Bloomberg Law
Dec. 3, 2019, 3:19 PMUpdated: Dec. 3, 2019, 6:19 PM

CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens Join Free HIV Prevention Drug Efforts (2)

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

Pharmacy chains CVS Health Corp., Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., and Rite Aid Corp. will dispense the HIV prevention drug donated by Gilead Sciences Inc. at no cost to the federal government, the Health and Human Services Department announced Dec. 3.

The Trump administration is set to begin free distribution of the HIV prevention drug Truvada to patients without prescription drug insurance coverage, as Bloomberg Law previously reported. This comes after Gilead Sciences Inc. donated enough of the drug to cover 200,000 people for a maximum of 11 years. It’s part of President Donald Trump’s pledge to end the spread ...

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