Access: Novartis Gives It Away

Pharmaceutical Executive

Pharmaceutical Executive, Pharmaceutical Executive-07-01-2001, Volume 0, Issue 0

Basel, Switzerland -Novartis plans to provide its malaria drug, Coartem (artemether/lumefantrin), at cost to developing countries in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). The effort is only the latest in a series of moves intended to increase access to essential medicines after Big Pharma’s South Africa debacle.