Pharmacy Gives Man Wrong HIV Meds for Six Months

  • metta

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    Oct 13, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    Pharmacy Gives Man Wrong HIV Meds for Six Months


    http://www.hivplusmag.com/treatment/research-breakthroughs/2014/10/13/bad-medicine
  • FRE0

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    Oct 14, 2014 8:04 PM GMT
    From the article:

    "Due to the agreement Ross’s client and the pharmacy reached earlier this year, the company could not be identified in this story...."

    There should be a law against agreements that permit companies to hide their identity of the terms of the settlement.

    Regarding preventing such errors, there should be procedures in place to prevent them without depending on perfect people.
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    Oct 15, 2014 1:23 AM GMT
    I remember reading in the online Chronicle (SF) about this happening a few years ago and the culprit was a Wallmart. I've been in a Wallmart ONCE. Once was enough - even 8 years ago. I don't need ANYTHING from a Wallmart. We should all avoid those stores and give our business to smaller stores that care about us, and stores that need and appreciate our patronage We should all use stores where the owners aren't among the wealthiest people in the world - yet cut the pay and benefits of their unfortunate employees.
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Oct 15, 2014 5:38 AM GMT
    So... wait a minute!

    Isn't Truvada supposed to be like this savior drug that you take one-a-day and live forever happy... And now it turns out that you need to take it with companion drugs or else you become immune to it?

    Talk about mass false advertising and sugar coating!
  • hebrewman

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    Oct 15, 2014 11:19 AM GMT
    holy crap!!
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    Oct 16, 2014 1:30 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Dominican_Gent saidSo... wait a minute!

    Isn't Truvada supposed to be like this savior drug that you take one-a-day and live forever happy... And now it turns out that you need to take it with companion drugs or else you become immune to it?

    Talk about mass false advertising and sugar coating!


    There could be other variables that have not been made clear to us. A person with HIV needs to take a complete regimen to supprest the virus. An HIV negative person on prEP who gets tested regularly for HIV who might sero-convert might be able to take a complete regimen and not development resistance if he does so quickly. This guy was HIV+ for at least four months while not on a complete regimen to suppress the virus. So perhaps that is how his resistance developed? I am going to ask my doctor this. I'd really like to know.

    But also, even if a person is taking prEP and still gets HIV and develops resistance there are other drugs to take the place of Truvada.


    That is essentially correct. Taking a drug to prevent an infection from taking hold is very different from treating an established infection.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Oct 17, 2014 12:17 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidFrom the article:

    "Due to the agreement Ross’s client and the pharmacy reached earlier this year, the company could not be identified in this story...."

    There should be a law against agreements that permit companies to hide their identity of the terms of the settlement.

    Regarding preventing such errors, there should be procedures in place to prevent them without depending on perfect people.


    The company "could not be identified?"

    If it's Express Scripts/Curascript/Accredo, let me know........