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Humana Agrees to Serious Cuts in HIV Drug Costs for Florida

AIDS | By EDGE | Dec 19
The AIDS Institute welcomes an agreement between Humana Medical Plan and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation that significantly reduces patient cost-sharing for all HIV drugs on qualified health plans offered by Humana in the Florida marketplace.

The Postman Always Brings Meth

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 23
A veteran mail carrier was arrested last week while driving along his route in Texas, when police busted him distributing methamphetamine along with the mail.

In-Depth: The Crystal Meth Epidemic Makes Comeback in Gay Community

NATIONAL | By Jason Parsley | Oct 21
Over the past few years, there has been a resurgence of methamphetamine use in the gay community; some have even called it an epidemic.

Gay Porn Star Arrested at LAX After Attempt to Smuggle Meth in Anus

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 23
British gay porn star Bruno Knight used some of the skills he's picked up in the adult film industry which led to his arrest at Los Angeles Airport on June 16 for trying to traffic nearly a half lb of crystal meth from the U.S. to the U.K. via his anus.

Doctors: Sniff Poppers And You Could Go Blind

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 9
Researchers in the United Kingdom say inhaling the 70s club drug "poppers," or isopropyl nitrate, can seriously damage your eyes, thanks to its new formula.

Summer Cocktails May Be More Potent Than You Think

FOOD/DRINK | By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 4
The National Institutes of Health is trying to spread the word: Take a look at its online alcohol calculator to see how much you’re really drinking with those summer cocktails.

Inquest at London Gay Sauna After Three Die From Drugs

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 25
Three men have died within eight months of each other after partying too hard at a London gay sauna, causing the 24-hour, drug- and smoke-free venue to beef up their searches for illicit drugs. A joint inquest is now being held in Southwark.

Meet Michael Botticelli: Obama’s Openly Gay Drug Czar

NATIONAL | By Jason Parsley | May 24
Michael Botticelli understands the effects addiction has had, and continues to have, on the LGBT community. The acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy is not only gay, but also a recovering addict.

In HIVers, Meth Use Causes Faster Progression to AIDS

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 3
A San Diego study shows that MSM who use methamphetamine had greater T-cell activation and proliferation than nonusers, even though they had an undetectable viral load.

Friends Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | Mar 5
Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

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