What Pfizer, Trump, and consumers got out of a surprising deal — and what they didn’t

first_img WASHINGTON — After months of pledging he would get pharmaceutical companies to lower their prices, President Trump can now say that he pressed the CEO of a major drug maker, Pfizer, to back down on a series of price hikes.Pfizer, in turn, has earned glowing praise from Trump and his administration and will likely not suffer much, if at all, financially. @eemershon Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More Senior News Editor What’s included? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] center_img President Trump and Pfizer CEO Ian Read Illustration: Alex Hogan/STAT; Photos: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images and CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images Politics Erin Mershon About the Authors Reprints By Erin Mershon and Ike Swetlitz July 11, 2018 Reprints What Pfizer, Trump, and consumers got out of a surprising deal — and what they didn’t Tags drug pricingWhite House GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Forecast: Spotty shower chances into the weekend

first_imgAdvertisement Looking for ‘Wheel of Fortune’ or ‘Jeopardy!’ on NBC2? June 17, 2021 AdvertisementRain chances remain nearly absent beyond Monday until another possible cold front arrives for Thanksgiving weekend.7 DAY FORECAST A simple and pleasant forecast for the next week.Breezy conditions will persist through the start of the weekend as SWFL remains caught between high pressure to the north and an area of lower pressure over the Caribbean. Meanwhile, an upper-level low will try to develop over the Bahamas and a trough will dig through the Southeast, helping to erode the ridge.  As a result, shower chances may become a little more likely through the weekend, although any kind of widespread coverage is not likely. Thunderstorms are also very unlikely, as any showers that do develop will be shallow and fast-moving in nature.By the start of next week, winds will shift to be more northerly, helping to usher in drier air, eliminating rain chances. Temperatures will stay near average for the next 7 days, with most highs in the low 80s.  AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Forecast: More clouds and rain Thursday June 17, 2021center_img AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments NHC: Potential Tropical Cyclone advisories likely to begin this afternoon June 17, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS All Disney World theme parks open for the first time in 17 months June 17, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, February 18, 2018

first_img Deaths in Laois – Sunday, February 18, 2018 Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Sunday, February 18, 2018 Deaths By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th February 2018 SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, February 17, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Michael Kennedy SnrLacca, Mountrath, LaoisMichael Kennedy SNR. Lacca Mountrath Died unexpectedly at The Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaois on Feb.17th.Beloved son of the late James and Ann. Predeceased by his brother Sean. Deeply regretted by his brothers Paddy (Cardtown) Jim (Mountrath) Sisters Phil Fitzpatrick (Lacca), Maureen Conway (Mayo), Anne and Kathleen (Leeds), sisters in law Kathleen and Agnes, brother in law Michael, nephews,neices neighbours, relatives and friends.Rest In Peace.Funeral arrangements laterJames (Jimmy) Murphy Congress Terrace, Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully surrounded by his loving family in the loving care of the staff of Oakdale Nursing Home Portarlington. Predeceased by his loving son Fergus and infant daughter Imelda. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Kathleen, sons Brian and Seamus, daughter’s Maria and Vivienne , grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, son-in-law ,extended family, neighbours and friends.Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Saturday from 8pm with Rosary at 9pm. Reposing on Sunday from 4:30pm with Removal at 6:20pm arriving St Michael’s church Portarlington at 7pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 10am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery.Mary Connolly (née Rodgers)New Mills, Mountmellick, Laois / KildareDeeply regretted by her loving husband Hugh, sister Mona, sister-in-law Mary, brothers-in-law Denis, John and Michael, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at Rigneys Funeral Home Athy from 7pm today with rosary at 8pm. Reposing in the Chapel in St Vincents Hospital Mountmellick from 4pm saturday with prayers at 5pm followed by removal at 5.30pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick arriving at 6pm. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mountmellick.Rita ArmitageBallina House, Portlaoise, Laois / Cloughjordan, TipperaryAnd Late of Lissadonna, Cloughjordan. Peacefully at Portlaoise General Hospital. Deeply regretted by her loving sister Grace, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing on Saturday at Treacy’s Funeral Home, Shinrone from 12 o’clock until 1 o’clock followed by removal to The Methodist Church, Cloughjordan for Funeral Service at 2.30 o’clock and burial afterwards in Modreeney Cemetery.Lillian Bentley (née Ridgeway)The Rock, Mountmellick, LaoisFormerly of Garryhinch, died peacefully in the arms of her loving family. Wife of the late Noel and predeceased by her infant son George. Sadly missed by her family, Caroline, Ann Marie and Noel Jnr, son in law Bob, grandchildren Christopher, Kelly, Ruth & Roisin, her brothers Ivor and Ronnie, her sister Ann and a large circle of neighbours and friends. Funeral arrangements will be published later. House private please. WhatsApp TAGSDeaths in Laois Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articlePhotography and Video ServicesNext articleBusy weekend for Laois Minor and Intermediate camogie teams LaoisToday Reporter Community Facebook Council Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Rugby last_img read more

