Monthly Archives: July 2015

CVS accused of overcharging thousands of customers for generic drugs in suit

 From NYDailyNews.com SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES CVS is accused of overcharging some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, a suit filed in San Francisco court alleges. SAN FRANCISCO — CVS Health Corp. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on CVS accused of overcharging thousands of customers for generic drugs in suit

Costly to Treat, Hepatitis C Gains Quietly in U.S.

By ABBY GOODNOUGHJULY 23, 2015 Photo Jerry Searp, 34, of Crescent Spring, Ky., says he stopped injecting heroin in November 2011 and tested positive for hepatitis C a few months later. CreditWilliam DeShazer for The New York Times EDGEWOOD, Ky. — … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Costly to Treat, Hepatitis C Gains Quietly in U.S.

HIV discoverer: ‘To develop a cure is almost impossible’

Meera Senthilingam, for CNN Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, at the International AIDS Society Conference, in Vancouver. Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world. Vancouver (CNN)She’s the woman who co-discovered HIV in 1983, and won a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on HIV discoverer: ‘To develop a cure is almost impossible’

Teenager controls HIV infection without drugs for more than 12 years

(CNN) A French teenager infected at birth with HIV has shown the ability to control levels of the infection in her body — without being on antiretroviral treatment. The finding provides new hope that a “functional” cure for HIV — where … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Teenager controls HIV infection without drugs for more than 12 years

New saliva test may catch Alzheimer’s disease early

(CNN) A test detecting Alzheimer’s disease early may become easily available thanks to one plentiful bodily substance: saliva, a recently released study shows. The saliva test was presented at the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington this week. Though … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New saliva test may catch Alzheimer’s disease early

Here’s What Low-Income Families Think About Mandatory Vaccination

from huffingtonpost.com From the Twitterverse to the Golden Gate Bridge, California’s strict new law requiring childhood vaccination generated very public blowback last week. Many affluent parents have been vocal in their opposition to mandatory vaccination. The views of lower-income parents … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Here’s What Low-Income Families Think About Mandatory Vaccination