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USD Students Help Pass New Legislation to Tackle Social Justice Issue

SB 159, a new law for HIV prevention that addresses social justice concerns in healthcare for individuals at risk of HIV exposure, is awaiting signature by Governor Gavin Newsom. SB 159 authorizes pharmacists to furnish pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to patients without a physician prescription, and stops insurance companies from requiring patients to obtain prior authorization before using their insurance benefits to obtain PrEP or PEP.  

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