Trending News Today: HIV Advocates Push for Increased PrEP Use Among Black Women

HIV advocates suggest that prevention campaigns should focus on reaching more black women with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), NPR reported. According to the article, Leisha McKinley-Beach, a national HIV/AIDS consultant, said that the “unequal roll-out of PrEP to women” should be resolved in the Trump administration’s new plan to eradicate HIV. Black women make up 62% of all new HIV diagnoses among women, but knowledge about PrEP among women, particularly for black and Latina women, is low, the article reported.
Johnson & Johnson announced it would start disclosing list prices of its prescription drugs in television ads, The Associated Press reported. According to the article, the company will begin with its medication Xarelto and will provide the pill’s list price plus typical out-of-pocket costs in the commercial. Johnson & Johnson will be the first drug manufacturer to include its list prices in its TV ads, the article reported.
The FDA is cracking down on Walgreens after finding that 22% of the 6350 stores it has inspected sold tobacco products to minors, The Hill reported. According to the article, the agency is putting the pharmacy chain on notice and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has requested a meeting with Walgreens’ corporate management to warn them about additional enforcement avenues. A Walgreens spokesman said in a statement that the company is taking steps to address the problem, the article reported.

Stay up to date on the latest news in specialty pharmacy by getting Specialty Pharmacy Times in your mailbox or inbox for free!

Click here to sign up for free for the bi-monthly Specialty Pharmacy Times print journal delivered to your address.

Click here to sign up for our email newsletters delivered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in addition to breaking news alerts.

Click here to follow us on Facebook. 

Click here to follow us on Twitter. 

Click here to join our LinkedIn group. 

Related Articles

Top news of the day from across the health care landscape.
Top news of the day from across the health care landscape.
Top news of the day from across the health care landscape.
Company Profile >
Industry Guide >
Market News >
Peer Exchange >
Conferences >
Subscribe >
Specialty Times Resources
About Us
Contact Us
Terms & Conditions
MJH Associates >
Pharmacy Times
American Journal of Managed Care
MD Magazine
Targeted Oncology
Physicians' Education Resource
Pharmacy & Healthcare Communications, LLC
2 Clarke Drive
Suite 100
Cranbury, NJ 08512
P: 609-716-7777
F: 609-716-4747

Copyright Specialty Pharmacy Times 2006-2019
Pharmacy & Healthcare Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved.