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'Shame on Merck': Drug Giant Blasted for Steep AIDS Drug Prices in Mexico in New US Print Ad Campaign by AHF

Author: AIDS Healthcare Foundation [USA], Published on: 29 May 2008

…AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)… today unveiled a new print advertisement in an ongoing advocacy campaign criticizing drug giant Merck (known as Merck Sharp & Dohme in Mexico) for its steep AIDS drug pricing in Mexico and other so-called middle-income (MI) countries. The ad, headlined 'Shame on Merck,' will first appear in…a respected…daily newspaper in New Jersey near Merck's US corporate headquarters… Patricia Campos, M.D., AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Latin America Bureau Chief, who is based in Mexico [said]... "We strongly urge Merck to immediately set access prices for its drug Stocrin in Mexico equal to the lowest available price in other middle-income countries…"

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Related companies: Merck Merck Sharp & Dohme (part of Merck)