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LDPN in the News 07.31.2020

Vaccine project contract raises transparency questions

Politico – 7/31/20

Executives with pharma ties are exempt from disclosing conflicts.

The Trump administration is hiring consultants with drug industry ties to steer its effort to find a coronavirus vaccine under a contract that allows them to avoid disclosing potential conflicts of interest.

State Partner News 07.30.2020

Greenfield promises to support Medicare, Affordable Care Act, in town hall

Quad City Times – 7/30/20

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Theresa Greenfield, in a virtual town hall Thursday, promised to support Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Voter Series: Medicare Anniversary Town Hall included Greenfield; moderator Kay Pence, vice president of the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans; and at least 14 other attendees in a remote session.

Press Releases 07.28.2020

Statement on Moderna’s extra $472 million from taxpayers

On Sunday, Reuters reported that Operation Warp Speed candidate Moderna received an additional $472 million in funding from BARDA to develop its potential COVID vaccine. Following the announcement, Moderna saw shares increase 11.3% in premarket trading on Monday. US taxpayers total funding for the experimental vaccine of Moderna is now $955 million.

Press Releases 07.24.2020

Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders on drug pricing

These Executive Orders are not about policy, they’re about politics. The only reason for President Trump’s rekindled interest in lowering drug prices is his dwindling poll numbers, and realization that our country’s senior citizens are abandoning him thanks to his bungled handling of the coronavirus crisis.

LDPN in the News 07.24.2020

Trump signs executive orders aimed at lowering drug prices in largely symbolic move

Washington Post – 7/24/20 

One advocacy group pushing lower drug prices panned the orders as an empty political gesture shortly after Trump’s signing ceremony.

“These Executive Orders are not about policy, they’re about politics,” said Margarida Jorge, campaign director for Lower Drug Prices Now. “The only reason for President Trump’s rekindled interest in lowering drug prices is his dwindling poll numbers, and realization that our country’s senior citizens are abandoning him thanks to his bungled handling of the coronavirus crisis.”

Press Releases 07.22.2020

Statement on Pfizer receiving $2 billion from taxpayers for COVID vaccine

Statement from Margarida Jorge, campaign director for Lower Drug Prices Now, on news that U.S. will pay $2 billion for Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine doses.

Press Releases 07.21.2020

Statement on drug executive testimony to House Energy & Commerce Committee

“Drug corporations are masterful at marketing. They recognize the current race for a COVID vaccine as a fantastic opportunity for free PR to redeem some of their tarnished brands. We expect in today’s subcommittee hearing that officials from AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Moderna and Pfizer will show up to position their companies as good-faith philanthropists wanting to save the day with a COVID vaccine. But the public knows there’s only one thing that motivates Big Pharma: more profits.”

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