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CMS asks nominations for LCBO committees

26 Feb 2020

The CMS issued a circular on February 21 inviting nominations for two “stakeholder-based” advisory committees to work with it on developing a low-cost benefit option (LCBO) framework by the end of March 2021. The nomination deadline is February 28.


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NHI will be implemented by 2025

25 Feb 2020

In his weekly newsletter, President Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africans to rally behind the government’s drive for National Health Insurance (NHI), saying it is “unfairand unjust” that access to decent healthcare still hinges on a person’s ability to pay., reported Business Day (25 February 2020)


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Discovery keeps dividend unchanged despite profits falling

25 Feb 2020
Discovery Limited (Ltd) kept its interim dividend for its half-year to end-December unchanged at 101c, reporting a double-digit profit fall as it grapples with historically low interest rates in the UK, reported BusinessLIVE (21 February 2020).
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Health providers team up to end crisis at injured workers’ fund

25 Feb 2020
Frustration over the non-payment of claims by the crisis-hit Compensation Fund has prompted all affected stakeholders, including medical practitioners, to launch the Injured Workers Action Group (IWAG), reported Business Day (25 February 2020). 
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Rising costs a hurdle for Adcock Ingram

25 Feb 2020

Adcock Ingram’s revenue rose to R3.63-bn in the six months to end-December 2019, compared with R3.59-bn in the corresponding period the year before. The company’s operating profit increased at the same rate to R462-m, up from R457-m the year before.


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TB detection boost

20 Feb 2020

A new breakthrough in detecting tuberculosis (TB) was made by researchers at the Universities of Pretoria (UP) and Leicester in the UK who invented a 3-D-printed insert that may help catch and retain live bacteria.


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Dis-Chem delivers 10% increase in revenue

20 Feb 2020
DIS-CHEM reported a 10% increase in revenue to R10.3-bn for the 22-week period from September 1, 2019, to February 2 this year. 
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The latest news on the coronavirus COVID-19:

20 Feb 2020
Despite only one person in Africa so far diagnosed with Covid-19, experts warn of the potential for imminent havoc on an under-prepared, under-resourced continent, according to MedicalBrief. (19 February 2020). 
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