Pfizer Will Soon Ship Supply to South Africa of AIDS-Related Drug
February 21, 2001
Pfizer will soon be donating a drug to South Africa that fights cryptococcal meningitis and other fungal infections common to AIDS patients. The initiative is part of a $50 million humanitarian program for HIV and AIDS patients. Pfizer noted that it will be producing Diflucan in a special tablet form rather than its usual capsule form, so that its donations will not end up on the black market.Adapted from:
Other CDC News for February 21, 2001
Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com)
02/21/01; P. A6
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