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Canada was the first country to promise to supply cheaper drugs to developing nations grappling with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening illnesses.

But the governments plan to provide cheaper drugs to developing nations Bill C-9 will do little to alleviate the human suffering brought about by the AIDS pandemic.

The bill props up prices of life-saving medicines, covers only a limited number of medicines, makes adding new ones difficult, only covers certain countries and doesnt allow generic drug companies to sell directly to NGOs that are often the health care providers in developing countries.

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has launched a campaign to pressure the federal government to change Bill C-9. To take part, visit: