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Press Releases 05.14.2020

Statement from Margarida Jorge, Campaign Director, Lower Drug Prices Now, on the news that former GlaxoSmithKline executive Moncef Slaoui was named to head the White House’s “Operation Warp Speed”:

“It should surprise absolutely no one that this White House has put a senior pharma executive in charge of coordinating COVID vaccines and treatments. This is deeply concerning. Once again, the Trump administration has put the fox in charge of the hen house.”

Press Releases 05.12.2020

Statement by Margarida Jorge on the release of the new COVID relief bill – the HEROES Act

“This package focuses on the most immediate relief and recovery needs. We hope President Trump and Senate Leader McConnell will follow Speaker Pelosi’s lead and take swift action to help millions who desperately need it.”

Press Releases 05.06.2020

American Oversight and Lower Drug Prices Now Request Information on COVID-19 Vaccine Pricing 

Washington, DC — Nonpartisan ethics watchdog American Oversight and the Lower Drug Prices Now coalition today filed four Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for information on the development of coronavirus vaccines and the agency’s plans for making vaccines available to the public.”

Press Releases 05.05.2020

Attorney General Keith Ellison, Advocates Call On Congress To Take Immediate Action To Make COVID Treatments Affordable To All

WASHINGTON — Today, the Lower Drug Prices Now coalition co-hosted a press call following Eli Lilly’s shareholder meeting and in advance of Gilead’s to demand that COVID treatments developed with taxpayer dollars be affordable and accessible to all. 

Press Releases 05.04.2020

Statement from Margarida Jorge, Campaign Director, Lower Drug Prices Now, on the news that early trials of Gilead’s Remdesivir have shown positive results

“This is great news. But based on Gilead’s record, we’re deeply concerned that they’ll use their monopoly control to price-gouge patients and make this potentially life-saving treatment unaffordable and inaccessible. Remdesivir was developed using tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, and should be made available at no additional cost.

Press Releases 04.29.2020

Seniors, National Leaders Hold Town Hall to Demand Affordable COVID Drugs

Washington – Today, the Lower Drug Prices Now coalition co-hosted a telephone town hall to demand access to affordable COVID drugs for seniors and call on Big Pharma not to profiteer off of the coronavirus pandemic. Prescription drug costs have continued to skyrocket in the last decade, forcing many senior Americans to have to choose between medications they need to survive, and other everyday necessities. 

Press Releases 04.24.2020

Congressmen Garcia & Horsford join Lower Drug Prices Now & Frontline Workers Tele-Town Hall Demanding No Pandemic Profiteering from Drug Corporations 

Leaders Urge Congress To Take Action In Next Relief Bill To Ensure All Workers Get Low Cost COVID Medicines

Congressmen Chuy Garcia and Steven Horsford joined Lower Drug Prices Now and frontline workers for a tele-town hall urging Congress to guarantee affordable medicines and vaccines for workers by preventing pandemic profiteering by drug corporations that received taxpayer funds for developing COVID treatments.

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