How to cut cost of cancer drugs in SA

2017-06-26 05:00

The high cost of cancer drugs in South Africa has come under the spotlight with an investigation by the Competition Commission in the country, writes Natalie Schellack.

Collusion probe into cancer meds

2017-06-13 13:47

The Competition Commission announced it will investigate excessive pricing of cancer medication.

DA welcomes probe of top pharmaceutical company by Competition Commission

2017-04-23 11:30

The Competition Commission will conduct an investigation into the alleged anti-competitive conduct of Aspen Pharmacare, the DA says.

Aspen shares drop over report of secret plan to destroy cancer drugs

2017-04-18 08:42

Aspen has responded to UK reports, which claim that it secretly planned to destroy cancer medicines as a threat to force countries in Europe to allow price hikes.

Glaxo pays Aspen R761m to end collaboration

2017-01-03 10:17

GlaxoSmithKline has paid Aspen £45m (R761m) to end its sub-Saharan Africa collaboration, the JSE-listed pharmaceutical company has announced.

Aspen targets further Chinese acquisitions

2016-09-15 17:02

Aspen Pharmacare is seeking further acquisitions and adding salespeople in China as it targets the world’s most populous country as a major growth market.

Aspen heads for biggest decline in 17 years

2016-09-08 11:19

Aspen Pharmacare is headed for its biggest drop in almost 17 years as the sale of portfolios and a currency-related loss in Venezuela are set to weigh on earnings.

Aspen to buy AstraZeneca anaesthetics for R7.7bn

2016-06-09 10:59

Aspen Pharmacare says it will buy an anaesthetics portfolio from AstraZeneca of the UK, the first acquisition by the drugmaker since securing funds.

Aspen earnings up as acquisitions kick in

2015-03-05 17:07

Aspen Pharmacare has reported a 22% increase in half-year profit as contributions from recent acquisitions offset the impact of unfavourable currency moves.

Aspen, GSK team up to extend foothold in Japan

2014-10-09 13:24

South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare has teamed up with shareholder GlaxoSmithKline to extend its foothold in Japan, a lucrative market for low-cost medicines.


Aspen loses cancer drug appeal and must pay €5.2m fine

2017-06-14 16:33

Aspen has lost its appeal against an Italian Competition Authority ruling, meaning it must now pay a €5.2m fine, the pharmaceutical company has announced.

Aspen in Competition Commission price-fixing probe

2017-04-24 19:36

Aspen says it has not hiked product prices outside the regulatory framework and sees a Competition Commission probe as an opportunity to have allegations against it set aside.

DA wants Aspen anti-competitive actions probed

2017-04-20 18:58

The SA has asked the Competition Commission and the Medicines Control Council to investigate claims of anti-competitive behaviour by pharmaceutical firm Aspen.

SHARE WATCH: Diving into the rubbish bin

2017-01-23 15:34

This week’s share watch will look in the rubbish bin of 2016 to see if there are any shares that still offer value, according to stocks analyst Kirk Swart.

Glaxo sells stake in SA's Aspen for R8.47bn

2016-09-29 10:49

GlaxoSmithKline has disposed of the final portion of its stake in Aspen Pharmacare, less than a month after selling the company a portfolio of anesthetic medicines.

Aspen continues spending spree with $372m purchase

2016-09-12 12:26

Aspen Pharmacare says it has agreed to buy a portfolio of anaesthetic medicines from GlaxoSmithKline for as much as $372m.

SHARE WATCH: Some defensive plays in volatile times

2016-07-11 12:18

Overberg Asset Management analyst Kirk Swart looks at defensive plays in this week's five shares to watch.

Aspen sells part of local unit to Endo for R1.6bn

2015-05-11 20:00

South Africa's biggest drugmaker Aspen Pharmacare says it will sell a part of its local business to a unit of Endo International for R1.6bn.

Aspen acquires 50% stake in milk formula

2014-11-04 08:21

Aspen has acquired a 50% stake in infant milk formula production facility In New Zealand, the investment represents a step towards Aspen's aspirations.

Aspen profit rises, plans Russia campaign

2013-09-11 15:36

Aspen Pharmacare says its full-year earnings rose by a quarter, helped by strong performance, and it was planning a push into Russia.

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