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Ranbaxy withdraws all its AIDS drugs from WHO list

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1205
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    Ranbaxy, an Indian generic drug company, has withdrawn all of its AIDS medicines from the World Health Organization's list of recommended drugs, not because they are unsafe or of poor quality, but because they may not be as effective as they should be, a spokeswoman for the WHO said.

    The WHO announced Ranbaxy's move on 9 November, six months after the health agency removed these and certain other AIDS medicines from its so called prequalification list of essential …

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