is the story of a drug which worked in Kenya--
And, outside White Race forces
Answer: The New World Order wants Africa DEAD!
A TRIAL FIELD IN THE RACE AGAINST AIDS.
INTER PRESS SERVICE FEATURE
by Horace Awori
10 , 1995(IPS) -- Kenyans infected with AIDS are up in arms with their government
for blocking a drug which they claim could have a positive therapeutic effect.
"It is we who are suffering and dying and it's we who have tried this medicine.
And we are testifying that it produces good results," a spokesperson for the Kenya
Know AIDS Society told the country's minister of health, Mwai Kibaki.
The society groups aids patients in this east African country where the Acquired
Immune Deficiency Syndrome has created situations that are becoming difficult
to handle, particularly for persons already afflicted by the scourge.
The patients' appeal follows a government ban on a new, but controversial drug,
'Immunex' brought into Kenya for management of AIDS instead of another drug, 'Kemron,
which has been hard to come by in local hospitals.
it will not allow 'Immunex' to be administered to AIDS patients until the Australian
drug has been clinically tested and registered.
But the government
ban came weeks after the drug was imported into the country, distributed to pharmacies
and prescribed for AIDS sufferers. The patients affirmed that AIDS symptoms disappeared
within three weeks of application of 'Immunex.'
Kenya's own interferon
drug, Kemron, which was approved in 1989 for AIDS management is still under evaluation.
'Immunex' is reportedly produced by Encarich Development Limited of Victoria,
"I would hate to be in Mwai Kibaki's shoes," a private medical
practitioner here, Samuel Indiek, told IPS, "the cry of the AIDS sufferers is
heart-rending but how far should the system bend its laws to allow any new discovery
to be freely available in the pharmacies without trials?"
psychiatrist who declined to be identified described the situation as "very tricky."
"Just as the drug companies are out to make money fast and to test their
medicines in poor countries, so are the AIDS sufferers desperately willing to
try anything for a cure," he said.
According to the psychiatrist, there
are the dangers of society being blackmailed emotionally by the sufferers and
the drug companies exploiting the plight of the patients.
to the Kenya Know AIDS Society's assertion that by holding back 'Immunex' the
government wanted AIDS victims to die quickly, the psychiatrist said that was
tantamount to emotional blackmail though understandable from those who see no
hope of recovery.
The World Health Organization estimates that between
500,000 and one million people around the world will die of AIDS-related diseases
by the year 2000. Another 40 million will be carrying the Human Immunodeficiency
Virus that leads to AIDS.
According to medical sources here, the appearance
of the 'Immunex' drug in Kenya is the work of those who initially worked with
the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Amarillocell Culture Company (ACC)
of Texas and Heyashibara Biomeclinical Laboratories of Japan.
institutions were collaborators on Kemron. But shortly after the launch of Kemron,
Kemri, ACC and its local distributing subsidiary, innovative therapeutics limited,
were entangled in a dispute over ownership and distribution rights for the drug.
Unconfirmed reports had it that a former worker of the ACC was behind the
production of 'Immunex' by an Australian firm, Encarich Development Limited.
ACC was reportedly pushing for a ban on 'Immunex' distribution and has
threatened legal action against the drug manufacturers for infringement of patent
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