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S.Africa not planning to buy Pfizer's COVID pill for public sector

reuters.com · 04/29/2022 03:33
S.Africa not planning to buy Pfizer's COVID pill for public sector

- The South African government is not intending to buy Pfizer's PFE COVID-19 treatment pill Paxlovid for public sector patients, a senior health official said on Friday.

"The evidence is that it does not add value to what we have (in the public sector), so we are not procuring Paxlovid in the public sector. It is also extremely expensive," Nicholas Crisp told a news conference.




(Reporting by Alexander Winning and Wendell Roelf; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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