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Conflict over South African attempts to cut drug costs

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7114.967h (Published 18 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:967
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Cape Town

    Controversy continues to dog the South African ministry of health's attempts to introduce a change to the way in which drugs reach the market in South Africa. A third attempt to introduce a parliamentary bill that is designed to ensure drug prices are reduced looks set to end in conflict.

    The Medicines and Related Substances Control Bill has pitted the large multinational drug companies against the …

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