Pharmaceuticals

Britain sets out plans for ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Document details contingency planning if Britain leaves the European Union in March with no transition deal

Antidepressant pollutants make courting birds violent — study

Male starlings sang less and were more aggressive towards females that had been given small doses of the antidepressant Fluoxetine

Fighting the spread of fake drugs in Africa

The battle to eliminate fake pharmaceutical products is being stepped up

National cancer drug shortage may last until October

Pharmaceutical companies say that delayed drug registrations by the Medicines Control Council may have played a role in stock outs.

Money can’t be the only motive for developing life-saving medicines

Will the world act now to be ready for the next big outbreak?

Activists lead fight for the right to cheaper drugs

There is a big move afoot to alert SADC members to the concessions on intellectual property rights that they can take advantage of.

TB drug priced out of reach

A promising new TB drug is now on the market but doctors say it's been priced out of reach.

Activists fear a pharmaceutical plot is at play

The department of trade and industry has yet to finalise patent reforms, raising questions that cheaper medication could be blocked intentionally.

New drug policy is patently high risk

There is widespread support for drastic change to patent laws when it comes to pharmaceuticals, but the results could be disastrous.

Letters to the editor: January 24 to 30 2014

M&G readers comment on comparisons of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, and say we need cool heads when it comes to pharmaceutical drugs.

Editorial: Stop the rot of secret party funding

We should welcome the arrival of US-style political lobbying in South Africa, done in public rather than in private.

Motsoaledi: Big pharma’s ‘satanic’ plot is genocide

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi is livid about a pharmaceutical company campaign he says will restrict access to crucial drugs.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED catec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income