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Pharmaceutical

    Aspen’s sales windfall totals R1,8bn

    ACINO and Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries have signed an agreement for Acino to acquire six South African prescription medicines for over R1.8 billion. The acquired medicines are used for the...

    Telemedicine: Band-aid or long-term solution?

    TO do more with less, beyond the pandemic, innovative developments in technology can increase access to care (where appropriate) and lower systemic costs, particularly for vulnerable groups and those in underserviced...

    First batch of 2.8m Pfizer vaccine doses from the US makes landfall in SA

    South Africa received the first half of more than 5.6 million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses from the United States which will significantly boost the country’s efforts to reach herd immunity. The donated...

    One million vaccinations administered in the Western Cape

    The latest provincial report on COVID-19 indicates that the Western Cape has reached a milestone of one million vaccinations since the rollout programme kicked off a few months ago. There are...

    City ready to play its role in urgent ramp up of national vaccination campaign

    Mayor Plato today received the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine under phase 2 of the national rollout at the Brackenfell Clinic – which was one of the first local government sites...

    Pick n pill prescription stopped

    SUPERMARKET giant Pick n Pay has sold its retail pharmacy business to health and beauty retailer Clicks for an undisclosed sum. The deal will include 25 in-store pharmacies that will be re-branded...

    So, is vaping good or bad? 10 years of scientific evidence

    Multiple scientific studies show switching completely to vaping with high-quality products has reduced health risks* compared to smoking, contrary to many consumer beliefs Study data indicates that vaping products can...

    There is no place like home – “Home Office Syndrome” – It’s a real...

    The syndrome creates significant stress and uneasiness due to a blurring of boundaries between work and home life. An at-home “employee” is often never really working, never really relaxing—always constantly dividing...

    Could a simple pill beat Covid-19? Pfizer is giving it a go

    While the focus has been largely on vaccines, you might have also heard Pfizer is trialling a pill to treat Covid-19. It almost sounds too good to be true. Indeed, the results are very...

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    We must protect SA’s groundwater

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