Published in Drug Week, June 29th, 2001
The drug, Diflucan, is already being distributed free in South Africa as a treatment for cryptococcal meningitis, an infection of the brain that occurs in 10% of AIDS patients. It also treats esophageal candidiasis, a fungal infection of the esophagus reported in 20%-40% of patients with HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Henry McKinnell, Pfizer, said free distribution of the drug, generically known as fluconazole, will begin...
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