Monday, August 14, 2006

Canada's pioneering law to get cheap AIDS drugs to poor nations falls on face

Since the big HIV/AIDS conference is in Toronto, there may be a lot of related posts this week. It's probably an area that a lot of pharmacists are not too familiar with since in most provinces the antiretrovirals are dispensed through special clinics and programs.

From the Ottawa Citizen:
For Ibrahim Umoru, it was a stark but simple decision: He sold his car and his small apartment so he could buy HIV/AIDS drugs.

"I wanted to live," said the Nigerian father of two.

Then, in 2004, he was able to get drugs and related health care at no cost through a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) project in Lagos....more

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