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Press Releases 04.16.2020

Margarida Jorge, national campaign director for Lower Drug Prices Now, statement on news that the Trump re-election effort received a $50,000 campaign contribution from a maker of hydroxychloroquine in January, before the Trump Administration started pushing the untested drug:

“What a surprise. It appears that Donald Trump’s obsession with pushing an untested, and potentially deadly drug, has more to do with his political health than the country’s health. This is exactly how the system works. Big Pharma uses campaign contributions and their armies of lobbyists to buy influence in Washington to advance their agenda and put their profits over our health. It is shameful and scandalous. And in this case, it may be deadly.”

Press Releases 04.14.2020

This morning Johnson & Johnson issued a statement reiterating their intent to develop a coronavirus vaccine “on a not-for-profit basis.”

“Johnson & Johnson’s promise to provide a future coronavirus vaccine on a ‘not-for-profit basis’ rings hollow. J&J has a record of promising not-for-profit prices on life-saving drugs, and then gouging patients for the same medicines later on. That’s why we know we can’t trust Johnson & Johnson not to profiteer on this one.”

Press Releases 04.13.2020

Letter to Presidential Candidates

Lower Drug Prices Now shared recommendations with the Presidential candidates on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure affordable treatments and vaccines for all.

Press Releases 04.07.2020

New reporting from the NY Times and Sludge revealed that Big Pharma and the Trump administration are working together to profit off of the coronavirus crisis.

“The explosive report in the New York Times showing that President Trump has financial ties to the company making a version of the experimental drug he is pushing raises serious ethical, moral and legal questions that need to be immediately investigated by Congress. Is Trump personally profiting from this crisis? Is he helping his buddies in the pharmaceutical industry profiteer from the pandemic? Given the all too cozy relationship that his administration has with Big Pharma, these questions need to be thoroughly investigated.”

Press Releases 03.26.2020

Statement: Senate Passes 2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill, But Big Pharma’s Profiteering Remains Unchecked

WASHINGTON (March 26, 2020) – The United States Senate just passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill in response to the coronavirus crisis in the United States. The legislation includes provisions to support hospitals, small businesses and distressed companies caught in the public health and economic fallout from the pandemic.

Press Releases 03.24.2020

Trump Administration gives Gilead greenlight to profiteer on promising COVID-19 Drug

Washington, DC (March 24, 2020) – Yesterday the Trump Administration gave the drug corporation Gilead Sciences special monopoly protection on the promising COVID-19 treatment Remdesivir, giving them a green light to price gouge on a desperately needed treatment.

Press Releases 03.20.2020

Statement: Drug Corporation Price-Gouged Potential Coronavirus Treatment

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2020) – Since the start of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. the Lower Drug Prices Now Coalition has been sounding the alarm about potential Big Pharma price gouging if President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Azar fail to enact price control measures that ensure affordability.

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