A blistering takedown of a venal healthcare system that prizes corporate profit over saving lives…featuring interviews with insiders, experts and crusading politicians…(the film)revolves around a central question increasingly asked by patients paying exorbitant drug prices: is staying alive worth the cost?
— Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
A story that unpacks the mystery of modern medicine’s skyrocketing price tag and how it affects the people struggling to stay alive.
Narrated by Academy Award® Winner J.K. Simmons, DRUG$ is a feature-length documentary about the soaring price of medicines in the U.S., featuring 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.
This film is presented in partnership with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Join us after the screening for a panel discussion featuring Moderator Kendall Moore, Talk Show Host for Chicago station 1690 AM WVON, and Associate Director of Community Outreach and Mobilization for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The panel includes David Poole, Director of Legislative Affairs, Southern Bureau, AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
This film has free admission; guests are encouraged to reserve their tickets in advance.