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Pricing is key for new heart drugs

Sep 01 2014 19:35

Doctors looking at highly encouraging clinical trial results for new heart drugs are missing one piece of data that will be critical to their success - the price.


Novartis drug points to huge sales

Sep 01 2014 11:27

Sales forecasts for Novartis's new heart failure drug are being ramped up by analysts after strikingly good clinical trial results.


Adcock shows hefty loss as restructuring bites

Aug 28 2014 10:18

Adcock Ingram has fallen to a hefty loss in the first nine months of its financial year, hit by weak demand and write-downs related to its restructuring drive.


WHO urges regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

Aug 26 2014 12:45

The World Health Organisation has called for regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors.


Bidvest yet to decide on Adcock offer

Aug 25 2014 19:29

Bidvest says is must still make a decision on whether to make an offer to raise its stake in drugmaker Adcock Ingram to more than 50%.


No substance to Netcare application - KPMG

Aug 25 2014 15:15

There is no substance to Netcare's bid to stop KPMG from helping the Competition Commission's inquiry into the private health sector, says the firm.


New lift company for Gauteng hospitals

Aug 24 2014 17:06

A new lift maintenance company has been appointed at Gauteng hospitals in a bid to prevent breakdowns, the provincial infrastructure development department says.


Health inquiry: Netcare loses bid to block KPMG

Aug 22 2014 16:37

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has dismissed Netcare's application to block KPMG from working on a market inquiry into the private health sector.


Bidvest eyes 50% stake in Adcock

Aug 22 2014 15:06

The Bidvest Group is looking to raise its stake in struggling drugmaker Adcock Ingram, a move that could trigger a full buy-out.


Adcock shares boost on Bidvest news

Aug 22 2014 11:03

Shares of Adcock Ingram has surged more than 4% in early trade on news that top shareholder Bidvest Group is looking to raise its stake in the drugmaker.



First sin tax and now sweet tax?

Aug 21 2014 06:00

A proposed tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will result in more revenue for the state and funds to buy medication and build clinics and hospitals, a union says.


Allergan approaches Salix to fight Valeant bid

Aug 20 2014 09:54

Botox-maker Allergan has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals about a potential takeover that could scuttle Valeant Pharmaceuticals' hostile bid for Allergan.

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