SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.82 issue8Compensation for Africa's medical brain drainNigerian state announces resumption of polio immunization author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Page  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Print version ISSN 0042-9686

Bull World Health Organ vol.82 n.8 Genebra Aug. 2004 



WHO drops two generic AIDS drugs



WHO has removed two antiretroviral products from its list of approved AIDS drugs used to treat people with the disease in developing countries. The decision followed a routine inspection in May which found that the manufacturer — the Indian company Cipla — could not provide evidence that lamivudine and zidovudine were biologically equivalent to their patented counterparts. Since then, four new AIDS medicines have been added to the prequalification list, including lamivudine from a newly prequalified generic manufacturer. This drug represents an alternative to the delisted Cipla version.