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For Immediate Release
March 29, 2004

Medicines for the Iraqi People
Iraq Fact of the Day

Today, most Iraqis have medications to treat a variety of diseases. Before liberation, pharmaceutical distribution was based largely on political loyalties and bribary. Teams of pharmaceutical experts are visiting hospitals across Iraq to determine needs and timely delivery mechanisms. In the past 10 months, the Ministry of Health has delivered more than 25,000 tons of pharmaceuticals and supplies to healthcare facilities. Access to modern medicines is another way that the lives of average Iraqis are improving.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad

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