Pfizer Extends Donations of Drug for Blinding Disease

Drug company Pfizer has announced it will extend its donations of antibiotics to treat the debilitating eye disease trachoma for five years.

Pfizer initially said its donation of the drug Zithromax would end in 2020, the target for the worldwide elimination of the disease. Now it has said that the drugs will be available until 2025 “to help all endemic countries reach their targets”.

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