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Extra time given to firms bidding for huge Boots pharmacy chain

The battle for Boots is set to be a litmus test for dealmaking in the UK as credit markets become more fragile

Major Dis-Chem data hack could affect up to 3.6-million customers

The information includes first names and surnames, email addresses and cellphone numbers

Moderna’s new CFO lasts just one day on the job

Jorge Gomez’s former employer disclosed an internal investigation of financial reporting matters, says pharma firm

More uncertainty for Ascendis after election of dissident shareholders

The election of three new board members poses a risk that its lenders will call in their debt

BioNTech quarterly earnings more than triple

German biotech stands by lower forecast for Covid-19 vaccine orders

Tito Mboweni joins the Discovery board

Mboweni served on Discovery’s board from 2013 to 2018, but left to become finance minister

The fight to stop abortion is a fight about a pill

Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, demand for safe, effective abortion pills will surge — but the US anti-abortion movement uses national and state laws to ...

Aspen says it needs regional support to keep Covid vaccine line open

The drugmaker says it has been has been let down by the lack of interest in its locally made version of Johnson & Johnson’s dose

Biogen CEO resigns after disastrous rollout of Alzheimer drug

US biotech company announces more deep cost cuts as it searches for successor

Netcare and rivals’ profits up but still not at 2020 levels

Private hospital operators recover with normalisation as Covid-19 cases fall

Roche multiple sclerosis drug research slowed by Ukraine war

The drugmaker warns of delays in developing a new generation of MS treatment as patients in Ukraine in its clinical trials flee the war

KKR-led group offers $15bn for Australia’s biggest hospital group

Shares surge as much as 30% after the bid by consortium that includes KKR, pension fund Hesta and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Mediclinic says profit margins have not fully recovered, but it is eyeing a better 2023

Revenue in the hospital operator’s year to end-March was 4.8% higher than its largely pandemic-free 2020 year

Life Healthcare starts building cyclotrons in Gauteng

Private hospital group has continued to grow its performance despite fewer patients with acute cases of Covid-19 being admitted to hospital

Aspen sounds warning about risks posed by Ukraine conflict

War is pushing up energy prices and putting pressure on high inflation rates in Europe, says manufacturer

US states win case forcing Sackler family to pay more for enabling opioid crisis

The family has struck a deal worth $6bn with the dissenting states, says a mediator in Purdue’s bankruptcy case

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