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China makes its first antiretroviral drugs for treating AIDS

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 30 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1257
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    China's first domestically produced combination drug treatment for AIDS is due to go on sale by the end of 2002, after the manufacturer, Shanghai Desano Biopharmaceuticals Company, based in Shanghai, recently got government approval for the production of didanosine, stavudine, and nevirapine.

    The company expects to get approval for manufacture of zidovudine by the end of the year.

    The company estimates that the cocktail will cost patients …

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