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‘DRUG$’—AHF to Host Free Documentary Screenings in NYC, San Francisco, Ft. Lauderdale and Chicago Tuesday, December 11th

December 8, 2018

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 7, 2018--AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) will host a series of free community screenings and receptions in four cities across the nation on Tuesday, December 11th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (local times) of “DRUG$-The Price We Pay,” a new feature-length documentary that explores the soaring price of medicines in the U.S.

Narrated by Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons , ‘DRUG$’ reveals the mystery of modern medicine’s skyrocketing price tag and how it affects the people struggling to stay alive.

The feature-length, 79-minute film created by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation with Foxhound Productions, uncovers the soaring price of medicines in the United States. The documentary presents deeply humanizing stories, in addition to interviews with academics, patients, advocates and political leaders, including Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a titanic struggle against corporate greed, see how a diverse group of concerned Americans is fighting back to keep lifesaving medicines affordable for us all. (‘DRUG$’ trailer )

The four screenings of ‘DRUG$’ will take place in San Francisco (at the historic Castro Theatre), New York, Ft. Lauderdale and Chicago. There will also be a limited theatrical release of the film in New York (Cinema Village Theater Dec. 7-13) and Beverly Hills (Laemmle Music Hall 3, Dec. 14-20) before the film becomes widely available to the public on Amazon Prime and YouTube on December 15 th.

The four free community screenings and receptions all take place on Tuesday, December 11 th, between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (local times) and include:

About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and why we created this film:

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) has grown from a small community hospice provider, caring for people dying of AIDS in Los Angeles, to the largest global HIV/AIDS organization in the world, now providing care to over one million people in 42 countries. In 2017, AHF marked a momentous milestone – its 30-year anniversary.

Providing and treating human beings with the medicine they need to survive is at the core of our mission. For three decades, our organization has strived towards treating as many people as possible, advocating for lower medication costs. The cost of medicine cannot go down if pharmaceutical companies continue to set and achieve billion-dollar profit goals.

Find more information on ‘DRUG$’ on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DRUGSthefilm.com and follow us on Twitter: @DRUGSthefilm and Instagram: @DRUGSthefilm.

Press assets on DRUG$ available for download on Dropbox:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1,000,000 individuals in 42 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us @aidshealthcare.

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CONTACT: MEDIA:

Ged Kenslea

Senior Director, Communications, AHF

+1.323.308.1833 work

+1.323.791.5526 cell

gedk@aidshealth.orgMarin Austin

Director of Communications, AHF

+1.323.333.7754 mobile

Marin.austin@aidshealth.org

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SOURCE: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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