Guyana: Company to Distribute Cheap AIDS Drugs
November 20, 2003
Georgetown-based Guyana New Pharmaceutical Corp. will soon begin selling cheap HIV drugs to neighboring Caribbean countries, according to Guyanan Food and Drugs Department Director Marilyn Collins. The company already sells antiretrovirals through Guyana's government and is awaiting the approval of Caribbean health ministries to begin exporting them. Last week, a testing lab in Jamaica approved the generic drugs, Collins said. The 15-member Caribbean Community last year signed an agreement with the six largest AIDS drug makers to supply medications for an estimated 500,000 people at less than $1,000 per person per year.
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