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Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug

Settling allegations of discrimination filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, Mutual of Omaha has agreed not to deny insurance to people who use medications to prevent H.I.V. infection. The insurer also has settled a lawsuit brought by an unidentified gay man in Massachusetts who was turned down for long-term-care insurance after acknowledging that he… Read More »

Doctors warn blood pressure patients: Keep taking the pills

The discovery has led to four batches of medication being withdrawn from pharmacies involving up to 165,000 pill packets. The drug, irbesartan hydrochlorothiazide, is designed to reduce high blood pressure, preventing strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. The affected products are feared to have possible contamination from N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), used widely in industrial processes including the… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »