S.Africa awards $667 mln HIV drugs supply contract

JOHANNESBURG Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:31am EST

JOHANNESBURG Nov 29 (Reuters) - South Africa on Thursday awarded a 5.9 billion rand ($667 million) two-year contract to 12 companies to supply life-prolonging HIV/AIDS drugs

Aspen Pharmacare, the country's biggest generic drugs maker, was awarded 20 percent of the contract while its closest domestic rival, Adcock Ingram was given 14 percent, the health department said.

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