Talking Sport Podcast: Penalties, storms, black cards and U-20 controversy

first_imgHome We Are Laois Podcasts Talking Sport Podcast: Penalties, storms, black cards and U-20 controversy We Are LaoisPodcastsSports Podcast By Steven Miller – 18th February 2020 GAA Twitter Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin News Facebook Pinterest TAGSTalking Sport Facebook You can now also download all our latest episodes on Apple Podcasts.SEE ALSO – Check out our Talking Politics Podcast series herecenter_img Electric Picnic WhatsApp In our latest Talking Sport Podcast, Steven Miller and Alan Hartnett are joined by our man in Carlow Kevin Regan.The controversy surrounding the Laois U-20 footballers is a hot topic as it brings focus again on a dysfunctional GAA calendar.Should U-20s be allowed to play senior? Should the competitions be played at a different time?And following their dramatic penalty shootout win over Westmeath, are we in favour of that system for deciding games? What of that game itself? Can Laois repeat last year’s achievement of reaching a Leinster final?Plus, the lads go on a series of rants over the proposed introduction of the black card into hurling.In addition we talk about the Laois hurlers defeat to Clare, the footballers loss to Cavan and this week’s games – as the hurlers face Carlow in a massive game in the battle to avoid relegation while the footballers make the trip to Ennis on Sunday.We also chat about the Laois ladies footballers as they recorded their first win of the season against Longford as well as the most recent sports star of the month – the hugely talented basketball player Ciara ByrneYou can listen to the latest episode in full below. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Talking Sport Podcast: Penalties, storms, black cards and U-20 controversy Previous articleThe Mind and Body House – new yoga and fitness studio now open in AbbeyleixNext articleElectric Picnic organiser confirms big changes to 2020 festival following meeting with Laois Councillors Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point.last_img read more

Laois Leeds United Members Club make donation to Friends of Portlaoise Hospital

first_img WhatsApp Electric Picnic Home News Community Laois Leeds United Members Club make donation to Friends of Portlaoise Hospital NewsCommunity Laois Leeds United Members Club make donation to Friends of Portlaoise Hospital Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, February 4, 2021Next articleUPDATED: Laois senior football clubs confirm managers for 2021 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Colm O’Hara and Paddy Farrell of Laois Leeds United Members Club presenting a cheque to Tommy Timmons treasurer of Friends of Portlaoise Hospital A Laois soccer supporters club has made a sizeable donation to a local charitable organisation.The Laois Leeds United Members Club recently presented the Friends of Portlaoise Hospital with a cheque for €500.The club was formed back in 2007 and has more than 50 members.Friends Of Portlaoise Hospital is a small voluntary committee established in April 1991 to improve patient care in Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.Their main aim is to help provide the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise with much needed supplies and medical equipment.Before Covid, the Laois Leeds United Members Club regularly orgainsed trips to Elland Road to see Leeds play and also hosted a number of events in Portlaoise.Notable guests of the Laois club in the past have included Peter Lorimer, a Leeds star of the 1960s and 1970s, and Fabian Delph, now with Everton.Another highlight was the visit of the Leeds squad to Portlaoise, when they called into Kavanagh’s while they were over for a pre-season game.While Irish and Laois legend John Giles has attended many events in Portlaoise over the years.Speaking about the donation, club secretary and All Books owner Colm O’Hara, explained how usually they select a charity to which the proceeds from a table quiz go.And although that quiz will not go ahead this year, Mr O’Hara said they wanted to do something to help those in Portlaoise Hospital.He said: “Every year, we would run a table quiz in aid of some local charity – but obviously that table quiz won’t happen this year.“However, we’ve being hearing stories about the great work going on up in Portlaoise Hospital and how they have dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic and everything that goes with it.“A couple of our members work in the hospital too so we, as a club just wanted to say thanks in some way.“We weren’t sure what would be the best way to go about it so we spoke with the Friends Of Portlaoise Hospital.“And then we came up with giving a donation of €500 from the club to them.”SEE ALSO – Laois man named Ladies Football Volunteer of the Year and given Lulu Carroll Award Twitter Pinterest Electric Picnic WhatsApp TAGSFriends of Portlaoise HospitalLaois Leeds United Members Club RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 4th February 2021 Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Twitter Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festivallast_img read more

