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Collusion to defraud medical aids increasing

Nov 23 2015 15:06

The Bonitas Medical Fund has a new plan to tackle the prevalence of healthcare fraud, including increasing collusion between medical aid members and healthcare providers.


Netcare results solid on private SA demand, more NHS cases in UK

Nov 23 2015 14:43

Netcare Group's results reflect a solid performance from operations in South Africa, despite a more difficult economic environment, says CEO Richard Friedland.


Ascendis makes yet another acquisition

Nov 19 2015 11:29

Health and care brands group Ascendis Health has announced that it has acquired another pharmaceutical business for R345m.


SA revenue lifts Life Healthcare earnings

Nov 13 2015 14:15

Life Healthcare has announced a full-year group revenue rise of 12.3% to R14 647m, with expansion in Poland and India a focus for the group.


US women sue over mislabelled birth control pills

Nov 15 2015 10:13

More than 100 women who became pregnant after taking mislabelled birth control pills have filed suit in the US, seeking millions of dollars in damages and interest.


Discovery fined for enticing customers

Nov 13 2015 07:28

The Financial Service Board has penalised Discovery for promoting “rewards” which are unrelated to actual benefits.


Overseas expansion a boost for Mediclinic

Nov 12 2015 11:57

Mediclinic International has reported a 16% increase in normalised revenue to R19 565m in its results for the six months to end-September.


US vaccine project to boost W Cape economy

Nov 10 2015 17:24

A skills transfer agreement between US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and Biovac to manufacture a pneumonia vaccine will create at least 183 jobs in the Western Cape.


AstraZeneca to buy smaller US rival

Nov 08 2015 15:00

British drugmaker AstraZeneca has agreed to buy US group ZS Pharma, a specialist in treating high potassium levels linked to kidney disease and heart failure.


Sanofi warns of ailing profits

Nov 08 2015 13:45

French pharmaceuticals giant Sanofi says that profits would stagnate for the next two years, prompting a heavy sell-off of its shares on the Paris stock exchange.



After hard lobbying, Pfizer eyes new tax home

Nov 06 2015 11:12

Pfizer chief executive is trying for the second time in as many years to do a deal with a foreign firm that could produce the savings he has been unable to extract from Washington.


Novartis, Juno face production hurdles for cancer drugs

Oct 30 2015 13:08

As big drug makers race to launch the effective treatments for leukemia and other blood cancers, they are grappling with how to make them available and cost-efficiently.

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