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Plans to halt Ebola thwarted - WHO

Jan 26 2015 12:30

Halting the spread of Ebola in West Africa will depend on mobilising funds and aid workers before the rainy season hits, warns the World Health Organisation.


WHO runs low on cash for Ebola

Jan 23 2015 18:15

The World Health Organisation is set to run out of cash in mid-February, a senior official says, as the organisation prepares to mobilise before the rainy season hits in April.


The smoke around e-cigarette science

Jan 22 2015 16:10

From Apple Pie to Bubbly Bubble Gum, Irish Car Bomb or Martian bar - from Mars!, the flavours of electronic cigarettes offer something for every taste.


Competition needed to curb vaccine costs

Jan 22 2015 14:00

A lack of competition between drug manufacturers has resulted in disproportionately expensive vaccinations, a report by Doctors Without Borders shows.


BPA plastics chemical poses no health risk

Jan 21 2015 18:00

The chemical bisphenol A, used to stiffen some plastic food containers, poses no health risk to consumers of any age at levels of exposure.


Johnson & Johnson revenues down

Jan 21 2015 08:45

Johnson & Johnson, the global maker of medical devices and pharmaceutical products, has reported a 0.6% slip in fourth quarter revenues to $18.3bn.


Chronic disease deaths hit China economy - WHO

Jan 19 2015 15:30

Over 3 million Chinese die prematurely each year of chronic non-communicable diseases which is a blow to productivity, the World Health Organisation says.


Clinical tests start in Ebola vaccine race

Jan 06 2015 16:46

Johnson & Johnson has started clinical trials of its experimental Ebola vaccine, which uses a booster from Denmark's Bavarian Nordic.


Ebola vaccine trial resumes

Jan 05 2015 16:00

The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck and NewLink have resumed at a lower dose after a pause to assess several complaints.


Govt awards R10bn ARV tenders

Dec 24 2014 11:56

The National Health Department has awarded a R10bn tender to four pharmaceutical firms to supply Aids treatment drugs.

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R2bn govt ARV tender goes to Cipla

Dec 23 2014 16:57

Cipla Medpro has been awarded a R2bn share of the government's national antiretrovirals tender, which will run for a period of three years.


Court rejects Bayer's appeal

Dec 14 2014 21:15

India's Supreme Court has rejected German drugmaker Bayer's plea to block production of a cheaper generic version of a patented cancer drug.

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