Cast sway my dear
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) confronted a CEO Thursday for pricing a drug designed to reduce the risk of HIV transmission at $8 in Australia but over $1,500 in the U.S.
“You’re the CEO of Gilead. Is it true that Gilead made $3 billion in profits from Truvada in 2018?” Ocasio-Cortez asked Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day.
“$3 billion in revenue,” he clarified.
The current list price is $2,000 a month in the United States, correct?“ she asked, referring to Truvada.
“It’s $1,780 in the United States,” O’Day responded.
“Why is it $8 in Australia?” Ocasio-Cortez countered.
“Truvada still has patent protection in the United States and in the rest of the world it is generic,” O’Day explained, adding, “It will be generically available in the United States as of September 2020.”
“I think it’s important here that we notice that we the public, we the people, developed this drug. We paid for this drug, we lead and developed all the patents to create Prep and then that patent has been privatized despite the fact that the patent is owned by the public, who refused to enforce it,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“There’s no reason this should be $2,000 a month. People are dying because of it and there’s no enforceable reason for it.”
For the thousandth time since her election to Congress, how can you not love this woman?!?
For the people by the people
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) photographed by Zoey Grossman for Rolling Stone, February 2019
A “lobbyist for a major bank” told Reuters that they’re afraid to meet
with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who now sits on Congress’s Financial
Services Committee, because “anything you do or say can be used against
you” – the lobbyist likened meeting with AOC to “going in to talk to
Another lobbyist cited AOC’s use of Twitter to denounce the lobbyists
who were invited to brief the incoming Congress at “orientation”
sessions as an example of how letting the mask slip around Ocasio-Cortez
would result in global social-media shaming for poor, defenseless
What they said!
if you want a vision of the future picture fox news trying to own alexandria ocasio cortez with a graphic that says something like ‘foolishly thinks workers should have better lives’
Your supposed to give those jobs to “Interns”, who’s parents are rich enough for them to not need the paycheck!