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GSK buys out Novartis in $13 billion consumer healthcare shake-up

March 2018 BusinessDaily; GlaxoSmithKline is buying Novartis out of their consumer healthcare joint venture for $13 billion, taking full control of products including Sensodyne toothpaste, Panadol headache tablets, muscle gel Voltaren, and Nicotinell patches. GSK’s biggest move since Emma Walmsley became chief executive last year follows the British drugmaker’s decision last …

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KENYA:Kenya needs nearly 43,000 more medics: Health CS

March 2018 BusinessDaily; Kenya is currently grappling with a shortage of 42,800 health workers, a state of affairs that stands in the way of efforts to ensure universal healthcare. This is according to Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki, who said the number of medics is below the World Health Organization (WHO) …

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KENYA:At KNH in Nairobi, another surgery goes wrong

March 2018 Dailynation; Kenyatta National Hospital is on the spot yet again following claims of a botched caesarean section. Susan Nekesa says she walked into Kenya’s top referral hospital in labour on January 25 and delivered twin girls the following day. SWOLLEN However, hours after the surgery, Nekesa’s stomach became …

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Wired Health 2018: Old tech, new ideas

March 2018 MedicalNewsToday; Wired Health is held yearly in London, United Kingdom. It boasts a wide array of speakers from every corner of the health tech world, alongside forward-thinking companies who provide a glimpse of their latest offerings. This year was as varied as ever, and the talks covered how …

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KENYA:The ‘poison’ lurking in bottled water

March 2018 Dailynation; The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published on Wednesday. “Widespread contamination” with plastic was found in the study, led by microplastic researcher Sherri Mason …

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