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Removable PrEP implant produces high drug levels in rabbits; further studies planned

A small removable plastic implant resembling a tiny piece of dry spaghetti is capable of delivering sustained levels of the drug tenofovir, researchers told last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference (HIVR4P 2018) in Madrid. The drug delivery capability of the implants was tested on rabbits and will now advance into tests on dogs and… Read More »

Humana rides high in third quarter on Medicare Advantage revenue and membership growth

Humana is the latest insurer to report earnings gains during the third quarter driven by its Medicare Advantage business. Humana earned $ 901 million, compared to $ 799 during the third quarter a year ago. Total earnings this year are $ 1.6 billion. Solid membership and earnings growth in 2018 are paving the way for… Read More »

Hispanic Women at High Risk for Neural Tube Defects, May Not Have Adequate Dietary Folic Acid

Because folate deficiency in pregnant women has been associated with an increased risk of neural tube defects, including anencephaly and spina bifida, it is recommended that all women take folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy.  In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required (since 1996) the addition of folic acid to many… Read More »