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The Well Project

Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

...review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determines if the drug is safe for people to take and if it works. With innovation, time, money, and a lot of paperwork, a new drug can move out of the lab and into the pharmacy. New Ideas, New Drugs The first step in drug development is basic science research. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and pharmaceutical companies fund most basic science research in the U.S. To...
Ask the Experts

where to get meds

I currently live in a nursing facility 55 yr old male and in good health other than hiv which is undetectable. i have both medicare and medicaid and get my meds from the facility pharmacy. i have silverscript that pays for my meds combivir and...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...medicare you should not have to worry about payment and co-pays, etc. Since you are on disability you may want to look at a pharmacy that would deliver your meds to your home, your doc can renew scripts from the office. You should ask the case... Read more »

Insurance motive's for new in-service questionable

Dear Lynn,I receive insurance through my employer where I have worked for 5 years. I was diagnosed HIV+ in April 2008 and after consideration and testing, I was just recently was prescribed with Atripla through my physician who is on the health...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...good plan with broad coverage. this is done with many types of medications, including medications for arthritis, diabetes, AIDS, etc. Read more »

Huge Increase in Co-Pay

I have been HIV positive since summer, 1993 and was on various drug treatments over the next few years with good results. In 2004 I went off meds completely with little change to my viral load and CD4 counts until last year.I began taking Atripla in...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...should check at open enrollment which plan would offer the most comprehensive coverage for you.Have you tried the Specialty Pharmacy? Is there an out-of-pocket maximum under this program? Read more »

Physician with probable HIV infection

Dr. Frascino, I am a practing physician whose partner recently tested positive for HIV. Given the time we have been together I am quite sure I am positive as well. I currently have no symptoms and I am very leary of having my practice partners and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure. If positive, your options for remaining completely anonymous are limited. You could find a private practice with an HIV specialist who is willing to work closely with you to protect your privacy. To remain completely anonymous you would... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Examines Small Pharmacies' Efforts to Provide Specialized Services to People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Post-Dispatch on Wednesday examined the efforts of some small pharmacies to provide specialized services to people living with HIV/AIDS. According to the Post-Dispatch , HIV/AIDS care is "resisting" the pharmaceutical industry's overall trend... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Small Pharmacy Offers Help to HIV Patients

...detection and treatment as keys to survival, Diaz conducts outreach programs, participates in health fairs, and distributes HIV/AIDS information. And, as insurance plans and assistance programs are critical for people who cannot afford drugs or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Third HIV/AIDS Pharmacy Set for Walgreen: Purchase of Former Glenview C&M Store Enables Move

... Walgreen Co. has purchased C&M pharmacy in suburban Glenview and will run its third Chicago area HIV/AIDS specialty pharmacy at that location. The announcement, made Wednesday, marks Walgreen's fifth acquisition since November in its Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe Pharmacies Facing HIV/AIDS Drug Shortages

...country's pharmacies are out of stock, state media reported Tuesday, the SAPA/ Independent Online reports. Treatments for HIV/AIDS, malaria, diabetes, high blood pressure and epilepsy now are found in only about one in four pharmacies in the... Read more »
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Recommendations for pharmacy in NYC?

Posted by MinNYC
...Can someone please recommend a trustworthy pharmacy in Manhattan for HIV medication? Prefer below 23rd St. I'd been using Village Apothecary, but have to switch because of repeated Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, and we're getting the word out now. Our pharmacy, called Can Do Meds, offers over 11,000 prescription medications shipped from an international network of... Read more »

Treated as worthless

Posted by Lomitadaren
...This is a prime example of how vulnerable we (PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, Read more »

Kaiser making it difficult to get HIV drugs in OC

Posted by Drm, 1 Reply
...Kaiser suggested I enroll in the program. After enrolling, I ordered a refill of my meds to be picked up at my closest Kaiser pharmacy. I went and they said they do not honor the plan, the only pharmacy that does is at the main facility in... Read more »