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Comment Truvada PrEP // Absurdly high prices for generics (Score 1) 311

Did you know that HIV transmission can be prevented with a pill?

Would it not be a good thing to HALT the spread of HIV (or at least slow its spread to below the threshold for it to remain in the population long term)?

Sort of like the effort put into to stopping smallpox and making polio rare?

Truvada PrEP is estimated to be greater than 99% effective.

Across the US border it costs about $70. But here? Something like $4,000+, unless your insurance covers it, then $600+.

Putting two generic medicines into a single pill warrants x50 price increase and a patent to cover that?

Comment Where can I get this IAP stuff? (Score 4, Insightful) 172

How long before this intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) stuff comes as pills or a liquid in the herbs in bottles section of the store? The aspartame being potentially bad for you isn't the interesting part. This is the interesting part: ... fed IAP directly to mice, who were also on a high-fat diet. It turned out that the IAP could effectively prevent the emergence of the metabolic syndrome. It also helped relieve symptoms in animals that were already suffering from the obesity-related illness.

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