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Discovery lifts earnings, plans R5bn rights issue

Feb 24 2015 10:18

Leading health insurer Discovery is planning a rights issue to raise as much as R5bn to finance expansion, sending its shares down nearly 4%.

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Adcock turnaround plan gaining traction

Feb 23 2015 16:48

Drugmaker Adcock Ingram has reported a rise in half-year headline earnings per share, a sign that a turnaround plan is gaining traction.

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Bidvest offers to acquire Adcock Ingram

Feb 23 2015 10:52

Bidvest Group has offered to buy shares it doesn't already own in drugmaker Adcock Ingram Holdings.

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WHO calls for $1 per person health investment

Feb 20 2015 12:13

The World Health Organisation has called on developing countries to invest $1 per person per year to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases to improve people's health.

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UK may cut welfare for addicts, overweight

Feb 15 2015 21:00

Britain might reduce welfare benefits for people who refuse treatment for obesity or drug and alcohol problems, says Prime Minister David Cameron.

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US approves biotech apple that resists browning

Feb 15 2015 20:30

US regulators have approved a commercialised biotech apple, rejecting efforts by the organic industry and other GMO critics to block the new fruit.

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UK biotech firm sets crowdfunding record

Feb 09 2015 19:30

A UK biotech company founded by a Nobel prize winner has raised what it says is a record $1m via crowdfunding to help launch a stem cell-based regenerative medicine.

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The fatal fear of load shedding

Feb 08 2015 21:15

Medical patients who depend on machines such as oxygen tanks have expressed concern that load shedding could result in a fatal tragedy.

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Call for global fund to fight superbugs

Feb 06 2015 13:45

A global fund should be created to speed development of new antibiotics to counter superbugs, says a review backed by the British government.

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US FDA commissioner to stand down - sources

Feb 05 2015 14:45

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, who has overseen initiatives ranging from tobacco control and food safety, is stepping down.

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AstraZeneca to buy Actavis lung drugs

Feb 05 2015 12:15

AstraZeneca has agreed to buy Actavis' branded respiratory drug business in the United States and Canada for an initial $600m.

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GlaxoSmithKline sees better signs for lung drugs

Feb 04 2015 17:15

GlaxoSmithKline is expecting to start to regain market share in respiratory medicine after weak demand for lung drug Advair again hurt fourth-quarter sales.

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