Aspen a significant contributor at investment conference

A significant contributor to the investment commitment at the recent Presidential Investment Conference was South Africa and the southern hemisphere’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, Aspen Pharmacare.

Pharma Dynamics launches new allergy treatment in SA

Pharma Dynamics has launched a new over-the-counter product, called Nexa AllerShield, which contains cellulose powder that literally ‘shields’ the nasal membrane of patients from nasal allergens.

Acitop packaging gets a facelift

Acitop, the well-known cold sore and fever blister medication marketed by iNova Pharmaceuticals, has undergone a change of packaging.

Corporations failing children with HIV

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is spearheading a campaign of criticism about the way multinational corporations have been dragging feet instead of developing HIV drugs for children.

Six questions entrepreneurs need to ask when selecting a medical aid

Part of making sure that you give the best of yourself to your new business is to make sure you’re in good health.

New breast health training portal for nurses

Nurses are urged to sign up to a new, progressive online education portal which aims to improve access to breast care nurses for all women in South Africa.

45% of SA doctors practice defensive medicine

The results of an MPS member survey of over 500 doctors has found that just under half (45%) practise defensively to avoid complaints and claims.

Dr Flavia Senkubuge elected first black female president of CMSA

Dr Senkubuge is the council’s youngest-ever president, its first black female leader and the first specialist in public health medicine to hold the position.

Time for a jobbymoon?

The Tshemba Foundation, one of South Africa’s premier volunteer networks for doctors, is offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity, open to all doctors, to take a working holiday at their lodge in Hoedspruit.

ER24’s Air Angels spread the word about breast cancer

ER24’s Air Angels have been raising awareness about breast cancer, drawing attention to an affliction that is becoming more and more prevalent among South African women.

Global burden of diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

It is important to have a global perspective of the healthcare challenges in Africa and the possible implications and impact on South Africa.

SA healthcare under pressure

The release of the Health Market Inquiry’s findings, subsequent drive to uniform tariffs, imminent NHI rollout, consolidation of medical aids and rise of medical inflation could culminate in a perfect storm for the healthcare sector.