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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.


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.


Medical scheme taken to court

Nov 11 2014 09:48

The Constitutional Court is to hear an appeal to decide if applicants from the LA Health Medical Scheme can receive retrenchment benefits.


Discovery to fully own Prudential Health

Nov 10 2014 13:58

Discovery will purchase the 25% stake in Britain's Prudential Health Holdings it does not already hold.


Companies target next big liver disease market

Nov 09 2014 16:00

Now that new medicines promise to cure millions of hepatitis C patients in coming years, drugmakers are turning their attention to other liver diseases.

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Currency swings boost Mediclinic profit

Nov 06 2014 09:20

Private hospital operator Mediclinic has reported a 10% rise in first-year profit, helped by favourable currency swings and a solid showing at home.


Discovery beats PnP

Nov 05 2014 07:14

Pick n Pay and Discovery show two sides of reputation management, says Solly Moeng.

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