OVERPRICING

80% of AIDS medication comes from patents that belong to GSK and Abbott. Abbott alone has earned 1.5 billion dollars a year in Lopinavir sales. This medication was key to turn VIH/AIDS into a non-fatal disease, and it became the brand’s flagship since 2001.

“Since the beginning of the AIDS crisis, the pharmaceutical industry has increased its profits in millions, resulting in a scheme of “Profit with misery and calamity”-Joaquín Hurtado Pérez (AIDS patients’ rights advocate).