Aspen shares rise after sale of nutritionals business gets nod

Drugmaker Aspen Pharmacare says the sale to Lactalis has been approved by regulators in New Zealand

Aspen poised to meet deadline for sale of its baby-milk unit

New Zealand regulator agrees in principle to allow French dairy company to buy the unit

WATCH: What has Netcare worried about the future of healthcare

Netcare CEO Richard Friedland talks to Business Day TV about how the group plans to cope with the challenging environment

Netcare shares suffer after warning on prescriptive medical aids

SA’s largest listed hospital group  warns investors that margins in its hospitals and emergency-services divisions will shrink in the second half

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Netcare warns of cloudy outlook for healthcare

SA’s second-largest hospital group has upped its interim dividend to end-March by 6.8%, but warns that local conditions remain subdued

Ascendis Health’s private-equity backer offloads more shares

Coast2Coast owned 25.5% of Ascendis in December 2018, and a year before, it held 30.9% of the company

Ascendis strengthens on revitalised board

A new chairman and a fresh non-executive at Ascendis will be critical to turning around the ailing, debt-laden healthcare company

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Ascendis sells noncore Bioscience businesses for R480m

Health and wellness group opts to offload Efekto, Marltons and Afrikelp to a consortium

Shareholders push for new directors at debt-laden Ascendis

The corporate intrigue at pharmaceutical group Ascendis Health’s has taken another turn

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Pharma firms Astellas and Amgen to pay $125m after probe in co-payment scheme

The two allegedly used charities that help cover Medicare patients' out-of-pocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging the use of their ...

Life Healthcare says option contracts dented earnings

The marked-to-market loss on the contracts in place during the interim period was R256m net of tax

Mediclinic shares rise on trading update

SA’s biggest private hospital closes at R59.52, its best performance in almost a year, after it says  annual results are in line with expectations

Mediclinic warns of falling margins in Southern Africa

CEO Dr Ronnie van der Merwe says the group’s results for are ‘‘in line with market expectations in a challenging healthcare environment’

Cipla Medpro invests in health tech company Brandmed

Brandmed has developed a digital system for diagnosing and managing non-communicable diseases via a smartphone app

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Award-winning startup targets affordable medicine for every African

eBbay billionaire Jeff Skoll donates $1.5m to Ghana-based mPharma, which manages drug supply for multiple pharmacies so that it can negotiate bulk prices

Ascendis shares fall to record low

Last week, Coast2Coast was forced to offload another R10.3m worth of Ascendis shares to meet obligations to lenders

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