Pharmacies use gifts to court AIDS patients--New York pharmacies are offering hairdriers, fax machines, travel cards, and bleepers to AIDS patients in exchange for their lucrative prescriptions. The offers are being used to lure patients away from large chain pharmacists, bringing with them prescriptions which can cost around £10 000 ($18 000; €15 000) a year.
Students' fees paid, but they must work in the outback--Australia's 12 medical schools have offered 234 additional places for students who have signed contracts to agree they will work in remote or outer metropolitan areas on graduation. In exchange, the Australian government will pay for their degree. The contracts will last up to six years.
Poorer countries to be able to buy cheap AIDS drugs--The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced that it has struck a deal with the World Bank, Unicef, and the Clinton Foundation to make it possible