"I knew it needed to be done"

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Clinton announcing his AIDS program last week

On Thursday, former U.S. President Bill Clinton announced a remarkable new program designed to help developing countries clear two major obstacles to AIDS treatment: the high cost of antiretroviral drugs, and the low quality of the countries' health-care systems. The Clinton Foundation has so far signed up four generic-drug companies and helped them cut production costs, reducing by one-third the price of AIDS -fighting drugs. The firms — three in India and one in South Africa — will still profit because of the high...

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