Generic AIDS drug to sell in Africa, Nigerian pharmacies to get rich quick

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm.../20050126/ap_on_he_me/south_africa_aids_drugs

    Not to dismiss the boon to Africans such a drug may be, but I wonder how much of this gesture of good will by the drug companies will be abused in the resale market by unscrupulous African business.

    How long until most of the future R&D budget for more effective drugs is sucked dry after most of the Western world ends up buying generics direct from shady African companies over the Internet? You have to know people will...
     
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    On the up side, it looks like aid money for programs such as this are going to NGO's instead of third world governments. That's huge step in the right direction.
     
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    We do know for a fact that a large percentage of aid never reaches those for which it was intended.
     

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