Health insurer Pacific Blue Cross is no longer covering a controversial medication that can prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS.
Letters went out in late April to fewer than 10 people who had been receiving $900 per month in extended health coverage for the once-a-day pill called Truvada, confirmed Joanne Jung, director of pharmacy services for the not-for-profit insurer. The letters said Blue Cross paid for the medication in error and later determined it is not eligible as a pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP under the contracts in question.
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