President Obasanjo Hails First Made-in-Nigeria AIDS Drug
August 17, 2005
On Monday, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo welcomed news of the first domestically produced antiretroviral drug. During a presentation of the AIDS drug VIREX by local drug firm Fidson Healthcare Ltd., Obasanjo said he was encouraged by the achievement and hoped for similar breakthroughs for other health problems, including malaria. VIREX is produced in tablet and liquid forms, and is available at an affordable price for Nigerians with HIV/AIDS, said Fidson chief Fidelis Ayebae.
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