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    Sessi is Filter‘s staff writer.

    Gilead Relinquishes Its PrEP Patent—But Did It Mislead Investors?

    On May 8, pharmaceutical company Gilead quietly announced that it will relinquish its exclusive ...

    Bernie Sanders Backs #BreakThePatent Fight for Universal PrEP Access

    The fight for universal access to PrEP medication for HIV prevention was picked up ...

    Joe Biden: Another Drug War Champion Enters the 2020 Ring

    On April 25, Joe Biden announced his long-anticipated bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. ...

    Trump Doubles Down on “Drug-Free” America and the Death Penalty

    President Donald Trump’s contradictory messages about his response to the opioid-involved overdose crisis were ...

    New Evidence of Smoking Disparities Underlines That Tobacco Harm Reduction Is Social Justice

    Americans experiencing compounded social marginalization are at greater risk of initiating use of—and not ...