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South Africa: historic "defiance campaign" imports generic fluconazole.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12173556     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
South African treatment advocates have raised national and international issues by purchasing a generic version of fluconazole in Thailand, where it cost 50 50 times less than the South African retail price, and importing it into South Africa in defiance of patent laws. Many Africans die because they cannot afford the South African price of the patented drug. The South African government has been hostile, but the action has been supported by civil society throughout the country and abroad.
Authors:
J S James
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Newspaper Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS treatment news     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1052-4207     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Treat News     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-29     Completed Date:  2002-08-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809835     Medline TA:  AIDS Treat News     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7     Citation Subset:  X    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antifungal Agents / economics,  supply & distribution*,  therapeutic use
Candidiasis / drug therapy
Drug Costs
Drug Industry / economics
Drugs, Generic*
Fluconazole / economics,  supply & distribution*,  therapeutic use
Humans
International Cooperation
Meningitis, Cryptococcal / drug therapy
South Africa
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 0/Drugs, Generic; 86386-73-4/Fluconazole

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