Tag: drugs

Africa’s plan to deal with bogus medicines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates one in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard.

Can we vaccinate the world against poverty?

Education is the strongest antidote to poverty and we have the opportunity to dramatically expand access to this remedy

Aspen shares drop after accusations of forced price hikes in Europe

Shares in Aspen Pharmacare fell 2.5 percent on Tuesday following a British newspaper report accusing the African company of withholding drugs to try to drive up prices in European markets.

For Ugandan children, hunger and HIV make a deadly mix

By Yasin Kakande Thomson Reuters Foundation Seven-year-old Esther Agutti weighs 7 kilos - a third of the weight of the average child her age. She has been in hospital in Katakwi, eastern Uganda, for three...

South Africa’s Aspen posts 6 pct rise in H1 profit

South African drugmaker Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd reported a 6 percent rise in first-half profit on Thursday, helped by the results of a recently acquired portfolio of medicines from AstraZeneca. Aspen, the biggest...