Monthly Archives: March 2014

Walkers hit Fort Lauderdale beach Sunday in battle to conquer HIV/AIDS

By MIKE CLARY This article was originally posted here SUN SENTINEL FORT LAUDERDALE — A rainbow tide of men, women and children in brightly colored shirts swept along the beachfront Sunday in an annual effort to raise money and awareness about a deadly disease that continues to plague South Florida. “This event is always very invigorating,”…

AHF y BIENESTAR Presentarán la Proyección del Preestreno de ‘César Chávez’ el 27 de marzo en Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14

Coincidiendo con el lanzamiento de la nueva campaña de carteles en Los Ángeles ‘SIDA, Cuestión de Derechos Humanos’ que muestra una imagen de César Chávez, y con el cumpleaños del líder histórico de los derechos laborales el 31 de marzo, las organizaciones locales sin fines de lucro AHF y BIENESTAR presentan el preestreno del largometraje…

AHF and BIENESTAR host Preview Screening of ‘Cesar Chavez’ March 27th

March 27th—Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 Coinciding with the launch of a new ‘SIDA, Cuestíon de Derechos Humanos’ LA billboard campaign featuring an image of Cesar Chavez, as well as the historic labor rights leader’s March 31 birthday, local nonprofit organizations AHF and BIENESTAR present a preview screening of the 2014 feature film ‘Cesar…

WSJ — AIDS Group To Pharma CEO: Lower Your Prices Or Lower Your Pay

By ED SILVERMAN posted March 21, 2014 on Wall Street Journal Corporate Intelligence Blog Outraged by the prices that Gilead Sciences charges for some of its medicines, an AIDS advocacy organization has succeeded in placing what is being called a unique resolution before the drug company’s shareholders. The proposal ties compensation for chief executive John Martin…

Gilead’s ‘Obscene’ $180M Payday for CEO Fuels Shareholder Resolution on Compensation

USA Today reports that Gilead Sciences’ CEO John Martin “…pulled in compensation valued at nearly $180 million in 2013, including stock option gains worth $158 million.” However, Gilead also now faces a shareholder Proxy vote at its May 2014 annual meeting on a proposal, “Patient Access as a Criterion of Executive Compensation,” which would tie…

AHF Praises Bi-Partisan Introduction of the Ryan White “Patient Equity and Choice Act” Bill

On Friday, HR 4260, a bill to improve the Ryan White CARE Act, the nation’s premier AIDS program, was introduced in Congress. The bill was a result of the efforts of mobilized stakeholders and constituents from 12 states for meetings with over 50 congressional offices this week, to highlight the need for action. WASHINGTON (March…

SF Adopts Nation’s First Drug Pricing Measure

In a unanimous 9 to 0 vote Tuesday, the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors passed a first-in-the-nation drug pricing resolution, “…supporting City, State, and Federal efforts to reduce pharmaceutical prices and making the rate-setting process more transparent.”  Introduced by Board President David Chiu and cosponsored by Supervisors Weiner & Campos and backed by AHF,…

Another Court Finds L.A. County Violated the Law Awarding No-bid Contract

In response to a petition for Writ of Mandate filed by AHF over the award of a no-bid contract by L.A. County, a California State Court has found “…that the County abused its discretion in forgoing the competitive bidding and negotiation processes because it did not make an adequate determination that contracting though competitive bidding…

Court rules in favor of Linda AIDS Clinic in Narva, Estonia

For the Estonian version of this article, click here On 10 March 2014, the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs’ decision of 09.07.2013 not to provide antiretroviral therapy medication (ARV) to the Linda Clinic was overturned by the Administrative Court in Tallinn, Estonia. The court ordered the Ministry of Social Affairs to review the application for allocation…

WSJ: Mind Your Language on Twitter — You Might Get Scolded

By Yoree Koh Read the full article on Wall Street Journal’s Digits Blog TwitterTWTR -2.37% has long let its users speak their minds on its service, often calling itself the “free-speech wing of the free-speech party.” So one organization is taking it into its own hands to police certain “hate words” on the social network. Last week,…