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Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

Medicaid Transformation Project releases Phase One report

The Medicaid Transformation Project, founded by the healthcare network AVIA and former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, released its Phase One report this week after two years of operation.  Some 30 health systems and the Veterans Health Administration are MTP members, comprising 378 hospitals in 28 states.  Phase One focused on evaluating… Read More »

Major U.S. Health Insurers Report Big Profits, Benefiting From the Pandemic

The nation’s leading health insurers are experiencing an embarrassment of profits. Some of the largest companies, including Anthem, Humana and UnitedHealth Group, are reporting second-quarter earnings that are double what they were a year ago. And while insurance profits are capped under the Affordable Care Act, with the requirement that consumers should benefit from such… Read More »

White House seeks to block funds for coronavirus testing and tracing in relief bill, report says

US President Donald Trump holds up swabs as he speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 19, 2020. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images The White House is trying to block billions of dollars for coronavirus testing and contact tracing in the upcoming stimulus… Read More »

Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19, says public health report

FILE PHOTO: Names of people who have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen on a memorial in Clapton, London, Britain, June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Black and Asian people in England are up to 50% more likely to die after being infected with COVID-19, an official study said on… Read More »