AIDS patent pool set to move forward amid concern over delays
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UNITAID's antiretrovirals (ARVs) patent pool initiative is expected to get started later this year, even as one Indian generic company is claiming that the programme has already lost significant time in ensuring that new treatments reach patients quickly and at affordable prices.
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