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AHF on New 340B Report: ‘Bought and Paid for by Big Drug Companies!’

AHF steps up criticism of Congressional leadership for buying into Pharma’s false narrative on the 340B program—a federally-administered drug discount pricing program that costs the government and taxpayers nothing and allows nonprofits and hospitals to provide more care and services to needy.  340B’s goal is to “… stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible,…

AHF Blasts New House Committee Report on 340B Drug Discount Program: ‘A Solution in Search of a Problem’

AHF criticizes Congressional leadership for buying into Pharma’s false narrative on the 340B program—a federally-administered drug discount program that costs the government and taxpayers nothing, and works successfully to allow nonprofits and hospitals to provide more care and services to the needy. Prodded by deep-pocketed Big Pharma as part of its relentless attack on the…

Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) Gets Thanks from Drug Industry for Reckless Bill Gutting Drug Discounts

Peters curries favor with Big Pharma by co-sponsoring a bill (H.R. 4710) that strangles nonprofit hospitals with useless red tape, forcing many to forgo participating in the 340B drug discount program. In return, a drug industry-financed “AstroTurf” advocacy group placed a misleading online ad thanking Peters, falsely stating that he was, “…working to improve the…

‘Shameless’ Gilead Hikes Key AIDS Drug Pricing 6.9% Despite Recent Patent Expiration

As of January 2018, Gilead has raised the price of its HIV/AIDS treatments Truvada, Genvoya and Descovy 6.9%, despite the fact that the patent for tenofovir, a key component of all three treatments, expired in mid-December.  In October, as patent expiration loomed, AHF called on Gilead for a 90% price reduction on its tenofovir-based drugs,…

Picketers Denounce U.S. Rep. Scott Peters for Sponsoring Bill to Gut Drug Discounts

On the Friday before Christmas with little public notice or input, Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA, 52nd District)—who has taken more than $100,000 in contributions from the drug and biotech industries while in Congress—introduced H.R. 4710, a bill that will, “… establish a moratorium on the registration of certain new 340B hospitals and associated sites.” Peters’…

New AHF Billboards Highlight Troubling Global HIV/AIDS Statistics Ahead of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1st

LOS ANGELES (November 2) In anticipation of World AIDS Day on December 1st, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has launched a new billboard outdoor advertising to call attention to the millions of people still affected by HIV/AIDS around the globe today.  Inspired by vintage fuel pump counters, the billboards draw attention to staggering statistics from UNAIDS…

Legislative Update: U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Holds Hearing on 340B Drug Pricing Program

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, October 11 entitled, “Examining how covered entities utilize the 340B drug pricing program.” Speakers called before the committee represented a range of health care providers, including Ryan White Grantees, similar to AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “While the official…

AHF Mobilizes DC World Bank Protest

Outdated World Bank Classifications Put 75% of the World’s Poor in Nations Designated as “Middle-Income Countries”, Including the Majority of People Living With HIV/AIDS Demonstrators Called for Revised MIC Designations to Increase Foreign Aid Eligibility for Poor Countries AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) continues its activism to push for reforms in the way the World Bank…

AHF Sends Cargo Plane With Generators, Supplies to Puerto Rico

Given the slow response of relief organizations, AHF will deploy resources to assist in the Puerto Rican relief efforts FT. LAUDERDALE (September 29, 2017) As the people of Puerto Rico continue to await much needed basic resources from relief agencies, following the devastating impact on the island, as a result of Hurricane’s Irma and Maria,…