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    Medicaid Will Pay for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika

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    Eligible Texas women on Medicaid can go straight to their pharmacist to pick up mosquito repellent. Texas Medicaid has issued a standing order for mosquito repellent prescriptions for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant.

    Fighting Zika
  • Surgeon General Calls on Physicians to End Opioid Abuse Epidemic 

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    Last month, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, emailed a letter to 2.3 million health professionals asking them to lead a national movement to turn the tide on the nation's prescription opioid epidemic.

    Reduce Deaths From Opioid Overdoses  
  • Texas Has First Reported PAM Case; DSHS Issues Advisory

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    DSHS issued a health advisory last month following the diagnosis of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in a Texas teenager, the first case reported in Texas this year. DSHS reminds you to be aware of the possibility of Naegleria fowleri infection in patients presenting with bacterial meningitis-like symptoms and recent freshwater exposure.

     

    What are the Symptoms?  
  • Right-to-Try Law Aims to Aid Terminally Ill Texans

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    Texas' right-to-try law makes experimental drugs more accessible to terminally ill patients when all other FDA-approved treatment options are unavailable or are unlikely to prolong life.

    One Last Shot  
  • DSHS Prioritizes Pregnant Women During Drug Shortage

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    Due to a critical shortage of Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G), DSHS is prioritizing use of the drug in pregnant women infected with or exposed to syphilis within the past 90 days. DSHS is also allowing use of the drug to complete treatment in other patients who already have initiated the treatment series.

    How to Find the New Medication  
  • HPV Vaccination Trims Infection Rate; Could Prevent Cancer

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    A new study shows a vaccination is helping children and young women avoid a common cancer-causing virus. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, when given to preteens and young adults, can help prevent them from getting cancer years later.

    More on Cancer Prevention  
  • Prevent Primary Liver Cancer

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    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is on the rise, making early screening crucial and potentially lifesaving.

    More on What Physicians Can Do