to invest in a research & development (R&D) industry that could create a pipeline of jobs for science graduates in Africa...

5 Dec 2018

The future of pharmaceutical packaging
The future of pharmaceutical packaging

Serialised coding is an excellent anti-counterfeiting measure and, because of this, several countries around the world have made it a legal requirement for their pharmaceutical industries...

Issued by Pyrotec 28 Nov 2018

There already exist some promising new antibiotic therapies, and more are in the pipeline. However, our economic model prevents researchers from moving them out onto the market.
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Humanity under threat from antibiotic-resistant infections

I grew up believing in the forward trajectory of progress in science and medicine - that human health would continue to improve as it had for hundreds of years...

By Gerry Wright 19 Nov 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Are probiotics boosting SA's digestive health industry growth?
Are probiotics boosting SA's digestive health industry growth?

Insight Survey's latest SA Digestive Health (Probiotics) Industry Landscape Report 2018 uncovers the global and local markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 15 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

ATM pharmacy launches in Bloemfontein
ATM pharmacy launches in Bloemfontein

Twin City Mall in Bloemfontein is the newest site for the innovative ATM pharmacy that gives patients with chronic illnesses repeat medication in under five minutes...

28 Sep 2018

Drug Safety Africa 2018
Drug Safety Africa 2018

Any individual in the academic or business environment with an interest in drug safety is invited to register for the Drug Safety Africa 2018 conference taking place 20-22 November in Potchefstroom...

Issued by Drug Safety Africa 21 Sep 2018

Cipla's new triple-combination antiretroviral drug approved
Cipla's new triple-combination antiretroviral drug approved

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has approved Cipla's latest first-line triple-combination antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV...

Issued by Cipla 12 Sep 2018

Retail sales decline in June, but clothing and pharmaceuticals perform positively
Retail sales decline in June, but clothing and pharmaceuticals perform positively

The clothing, pharmaceutical, medical goods, cosmetics and toiletry sectors outperformed the South African retail market for July 2018, showing year-on-year growth of 3.9% and 4.6% respectively...

12 Sep 2018

Africa commits to WHO access to medicine goals
Africa commits to WHO access to medicine goals

Access to medicines is at the core of universal health coverage (UHC), one of World Health Organisation's main priorities, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

30 Aug 2018

Lerato Mosiah, CEO of the HFA
HFA opposes further SEP increase

The Health Funders Association (HFA) is strongly opposed to any interim increase in medicine costs this year...

28 Aug 2018

Sibonile Dube
#WomensMonth: Confidence and support networks are the keys to empowerment

Women's empowerment, career development and mentorship programmes a compelling narrative for companies...

17 Aug 2018

Sahpra to continue supply of medicine during strike
Sahpra to continue supply of medicine during strike

Sahpra says it has developed contingency plans to ensure that its essential services are not disrupted during the ongoing protest action by the employees of the Department of Health...

16 Aug 2018

SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments
SA retail growth slows in June, with clothing outperforming other segments

South African retail sales for June 2018 grew by 2.9% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, marking the weakest pace of growth since October 2017...

15 Aug 2018

Dr Stanley Hazen
New class of drug could reduce cardiovascular risk

A new class of drugs has the potential of reducing cardiovascular risk by targeting a specific microbial pathway in the gut...

13 Aug 2018

Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business
Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business

This August, Clicks celebrates fifty years of trading since launching in Cape Town in 1968. The health and beauty retailer has since expanded to more than 650 stores and over 500 in-store pharmacies...

6 Aug 2018

Africa needs to grow its pharmaceutical market
Africa needs to grow its pharmaceutical market

Africa urgently needs to develop its pharmaceutical sector to reduce its dependence on imported drugs and medical products...

2 Aug 2018

How the pharmaceutical industry can propel Africa to the forefront of healthcare
How the pharmaceutical industry can propel Africa to the forefront of healthcare

New technology is assisting with earlier diagnoses, enhanced manufacturing capabilities, and improved treatment plans by using data to better understand patients' needs...

Issued by Cipla 31 Jul 2018

Cardiovascular medication, Valsartan, recalled in SA
Cardiovascular medication, Valsartan, recalled in SA

Certain medicines containing the active pharmaceutical ingredient, valsartan, have been recalled by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority...

26 Jul 2018

Beware of pain-relieving drugs
Beware of pain-relieving drugs

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has warned the public about the risk of harmful effects when using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)...

25 Jul 2018

SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year
SA retail sales up by 3% year-on-year

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by 3% year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017...

16 Jul 2018

SA consumers need to be informed to avoid risk of opioid addiction
SA consumers need to be informed to avoid risk of opioid addiction

South Africans need to better understand the potential risks associated with using medication to combat pain, as even the use of certain pain medications, could lead to an individual needing professional help for addiction to opioids...

Issued by Cipla 5 Jul 2018

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