1. HIV Guidelines Expand Treatment Eligibility. Every person infected with HIV should be offered combination therapy, regardless of the state of his or her immune system.
2. Diet Pills: Approved, Yes. Prescribed? Maybe. Two drugs — Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate) and Belviq (lorcaserin) — will soon be added to the armamentarium available for fighting obesity, but how, when, and “if” these new agents will be used is far from clear.
3. Medicare Patients Have Few Complaints. Medicare beneficiaries seem to be happier with their coverage than those with employer-sponsored private health insurance.