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10 pharma CEOs called on to join AIDS medicines patent pool

This article was originally published in Scrip

Executive Summary

Board members representing NGOs and communities in low and middle income countries for UNITAID, the international drug purchasing facility, have written to 10 pharma CEOs asking them to join the voluntary AIDS medicines patent pool, which aims to produce affordable fixed-dose combination HIV therapies for developing countries. 38 civil society organisations, mostly advocating HIV issues, have also signed onto the letter, including Stop AIDS Alliance, Knowledge Ecology International and Health GAP.

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