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Antibiotic resistance: public awareness campaigns might not work

Pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa, are becoming ever more resistant to drugs. People speed up this natural process by over-using antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs in medicine and agriculture..

By Marco Haenssgen 6 Mar 2019

Cipla wins portion of state ARV tender
Cipla wins portion of state ARV tender

Cipla, South Africa's third largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, has been awarded a share of the South African Government's National ARV tender for TEE and TLD...

Issued by Cipla 22 Feb 2019

Access to affordable medical treatment can save lives. Shutterstock
Cancer drug pricing gets in the way of treatment in developing countries

Most cancers can now be detected early. This hasn't always been the case...

By Vikash Sewram 22 Feb 2019

What goes into some of the world's innovative, life-changing cancer medications
What goes into some of the world's innovative, life-changing cancer medications

Next time you or a loved-one take medication, whether an over-the-counter pain-killer, chronic medication, or a breakthrough treatment, take a moment to think about its origins...

Issued by G&G Digital 13 Feb 2019

Mali was one of the West African countries affected by the biggest Ebola outbreak ever recorded from 2014 to 2016. Shutterstock
Why Ebola vaccine on trial in the DRC is raising hopes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised that an experimental vaccine is playing a major role in controlling the spread of Ebola...

By Shirin Ashraf & Arthur Wickenhagen 11 Feb 2019

Prince Julius Adewale Adelusi-Adeluyi
Tackling the scourge of counterfeit drugs in Africa

Former Nigerian minister of health and founder and chairman of Juli PLC, Prince Julius Adewale Adelusi-Adeluyi]] will be discussing leadership and governance priorities for the pharmaceuticals industry in Africa...

31 Jan 2019

Personalised medicine aims to tailor treatment according to each person’s genetic makeup. Shutterstock
Why African countries need to give genomic research a major boost

All organisms are unique. Each having a set of genetic instructions for their build-up and maintenance. This set of genetic instructions is contained in genes that makeup a genome...

By Lamech Mwapagha 30 Jan 2019

#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

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