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AZT Chemical Name: Azidothymidine
Generic Name: Zidovudine
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Brand Name: Retrovir
Manufacturer: Glaxo-Wellcome

Cumulative sales (July '96): $ 2.5 billion
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The label on an AZT bottle from the Sigma Co. The AZT advisory on the label reads:

"TOXIC. Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Target organ(s): Blood bone marrow. If you feel unwell, seek medical advice (show the label where possible). Wear suitable protective clothing." Note the skull and bones on the label; the indication for a deathly poison.

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