STAT+: Pharmalittle: Pfizer cuts deal for Covid-19 shot to be partially made in South Africa; wholesalers to pay $1.1b to NY to settle opioid suit

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In a move that is expected to prove transformative to the national HIV-prevention effort, the U.S. announced that almost all health insurers must cover the HIV prevention pill, known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, with no cost sharing — including for the drug itself and, crucially, for clinic visits and lab tests, NBC News tells us. These additional requirements will lift what has likely been a substantial barrier to PrEP access for individuals with low income, in particular.

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