Volume 87 Issue 33 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 17, 2009

Clinton Foundation Lowers HIV Drug Prices

Department: Business
Keywords: HIV, tuberculosis, philanthropy

The William J. Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative has scored two deals that will help bring better and cheaper HIV and tuberculosis drugs to patients in developing countries. Mylan and its subsidiary Matrix have agreed to sell three second-line HIV pills—atazanavir, ritonavir, and a drug that combines tenofovir and lamivudine—for a total price of less than $475 per year. Furthermore, starting in 2010, Matrix will sell all three pills together in one box for . . .

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