Washington, DC - The resignation yesterday of Bolivian President Evo Morales is a significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere.  After nearly 14 years and his recent attempt to override the Bolivian constitution and the will of the people, Morales’s departure preserves democracy and paves the way for the Bolivian people to have their voices heard.  

Arlington, Virginia - Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Veterans Day Observance:

Washington, DC - "We must strive to build communities that truly serve, support, and protect our veterans from the very first moment they return to civilian life." ~ President Donald J. Trump

Baltimore, Maryland - A Navy employee, who resided in Silver Spring, Maryland, before moving to Japan, was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for the production, transportation and possession of child pornography.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced Thursday that the United States has filed a complaint alleging infringement by Gilead Sciences Inc. and Gilead Sciences Ireland UC (collectively, Gilead) of four U.S. patents awarded to and owned by the United States, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  These patents cover specific drug regimens used for pre-exposure prophylaxis (commonly referred to as PrEP) that prevents HIV transmission.  The complaint alleges infringement in connection with two of Gilead’s drugs, Truvada® and Descovy®, which Gilead markets for use to prevent HIV as part of the PrEP regimen. 

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced Thursday that Fagron Holding USA LLC (Fagron) has agreed to pay $22.05 million to resolve allegations concerning the establishment of false and inflated Average Wholesale Prices (AWPs) by its wholly owned subsidiary Freedom Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Freedom) for active pharmaceutical ingredients used in compound prescriptions.  Freedom’s pricing scheme caused pharmacies that purchased Freedom’s compound ingredients to submit false prescription claims to the Defense Health Agency, which administers the TRICARE Program for the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers Compensation Programs (federal healthcare programs).