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The Cost of Generic Drugs in Brazil

 

Indinavir

Efavirenz

USA

$6,000(1)

$4,700

Brazil (generic)

$2,928

$2,545

Brazil (Merck 2001)

$1,029

$920

"Low" HDI(2) country

$600

$500

  1. Price per year per person.

  2. Human Development Index of the United Nations, composite scoring of life expectancy, educational attainment, standard of living. Most of sub-Saharan Africa is scored "low."

Sources: New York Times, Wall Street Journal