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Rx for Africa, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent for Strategic Alliance with Rusan Pharma, Ltd. of India
Date:6/8/2009

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rx for Africa, Inc. announced today the signing of a letter of intent for a strategic alliance with Rusan Pharma, Ltd., of Mumbai, India. The alliance commences immediately, with Rusan providing Rx for Africa Inc. the tuberculosis (TB) drug, "RUCOX-4" (four drug combination) as per the recommended dosage form of the World Health Organization (WHO), which is also approved by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and already marketed in some CIS & African countries. Per capita the highest number of deaths and the highest mortality from TB in the world are in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Tuberculosis is a huge problem in our region," said Dr. Mulugetta Bezzabeh, CEO of Rx for Africa, "and RUCOX-4 is an important addition to our product line. We expect significant revenue and profit to be derived from marketing it."

In addition, the agreement also maps out a strategy in which Rx Africa (Ethiopia) PLC will market Rusan Pharma's 202 drugs in Ethiopia, and other sub-Saharan African countries. Importantly, Rusan will assist Rx in developing anti-malarials and HIV medications for these markets, and will assist us to start manufacturing their whole list of drugs in our Ethiopian facilities. Dr. Navin Saxena, Chairman of Rusan Pharma, Ltd. commented, "Rusan is pleased to enter into strategic alliance with Rx for Africa. Ethiopia is a big market with significant potential for growth in the area of Tuberculosis, HIV AIDS & Malaria products. Rusan has the capability to develop various drug delivery systems besides the conventional dosage forms and will use its expertise to bring these to the market in short time."

Rx for Africa will hold a conference call on Thursday, June 11th at 4:30pm EDT with Dr. Mulugetta Bezzabeh, Chairman and CEO, presenting. Dial-in instructions for the call will be available on our website by 1pm t
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