Politico: "Bernie Sanders Floats Plan to Make HIV Drugs Less Costly"
May 15, 2012
"Why do American patients pay tens of thousands of dollars each year for HIV drugs that cost just hundreds in Africa? Drugmakers wave their patent rights in developing countries as part of the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief. But the higher cost of brand-name drugs in the United States makes it difficult for many HIV patients to stay on drug regimens that can cost as much as $30,000 a year." (Politico, Feder, 5/14)
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