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Kaiser Removes HIV Meds from 'Specialty' Tier; CA Bills Seek Drug Cost Curbs

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 28
Kaiser Permanente has stopped charging people more for HIV drugs and is offering refunds for the exorbitant copays some of its patients faced. The decision comes as two CA state lawmakers have introduced bills meant to address high drug prices.

3D-Printed Heart Saves Baby's Life

SCIENCE | Dec 11
Born with a heart defect, 16-month-old Esther Perez was on the brink of life and death. But surgeons at a Los Angeles hospital stepped in, using a 3D-printed heart.

Triumeq to End Gilead's Monopoly on Single-Tablet HIV Meds

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
The recent approval of ViiV Healthcare's once-daily, single-tablet anti-HIV regimen, Triumeq, will mean that the market monopoly currently held by Gilead Sciences will soon come to an end.

Medical Groups Question Price of New Hep C Drug

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Mar 11
The high cost of an innovative hepatitis C drug that was only recently hailed as a breakthrough treatment is causing skepticism from some health care providers.

UK Seeks Public Input on Making 3-Parent Embryos

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Feb 28
Britain is inviting the public to weigh in on draft rules allowing scientists to create embryos using DNA from three people -- a man and two women -- to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.

U.S. Doctors Urge Wider Use of Cholesterol Drugs

HEALTH | By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 13
The nation’s first new heart disease prevention guidelines in a decade focus more broadly on risk and moving away from specific targets for cholesterol.

DC on Fast Track to Decriminalizing Pot Possession

HEALTH | By Ben Nuckols | Nov 3
The D.C. Council is poised to approve a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot, and Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray announced last month that he supports it. He could sign the bill into law as early as January.

California to Test Pill for HIV Prevention

HIV/AIDS | Apr 19
California will test an HIV-prevention pill in an attempt to slow the spread of the disease in the state, researchers announced Tuesday.

Medical Schools Teaching Little About Gay Health

HEALTH | By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 7
Future doctors aren’t learning much about the unique health needs of gays and lesbians, a survey of medical school deans suggests.

Abbott withdraws diet pill in US, Canada

HEALTH | Oct 11
Abbott Laboratories says it is withdrawing its diet pill Meridia in the U.S. and Canada, almost a year after studies showed the drug increases the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with a history of heart disease.

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