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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


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