The AIDS Law Project (ALP) has written a memorandum explaining the serious problems with the antiretroviral tender that the state has put out.
The AIDS Law Project (ALP) has written a memorandum explaining their concerns with the antiretroviral tender that the state has put out. The memorandum identifies problems with:
- Type and quantity of ARV medicines to be procured;
- Contract period;
- Legislative requirements (relating to registration and licensing concerns);
- Lack of clarity regarding the points system;
- The “cost” of local production;
- Price qualification;
- Labels, packaging and package inserts;
- Counter offers; and
- Adverse drug reactions.
The ALP believes that the state would be in a stronger position to secure the right medicines at the right prices if the tender took their concerns into consideration. The TAC endorses the ALP's memorandum.