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Spanish doctors told to prescribe cheaper generic drugs

Zapatero government expects £2bn yearly saving in law change limiting use of costly branded medicines.

25 August 2011
The Guardian
FDA Approves Generic Combivir for the U.S. Market

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a generic version of the antiretroviral (ARV) Combivir (zidovudine plus lamivudine) for sale in the United States. Combivir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) that is used in conjunction with other ARVs to treat HIV disease.

26 May 2011
Wikileaks: Brazil's pharma pressure campaign for cheap HIV/AIDS drugs

Recently released WikiLeaks cables give us a behind the scenes look into how Brazil convinced international drug companies to sell their patented AIDS drugs at a low price: with a lot of pressure. 

20 December 2010
Foreign Policy
European Commission Must Stop Attacking Generic Medicines That Are The Lifeline Of Millions Around The World

ITPC calls on all parties at the negotiating table to preserve and protect India's ability to produce and export affordable generic drugs that are the only HIV treatment option for millions of women, men and children.

09 December 2010
Medical News Today
Generic erosion of key antiretroviral agents will limit growth in the HIV drug market to 2.2 percent a year from 2014 to 2019

Gilead's Quad will become the top-selling HIV agent, garnering major market sales of $2.8 billion in 2019, according to findings from Decision Resources.

27 October 2010
PR Newswire
Analysis: HIV generics under threat from tighter patenting rules

Most of the estimated 5.2 million people worldwide on antiretroviral (ARV) treatment are taking generic versions manufactured primarily in India, but tighter global intellectual property rights and trade rules could shut down "the pharmacy of the developing world".

02 August 2010
IRIN Plus News
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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