Preparing for Generics in the U.S.With patent expirations pending over the next four to five years for several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-preferred and -alternative ARVs,* attention to the potential for cost savings—along with the safety, efficacy and convenience of generic options to be made available in the U.S.—is now critical.

Preparing for Generics in the U.S.
With patent expirations pending over the next four to five years for several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-preferred and -alternative ARVs,* attention to the potential for cost savings—along with the safety, efficacy and convenience of generic options to be made available in the U.S.—is now critical.

HHS Defines HIV/AIDS as a Chronic Condition for Medicaid

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a rule to explicitly include HIV/AIDS as one of the chronic conditions states can use to determine eligibility for health homes, which are comprehensive care systems under the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. the health care reform law) for people with certain chronic conditions who receive Medicaid.

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