African Focus

Good response on development initiative

tn-Adcock-Ingram-Owner-Driver-SchemeAdcock Ingram (Adcock) has been empowering drivers through opportunities to possess their own enterprises while providing services to the distribution chain. The initiative is paying off for candidates in the company’s Owner-Driver Scheme.

GSK to act on encouraging malaria vaccine results

GlaxoSmithKline advanced_malaria_vaccine_candidateResults from a late-stage study of more than 15 000 infants and children, presented in Durban this week, show that an advanced malaria vaccine candidate offered continued malaria protection to young children and infants. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) now intends to submit a regulatory application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2014.

SA and US companies sign agreement

Executive director_of_radioisotopes_for_Positron_Jason_KittenPositron Corporation recently announced it entered into a multi-year radioisotope supply agreement with iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences (Ithemba LABS). It stipulates the procurement of raw material, strontium-82 (Sr-82) from the South African company for further production of the active pharmaceutical ingredient at Positron’s radioisotope production facility in Lubbock, Texas.

How to ensure access to good quality, safe and effective medical products in the African Region

WHO logoBRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, September 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Every day, some patients receive treatments and use poor quality medical products which are unsafe and ineffective. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes such medical products as “substandard, spurious, falsely labelled, falsified or counterfeit” (SSFFC).

Setting sights on the continent

Report on the growth of the personal care, cosmetic and home care industries in sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan African is diverse, where consumers are aspirational, value-conscious and demand good-quality products. PHARMACEUTICAL & COSMETIC REVIEW takes a closer look at the quickening pulse of this vibrantly economic continent.

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