HIV/AIDS: Drug Companies Oppose U.N. Approval Of Generics

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22 March 2002

HIV/AIDS: Drug Companies Oppose U.N. Approval Of Generics

Author: UN Wire

A group of pharmaceutical companies yesterday criticized the inclusion of generic drugs on a newly issued World Health Organization list of approved HIV/AIDS medicine, arguing that the cheaper drugs could lower treatment quality and even lead to drug-resistant strains...The WHO, however, says the federation's claims are unfounded...Medecins Sans Frontieres expressed support for the WHO's inclusion of generics.

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21 March 2002

Drug manufacturers: approving generic AIDS drugs could reduce quality

Author: Naomi Koppel, Associated Press

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21 March 2002

Generic AIDS drugs on UN list

Author: Donald G. McNeil Jr, New York Times, in International Herald Tribune

In a move that delighted activists campaigning for cheaper AIDS drugs, the World Health Organization on Wednesday made public its first list of drug companies that meet its quality standards, and it included a large Indian generic manufacturer and three smaller European ones.

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