ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTHCARE

Dignity SA welcomes assisted suicide ruling

2015-04-30 15:22

Right-to-die organisation Dignity SA has welcomed an order granted by the High Court in Pretoria allowing a terminally ill cancer sufferer to commit suicide with a doctor’s help.

Wellness spat threatens support on Obamacare

2014-12-01 19:41

Top CEOs angered by the Obama administration on "workplace wellness" programmes have threatened to join anti-Obamacare forces.

India healthcare rollout to cost $26bn

2014-10-30 14:05

India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world's population will cost an estimated $26bn over the next four years.

Nurse slams Ebola quarantine, raising concern

2014-10-26 09:05

The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is criticising the way she's been treated.

Ebola shows better healthcare needed - Mbeki

2014-10-10 08:05

The outbreak of Ebola in Africa highlighted the need for improved health care on the continent, former president Thabo Mbeki says.

Mpuma needs robust healthcare

2014-06-29 16:22

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza says while over R2.5bn has been spent on the healthcare system, much more has to be done.

Gauteng health faces R3.7bn in legal claims

2013-11-17 13:59

This tidal wave of claims highlights the urgency of raising the standard of health care so that medical mistakes are minimised, says the DA.

Medical specialists overcharging - study

2013-09-08 21:29

Some medical specialists are abusing the healthcare system by explicitly charging more for prescribed minimum benefits, a study has revealed.

Consumers spend less on medicine

2013-07-10 07:54

The use of cheaper generic medicines has resulted in significant savings for consumers and medical schemes, says Mediscor Pharmaceutical Benefit Management.

Joburg launches healthy lifestyle campaign

2013-05-04 18:01

The City of Johannesburg has launched a campaign aimed at educating people about living a healthy lifestyle in Thokoza Park, Soweto.

 

GlaxoSmithKline sees better signs for lung drugs

2015-02-04 17:15

GlaxoSmithKline is expecting to start to regain market share in respiratory medicine after weak demand for lung drug Advair again hurt fourth-quarter sales.

Obama's healthcare enters new phase

2014-11-16 12:15

US President Barack Obama's plan to extend private health coverage to the uninsured has entered a new uncertain phase.

Teen isolated, tested for Ebola in Australia

2014-10-26 14:45

Australian authorities say a teenager is in isolation in hospital and undergoing tests for Ebola after she developed a fever following her arrival from Guinea.

Obama urges calm amid US Ebola panic

2014-10-25 16:03

US President Barack Obama has told Americans that they must be "guided by the facts, not fear" when it comes to the deadly Ebola virus.

Protest for axed healthcare workers

2014-08-31 16:00

Hospersa plans to demonstrate in Bloemfontein for the dismissed Free State Community Healthcare Workers.

Terms of reference into healthcare welcomed

2013-12-01 10:24

The Board of Healthcare Funders says the inquiry into private healthcare will examine the market holistically.

Adcock dives after PIC snub

2013-11-06 16:25

Shares in Adcock Ingram took a beating after the Public Investment Corporation said its deal with Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals is not in the best interest of its shareholders.

UK patients pay too much - watchdog

2013-08-28 18:45

Private healthcare patients in Britain are paying too much because of a lack of competition, the country's market regulator says.

Discovery recovers R250m in fraud

2013-06-28 10:43

A new tool which identifies “phantom drug” prescriptions by mining data made it possible for Discovery Health to recover R250m in fraudulent claims last year.

SA dentists fret over future

2013-04-04 11:43

Dentists are becoming increasingly concerned about the future of their profession in SA and their ability to keep up with inflation, according to a survey.

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