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AIDS patients in South Africa to get free drug

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1095
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has offered to supply its antifungal preparation fluconazole (Diflucan) free to all those in South Africa with crypto-coccal meningitis caused by AIDS and who are too poor to buy the drug.

    The move follows the start of a campaign by a group of non-governmental organisations known as the Treatment Action Campaign, whose work concerns issues of accessibility to treatment for those with HIV or AIDS.

    The campaign …

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