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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.


Clicks faces complaint over alleged uncompetitive practices

Apr 19 2016 07:06

The Independent Community Pharmacy Association wants the Competition Commission to "level the playing field" in what it alleges to be counter competitive practices by the Clicks Group.


Ascendis Health gets green light for Akacia deal

Apr 13 2016 15:51

Ascendis Health has received Competition Commission approval to proceed with the acquisition of pharmaceutical business Akacia Healthcare.


$600m typo plunges US drug firm into chaos

Mar 16 2016 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.

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Court ruling: is the cheapest hospital plan all you now need?

Mar 13 2016 12:22

A judgment of the Supreme Court of Appea raises the question whether this now overrides your scheme’s benefit schedule?


Ascendis plays like a good soccer team - CEO

Mar 09 2016 18:59

The success of Ascendis Health lies in its strategy of diversification, says CEO Dr Karsten Wellner at the announcement of interim results.

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