US approves Epidiolex, first marijuana-derived drug

2018-06-26 05:30

US regulators on Monday approved the first marijuana-derived drug ever to hit the US market, Epidiolex, which will be used to treat two rare and severe forms of childhood epilepsy.

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.


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.

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