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The Washington Post: An HIV treatment cost taxpayers millions. The government patented it. But a pharma giant is making billions.

“The CDC has all these patents and is allowing Gilead to rip off the American people at the expense of public health,’’ said James Krellenstein, an HIV/AIDS activist and co-founder of the PrEP4All Collaboration, who has spent months digging into the government patents. Instead of enforcing the patent, Krellenstein said, CDC officials are “twiddling their thumbs.’’