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Gilead’s Descovy nabs PrEP nod. Next step: Convert Truvada patients before generics hit

Clock’s ticking. After an expected FDA nod for Descovy as the second HIV PrEP drug, Gilead Sciences now has one year to convince its current Truvada takers to switch over before generics hit. The FDA approval is for Descovy use in men and transgender women for HIV prevention. The exclusion of cisgender women from the label… Read More »

More than 180K patients affected by data breach at Presbyterian

New Mexico’s Presbyterian Healthcare Services was the victim of a phishing attack on its email system that affected 183,370 individuals, according to the Department of Health and Human Services breach portal. The not-for-profit healthcare system, with nine hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group with more than 900 providers and a statewide health plan, reported that last… Read More »

Enterovirus antibodies detected in acute flaccid myelitis patients

A new study analyzing samples from patients with and without acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) provides additional evidence for an association between the rare but often serious condition that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, and infection with non-polio enteroviruses. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, funded… Read More »