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New research in Nature Communications underscores the difficult road to recovery for many people with long COVID. The Scottish study involved more than 33,000 participants with lab-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections and nearly 63,000 controls with no history of infection. Followup 6 and 18 months after infection revealed that 1 in 20 patients still had not recovered from symptoms such as breathles...

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Move impacts about 10% of the retailer’s patients. The health care arm of the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets announced late last month that it has notified Express Scripts of plans to terminate their pharmacy provider agreement if a new contact with improved terms isn’t in place by the end of the year. Should that come to pass, the pharmacy benefits mana...

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Kroger Health is hoping to agree on a more agreeable contract with health care company Express Scripts by the end of the year. Kroger said on Friday it notified the company of its intention to terminate its pharmacy provider agreement for commercial customers. Kroger said it had tried to negotiate a fair contract that will lower costs and increase access, but there has been little to no prog...

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed an executive directive to determine how the state can lower the cost of insulin, her office announced. "The egregiously high cost of insulin is unsustainable," Whitmer said in the order. "My administration is committed to making insulin available to those who need it at an affordable price." The governor's move comes aft...

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Michigan is the first state to launch coronavirus "Test to Treat" programs that include free testing and telehealth services, with 13 locations throughout the state. The state health department said Monday the Mitten State is the first to launch this federal initiative at neighborhood testing sites to provide quick access to free COVID-19 antiviral medications. What is the COVID Te...

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