sexta-feira, janeiro 20, 2006

Brasil e Argentina colaboram para produzir ARVs

Science Daily 18.01.06

Argentina-Brazil to team up on AIDS

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Brazil and Argentina will collaborate on a project to produce anti-AIDS drugs in efforts to reduce the price of treatment, Argentine officials said Wednesday.

The Argentine Interior Ministry said a plant to produce the drugs could be constructed in Argentina at a cost of $10 million. The decision was announced the same day Argentine President Nestor Kirchner met with his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brasilia.

Brazil has already made significant inroads into the treatment of patients with HIV and AIDS, providing free medication and prompting pharmaceutical companies to lower prices, by threatening to break patents and producing generic version of the drugs.

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