Have you ever wondered why the cost of prescription medication is so high? According to a new feature-length documentary produced by Foxhound Productions and the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), US drug prices can reach $1,000 per pill or more, forcing many patients to choose between life-saving medicine or putting food on the table for their families. Drug$ couldn’t come at a better time, as more than 40 states have pharma-related legislation either pending or recently signed into law.
About the Film
Drug$ demystifies the drug pricing system through interviews with patients, policymakers, former pharmaceutical representatives, insurance companies, scientists, doctors, and economists. The film shows how misguided legislation has valued drug patents over human lives, and how companies effectively block competition and thrive as monopolies. If you’ve ever wondered where the profits go or what the American public can do to take action, this film is for you.
Foxhound Productions specializes in commercial and narrative storytelling. In 2018, Director Jonathan Marshall Thompson won the LA Short for “Words Left Unsaid.” You may recognize the voice narration by JK Simmons who won an Academy Award for his supporting role in Whiplash (2014); roles in La La Land, Juno, and Spider-Man (2002) and the critically acclaimed STARZ series, Counterpart. Other notable personalities appear in the film, including Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Elijah Cummings.
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Screenings of the film were held in New York City and San Francisco in December of 2018. The film is now streaming on Amazon Prime and YouTube starting December 15th. Check out www.drugsthefilm.com for more details.
About Aids Healthcare Foundation
AHF is one of the world’s largest providers of HIV/AIDS medical care. AHF provides medical care for over one million people living with HIV/AIDS in 41 countries. Since 1987, their strategic alliances and community partnerships have helped people with HIV/AIDS obtain much-needed healthcare, while their advocacy work has reached the highest echelons of the government. AHF is funding the Gilead/Truvada mass tort lawsuits filed across the country beginning in May 2018. Not only does the HIV-prevention and PrEP drug Truvada cost patients $2,000 a month, but it’s making them sick too, with possibly fatal damage to the kidneys and bones.
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