Patients Groups Pleased, Worried After State Dismisses Contractor For HIV Program
Although some groups are happy for the development because they say the contractor was interfering with patients' ability to get their needed drugs, others are concerned it will cause even more disruption for the program.
San Francisco Chronicle:
California Health Officials Fire Contractor In HIV Drug Program
The California Department of Public Health fired an out-of-state contractor Wednesday that had taken over part of a program designed to help people pay for HIV drugs, months after advocacy groups complained that management problems were interfering with patients’ access to life-saving medications. The abrupt ouster of the state’s contract with Michigan-based A.J. Boggs surprised patient advocates, many of whom learned about the change on a state conference call Wednesday morning. A termination letter was sent to A.J. Boggs just before the meeting. (Allday, 3/1)