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BBC News: ‘Nigerians sue Pfizer over test deaths’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/
A BBC news story describing how ‘a group of Nigerian families has sued the drugs giant Pfizer following the deaths of 11 children and injury to others who are said to have taken part in tests of a drug to treat meningitis’.

CBS News: ‘Tussle Over Generic AIDS Drugs’
www.cbsnews.com/
A news piece describing how ‘The World Health Organization has produced a list of companies making safe AIDS drugs, a move that could bring down the price of treatment in poor countries’.

The Guardian: ‘Ailing ethics’
www.guardian.co.uk/
An opinion piece on how: ‘a clinical trial raises disturbing questions about drug companies' activities in Africa’.

The Guardian: ‘The rich world's patents abandon the poor to die’
www.guardian.co.uk/
A Guardian comment piece on how ‘non-branded Aids drugs would save a generation in developing countries’.

The Guardian: ‘US wrecks cheap drugs deal’
www.guardian.co.uk/
News story on how ‘Cheney's intervention blocks pact to help poor countries after pharmaceutical firms lobby White House’.

Story Specific Groups

Base 21
Web: http://glivec.jinbo.net/english.html
Base 21 describes itself as a non-profit, independent grassroots information network for the Korean progressive movement. The site includes news and opinion on the Glivec protests in Korea including information on the attempt for a Compulsory License for Glivec.

Heart of Mercy House
Web: www.happychildhoods.org/Casa_Corazon/casa_corazon
_index.htm

A home in San Pedro Sula for children living with HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS in Honduras
Web: www.unfpa.org/news/news.cfm?ID=529&Language=1
Article about the AIDS Hospice in San Pedro Sula, the town where Jairo lived in Honduras.

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