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Medecins Sans Frontieres - Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines
Untangling the Web of Price Reductions: a pricing guide for the purchase of ARVs for developing countries
MSF Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, 1 December 2002, 24 pp
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"Lack of clear information on pharmaceutical prices on the international market is a significant barrier to improving access to essential medicines in developing countries. The situation is particularly complex in the case of antiretrovirals (ARVs). The data in this guide on ARV prices offered by originator companies and some generic companies in low- and middle-income countries are meant to inform buyers. This information is intended for use by government and non-profit procurement agencies, as well as other bulk purchasers of ARVs, including health facilities and NGOs. This document is meant to be used in tandem with the report of Pilot Procurement, Quality and Sourcing Project: Access to HIV/AIDS Drugs and Diagnostics of Acceptable Quality, a project initiated by WHO and developed in collaboration with other United Nations Organisations (UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA)."

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