Health and Pharmaceuticals

Top ten tech innovations of 2014

Don’t be mesmerised by cool apps and flashy new gizmos – the top technology inventions of the year are ones that will have a lasting effect.

Avon Products settles bribery charges

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Avon will pay $US135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after executives in China pleaded guilty to bribing officials there.

Sigma expects to pay dividend

Sigma Pharmaceuticals says recent acquisitions will contribute to strong revenue gains.

Leighton gains $540m hospital revenue

Leighton, Healthscope conclude deal on Sydney northern beaches project

KGB Interview: Medibank's George Savvides

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Medibank Private chief executive George Savvides outlines the company's plans for primary healthcare and its opportunities to lift profits.

What Hockey can learn from Medibank

The government needs a lesson in how technology can drive down costs. The Treasurer and his Health Minister would do well to look closely at what George Savvides is doing.

Macquarie joins RNS Hospital race

Macquarie Group emerges as a joint bidder in contest for Royal North Shore Hospital.

PM defends backflip on GP co-payment

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Abbott says move to step away from controversial policy is a sign of an effective Senate.

Govt scraps GP co-payment

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The Abbott government has bowed to pressure to dump co-payment, will make it optional.

Estia Health buys new centre after float

Estia follows up a weak debut with a new acquisition to add to its portfolio.

Merck to buy Cubist Pharma for $US8.4 bn

Drug giant Merck pays $US8.4 billion for antibiotics maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals.

Estia Health shares plunge on debut

The year's fourth largest IPO disappointed when shares in aged care provider dropped 17.3% on debut.

RNS suitors thin out

The sale of RBS’s $1bn Royal North Shore Hospital receives another jolt.

Amplitude eyes potential float

French medical technology company embarks on non-deal road show for potential IPO.

Primary Health 'frustrated' by co-payment

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Primary Health wants the government's Medicare co-payment policy off the agenda.

Sharemarket fraud doctor jailed

Former Genetic Technologies chief will spend a year in jail for manipulating stock market.

Primary Health suffers first strike

Shareholders deliver medical services provider its first strike over remuneration.

Mayne Pharma fighting US headwinds

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Shares in Pharma Group slip 13% as it warns on outlook of Doryx franchise in the US.

Fund managers should face up to their own Medibank mistakes

The institutions who bid to be in the Medibank float made their bed, and now they must lie in it.

Govt flags Medicare price signal

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Health Minister Peter Dutton says govt will do whatever it takes to make medicare sustainable.