Nearly 950K Enrolled in Fed Exchange Since Open Enrollment Ended


California Healthline, Friday, August 14, 2015 Nearly 950,000 U.S. residents have selected health plans through the federal exchange since the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period ended in February, the Wall Street Journal reports (Armour, Wall Street Journal, 8/13). Background Individuals who have “qualifying life events” — such as moving to another state, getting married,…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Just Be”


Mich’s Monday Mantra is brought to you by Your Online HIV Pharmacist from HIV Thrive. Today’s Mantra is Just Be. Sit back , relax enjoy and JUST BE #MindsetMatters  

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Whatever You Do, Do It Now There Are Only So Many Tomorrows”


Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from your Online HIV Pharmacist. We are coming to you from the cliffs above Dana Point Harbor. Our Mantra for today is Whatever You Want To Do, Do It Now- There Are Only So Many Tomorrows. This is a quote from Michael Landon and it rings so true.…

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What To Do About High-Priced Drugs?


 California Healthline, Thursday, July 30, 2015 Is it possible to put a price tag on good health? How much is too much to pay for feeling good? These aren’t new questions, but on the cusp of two new eras, they take on new urgency and new meaning. The two new eras: New drugs — with…

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Lawsuit Alleges CVS Overcharged for Generic Rxs


California Healthline, Monday, August 3, 2015 Hundreds of thousands of people since 2008 might have been deliberately overcharged for generic drugs by CVS Health, according to a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in San Francisco. The class-action lawsuit alleges that CVS intended that its Health Savings Pass program, which gives discounts on generic…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Carpe Diem”


Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. Our mantra today is “Carpe Diem” or “Seize The Day” and we are coming to you from Dana Point Harbor in Dana Point, California. On those days when you feel stuck and feel that you aren’t moving forward get up…

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It’s All About The Money: How Mandatory Mail Order Pharmacy Puts The Lives of People Living With HIV and Hepatitis C At Risk


Michelle Sherman from MichRx Pharmacist Consulting Services, Inc and has a guest blog featured at the ADAP Advocacy Association on the very important topic of Mail Order Pharmacy. You can read the article HERE

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Anthem, Cigna Appear Close To Reaching $48B Merger Deal


 California Healthline, Friday, July 24, 2015 On Friday, Anthem announced it has agreed to acquire Cigna for $48.4 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. The total deal, including debt, is valued at $54.2 billion (Mattioli et al., Wall Street Journal, 7/24). Background Cigna last month rejected a $47 billion takeover bid from Anthem, following months…

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Study Sheds Light on How Tenofovir is Processed in Different Body Tissues


Written by Liz Highleyman; Tenofovir, which is widely used for HIV treatment and prevention, is activated in a tissue-specific manner, being processed by different enzymes in immune cells, the vagina, and the colon, according to a study published in the July 19 advance edition of EBioMedicine. These findings have implications for the effectiveness of…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Summer Fun”


Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from Main Beach in Laguna Beach ,California. Our Mantra today is “Summer Fun” Are you enjoying Summer, taking a break and being out there and having Fun Enjoy  

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