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A new program to provide free HIV prevention drugs to people who cannot afford them because they do not have health insurance was announced Tuesday by the U.S. government.

New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to Uninsured

Expanding access to PrEP is key part of government's aim of ending nation's HIV epidemic by 2030
Obesity may cause a differential response to antiarrhythmic drugs used to suppress atrial fibrillation

Obesity Mediates Response to Antiarrhythmic Drugs in A-Fib

Reduced response to sodium versus potassium channel blocker AADs seen in obese patients, mice
More than 12 percent of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease report nonadherence to medications due to costs

U.S. Adults With ASCVD Report Skipping Meds Due to Costs

Age <65 years, female sex, high comorbidity burden independently linked to cost-related nonadherence
Levetiracetam

Three Meds Equal as Second-Line Therapy for Status Epilepticus

Levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, valproate treat seizures unresponsive to benzodiazepine in children, adults
The addition of a second and third fracture-associated drug is associated with an increase in hip fracture risk

Taking Multiple Fracture-Linked Meds Ups Risk for Hip Fracture

Addition of second and third fracture-associated drugs linked to increased risk for women and men
In utero exposure to efavirenz is associated with an increased risk for microcephaly among children who are HIV-exposed but uninfected

Maternal Efavirenz May Up Risk for Microcephaly Among Offspring

Maternal efavirenz use tied to increased risk among children who are HIV-exposed but uninfected
In a new clinical practice guideline

Recommendations Developed for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Use of at least five drugs recommended for intensive-phase treatment, four drugs for continuation phase
Prescription opioid use among teens and young adults is higher than expected

~25 Percent of Adolescents, Young Adults Use Rx Opioids

Focus of prevention should include close friends and family members of teens and young adults
For patients with heart failure with left ventricular assist devices

AHA: Neurohormonal Blockade Beneficial for Patients With LVAD

At four years, survival better among patients with LVADs receiving any NHB medication at six months
Acute treatment of migraine with ubrogepant leads to significantly greater rates of pain freedom at two hours than placebo

Ubrogepant Superior to Placebo for Migraine Pain Relief

More participants reported pain freedom at two hours with 50-mg, 25-mg ubrogepant versus placebo