ARTICLES RELATING TO PHARMACEUTICALS

Dis-Chem bagged half a million new customers in two months - but still disappointed investors

2019-02-14 17:43

The pharmacy group has been hit by a strike and a tough December.

A ‘breakthrough’ depression medicine - inspired by a party drug - is exciting big pharma

2018-05-31 16:09

After 35 years of mediocre depression drugs, pharmaceutical companies are jazzed about several new drugs inspired by the club drug ketamine.

Aspen gets green light for baby milk formula exports to China

2018-01-15 19:37

Aspen Pharmacare has received approval from the China Food and Drug Administration to register its Aspen infant milk formula Alula in China.

Ascendis Health gets ball rolling in Europe

2017-06-05 13:35

Ascendis Health has finalised a number of European acquisitions in recent months which are expected to boost profit margins in 2018.

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.

India must defend generic medicine lifeline for Africa

2016-07-07 13:50

India is facing immense pressure from the United States and its multinational pharmaceutical corporations lobby to roll back its pro-public health patent rules.

$600m typo plunges US drug firm into chaos

2016-03-16 00:53

US drug firm Valeant has suffered its worst day ever amid a $600m typo in a press release which caused its leading investor to lose $1.2bn in a 51% stock drop.

New test can identify both HIV and hepatitis

2015-01-12 14:11

A new test that can detect both HIV and hepatitis viruses has been approved by US authorities.

Green light for Alpha Pharm merger

2014-12-09 17:23

The Competition Commission has approved the merger of the Alpha Pharm group of regional pharmaceutical distributors into a single national company.

EU pledges €280 million to Ebola vaccine research

2014-11-14 11:33

The Europe Union and drugmakers are about to invest 280 million euros into Ebola research, mainly for testing and manufacturing of potential vaccines.

 

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.

Dis-Chem is bleeding and traders are furious about 'inside information'

2018-05-04 14:28

Dis-Chem Pharmacies reported disappointing results on Friday, but the share started falling the day before the numbers were released.

Call to probe pricing of all life-saving medicines

2017-07-01 09:57

The pricing of all life-saving medicines - and not just cancer drugs - should be investigated by the Competition Commission, urges a healthcare body.

Aspen faces EU probe over excessive pricing of cancer drugs

2017-05-15 13:37

Regulators in the European Union say they’ll check that Aspen Pharmacare conducted "so-called price-gouging" by imposing price increases of up to several hundred percent.

Growth in popularity of compounding pharmacies

2016-11-07 16:48

The Compounding Pharmacy of SA is reintroducing an individually focused service, combining it with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology.

Clicks sees earnings rise on resilient markets

2016-04-21 10:52

Clicks has forecast higher earnings, citing expectations that demand for its products will remain resilient despite a weakening outlook for consumer spending.

Dr Jonathan Moch: Applying Jannie Mouton’s 20 lessons

2015-05-21 14:43

Dr Jonathan Moch, psychiatrist and self-professed professional student of the mind, body and relationships, delves into the common factor of successful businesses.

Court rejects Bayer's appeal

2014-12-14 21:15

India's Supreme Court has rejected German drugmaker Bayer's plea to block production of a cheaper generic version of a patented cancer drug.

India's struggle with faulty drugs exposed

2014-11-18 13:11

The Indian government underestimates the number of fake drugs produced in the country, commonly passed off to Indian consumers as genuine and sold around the world.

Novartis profits from emerging markets

2014-10-28 13:36

Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis has reported that its net profit has risen in the third quarter, on the back of growing business in emerging economies.

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