TIA, CONRAD enter license agreement to manufacture and distribute Tenofovir1% gel in Africa

March 19, 2017

The FACTS trial, which will involve 2,200 sexually active women at seven sites in South Africa, will cost $300 million rand and be funded by the South African Departments of Science and Technology and Health and USAID, according to Times Live (Mclea, 6/14). In a USAID statement, Administrator Rajiv Shah said, "We believe confirming tenofovir gel's effectiveness and obtaining regulatory approval is a fundamental and essential step in that direction, and we look forward to supporting South Africa's leadership in this endeavor" (6/14).

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