ARTICLES RELATING TO PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES

Joys of jazz and making meaningful medicines

2018-05-27 07:35

Many diverse threads in the experiences of Konji Sebati – she’s a medical doctor – are woven into the rich tapestry of her life, culminating in her position as CEO of the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association SA, writes Sue Grant-Marshall.

Profit before saving lives

2016-10-02 06:01

Pressure is mounting on government to amend patent laws that activists say are favouring international pharmaceutical companies to keep medicines expensive for decades, denying ordinary people access to life-saving medication and causing unnecessary deaths.

UK doctors paid $64m by drug companies

2014-04-03 15:30

Doctors in Britain were paid $64m by drugmakers last year, according to new data underscoring the links between the pharmaceutical industry and prescribers.

GSK lifts Indian drugs unit stake to 75%

2014-03-10 10:43

UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has lifted its stake in the group's Indian subsidiary to 75%, which will allow the unit to keep trading on the Indian stock market.

Owethu – SA's first fully-serviced modular medical clinic

2013-11-15 15:20

Cipla Medpro has announced the launch of Owethu – South Africa’s first fully-serviced modular medical clinic.

China targets Bayer in drug price probe

2013-09-13 15:30

Chinese authorities have visited an office of German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, making it the latest target in a probe of foreign drug firms over high prices.

 

Aspen moves to reassure investors after share price fall

2018-01-09 17:01

Aspen’s share price dropped by about 8% before recovering on the back of rumours that research group Viceroy was investigating the pharmaceutical company.

Generics vs. original meds

2016-03-17 15:23

Do you worry that generic meds aren't as good as the brand-name versions? It's a common misconception that could be costing you money.

Motsoaledi: SA health care has a long way to go

2014-03-13 16:00

The South African health care system has achieved a lot since 1994, but still has a long way to go.

SA slams Big Pharma in generic drugs battle

2014-01-20 11:56

South Africa slammed global pharmaceutical firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favour cheaper generic drugs.

Talks to supply medicines worldwide

2013-09-25 12:35

Leaders from around the world are discussing ways to improve health system infrastructures and vaccine donations.

SA moves to secure cheaper medicines

2013-04-22 17:19

South Africa is planning to improve access to cheaper medicines by making it harder for pharmaceutical firms to register and roll-over patents, an official says.

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