March 21, 2002. The government of Thailand announces its plan to
produce a low-priced, comination-therapy antiretroviaral drug. Called
GPO-Vir, the pill is a "3-in-1" drug containing stavudine, lamivudine and
nevirapine, and it is meant to be taken twice a day. It will be produced
by the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, and it will sell for 20
bhat per pill (at the March 21, 2002 exchange rate of 0.023, this equals
USD 0.46). A one-month supply will cost 1,200 bhat, or USD 27.66.
July 9, 2004. Amy Kazmin for the Financial Times.
Thailand's cheap Aids drugs revive patients' hope.
March 22, 2002. Anjira Assavanonda for the Financial Times.
Cocktail Drug on Sale Next Month.
March 22, 2002. Agence France Presse.
Thailand to launch dollar-a-day anti-AIDS cocktail.
March 21, 2002. BBC.
Thailand offers cheaper Aids treatment.
March 21, 2002. Busaba Sivasomboon for the Associated Press.
Thailand produces AIDS cocktail to sell them cheaply.