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First Two- Drug, Single Tablet Complete Regimen Approved By FDA

Today The #FDA approved JULUCA the first 2 drug complete regimen to treat select individuals who are virally suppressed. The regimen contains integrase inhibitor dolutegravir and NNRTI rilpivirine.   Dolutegravir is also known as TIVICAY® and is marketed by ViiV Healthcare. Dolutegravir is also one of the components of Triumeq. Rilpivirine is known as EDURANT®…

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A Few Pointers To Help Save Money And Avoid The Strain Of Medicare Enrollment

By Susan Jaffe Older or disabled Americans with Medicare coverage have probably noticed an uptick in mail solicitations from health insurance companies, which can mean only one thing: It’s time for the annual Medicare open enrollment. Most beneficiaries have from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 to decide which of dozens of private plans offer the…

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Trump Acting Solo: What You Need To Know About Changes To The Health Law

By Julie Rovner and Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Appleby October 13, 2017 Apparently frustrated by Congress’ inability to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump this week decided to take matters into his own hands. Late Thursday evening, the White House announced it would cease key payments to insurers. Earlier on…

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New Law Challenges ‘Evils’ Of Pharma Profits, California Governor Claims

By April Dembosky, KQED California Gov. Jerry Brown defied the drug industry Monday by signing a sweeping drug price transparency bill that will force drugmakers to publicly justify big price hikes. “Californians have a right to know why their medical costs are out of control, especially when pharmaceutical profits are soaring,” Brown said. “This measure…

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Whichever Way ‘Repeal and Replace’ Blows, Pharma Is Due For Windfall

By Emily Kopp California Healthline The pharmaceutical industry could see windfall profits from a little-noticed tweak to the insurance market tucked into the Trump administration’s draft executive order on drug prices, experts say. The short, technical paragraph calls for the Internal Revenue Service to allow patients with high-deductible health plans to receive care for chronic…

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California Sued For Allegedly Substandard Medi-Cal Care

By Ana B. Ibarra “California Healthline” Civil rights advocates sued California on Wednesday, alleging that care provided by Medi-Cal, the state’s health program for low-income people, is substandard and disproportionately hurts Latinos — by far the largest group of enrollees. The lawsuit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court by the Mexican American Legal Defense and…

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Trump’s Surgeon General Pick Built Name Fighting HIV And Opioids In Indiana

By Emily Forman, Side Effects Public Media July 7, 2017 Several weeks before President Donald Trump nominated Indiana’s state health commissioner Jerome Adams to be the next U.S. surgeon general, Adams toured the Salvation Army Harbor Light detox center in Indianapolis, the only treatment facility in the state for people without insurance. Adams’ supporters say…

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Safe Under The ACA, Patients With Preexisting Conditions Now Fear Bias

By Charlotte Huff June 29, 2017 Cheasanee Huette, a 20-year-old college student in Northern California, is worried. Two years ago, knowing she was protected by the Affordable Care Act’s guarantees of coverage for preexisting conditions, she decided to find out if she carried the same genetic mutation that eventually killed her mother. She tested positive…

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Winners And Losers: 40 Is Old In Senate GOP Health Plan’s Subsidy Structure

By Julie Appleby June 22, 2017   People getting subsidies to help buy health insurance would see at least three sharp changes — tied to both age and income — that could dramatically affect how much they pay for coverage if the Senate Republican health plan becomes law. The Senate bill released Thursday would reduce…

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Promises Made To Protect Preexisting Conditions Prove Hollow

By Jay Hancock and Rachel Bluth June 22, 2017 Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage for people with cancer, mental illness and other chronic illness. But the legislation may do no such thing, according to health law experts who have read it closely. Built into the…

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