‘NewsHour’ Examines the Global AIDS Drug Issue
Last night's "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS examined the "Price of AIDS" with a report on the prohibitively high cost of antiretroviral drugs for most HIV-positive patients in developing countries. The show featured a panel of experts who discussed plans to provide drugs to developing countries and not-for-profit organizations working in those countries. Elizabeth Farnsworth interviewed Joelle Tanguy, U.S. executive director of Doctors Without Borders; Jeffrey Sachs, professor at Harvard University and chairperson of WHO's Commission on Macroeconomics and Health; Dr. Glaudine Mtshali, South Africa's health representative to the United States, Brazil and Canada, and Shannon Herzfeld, senior vice president of international affairs for PhRMA, a representative organization of American drug makers (PBS, "NewsHour," 2/21). To read the transcript of or listen to the background report, enter http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june01/aids_02-21a.html into your Web browser. For the transcript of the panel interview, or to listen to the panel discussion, enter http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june01/aids_02-21.html into your Web browser.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.