Why Black women face barriers to accessing PrEP, an HIV-preventing drug

Alexis Perkins thought her OB-GYN’s office in Atlanta would be just the place to get a prescription for the type of drug that reduces a person’s risk of contracting HIV. But during a recent visit, the medical assistant who greeted her had not heard of the medicines known as preexposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and she … Read more

News Analysis: With actions on drug laws, mental health and labor, Newsom moves toward center in second term

SAG-AFTRA members and supporters picket outside Paramount Studios

SACRAMENTO —  When Gov. Gavin Newsom put down his veto pen Friday night, closing the book on his fifth year of making laws for California, what emerged were signs that in his second term leading the state, the liberal Democrat from San Francisco is drifting toward the political center. He vetoed bills to decriminalize psychedelic drugs … Read more

Novel Drug Combinations in Precision Medicine Are an Emerging Landscape for Pharmacists

Novel Drug Combinations in Precision Medicine Are an Emerging Landscape for Pharmacists

Precision medicine is the science of individualizing treatment based on genomic alterations of a patient’s cancer. Ultimately, one of the main challenges of personalized medicine is dosing, as there are limited clinical data surrounding novel combinations. A recent prospective, open-label clinical trial (NCT02534675) administered off-label targeted therapies and immunotherapies to patients with advanced cancer based … Read more