STAT Plus: Lawmakers press Gilead for pricing information on the Truvada HIV prevention tablet

A congressional committee is asking Gilead Sciences (GILD) to clarify its pricing insurance policies for the Truvada HIV prevention tablet, the newest effort to stress the drug maker over a drugs that has stirred controversy because of its excessive price and federally funded analysis help.

In a letter despatched on Wednesday to the corporate, the Home Committee on Oversight and Reform requested for explanations for Truvada worth hikes over the previous decade, in addition to correspondence with federal businesses about donations to the U.S. authorities and patents associated to HIV prevention. The committee additionally needs knowledge on the fee to fabricate Truvada and a forthcoming follow-up tablet referred to as Descovy.

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