Ascendis hopes for fast state payments

Improved cash flows will help Ascendis pay off its debt, much of which stems from its offshore acquisition spree in recent years

Battling Advanced Health seeks empowerment partners

Focused on day surgery, Advanced Health says it wants to ensure its new facilities become profitable, with two new hospitals due to open in 2018

Ascendis’s founding CEO to step down

Ascendis Health’s founding CEO, Karsten Wellner, will step down on Thursday, the same day that the acquisitive healthcare group is due to publish its results ...

Mediclinic to provide 10 prostate cancer patients with free surgery

The hospital group says it has already provided dozens of cataract, urology and ear drum repair procedures at no cost to the state in the Western Cape, Free ...

Medical body denies accusation of fraud

Court papers allege the South African Medical Association has continued to collect millions of rand as union subscription fees

WATCH: Discovery releases a healthy set of results

Discovery CEO Adrian Gore spoke to Business Day TV about the results and how they will assist the company’s forward trajectory

Adcock Ingram reports increase in HEPS despite challenging environment

CEO Andy Hall says conditions are challenging, especially when ‘seen in the light of the recent disappointing single exit price increase’

Discovery’s strong performance sets foundation for growth in 2018

SPONSORED | Group’s performance has exceeded expectations, says CEO Adrian Gore

Discovery offers aid in public health

Discovery CEO Adrian Gore says there is not enough collaboration between public and private sectors and group is willing to provide healthcare innovations

Investors cheer Aspen’s upbeat trading statement

The rally helped the share return to levels it was at before its slump in early January on speculation it was Viceroy Research’s next target

Drug makers want department’s nod for another price hike

The Pharmaceutical Task Group wants an ‘extraordinary’ price rise to cover input costs

Why Life Healthcare shareholders shunned share offer

The company will now not be able to issue shares for cash until the next AGM

Aspen Pharmacare seeks new formula for its global nutritionals business

Aspen Nutritionals offers a buffer against the margin squeeze confronting its pharmaceutical business

Herbex gets flak over ‘fat-shaming’ advert

Some consumers say the ad is offensive, and have accused Herbex of sending ‘a message that women don’t deserve to feel good about themselves if ...

Ascendis selloff attributed to scandal over Steinhoff

Analyst predicts the market will remain volatile until investors realise ‘that not every company is a Steinhoff’

Discovery Health saves half a billion with fraud detection

Dodgy doctors and pharmacists are the worst culprits, but Discovery’s fraud-control initiatives have probably ‘prevented additional fraud’ of ...

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