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Title: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
Post by: OneTampa on October 08, 2019, 10:04:54 pm
The state is the first in the nation to expand access this way, something advocates say is key for rural and minority populations.
BY TRUDY RING
OCTOBER 07 2019 7:40 PM EDT


Link:

https://www.advocate.com/health/2019/10/07/california-makes-prep-and-pep-available-without-prescription?fbclid=IwAR0QReemVmgQ08df0LmO6-blqprY3V8PUzbNqygPyN9LXSPel4DkpIfP_e0[/size]
Title: Re: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
Post by: Jim Allen on October 29, 2019, 04:41:49 pm
I do think this is good. I know there are arguments against it but I think the benefits this brings to the widest number of people outways them.

Senate Bill 159 will expand access to the prevention drugs, its backers say, as the need to obtain a prescription is a barrier for many people. The bill authorizes pharmacists to furnish at least a 30-day supply and up to a 60-day supply of drugs used for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, without a prescription, according to a press release from Equality California, a cosponsor of the bill. It also allows them to provide a full course of drugs used for post-exposure prophylaxis, of PEP.
Title: Re: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
Post by: BKKKevin on October 30, 2019, 10:27:36 pm
This is good news - But they donít make any progress on cost?...
My assumption is these meds are still $1,000+ for 30 day supply?...
Not something people will just pop into the Wallgreens for...

Here in Thailand generic Truvada is about $20 for 30 days...
Title: Re: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
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Title: Re: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
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Title: Re: California Makes PrEP and PEP Available Without Prescription...
Post by: Jim Allen on February 05, 2020, 03:47:13 am
 :)

https://www.poz.com/article/prep-may-available-without-docs-prescription-two-states
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Colorado and Oregon could become the next two states to allow pharmacists to prescribe pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) without a doctorís prescription. Lawmakers in both states introduced legislation earlier this year to allow easier and faster access to the HIV prevention pills.

Last year, California passed a similar bill. It went into effect January 1, 2020.

Colorado lawmakers introduced a bill on January 1 that would allow pharmacists to prescribe PrEP or PEP without a prescription from a doctor. The legislation would also prevent health insurers from requiring their clients to obtain an authorization before using their insurance to pay for the preventive meds, according to the Loveland Reporter Herald.

More than 14,000 people are living with HIV in Colorado, reports the newspaper.

In Oregon, lawmakers introduced similar bills. Advocates told the Portland Mercury that the legislation is needed to help people in rural areas more easily access health care resources.