A Silicon Valley startup with Chelsea Clinton on its board is launching the first at-home test for an HIV prevention drug, and you can try it right now

2018-08-16 12:33

It's a big deal for people seeking HIV-prevention drugs, who currently battle stigma and potentially wait months to get the medication.

A pharma CEO says a new depression drug could have lasting effects after one short course, like antibiotics — here's what experts think

2018-06-27 09:15

Jeff Jonas says the new drug could help depressed people feel well "with just a two week course of treatment", similar to how antibiotics are used.

More pharmaceutical skills in SA will increase competition, counter collusion

2017-07-02 15:13

The shortage of skills in South Africa’s pharmaceutical industry makes it easier for collusion to take place in the healthcare sector, says a Department of Health official.

Generic medicine market to continue growth trend in 2017

2017-01-11 18:31

Generic medicine is expected to continue its growth trajectory in 2017, says the CEO of a pharmaceutical company.

Dis-Chem plans JSE listing as it doubles pharmacies

2016-10-17 09:29

Dis-Chem plans to start trading on the JSE as the pharmacy group looks to double its outlets in the next five to eight years.

Aspen profit beats expectations, business soars

2015-09-09 13:36

Aspen Pharmacare has posted a gain in profit, beating expectations as the expansion of its international business outweighed the cost of imported materials.

Adcock shares lift on Bidvest news

2014-08-22 11:03

Shares of Adcock Ingram have surged more than 4% in early trade on news that top shareholder Bidvest Group is looking to raise its stake in the drugmaker.

Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor

2014-08-08 09:35

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a wave of lawsuits by women who allege that the company knew about serious side effects of its anti-cholesterol drug.

AstraZeneca raises forecasts

2014-07-31 12:19

AstraZeneca has raised its sales and earnings forecasts for the year, showing resilience after seeing off a $118bn takeover approach from rival Pfizer.

Reckitt Benckiser to spin off pharmaceuticals

2014-07-28 12:30

British household goods firm Reckitt Benckiser has decided to spin off its pharmaceuticals division, after a strategic review.


Amazon moves to disrupt pharmacy sector with new acquisition

2018-06-28 19:52

Amazon has set its sights on the pharmacy market with the acquisition of tech-focused retailer PillPack, sending shock waves through the sector over prospects of disruption.

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.

Collusion probe into cancer meds

2017-06-13 13:47

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

Clicks clears hurdle to run Netcare pharmacies

2016-11-11 09:22

The Competition Tribunal has announced that it has approved – with conditions – the merger between Clicks and Netcare’s in-hospital “front shops”.

Ascendis banks on wealthy consumers in tough economy

2015-10-08 14:19

Despite the economic slump, Ascendis Health is relying on wealthy consumers and expansion into Spain to grow its profits. Finweek caught up with CEO, Dr Karsten Wellner.

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.

Allergan approaches Salix to fight Valeant bid

2014-08-20 09:54

Botox-maker Allergan has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals about a potential takeover that could scuttle Valeant Pharmaceuticals' hostile bid for Allergan.

Private equity firms mull merger of GSK

2014-08-04 10:30

Private equity firms are mulling over a $10bn plan to buy and merge older drug brands of Britain's GlaxoSmithKline and France's Sanofi, according to a report.

Aspirin maker Bayer's earnings disappoint

2014-07-30 11:45

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer maker of Aspirin painkiller, has reported a 13% surge in its net profit in the Q2.

Pharma giant Novartis' profits soars

2014-07-17 09:43

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis says its net profits for the first half have shot up by 13%, and has stuck by its forecast of continued sales growth.

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