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As a major conference on tuberculosis nears, Doctors Without Borders is pressuring suppliers of key medicines — Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Mylan (MYL) and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals — to lower their prices by significant amounts.

As part of its effort, the nonprofit is protesting outside J&J offices in several countries to demand the health care giant slash the price of Sirturo by half — to $1 a day. Currently, the lowest price J&J charges for a 20-month treatment course is $1,200, or $2 a day, in countries eligible to buy the drug through the Global Drug Facility, a purchasing mechanism run by Stop TB Partnership, a United Nations program.

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