November #96 : Pharma Adapts to ADAP - by Frank Pizzoli

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Reversal of Fortune

Worlds Apart

There She Is...

Trial and Trial Again

Closing the Gap

African Bandstand

Pharma Adapts to ADAP

Stone Cold Killing

Hyper Activists

Who Gives a Fund?

Talkin' Turkey

Milestones

Can You Hear Me Now?

RETROPOZ: It Happened in November

Shout Out

Say What?

Paris is for HIVers

World on a (Shoe)string

Paris Scope: 6 Quick Picks from IAS

Bone UP

Bone Appétit

Guiding Light?

Quick Study: HPV and HAART

Heeling Power

Warning Signs

Drama Queen

Can Your Inner Ham

Burn, BABY, Burn

Mailbox

Sunshine State

Briefs



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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November 2003

Pharma Adapts to ADAP

by Frank Pizzoli

In a dramatic coup for treatment access, eight Pharma firms have handed out $60 million in free drugs, price freezes and rebates for next year’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Now buying meds for 90,000 HIVers, ADAP has outpaced its budget for years; it faces a shortfall of roughly $215 mil in 2004. In February, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) launched the ADAP Crisis Task Force, which clinched deals with every antiretroviral maker within six months. Still, at last count, more than 500 Americans were on ADAP waiting lists, and 17 states had program restrictions. Want to motivate your employees in Congress but don’t know their names? Dial 1.888.VOTE.SMART or visit www.vote-smart.org/index.htm.




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