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  • ACA Repeal-and-Replace Effort Stalls Out in SenatePresident Trump encouraged legislators to let the ACA "fail" on its own, even though Senate Majority Leader McConnell doesn't seem ready to throw in the towel yet after asking for a repeal of the health law.
  • FDA Clears Pan-Genotypic Vosevi for Chronic Hepatitis CVosevi, a combo of two previously approved drugs and newly approved voxilaprevir, is the first treatment approved for patients who have been previously treated with the direct-acting antiviral drug sofosbuvir or NS5A inhibitors.
  • 'No' Yet Again to Routine Ovarian Cancer ScreeningA draft recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force remains consistent with their 2012 guidelines, which recommend against ovarian cancer screening for the general population.

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