December 27, 2012

The Obama administration recently stressed the importance of increasing coverage of HIV treatment, as well as increasing access to HIV testing and counseling. It's an initiative that Walgreens, with more than 700 HIV-specialized pharmacies and over 2,000 pharmacists with special HIV/AIDS-accredited educational training, follows closely. Walgreens' senior manager for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis pharmacy services Glen Pietrandoni talked with DSN on the scope of Walgreens' HIV/AIDS services.

May 11, 2015

GlaxoSmithKline pledges $20 million toward creation of Qura Therapeutics, a joint venture with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dedicated to finding a cure for HIV.

April 22, 2015

With the United States expected to face a growing shortage of primary care physicians over the next decade, support for point-of-care testing in community pharmacies is growing.

April 22, 2015

Walgreens displays Well Beyond HIV campaign art exhibit in San Francisco. 

April 6, 2015

Public health exchange enrollees fill more prescriptions, but also opt more often for generics or 90-day fills, than their commercial plan counterparts. 

 

February 26, 2015

A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test for HIV or syphilis in just 15 minutes.

 

February 4, 2015

Are community-based pharmacists underused in the care of persons living with HIV? 

January 30, 2015

ONE Condoms on Thursday announced the launch of a national HIV prevention campaign that features a coalition of visual artists, musicians, celebrities and public health agencies.

January 27, 2015

HIV patients using a mobile app are 2.9 times more likely to be adherent.

January 13, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday announced the launch of Well Beyond HIV, a national campaign highlighting people aging well beyond their HIV diagnosis.

December 2, 2014

International HIV/AIDS activist and humanitarian Hydeia Broadbent teamed up with Ampro Industries to spread "A Positive Message" this World AIDS Day, recognized annually on Dec. 1.

November 26, 2014

Just 30% of Americans with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, and approximately two-thirds of those whose virus was out of control had been diagnosed but were no longer in care.

November 13, 2014

CVS Health is embarking on an outreach campaign to help customers understand the insurance options during the upcoming Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period of Nov. 15 to Feb. 15.

September 12, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2014 Research and Hope Awards. 

September 10, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 44 medicines and vaccines for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

July 21, 2014

The annual rate of HIV diagnoses dropped by 33% between 2002 and 2011, according to a research letter in this week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

June 17, 2014

In support of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of about 200 public and private sector partners united in response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS service organizations across the country to encourage community members to take advantage of free HIV testing.

May 15, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday released guidance advising practitioners to offer an HIV prevention pill to healthy individuals who are at high risk for an HIV infection, according to published reports.

April 18, 2014

Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to HIV infection rates, immunization coverage, motor vehicle injuries and deaths, and smoking, according to a new report by the CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity released Thursday.

April 15, 2014

Total spending on U.S. medicines increased 1% on a real per capita basis in 2013, while the use of healthcare services overall rose for the first time in three years, according to a new report issued today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

February 11, 2014

In collaboration with the National Minority AIDS Council, Walgreens is furthering its commitment to improve HIV treatment outcomes for African Americans living with HIV by deepening pharmacists’ training and expanding access to the pneumococcal vaccination specifically indicated for persons living with HIV as incidents of flu and pneumonia rise, the retailer announced Tuesday.

February 7, 2014

A new and possibly transformative technology for rapidly diagnosing and evaluating patients based on their specific genetic profile may soon begin appearing at retail pharmacies and clinics, giving pharmacists and clinicians another tool for advancing patient health outcomes and their own practice capabilities.

January 10, 2014

The Food and Drug Administraiton has approved a liquid formulation of an HIV drug made by Merck, the company said.

December 27, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an HIV pill made by Gilead Sciences for patients who are switching from other therapy regimens, the company said.