A pharma partners contract worth $667 million was jointly awarded by South Africa to three big names in the pharma world, Aspen Pharmacare, Abbott Laboratories and Adcock Ingram, to supply life-prolonging HIV medicine to 12 international and domestic firms, to deal with its biggest health problem.
The 5.9 billion rand ($667 million) pharma partners contract, effective from April next year, aims to increase the number of people on treatment by nearly 50 percent, to 2.5 million next year.
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