AIDS Medications Blocked at Customs in Ukraine
July 26, 2011
The All-Ukrainian Network of People Living With HIV said Monday the country's customs officials have halted a shipment of critical medicines. The nonprofit urged authorities to release the medicine supply for 5,000, saying the drugs will spoil if not stored properly. The Ukrainian Customs Services said the shipment -- worth about $1.9 million -- has been illegally imported. AUNPL countered that the shipment is in fact legal, but that the accompanying paperwork was incorrect.
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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