Aspen Pharmacare said Mylan NV exercised an option to buy the South African drugmaker’s portfolio of prescription and over-the-counter products in Australia for 188 million Australian dollars ($130 million).

The South Africa listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people since January 2018 is the largest ever recorded globally, the World Health Organization said.

A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in around 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said.

South Africa’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into three pharmaceutical companies suspected of over-charging for cancer medicines, the agency’s chief said.

Americans pay the highest prices in the world for cancer drugs, but the treatments are least affordable in lower income countries.

South Africa confirmed its first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in a Columbian man, health authorities said.   The virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the Americas, was detected in the man on his visit to Johannesburg, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said. “The businessman presented with fever and a […]

Global pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has partnered with South Africa’s Biovac Institute to produce a potentially life-saving pneumonia vaccine for infants, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.   According to the World Health Organization, pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death among children worldwide, accounting for 15 percent of all deaths for children under the […]

Cipla Ltd, India’s fourth-largest drugmaker by sales, said on Thursday it had agreed to an exclusive deal with Serum Institute of India to supply vaccines to South Africa, adding a new market to their partnership in India and Europe. Cipla’s unit Cipla Medpro, South Africa’s third-largest drugs manufacturer, will be responsible for obtaining regulatory approvals […]