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Feds continue to refuse to make CBD legal without explicit FDA approval

(Photo: Adobe Stock) This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterated that hemp-derived cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, is illegal to add to food, beauty or health products without prior FDA approval, or to make health claims for CBD. Despite the big farm bill President Trump signed off on this week which designates… Read More »

CVS Caremark, Walmart reach agreement to continue in-network coverage

After falling out over reimbursement rates, CVS Health and Walmart have reached a multi-year agreement on the terms for a continued contract. Under the terms, which were not released, Walmart will continue participating in the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management commercial and managed Medicaid network. Walmart and CVS Health already had an existing agreement in… Read More »

HIV treatment outcomes continue to get better, says large analysis

The efficacy of first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) continues to improve, according to an analysis of outcomes in 78,000 people in 181 studies, published in AIDS by Professor Andrew Carr of St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and colleagues. Over three-quarters of people who started treatment between 2011 and 2015 were still on their first regimen and… Read More »