Readers write in about students, rubies, and a the possibility of a state drug company.
Pharmaceutical experts differ over how to limit dependency on a common painkiller.
According to data, by 2016 pharmaceutical spending in Africa is expected to reach $30-billion - driven by the continent's increasing economic wealth.
GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $3-billion after admitting to encouraging the prescription of unsuitable antidepressants to children.
A state-owned pharmaceutical company providing ARVs is not a clear remedy for cheaper and more efficient manufacturing of the life-saving medication.