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.

“This is just the latest example of why Congress must take immediate action to put protections in the next stimulus bill that will stop pandemic profiteering by the drug corporations. And since taxpayers are presently paying billions to develop COVID treatments and vaccines, now is the time to write affordability protections into law.”

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