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An Activist’s Protocol Review Toolkit

May 2017

An Activist's Protocol Review Toolkit is designed to facilitate community participation in the development and review of clinical trials protocols. The three tools contained in the toolkit will help Community Advisory Boards (CABs) think through different aspects of trial design and implementation, organize feedback for the research team, and evaluate impact on study design and implementation.

NEW YORK, NY, May 4, 2017 – Treatment Action Group (TAG) condemns the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) today by the House of Representatives and calls for critical community action as the dangerous bill now heads to Senate.

As noted by numerous analyses of the bill, the AHCA threatens decades of progress made in providing vital access to health care, prevention and treatment for communities living with, or vulnerable to HIV, HCV and TB.

A Joint Statement from Counter Narrative Project, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance, Positive Women's Network - USA, TransLatin@ Coalition, Treatment Action Group, the US People Living with HIV Caucus and Venas Abiertas

Sign on here

no one leaves home unless 
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border 
when you see the whole city running as well…

you have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land…

no one chooses refugee camps 
or strip searches where your body is left aching
or prison, 
because prison is safer 
than a city of fire…
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By Tim Horn

With every major election, particularly one that secures or fortifies Republican control of the White House, Senate, or House of Representatives, a certain amount of worry and strategy realignment is to be expected from public health activists and civil society.

TAGline Spring 2017

A LUTA CONTINUA!

With every major election, particularly one that secures or fortifies Republican control of the White House, Senate, or House of Representatives, a certain amount of worry and strategy realignment is to be expected from public health activists and civil society.

The 21st Century Cures Act and a right-wing war on regulations are direct threats to FDA evidentiary requirements for drugs, biologics, and devices

By Tim Horn and Suraj Madoori

What could possibly be wrong with legislation beamishly called the 21st Century Cures Act? Signed by President Obama during his final days in office, the bill’s appeal and broad bipartisan support are understandable.

How the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant stance threatens human rights, public health, and the lives of people living with TB

By Erica Lessem and Suraj Madoori

Perhaps the most recognizable symbol of the current presidential administration and the campaign that led Donald Trump to the White House is the wall. In 2015, then-candidate Trump first announced his intention to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.

Lingering Republican threats to the ACA and Medicaid do no favors for America’s working poor    

By Annette Gaudino

The 2016 election is in large part a story of the failure of existing health policy to adequately address a health crisis among the working class. The largest voter margins in favor of Trump comprise many people in poor health. This includes the opioid overdose epidemic currently occurring among predominantly white, suburban, and rural communities battered by deindustrialization and dimmed economic prospects.

Trump’s early tough talk on drug pricing is now a pro-industry, anti-regulation GOP dreamscape

By Bryn Gay

Unaffordable drug prices were a hot-button topic on the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign trail and remain a significant source of frustration among Democrats and Republicans in Congress. This common ground, backed by public opinion (see sidebar), can be leveraged to steer drug-pricing legislation and regulations toward truly bold initiatives that prioritize affordable treatment access.


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Mobilizing to defend biomedical research investments and scientific integrity as essential for public health, safety, and well-being

By Kenyon Farrow and Mike Frick

One of the more memorable moments of resistance to the Trump administration’s and GOP-controlled Congress’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took place on February 9, 2017 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at a town hall meeting organized by Republican Representative Diane Black.

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