South Africa awards $667 million HIV drugs supply contract

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa on Thursday awarded a $ 667 million contract to supply life-prolonging HIV medicine to 12 international and domestic firms, to deal with its biggest health problem. Companies that include Aspen Pharmacare, Abbott Laboratories and Adcock Ingram would share the contract, the health department said. The 5.9 billion rand ($ 667 million) contract, effective from April next year, aims to increase the number of people on treatment by nearly 50 percent, to 2.5 million next year. …
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South Africa awards $667 million HIV drugs supply contract

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa on Thursday awarded a $ 667 million contract to supply life-prolonging HIV medicine to 12 international and domestic firms, to deal with its biggest health problem. Companies that include Aspen Pharmacare, Abbott Laboratories and Adcock Ingram would share the contract, the health department said. The 5.9 billion rand ($ 667 million) contract, effective from April next year, aims to increase the number of people on treatment by nearly 50 percent, to 2.5 million next year. …
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