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Coverage Helps Fight Opiod Addiction

Coverage Helps Fight Opiod Addiction

A study from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health found states where Medicaid coverage was expanded under the Affordable Care Act had an increase in prescriptions for a drug to combat opioid addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 15,000 people died in the ...

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What’s in Your Prescription?

What’s in Your Prescription?

If your doctor prescribes medicine for you, make sure you’ve told him or her about any other medicines you are currently taking, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements. You also need to talk about any allergies you have or any side effects you’ve had with other drugs.When you get a new ...

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New PrEP Study Results

New PrEP Study Results

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, a drug taken daily to prevent HIV, was reportedly shown in a new study to be as safe for users as taking aspirin. PrEP is a combination of the drugs emtricitabine and tenofovir, marketed as the drug Truvada, that can be taken by HIV-negative people at risk for contracting the ...

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Kidney Disease Strikes More Black Men

Kidney Disease Strikes More Black Men

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a common cause of kidney disease in adults in the United States. In this disease, patients have high amounts of protein in the urine. This can cause swelling in parts of the body, commonly the legs. FSGS is twice as common in African-American than white patients. The ...

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