AHF Hammers Gilead Over Continued Profiteering

AHF Hammers Gilead Over Continued Profiteering

AHF Hammers Gilead Over Continued Profiteering

While Q4 2023 earnings fell short of Wall Street expectations, Gilead’s patent manipulation and excessive price hikes continue to fuel company’s overall bottom line

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) continued its assault on Gilead Sciences in its ongoing advocacy campaign against the Bay Area drug maker over its voracious greed, patent manipulation, and obscene price hikes. The company released its Q4 2023 earnings today and according to Investor’s Business Daily, results were mixed, with sales flat save for Veklury, its treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

“Gilead continues to place profit above all else at the expense of patients’ access to its lifesaving drugs, including its latest and safest drug formulations,” says Michael Weinstein, AHF president and cofounder. “From suppressing a safer formulation of one of its key HIV drugs to price gouging on its Hepatitis C medications, Gilead remains a company in search of a moral compass. AHF renews its call to responsible investors to divest their portfolios of Gilead stock.”

Some examples of the company’s greed include Gilead keeping a more effective HIV-medicine with fewer risky side effects off the market for years to maximize profits of its older version as well as raising the price of its hepatitis C wonder drug, Sovaldi, from an already absurd $1,000 per pill to $1,200 and doubling the price it charges safety net providers for the HIV prevention drug Descovy in just two years.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest HIV/AIDS healthcare organization, provides cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 1.9 million individuals across 45 countries, including the U.S. and in Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region, and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, visit us online at AIDShealth.org, find us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, and subscribe to our AHFter Hours podcast.


Ged Kenslea, AHF Sr. Comms Dir.

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