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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


AstraZeneca bets on 'genetic scissors'

Jan 29 2015 12:45

AstraZeneca has struck four research agreements in the area of genome editing as it bets on a new "genetic scissors" technology.

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