Tag Archives: Patients

Gilead’s Descovy nabs PrEP nod. Next step: Convert Truvada patients before generics hit

Clock’s ticking. After an expected FDA nod for Descovy as the second HIV PrEP drug, Gilead Sciences now has one year to convince its current Truvada takers to switch over before generics hit. The FDA approval is for Descovy use in men and transgender women for HIV prevention. The exclusion of cisgender women from the label… Read More »

Psychiatrist: My Medicine Raised Our Patient’s Blood Sugar, Can You Help? PCP: That’s a Dump!

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD If my hypertensive patient develops orthostatism and falls and breaks her hip, I fully expect the orthopedic surgeon on call to treat her. I may kick myself that this happened but I’m not qualified to treat a broken hip. If my anticoagulated patient hits his head and suffers a subdural hematoma,… Read More »

Alabama doctors want patients to know they’re still providing abortions

“For as long as we are able, we will continue to provide the full range of women’s health care,” Dr. Yashica Robinson, medical director at the Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville, told reporters Friday, two days after the state’s Republican governor signed a law that could subject doctors who perform the procedure to 10 to… Read More »