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Increased use of generic drugs in South Africa could save health sector 400 million rand

Increased use of generic drugs in South Africa could save health sector 400 million rand


In South Africa, a switch of 5% of the volume of branded medicines to a generic equivalent could save…

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Hikma sets up JV for entering Ethiopian pharma market

Hikma sets up JV for entering Ethiopian pharma market


Jordon-headquartered drugmaker Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK) says that it has signed a 50:50 joint…

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Greater generic drug penetration could reduce private health care cost in South Africa


Recently, two of the larger hospital groups in South Africa, Netcare and Mediclinic, called for the Competition…

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Less than 30% of drugs in Nigeria made locally


Last week, the Director General, of Nigeria's National Agency for Foods, Drugs Administration and Control,…

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Brazilian pharma exports to GCC up 73% to reach over $7.4 million in 2012


Brazil exported $7.48 million worth of pharmaceutical products to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)…

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Mylan delivers "one pill once a day" ARV in South Africa; Cipla Debuts first Enbrel biosimilar


USA-based generic drugmaker Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL) says that it has delivered, through its South African-based…

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Experts to examine opportunities in growing African pharmaceutical market


"At a time when growth in traditional pharmaceutical markets is stalling, strong macroeconomic fundamentals…

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Anti-infective market in sub-Saharan Africa set to reach $377 million in 2018


The high incidence of infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to sustain the demand for…

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Mylan debuts HIV/AIDS drug portfolio in South Africa


US generics company Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL) says that its subsidiary in South Africa has launched a comprehensive…

Anti-viralsGenericsMarkets & MarketingMylan LaboratoriesRest of the World

South African pharma market set to grow to $7 billion in 2018


South Africa's pharmaceutical market is one of the most attractive markets in Africa. Some of the main…

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Impax in deal with Perrigo; Cipla eyes South Africa acquisition


Impax Laboratories (Nasdaq: IPXL) said yesterday that it plans to collaborate with fellow US drugmaker…

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Saudi Arabia aims to improve national health care with patent and drug approval changes


Saudi Arabia is taking back control of its health care industry, states a new report by the business…

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Consumer groups call for fixed-dose HIV drugs in South African tenders


Consumer groups Treatment Action Campaign and Medecins sans Frontiers have issued a call for the inclusion…

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South Africa Pharma industry risk review


The South African office of Coface, an international credit insurer, released its latest industry risk…

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Tanzania aims to double domestic drug production


Local pharma manufacturers in Tanzania have targeted increasing production capacity by 50% by 2015 hoping…

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Tanzanian drugmaker to start producing ARVs in August


Tanzania Pharmaceutical Industries (TPI) was due to start productions earlier this year, but finalization…

Anti-viralsGenericsMarkets & MarketingPharmaceuticalRest of the WorldTanzania Pharma Industries

Sandoz links with Cinpharm for generics in Sub-Saharan Africa


Sandoz, the generics business of Swiss drug major Novartis (NOVN: VX), said yesterday that its German…

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Ranbaxy opens new plant in Morocco


Ranbaxy Morocco, a unit of India's largest drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories (AB: BO), which is majority…

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New pharma plant in Tanzania to produce ARVs


Tanzania will start the first domestic commercial production of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in the next…

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New low cost HIV drug to be made by Ugandan company


Starting as early as next month, Uganda will produce a new low cost and more effective life saving HIV/AIDS…

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Kenya court set to deliver ruling on anti-counterfeit law


After almost three years of waiting since three petitioners living with HIV filed a constitutional petition…

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Significant advances in biosimilar medicines claimed for Iran


Iran is making significant advances in medicine production, especially in the fields of biosimilar and…

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Fake drugs dashing hopes of controlling malaria in Africa


The emergence of fake and poor quality anti-malarial drugs could dash hopes of controlling malaria in…

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