Pfizer to offer low-cost medicines, vaccines to poor nations

Pfizer says it will provide nearly two dozen products at not-for-profit prices in some of the world’s poorest countries.

That includes its top-selling COVID-19 vaccine and treatment.

The pharmaceutical giant said early Wednesday that it is launching a program aimed at improving health equity in 45 lower-income countries. Most of those nations are in Africa.

The drugmaker aims to provide medicines and vaccines that treat infectious diseases, some cancers and rare and inflammatory conditions.

A company spokeswoman says only a small number of the medicines and vaccines are currently available in those countries.

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