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Generic Form of Pediatric HIV Drug OK’d

A new licensing agreement with the pharmaceutical company MERCK allows for the manufacture of a generic version of a pediatric AIDS drug. It may be two years before it’s readily available in low- and middle-income countries. However, it’s a step toward having greater access to HIV medicines specifically designed for children. It’s estimated there are more than three million children living with HIV, but less than a third of them received antiretroviral therapy in 2013.The U.N.-backed...

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