Man Behind Drug Initiative Concedes, ‘In Politics, Goliath Usually Wins’
In his David vs. Goliath fight with the pharmaceutical industry, Michael Weinstein considers the fact that the initiative has gotten people to talk about curbing drug prices a victory in itself.
Spending Big On Sex And Drug Initiatives, AIDS Activist Michael Weinstein Says He ‘Can’t Lose’
Weinstein, 64, leads the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an organization he willed from a 25-bed hospice near Dodger Stadium to a global powerhouse that rivals the American Cancer Society. AHF, as it is known, has a projected $1.3 billion budget, more than 600,000 clients and operates in 37 countries. Weinstein still can’t be described as beloved, and his latest attempt to curb drug prices isn’t helping his cause. (Cadelago and White, 10/10)
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Mothers, Consumer Advocates Promote Proposition 61 To Stop Drug Price Gouging
Prop. 61 would require all prescription drugs purchased by the state of California to be priced at or below the price paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which pays the lowest price of any federal agency. (Smith, 10/10)