Top UK hospital firm rejects Mediclinic takeover offer

Oct 23 2017 10:02

Spire Healthcare Group has rejected a takeover proposal from its biggest shareholder Mediclinic International, saying an offer that values the UK private hospital operator at £1.2bn “significantly undervalues Spire and its prospects.


Mediclinic still positive about Middle East operations

Oct 18 2017 16:25

Although not its strongest performer during the period, Mediclinic is still positive about the prospects of its Middle East operations.


REVEALED: SA's biggest medical schemes

Oct 13 2017 10:20

South Africa's biggest medical insurance scheme had almost a million more beneficiaries than the next scheme.


Depression in the workplace costs SA R232bn in lost productivity

Oct 08 2017 14:33

Depression costs South Africa more than R232bn or 5.7% of the country’s GDP due to lost productivity - either due to absence from work or attending work while unwell, a study shows.


LifeQ takes guesswork out of risk

Oct 08 2017 06:00

Local science and technology company is taking the guesswork out of insurance health risk assessments by developing non-invasive body monitoring devices.


Lawyers issue warnings about NHI scheme

Oct 08 2017 06:00

Private medical aids and hospital groups should be cautious when offering services to government as part of the proposed national health insurance (NHI) scheme because there are still too many uncertainties surrounding the system


Aspen off the hook over cancer drug pricing

Oct 06 2017 07:46

The Competition Commission has announced it would be dropping its investigation against Aspen over excessive pricing for cancer medicines as it could not be substantiated.


Discovery banking could be up and runnning in 2018

Sep 18 2017 13:04

Discovery anticipates launching its banking offering during 2018, it said at the announcement of its annual financial results for the period ended June 30 2017.


Ascendis earnings up 92% on strong international growth

Sep 12 2017 16:42

Ascendis Health has reported growth in normalised headline earnings of 92% on increased international sales following the completion of acquisitions in Europe.


R6m cancer breakthrough heralds new era of cures

Aug 31 2017 13:32

The approval of Novartis’ breakthrough therapy for a deadly form of leukemia has opened the door to a new class of treatments even as its price tag reignited a debate.


Taking a long shot on cancer, AstraZeneca defies the odds

Aug 07 2017 11:00

AstraZeneca has a track record of bringing drugs back from the dead. But in the case of the latest setback on a key cancer study, the odds are stacked against the company.

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Collaboration needed to combat medical aid fraud - experts

Jul 30 2017 17:52

Fraud, waste, abuse, and irregular payments within the healthcare sector are slowly crippling the industry, says the Board of Healthcare Funders.


Astra plunges after setback in crucial lung-cancer drug trial

Jul 27 2017 10:30

AstraZeneca shares have plunged by the most ever after the UK drugmaker suffered a blow to its next-generation cancer therapy in a major setback.

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