SACRAMENTO — California will expand access to HIV prevention drugs by allowing pharmacies to offer the medications without a prescription under a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.
Senate Bill 159 by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) allows pharmacists to dispense pre-exposure prophylaxis, known as PrEP, and post-exposure prophylaxis, known as PEP, in a way similar to birth control and emergency contraceptives. The law will also bar insurance companies from requiring prior authorization before the HIV prevention drugs are provided.
Read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-07/over-the-counter-hiv-prevention-drugs-access-prep-pep-california?fbclid=IwAR31NTaVQ0tB3XJ-T2GypTKqcMHlbIXLwXTbxhVNQSeL3jRYFsUpz48WqYU
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