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J&J to buy Auris Health, giving it a lung-cancer treatment tool:

19 Feb 2019
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to buy surgical robotics company Auris Health for about $3.4-bn, giving the drug giant a lung-cancer diagnostic and treatment tool, reported Bloomberg on 13 February.
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Council for Medical Schemes probed over deal with Discovery

19 Feb 2019
Industry insiders are questioning the decision of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) to allow Discovery to offer medical aid products under its life assurance business, reported Business Times, 17 February.
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Dis-Chem Pharmacies estimates the cost of wage strike at R50-m

19 Feb 2019
DIS-CHEM Pharmacies has estimated the cost of an ongoing industrial action by its striking employees to be R50-m as some of the workers continue to embark on a strike, demanding an increase in wages.
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HIV wonder drug delayed yet again

19 Feb 2019
A new HIV treatment that is expected to save the government more than $900-m over the next five years has been held up again, this time over delays in finalising the next three-year contract with suppliers, reported Business Day, on 14 February 2019.
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SA firms win part of ARV tender

19 Feb 2019
SA’s two biggest local pharmaceutical manufacturers have been awarded a quarter of the government’s R18.3-bn AIDS drug tender announced last week.
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