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(From Business Day (South Africa))
Byline: Tamar Kahn
Africa's cheap AIDS drugs threatened by illegal exports At least $18m of discounted drugs were diverted to Europe in one year Science and Education Correspondent THE provision of cheap AIDS drugs to African countries has been threatened by the news yesterday that AIDS medicines made by GlaxoSmithKline have been illegally imported into Europe.
Glaxo and several other pharmaceutical companies have offered their AIDS drugs to developing countries at discounts of up to 90%, under the United Nations-brokered Accelerated Access Initiative. To date, SA has not taken advantage of the offer, which in …