California OKs pharmacists to dispense HIV prevention meds

Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor’s prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce the spread of infection. Advocates…


Exclusive: Top drug lobbyist to depart next year

“The pharmaceutical industry is at a reputational bottom,” Greenwood said in an interview with POLITICO, noting the shift from earlier points in his lobbying career when lawmakers struck compromises to balance incentives for new medical…


How Pete Buttigieg would lower drug prices

“It’s time for a new era of leadership in Washington ready and eager to make drugs affordable and take on pharmaceutical companies,” his plan reads. “Pete has the courage to break with the status quo…





Does telehealth save money? The jury’s still out.

Insurers’ degree of willingness to take a bet that telehealth will reduce spending reflects their philosophy, she said: “Do they want to try something or do they want to wait til it’s proven?” Hopeful that…


The Scoop: October 2 Edition

In this edition Window shopping available now in four states’ exchanges: California, Idaho, Maryland, and New York Idaho is seeking federal approval for a Medicaid work requirement Wyoming coal miners who lost their insurance at…