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AOC Lied About Fast-Tracking HIV Drug

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AOC Lied About Fast-Tracking HIV Drug

2019-12-05 15:19:32

 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed that she fast-tracked the arrival of life-saving HIV drugs to the market. She took credit for a corporate decision made four years before she was elected to Congress. AOC said she "took on Big Pharma" with "colleagues in hearings that brought PrEP generic a year early." In fact, Gilead, the company behind PrEP had reached an agreement back in 2014. They allowed a generic version of the drug to come to market a year early. The company disclosed that agreement weeks before its CEO, Daniel O'Day, appeared before Congress in May.

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