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Tag: medicine

R18m donation boosts African-centric medicine research

An R18m donation from an alumnus will go towards research into African-centric medicines for infectious diseases at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D. The donation will...

Drone delivery takes medicine to new heights

The delivery of life saving blood has been taken to new heights by the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) with the launch a new drone blood delivery service. Launched in May,...

SA’s biggest medicine company is in meltdown

The company has lost more than a third of its value, or nearly R100 per share, since it released its results. Aspen Pharmacare’s shares slid another 8% on Wednesday even as the...

Africa’s plan to deal with bogus medicines

Last July, Ugandan officials seized fake versions of the cancer drug Avastin on sale in Kampala, revealing only the tip of an iceberg of bogus medicines found all too often in...

Generic medicine hits an all-time-high in SA

Based on the recently released Mediscor Medicines Review, generic use has hit a record high of 60% compared to a low 35% just over a decade ago. Erik Roos, CEO...

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