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UnitedHealthcare spurns Gilead’s newer PrEP drug Descovy as Truvada generic looms: report

UnitedHealthcare has a history of limiting HIV drug costs, including offering cash incentives to patients who opt for low-priced regimens. Now, in a potentially major blow to HIV giant Gilead Sciences, the insurer has set its eyes on one of the California drugmaker’s new therapies. Gilead’s new HIV PrEP option, Descovy, will no longer be covered… Read More »

Black, Latino children at higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalizations, report finds

Health News A father and daughter adjust protective face masks worn to prevent coronavirus at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest outside of the White House on June 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) Black and Latino children are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 complications than their white counterparts,… Read More »

Maine hospital sees coronavirus resurgence after state visitors report positive tests

A Maine hospital saw a resurgence of coronavirus cases after months without a positive COVID-19 test after visitors to Acadia National Park learned they tested positive during a trip to the Pine Tree State. “After several months without a positive COVID-19 test result, Mount Desert Island Hospital has resulted in three new cases in the… Read More »

White House denies report that national coronavirus testing plan was scrapped to hurt blue states

Admiral Brett Giroir, U.S. Assistant Secretary For Health, speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Erin Scott | Pool | Reuters The White House on Friday denied a report claiming the Trump administration scrapped plans for a national coronavirus testing strategy to make Democratic governors in… Read More »

Florida health officials walk back report that more than 260 Orlando airport workers tested positive for COVID-19

A nurse administers a coronavirus test. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Even though it’s been reported that a whopping 260 workers at the Orlando International Airport have tested positive for the coronavirus, airport officials are pushing back to say that’s necessarily the case. READ MORE:  Scams on the rise during coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, Florida Gov.… Read More »

Coronavirus: Leaked BAME report shows virus recommendations

The government is facing growing pressure to publish recommendations to protect black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people from Covid-19. The British Medical Association is asking why pages with recommendations to safeguard BAME communities were “omitted” from a key report. In a letter to the health secretary, the head of the doctors’ union called for… Read More »