This is an archive of the Treatment Action Campaign's public documents from
December 1998 until October 2008. I created this website because the TAC's
website appears unmaintained and people were concerned that it
was becoming increasingly hard to find important documents.
The menu items have been slightly edited and a new stylesheet applied to the site. But none of the documents have been edited, not even for minor errors. The text appears on this site as obtained from the Internet Archive.
The period covered by the archive encompassed the campaign for HIV medicines, the civil disobedience campaigns, the Competition Commission complaints, the 2008 xenophobic violence and the PMTCT, Khayelitsha health workers and Matthias Rath court cases.
The TAC campaign for a price reduction on Fluconazole/Diflucan was successfully launched on the 13th of March, 2000.
The following letter was delivered to the CEO of Pfizer.
WILLIAM C. STEERE, JR.
March 13 2000
BY HAND, REGISTERED MAIL AND FAX:
Dear Mr. Steere
As you are well aware, AIDS in South African has
Lower the retail price of Fluconazole (tablet of 200 mg.) to less than R4 --
If your management decides that you are not willing to sell this drug at
Why must Pfizer agree to these demands?
There is clear evidence that it is possible to manufacture and sell
CONDITIONS OF VOLUNTARY LICENCE
A voluntary licence could be granted to TAC on the following conditions:
a. TAC would work with local generic companies and foreign
The matter is urgent. We request that Pfizer respond within 7 days of the