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Volume 4, Number 22
July 13, 2007


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A deadly double standard in AIDS treatment

Philip Stevens, Medical Progress Today, 7-13-07

Among the many unknowns in HIV/AIDS treatment there is one certainty. Once antiretroviral (ARV) treatment begins, drug resistance will inevitably set in amongst a percentage of patients each year, as the virus mutates and adapts - even in the best of medical environments. Those patients that demonstrate resistance to first-line therapies have to switch to second—or even third–line "salvage" therapies, which are considerably more costly to administer and monitor.
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In this week's issue:

SPOTLIGHT

A deadly double standard in AIDS treatment

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New study by Frank R. Lichtenberg: Why Has Longevity Increased More in Some States than in Others? The Role of Medical Innovation and Other Factors

New book by Regina Herzlinger: Who Killed Health Care: America's $1.5 Trillion Problem - and the Consumer-Driven Cure (McGraw-Hill, June 2007)

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