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A Silicon Valley pharmacy delivery startup just became the first to offer an at-home lab test for a popular HIV-preventing medication

Nurx, a Silicon Valley prescription drug delivery startup that once solely dispensed birth control, is launching a new service that allows patients who want HIV-prevention drug Truvada to do all the required testing at home.

An app that links you to a therapist by text has plans for a major expansion — starting with prescribing drugs

Talkspace is bringing on psychiatrists to prescribe medications to patients through the app. It's also announcing a round of new partnerships, including giving brothers in the 9,000-member fraternity Delta Tau Delta free access to the platform.

Researchers finally pinpoint how a single doctor’s prescribing habits could impact long-term drug use — and the results are stark

Patients who saw doctors who over-prescribed opioids were 30% more likely to become longterm users than patients who saw doctors who under-prescribed.

The 10 most expensive drugs in the US

GoodRx compiled a list of the top 10 most expensive prescription drugs here in the US.

I tried an app that lets you video chat with a doctor, and it was the best healthcare experience I’ve ever had

Maven is a women's health app that connects you with doctors via video chat, allowing you to ask questions, get advice, and receive prescriptions.

The states prescribing the most painkillers aren’t the ones you think

In 1991, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that doctors wrote 76 million prescriptions. By 2011, that number had hit 219 million.