ICYMI: October 13, 2017

Published on October 13, 2017

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: October 13, 2017

ICYMIFeature Story

As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan 
SATURDAY, October 7, 2017 (The New York Times) — NAIROBI, Kenya — In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the prices of cancer medicines in Africa.
Under the new agreement, the companies — Pfizer, based in New York, and Cipla, based in Mumbai — have promised to charge rock-bottom prices for 16 common chemotherapy drugs. The deal, initially offered to a half-dozen countries, is expected to bring lifesaving treatment to tens of thousands who would otherwise die.
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