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Gavi pledges $300m for Ebola vaccine

Dec 12 2014 11:22

Global vaccines alliance Gavi says it is committing up to $300m to buy Ebola vaccines while waiting for WHO's nod for procurement.


Green light for Alpha Pharm merger

Dec 09 2014 17:23

The Competition Commission has approved the merger of the Alpha Pharm group of regional pharmaceutical distributors into a single national company.


GlaxoSmithKline not to sell older drugs business

Dec 05 2014 10:25

GlaxoSmithKline has decided not to sell a portfolio of older drugs marketed in North America and Europe after considering offers from potential buyers.


Mediclinic International lists in Namibia

Dec 01 2014 17:28

Private hospital group Mediclinic International will list on the Namibian Stock Exchange.


Ascendis Health announces BBBEE deals

Nov 28 2014 16:21

Ascendis Health has successfully concluded two separate BBBEE deals to the combined value of R140m.


First gene therapy drug sets price record

Nov 27 2014 05:05

The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a €1.1m price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.


Netcare posts healthy R31.78bn in revenue

Nov 24 2014 18:36

The demand for private health care in SA is expected to remain strong, which will support Netcare's growth over the next few years, says group CEO Richard Friedland.


AstraZeneca to shed light on new drugs

Nov 18 2014 15:30

Executives from AstraZeneca will present further details of its new drugs to investors at a six-hour meeting.


AstraZeneca trumpets progress in cancer drugs

Nov 18 2014 09:45

AstraZeneca, determined to show it has a strong independent future after seeing off a $118bn bid, says it has made good progress in developing new drugs.


UK restricts exports over bird flu

Nov 18 2014 14:50

Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports.

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Company washes hands of India deaths

Nov 16 2014 17:00

The company at the centre of a probe into why more than a dozen women have died after being sterilised in India has denied responsibility.


Pfizer: No new bid likely for AstraZeneca

Nov 14 2014 19:23

Pfizer appears unlikely to make a fresh bid for AstraZeneca in 12 days time, when an enforced cooling-off period ends, sources say.

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