Justice Minister Declares Period of Emergency

On May 27, 2002, Zimbabwe's Minister of Justice, P. A. Chinamasa declared a Period of Emergency in order to override antiretroviral drug patents. The declaration is effective for six months. Medicins Sans Frontieres estimates that this action will lower the price of a first-line triple therapy from US$1,168 to $412.

Assistance from Thailand in Production of Generic Drugs


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