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Research Roundup: Use of Generic Drugs Reduces Costs of AIDS Relief

July 13, 2012

Since its inception nearly a decade ago, a US program for supplying AIDS medications to the developing world has grown significantly. Meanwhile, costs of treatment per patient have dramatically fallen. The primary reason? The increasing availability of generic antiretroviral drugs, according to a review article published in the July issue of Health Affairs. The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was set up in 2003 with the aim of supporting prevention, treatment, and care efforts in 15 focus countries in the developing world (Fox, Medscape, 7/9).

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This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.



  
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