AHF Keeps Pressure on ‘Greedy Gilead’ Over Price Gouging

AHF Keeps Pressure on ‘Greedy Gilead’ Over Price Gouging

AHF Keeps Pressure on ‘Greedy Gilead’ Over Price Gouging

HIV/AIDS advocates to protest drug maker at Leerink Partners Biopharma Conference in Miami and call out the poster child for greed – CEO Daniel O’Day – who now is PhRMA board chair

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) advocates will rally at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel Tuesday to protest Gilead Sciences’ ongoing efforts to rack up exorbitant profits while restricting access to lifesaving medications. AHF’s sustained protests against the drug maker continue as Gilead faces legal action over its keeping safer HIV medications off the market to maximize profits.

HIV/AIDS activists also will protest Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day over his February appointment as board chair for PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America), the cutthroat trade group representing companies in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States.

“It is so sadly apropos that Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day — the poster child for PhRMA greed — also now sits atop PhRMA, the undisputed fortress of greed,” said Michael Weinstein, AHF president and cofounder.

Tuesday’s action outside the annual Leerink Partners Biopharma Conference is the latest in a series of escalating efforts by AHF to draw attention to Gilead’s quiet campaign to undermine safety net providers and illegally restrict access to lifesaving HIV and Hepatitis C treatments. Since 2021, AHF has been taking on Gilead and CEO Daniel O’Day, holding more than two dozen protests in multiple cities, including Washington, DC, Miami, Boston, and Foster City, CA at Gilead’s corporate headquarters.


AHF Advocates and Allies


Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. ET


Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Leerink Partners Global Biopharma Conference)


4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

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.


John Farina, AHF Associate Director of Advocacy

(216) 832-7106 c


Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF

+1.323.791.5526 [cell]