Aspen, Adcock Ingram win government drug tenders
The first tender aligned with government's latest industrial policy has been awarded by the department of health.
The R2.55 billion oral solids tender was won by Aspen Pharmacare and Adcock Ingram, Business Day reported.
Aspen received R634 million of the tender while Adcock secured R270m of it.
This is the second biggest medicines contract after HIV/Aids drugs.
The new industrial policy has designated the pharmaceutical sector as one in which local manufacturers should be given preference to boost business in South Africa.