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Brazil 1, Merck 0

The Cost of Generic Drugs in Brazil

April 2001

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IndinavirEfavirenz
USA$6,000(1)$4,700
Brazil (generic)$2,928$2,545
Brazil (Merck 2001)$1,029$920
"Low" HDI(2) country$600$500
  1. Price per year per person.
  2. Human Development Index of the United Nations, composite scoring of life expectancy, educational attainment, standard of living. Most of sub-Saharan Africa is scored "low."

Sources: New York Times, Wall Street Journal

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This article was provided by Treatment Action Group. It is a part of the publication TAGline.
 
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