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(From The Nation (Kenya): AAGM)
Byline: Paul Redfern
Aids drugs supplied to Africa at cut rates have been illegally resold in Europe, threatening to undermine a system of preferential medicine pricing for poor countries.
Dutch authorities recalled a quantity of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Combivir and Epivir Aids drugs after uncovering the resale of more than 35,000 packets of pills with a market value of close to 15 million euros ($14.8 million) in the Netherlands and Germany.
"Although there probably is only a small quantity left in circulation, the Inspectorate thinks it is necessary to recall all illegally distributed medicine, to rule out …