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FDA Issues Final Industry Guidance for Developing Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Treatment

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This week, FDA announced the availability of a final guidance [PDF 610 KB] for industry entitled “Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Infection: Developing Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment.” The guidance provides recommendations for the development of antiretroviral drugs regulated within the FDA Center for…

LGBT Americans: Time to Enroll in Health Coverage!

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The 2016 open enrollment season has begun. Through January 31, 2016, you can apply for a 2016 health plan, renew your current plan, or pick a new plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. This is important news for all Americans,…

Federal Agencies Continue Work to Develop NHAS Action Plan

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Since the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 [PDF 2,230 KB] was released in late July, representatives of 10 federal agencies plus the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have been working within their departments as well as collaboratively across agencies to identify…

#APHA15 Social Media Lab: Where digital and health communications meet!

New Media | November 10, 2015 Read the full post
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For the third year in a row, we collaborated with APHA  to provide free social media technical assistance (TA) at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting . Over 130 conference attendees stopped by the “Social Media Lab.” They received personal…

FDA approves new treatment for HIV

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Cross-posted from FDA Newsroom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Genvoya (a fixed-dose combination tablet containing elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide) as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients 12 years of age and…

Prescription Drugs: Advancing Ideas to Improve Access, Affordability, and Innovation

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Cross-posted from CMS Blog

Recently, prescription drugs have been in the news a lot, particularly with respect to their cost.  Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to manage chronic illnesses or treat acute conditions, and drug innovation has resulted in better health outcomes…

World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now

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Cross-posted from The White House - Blog

Summary: The U.S. government theme for World AIDS Day 2015 will be “The Time to Act Is Now” We are pleased to announce the theme for World AIDS Day 2015: The Time to Act Is Now. There is no better…

Round-Up: 2016 Open Enrollment Begins and Other ACA News

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Over the past week, there have been several important developments with the Affordable Care Act. Montana Becomes the 30th State to Expand Medicaid Secretary Burwell announces that Montana opts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, bringing much-needed access…