The indifferent industry

The large pharmaceutical companies – often referred to as Big Pharma – hold on to a policy of protecting their patents, the high prices and corresponding huge profits. This stubbornness collides with advertised commitment to fight Aids in Africa and hampers more extensive distribution for Aids treatment.
This is all the more grim since many of these medicines were tested on African volunteers – the very people who will never see the drugs they helped develop. As a consequence of this situation, millions of Africans in despair are tempted to rely on quack remedies such as pesticide injections, Chinese vitamins that result in kidney damage, and a plethora of immune boosters advertised to cure Aids.
Strategies to break the monopoly of Big Pharma and their expensive brand cures depend largely on the pressure exerted by civil society groups to allow the production of generic versions of essential drugs.

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