Bloomberg Law
March 3, 2020, 7:31 PM

HIV Drug Giveaway Effort Gets Fresh Boost From Pharmacies

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

A franchise of over 3,300 independent pharmacies will dispense the HIV prevention drug donated by Gilead Sciences Inc. at no cost to the federal government, the Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday.

The pharmacies which are part of Health Mart, a subsidiary of McKesson Corp., are joining CVS Health Corp., Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., and Rite Aid Corp. in their contribution, bringing the total participation to one-third of the nation’s pharmacies. Efforts to get more patients on the HIV prevention drug is a core part of President Donald Trump’s pledge to end the spread of HIV.

The administration is ...

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