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Drugmakers Continue On The Long Road To Prequalification

June 2012 | Industry Trend Analysis

BMI View: Uncompetitive local drugmakers in Nigeria can only survive with government intervention or investment. This help has come in the form of the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Development Fund (NPDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO)'s efforts to help local drugmakers reach prequalification. The WHO's assistance to local manufacturers will improve the quality of medicines and make companies more competitive with foreign generic drugmakers, particularly those from India and China. Furthermore, if a company can reach prequalification, it will be able to sell medicines to The Global Fund, the biggest purchaser of antiretroviral and anti-malarial drugs in

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