Leading research and advocacy organizations are sounding alarms on stagnating and even rising infection rates in settings where adolescent girls and young women bear the greatest burden of new infections. But new prevention methods on the horizon, called multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs), offer protection against HIV as well as an opportunity to simultaneously engage in family planning and reduce other sexual and reproductive health risks with discreet tools that are user-controlled.
The number of people who have trouble paying their medical bills has plummeted in the past five years as more people have gained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and gotten jobs as the economy has improved.
Reading some news reports, you might wonder about the benefits for patients of the 21st Century Cures Act. This massive piece of legislation focused on medical research and innovation, has been scripted and re-scripted. The latest version, a 996-page document, includes some odd provisions and compromises I'd prefer to scuttle.
Tackling high drug costs in the Trump era | Politico
The rising costs of prescription medicines have made headlines for the past two years. From the dramatic new cancer breakthroughs to century-old drugs, spiraling price tags have caught lawmakers' eyes. Martin Shkreli's AIDS drug price hike and the soaring cost of EpiPen, insulin, and other lifesaving treatments have added to mounting public pressure. Polls show both Democratic and Republican voters consistently rate the cost of medicine as their No. 1 health concern.