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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

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How Can Providers Respond to the Wave of Laws Banning Gender-Affirming Care for Minors?

LGBTQ advocacy groups and clinicians argue that healthcare providers have a responsibility to treat the recent wave of laws banning gender-affirming care for minors like the public health crisis that it is. To do this, providers must educate themselves about the laws in their state and nearby states, fight misinformation and collaborate with nonprofits to deliver care to kids in states where their access is under attack.

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Medical groups ask AG to investigate violence against hospitals that support transgender youth

Following a series of violent threats directed at medical centers that care for transgender youth, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and Children’s Hospital Association urged U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate bomb threats and protect children’s hospitals and physicians.  “The attacks are rooted in an intentional campaign of disinformation, where a […]