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March 05, 1987

Britain announced it has approved the distribution and sale of the anti-AIDS drug AZT, which is still awaiting government approval for prescription use in the United States. The Health Department, acting on a recommendation by its Committee on Safety of Medicine, licensed the Wellcome Foundation to distribute and sell AZT in Britain. The company has said that it hopes to produce enough by May to help 10,000 worldwide sufferers of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

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