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Lockdown | Netcare patient numbers plummet in April

May 25 2020 18:11

Netcare says hospital stays by patients nearly halved in April as the lockdown kept people away from accidental harm, while non-urgent surgeries had to be postponed.


AstraZeneca gets over $1 billion from US to fund coronavirus vaccine

May 21 2020 14:08

British pharmaceuticals group AstraZeneca on Thursday said it had secured more than $1 billion from the United States to help fund production of its coronavirus vaccine.


Dis-Chem: Pre-lockdown sales boost is starting to reverse

May 20 2020 18:28

Before the lockdown, Dis-Chem recorded a 45% jump in revenue for March, with the retailer's profit margin also rising by over 40%. But during the lockdown, retail revenue tanked 21% in April, as the retailer could only sell essential goods.


Coronavirus | Aspen gets a boost from 'unusually' high demand for drugs

May 15 2020 11:10

The eruption of the coronavirus pandemic may prove to be a blessing in disguise for drug manufacturer, Aspen Pharmacare, as the company says it is fielding unusually high demand for its drugs.


Life Healthcare takes a knock as coronavirus impacts surgeries, admissions

May 11 2020 20:36

The coronavirus pandemic started taking a noticeable toll on private healthcare group Life Healthcare in February this year, affecting the group's interim results for the six months to end March 2020, it said in a notice to shareholders on Monday.


WATCH: Pfizer begins coronavirus vaccine tests on humans

May 07 2020 17:38

Pfizer and BioNTech said Tuesday they have begun delivering doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccines for initial human testing in the United States.



SA chloroquine stocks depleted amid coronavirus rush

May 06 2020 17:33

South Africa’s chloroquine supplies were temporarily depleted amid speculation that the drug could be used to treat the coronavirus and additional supplies to treat lupus sufferers had to be procured from India.


Dis-Chem hiked mask prices before costs escalated, says Commission

May 06 2020 14:30

The pharmaceutical retailer says it was forced to increase prices of surgical masks because of suppliers' inflated quotes and to match competitors, while the commission says retailers could have been following Dis-Chem's lead.

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