Pharmaceutical companies, WHO help India in HIV/AIDS drug crisis

October 13, 2014 11:55 AM

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian companies and global health groups are stepping up efforts to provide a critical medicine for the country's free HIV/AIDS drugs program after more than 150,000 patients risked going without their dosages this month.

Delayed tender approvals and poor co-ordination with states left the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) scrambling for supplies. Reuters reported on Oct. 1 that the supplies were due to run out next week.

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