Monthly Archives: September 2016

2PreserveLA: Embattled Palladium Gets Historic Status

LOS ANGELES (September 30, 2016) The Hollywood Palladium, where everyone from Frank Sinatra to Megadeth has performed, was named a historic-cultural monument by the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, September 28. It was a major victory for Angelenos and history lovers. A cherished, legendary part of Hollywood history is safe — at least for…

California Opens Probe of Foreign Money Going to Anti-Prop 60 Campaign

FPPC Investigates Allegations Porn Industry May be up to its Old Tricks Accepting Illegal Foreign Campaign Contributions LOS ANGELES (September 30, 2016) California’s campaign finance watchdog has opened a full-scale investigation into allegations that the porn industry-funded campaign against Prop. 60 illegally accepted and failed to report $75,000 in foreign contributions. In a letter dated…

U of Miami Public Health Sciences and AHF to Kick Off Health Policy Research Initiative

MIAMI (September 27, 2016) — To fulfill a critical need in global health policy research and advocacy, the University of Miami and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), have signed a memorandum of understanding to take the first steps toward establishing a policy research initiative. The special agreement will allow experts at UM’s Department of Public Health…

LOUD Hosts SOMOS Gala in Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month

AHF’s Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (LOUD) to honor individuals and organizations that have contributed to the advancement and well-being of Latino communities nationally. NEW YORK CITY (September 22, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Latino Outreach and Understanding Division (LOUD) will host its second annual SOMOS Gala to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, September…

AHF, Drug Pricing Advocates Protest Against USC Pharmacy Dean Reaping $6M Serving on EpiPen Board

On Mylan: USC Pharmacy Dean Reaped $6M Serving on EpiPen Board—LA Protest Wed. Sept. 21 Takes Place as Congress Grills CEO  Randall Vanderveen, PhD, R.Ph, Former Dean of the USC School of Pharmacy and a current professor, made millions while serving on the Board of the embattled and ethically-challenged drug company behind EpiPen. LOS ANGELES…

AHF Lauds Donors for Pledging $13 Billion to the Global Fund

AHF now invites China to pledge $100 million to the Fund MONTREAL, CANADA (September 18, 2016) AHF today applauded the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and donor countries for reaching the fundraising target of $13 billion for the Fifth Replenishment Round, which will fund lifesaving treatment and prevention programs for millions…

Ohio Supreme Court Slaps Down Jon Husted; Drug Price Ballot Initiative Heading to 2017 Ballot

In 4 to 3 ruling, the Ohio Supreme Court Orders Secretary of State Jon Husted to “… rescind his September 6, 2016 transmission of the initiative to the General Assembly. Husted is instead ordered to accept for verification the supplementary part-petitions proffered to his office on August 31, 2016, and if they are found to…

New UCLA Study Shows Gay Men on PrEP Are 45 Times More Likely to Contract Syphilis; 25 Times More Likely To Be Infected With Gonorrhea

LOS ANGELES (September 8, 2016) — Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) issued a damning new report this week showing a dangerous link between the usage of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by men who have sex with men (MSMs) and an astronomical increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In a research letter by…

World Health Organization Says Drug Resistant Gonorrhea Is On the Rise

UN Agency reiterates condoms are one of the most effective methods of protection against STIs LOS ANGELES (August 31, 2016) Common sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, are becoming more difficult to treat due to antibiotic resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday. In releasing new guidelines for treating these bacterial…

Ohio Drug Price Ballot Measure: Secretary of State Husted Certifies Backers’ 10-day Petition; Resubmits Proposed Law to General Assembly

In a case brought by PhRMA that sought to invalidate voter signatures on the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a ruling on August 15th directing backers of the measure to collect an additional 5,044 voter signatures in support of the measure in ten days by August 25th. Today, Secretary…