Expect Some Travelers to Get Arakoda for Malaria Prevention

Arakoda (air-uh-KOH-duh, tafenoquine) will be the first new med approved in nearly 20 years to prevent malaria in adults.

It joins our old standbys for malaria prevention...such as atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone), mefloquine, and doxycycline.

If you get an Rx for Arakoda, be ready for prior auths. A supply of Arakoda to cover 2 weeks of travel costs about $210...versus less than $130 for the older alternatives.

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