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posted Friday, May 17, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 20
Gilead to provide free PrEP for 200,000 Americans
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Gilead to provide free PrEP for 200,000 Americans

Giveaway linked to patent expirations

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Gilead, the pharmaceutical giant that patented Truvada, said on May 9 that it would provide up to 2.4 million bottles of Truvada annually for the next 11 years, 'free of charge' to Americans taking the drug for PrEP, under an 'agreement' with the Trump administration.

In other words, Gilead will provide free meds to 200,000 people in the US for more than a decade.

In a separate announcement, Gilead also confirmed that it will lift the patent on Truvada for PrEP one year early, in September 2020, allowing a generic version onto the market in the US.

However, activists are skeptical about the timing of the agreement, which came just a week after the US Justice Department announced a federal investigation into alleged price gouging by Gilead.

Gilead's May 9 press release also reconfirmed the company's plans to transition PrEP patients to a new PrEP drug, Descovy, which would maintain the company's lucrative patent over PrEP medications for many years to come.

HIV researcher Dr. Rochelle Walensky told the New York Times that 'the real cost of Truvada is about $60 a year. If you really wanted to cover everybody, you'd cut the price to everyone.

'If I put on my cynical hat, I think this is the way they make sure they grow the market for Descovy. It will promote the idea that Descovy is better - and I'm not sure that's a dialogue we want to present.'

Descovy, introduced earlier this year, is supposed to have fewer side effects than Truvada, but it will be much more expensive.

A May 9 tweet from President Trump bragged, 'Great news today: My Administration just secured a historic donation of HIV prevention drugs from Gilead to help expand access to PrEP for the uninsured and those at risk.

'Will help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America!'

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