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How SA consumers rate medical aids

Jun 23 2016 07:05

The health insurance industry is seeing a change in the leading brand for the first time in three years, according to the South African Customer Satisfaction Index.


Netcare’s Clicks pharmacy deal mired in anger, confusion

Jun 10 2016 06:00

Netcare is taking flak from independent pharmacists and a trade union after announcing plans for a long-term outsourcing deal with Clicks.


Aspen to buy AstraZeneca anaesthetics for R7.7bn

Jun 09 2016 10:59

Aspen Pharmacare says it will buy an anaesthetics portfolio from AstraZeneca of the UK, the first acquisition by the drugmaker since securing funds.


Clicks assumes control of Netcare’s Medicross pharmacies

Jun 09 2016 08:36

Clicks will be assuming control of all Medicross pharmacies and the front shops of the Netcare Hospital division.


No branding, no logos, no colours - SA gets tough on cigarettes

May 31 2016 09:52

Government says it is determined to tighten tobacco laws that will see plain packaging on cigarette products as part of a global drive to lower the incentive for people to smoke.


Mediclinic announces 7% revenue growth

May 25 2016 09:27

Mediclinic International has announced 7% revenue growth for the year to end-March, thanks to stable margins at 20.3% driving strong underlying earnings growth.


Ascendis Health buys two more global firms

May 24 2016 09:49

Ascendis Health has announced acquisitions of two European health and care businesses, Remedica and Scitec.


Bayer targets Monsanto in biggest-ever German takeover bid

May 24 2016 18:42

German drugs and chemicals giant Bayer has offered $62bn for US agriculture group Monsanto as it seeks to create the world's biggest supplier of seeds, pesticides and genetically-modified crops.


Bayer shares slide on Monsanto bid talks

May 19 2016 10:36

Shares in Bayer have slid by 7% at the start of trade after the chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant said it was in merger talks with Monsanto.


Netcare reports half-year profit rise

May 16 2016 10:53

The Netcare hospital group has reported an 11% rise in half-year profit as a strong showing at home offset weak demand in the United Kingdom.


Abraaj to spend $500m growing African hospital business

May 11 2016 12:48

Abraaj will spend up to $500m in start-up capital for a mid-tier hospital business in Africa, tapping into demand from the continent's emerging middle classes.



What Warren Buffet gets wrong about sugary drinks

May 04 2016 20:01

At his annual meeting, Warren Buffett has defended his daily intake of 700 calories Cherry Coke with the sort of folksy logic that has made him so appealing.


Novartis profit falls as blockbuster cancer drugs sales recede

Apr 21 2016 09:19

Novartis has said first-quarter earnings have fallen 12% after the company’s best-selling cancer medicine Gleevec faced generic competition in the US.

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