The PPC Stages Successful Die-In at Home of NextSource CEO Robert DiCrisci

On Saturday, January 6, members of the People's Progressive Caucus of Miami-Dade and allies successfully staged a die-in at the luxury condo of NextSource Biotechnology CEO Robert DiCrisci. NextSource has gouged the price of Gleostine, a life-saving cancer drug, 1400% since 2013, blatantly extorting the sick and dying. More than a dozen local activists gathered at Brickell Park, marched down Brickell Avenue, and arrived at DiCrisci's condo. Once arrived at the condo, the activists called DiCrisci by name and demanded that he reduce the price of Gleostine to 2013 levels. They then collapsed on the ground in symbolic death for two minutes, to show DiCrisci the effect that his actions have had on the people.

The activists were joined by Michael A. Hepburn, a Democrat running for Congressional District 27 to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen when she retires at the end of this year.

Hepburn said, "Now is the time to stand up against predators like Robert and others just like him that believe in putting profits first. I'm standing up to become your Congressman because I believe in putting people over profits."