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Rural Americans in pharmacy deserts hurting for COVID vaccines

By Markian Hawryluk, KHN As the Biden administration accelerates a plan to use pharmacies to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, significant areas of the country lack brick-and-mortar pharmacies capable of administering the protective shots. A recent analysis by the Rural Policy Research Institute found that 111 rural counties, mostly between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, have no […]

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As HIV infection rates rise in Colorado, pharmacies can now prescribe preventative pills

Colorado this month became one of the first states in the nation to let pharmacists prescribe HIV prevention drugs, part of a public health effort to curb rising infection rates nearly a decade after breakthroughs in medicine that can stop HIV’s spread.  Starting this week, pharmacies can begin offering the daily preventative pill or an […]