Pharmaceuticals

Improving accessibility to OTCs

Panado now_available_in_a_braille_inscripted_packDeemed a major innovation in pharmaceutical packaging, Adcock Ingram is about to launch its leading Panado analgesic in a Braille-inscripted pack.

First seafreight solution for the pharmaceutical industry

Imperial Health_Sciences_seafreight_solution_for_the_pharmaceutical_industryImperial Logistics group company Imperial Health Sciences has partnered with global ocean freight specialist Yusen Logistics to launch the pharmaceutical industry’s first dedicated, temperature controlled sea freight consolidation service to southern Africa. This weekly service kicked off in January with solutions for East and West Africa to follow later in 2014.

Bidvest takes the Adcock Ingram cake

Brian Joffe of BidvestBidvest advised its shareholders in late January that the company, along with Community Investment Holdings – collectively known as the Bidvest Consortium – now holds 34.5 per cent of Adcock Ingram shares.

Excellence United Symposium held in Cape Town

PCR-Online-May-SymposiumExcellence United, the strategic alliance of owner managed companies of machinery for the pharmaceutical industry and the medical sector, held its symposium for local pharmaceutical production on 20 February 2014 in Cape Town.

Breaking through the barriers

Breaking-through-the-barriers in_generic_medicineCurrent research within the South African health sector shows that a five per cent change of branded medicines to generic equivalents could present the healthcare industry and patients with savings in excess of R400 million per year.

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