Uganda To Buy Generic Anti-Retrovirals

Law360, New York (October 27, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- For the first time, the Ugandan health ministry has made a clear commitment to buying cheaper generic copies of anti-retroviral drugs, according to the Integrated Regional Information Networks of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

"We have a law in place that allows us to import generic drugs in a crisis, and we will certainly be doing this," Health Minister Jim Muhwezi, told IRIN at the 11th conference of the Global Network for People Living with HIV/AIDS.

The revelation came shortly after...
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