Monthly Archives: January 2018

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,…

LA Blade: AHF highlights ‘social justice’ in Rose Parade (VIDEO)

January 2, 2018 by Karen Ocamb The theme of New Year Day’s 129th Rose Parade was “making a difference,” reminding the US and international audience that “there is kindness in humankind,” as Lance Tibbett, president of the 2018 Tournament of Roses, put it in a video message on KTLA. Indeed, as Donald Trump enters his second…