Calls to include Health Market Inquiry findings in new medical aid regulations

Jul 23 2018 08:58

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi should withdraw the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, until the Competition Commission finalises the Health Market Inquiry, says an expert.


Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

Jul 19 2018 22:30

DNA testing at home in Japan is starting to gain traction as more people age and seek answers about their risks for diseases.


Discovery's profits point to 'competitive advantage', not market failure - CEO

Jul 06 2018 19:35

Discovery Health has responded to the Health Market Inquiry's findings, saying its high profits are the result of a competitiv advantage – not 'market failure'.


Medical schemes respond to 'anti-competitive' findings of private healthcare inquiry

Jul 07 2018 10:45

The Competition Commission released a provisional report saying private healthcare was characterised by ‘disempowered and uninformed’ consumers, confusing medical aid schemes, and a lack of competition.


Amazon moves to disrupt pharmacy sector with new acquisition

Jun 28 2018 19:52

Amazon has set its sights on the pharmacy market with the acquisition of tech-focused retailer PillPack, sending shock waves through the sector over prospects of disruption.


US approves Epidiolex, first marijuana-derived drug

Jun 26 2018 05:30

US regulators on Monday approved the first marijuana-derived drug ever to hit the US market, Epidiolex, which will be used to treat two rare and severe forms of childhood epilepsy.

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Growthpoint Healthcare Property Holdings launches with R2.4bn portfolio

Jun 13 2018 15:16

Growthpoint Properties has launched an unlisted healthcare real estate investment trust called Growthpoint Healthcare Property Holdings.


Health sector gives blockchain glowing prognosis

Jun 06 2018 21:02

The healthcare sector hopes blockchain could help secure safe interchange of patient data, improve the conduct of clinical tests and medicine traceability, and lower costs.

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