Anti–SARS-CoV-2 Monoclonal Antibody Distribution to High-risk Medicare Beneficiaries, 2020-2021

JAMA
March 8, 2022, Vol 327, No. 10, Pages 897-1003
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue

 

Anti–SARS-CoV-2 Monoclonal Antibody Distribution to High-risk Medicare Beneficiaries, 2020-2021
Caroline L. Behr, AB; Karen E. Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH; Ellen Meara, PhD; et al.
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JAMA. 2022;327(10):980-983. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.1243
This study assesses how a limited supply of monoclonal antibody therapy was allocated to patients at highest risk of severe disease among a population of fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with a new COVID-19 diagnosis or confirmed exposure between November 2020 and August 2021.

Viewpoint
Long-Acting Cabotegravir for HIV PreventionIssues of Access, Cost, and Equity
Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD; Amy Killelea, JD; Derek Dangerfield, PhD
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JAMA. 2022;327(10):921-922. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.0420
This Viewpoint discusses the recent FDA approval of cabotegravir, the first injectable medication to help prevent HIV infection, and how its effectiveness may be complicated by the cost and complexity of the US health care system.