Tuesday, May 18, 2004

AIDS drugs expedited

In what seems to be a politically calculated move, the Bush administration has announced that it will be "expediting the approval process for generic and combination antiretroviral [AIDS] drugs so they can be purchased at lower prices and provided more efficiently and safely to millions of infected people in Africa and the Caribbean," according to the NY Times.

Whatever the administration's motivations, this is a step in the right direction.

Update: Here's a different, rather negative take on the Bush administration's announcement.