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Tackling the high price of medicine

April 15, 2019

Profit seems to be the only logic driving medicine prices, with some African countries paying more for medicine than European countries, and US citizens paying some of the highest medicine prices in the world. There are global efforts to rein in excessive profiteering but removing the secrecy around prices is complicated.

Medicines stockout crisis in North West

April 19, 2018
Medicines   News   OurHealth  

The cash-strapped North West Health Department has said that the lives of chronically ill patients in the province are now threatened due to ongoing workers strikes as medical supplies have been heavily affected.

Essential medicines shortage hit Gauteng

July 6, 2017
Medicines   OurHealth   Stockouts  

Gauteng hospitals and clinics are not receiving all the vital and essential medicines they need, with the problem being particularly bad on the East Rand.

Big Pharma in trouble for high prices

June 14, 2017

Big pharmaceutical companies Roche, Pfizer and Aspen are under investigation by the Competition Commission for “excessive pricing” of cancer medicines.

Superbugs baffle many South Africans

Preventing antibiotic resistance puzzles many at a time where momentum is growing to address this growing public health threat.

Diabetes and inequality: Most Africans undiagnosed

Almost a century after the discovery of insulin diabetes is still killing many people, especially those in poorer nations.

Global plan to fight superbugs

September 26, 2016

Pneumonia, gonorrhoea and urinary tract infections that no longer respond to antibiotics are fast becoming a reality worldwide.