31 ‘Model Executions’ as Kim Trains Officials

first_img News AvatarCho Jong Ik SHARE By Cho Jong Ik – 2012.10.24 10:57am 31 top North Korean officials from Party and state agencies have been removed from their posts since Kim Jong Eun emerged publicly on September 28th, 2010, according to Saenuri Party lawmaker Yoon Sang Hyun.Yoon, a member of the National Assembly Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee, made the claim in a press release yesterday, saying, “Kim Jong Eun has been using the pretext of corruption or negative attitude to remove those high-ranking officials who are either becoming obstacles to his seizure of power, whose results are poor or who have expressed their dissatisfaction.”“But on those occasions when North Korea reported the causes of these removals to the outside world, they mostly just said it relates to illness,” he added.According to Yoon, the list of removed officials includes four dismissed from the Party Central Military Commission in September, 2010, 13 removed in the course of 2011 and 14 removed in the ten months to October, 2012, with the most recent being Minister of Sport Park Myung Cheol, whose dismissal was confirmed indirectly through a Chosun Central News Agency report on October 17th.“These are a kind of ‘model execution’ designed to guarantee the obedience and loyalty of high-ranking officials,” Yoon explained, predicting that the churning process is not yet complete, and that more changes are likely in the coming months. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak center_img News Facebook Twitter News 31 ‘Model Executions’ as Kim Trains Officials North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News last_img read more

IIROC allows full-service reps to tout firm’s discount brokerage

first_img Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Novice investors who trade for fun may not appreciate the risks: FCA Related news Hearing for failed PACE Securities execs set for 2021 In granting the relief, the IIROC board, “was satisfied that the firm would put in place appropriate disclosure, policies, procedures and controls” to address concerns about client confusion, IIROC states in a notice.“The board determined that this exemption is not prejudicial to the interests of firms, their clients or the public,” the notice states. businessman working with laptop and cell phone peshkova/123RF The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has granted relief to an unnamed firm that will allow reps at its full-service division to “promote and market” the services offered by its affiliated discount brokerage division, the self-regulatory organization announced Tuesday.The exemption is required because IIROC rules currently require dealers that operate a discount brokerage division to have their own separate reps. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Discount brokerages,  Investment dealersCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada last_img read more

2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat getting a new throwback hood

first_img See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos The Challenger Hellcat has been around since 2015. Its 707 horsepower is still class-leading, but no doubt Dodge is looking for ways to freshen up the Hellcat and win over even more buyers and fans. RELATED TAGSNews ‹ Previous Next › Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Dodge Challenger Hellcat will be getting a new hood for 2019! center_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Dodge is making cars like it’s still 1970 – and they’re not stopping anytime soon, as evidenced by these 2019 Challenger Hellcat teasers.The images come from a tweet by Dodge, showing a blue Hellcat with fender flares and a new hood scoop arrangement. The previous Hellcat used a NACA-style scoop reminiscent of the 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda and the Dodge Viper. But this time, Mopar has rummaged around in their long history of cool muscle car hoods and made a modern recreation of the 1970-71 Plymouth ‘Cuda hood. The new design has two symmetrical scoops and is claimed to be 100 per cent functional by Dodge. There’s no mention of a power increase or cooling improvements, so we can rather safely assume that the change was made for the sake of looking cool. And that’s just fine with us.  Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisementlast_img read more

Thailand to extend dose gap for AstraZeneca vaccine to 16 weeks

first_img The plan follows a similar decision by Spain to stretch the gap between two AstraZeneca doses to 16 weeks, which is beyond the 12 weeks maximum interval approved by the European Medicines Agency. A 16-week interval has not been tested in human trialsThailand will extend the gap between the first and second doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to 16 weeks, in an effort to inoculate more people faster, a senior health official said yesterday.The plan follows a similar decision by Spain to stretch the gap between two AstraZeneca doses to 16 weeks, which is beyond the 12 weeks maximum interval approved by the European Medicines Agency. A 16-week interval has not been tested in human trials.Thailand’s change, from a 10-week gap previously, comes ahead of the planned start of a mass immunisation campaign from June, for which AstraZeneca’s vaccine will be the main one used.“This is to increase the number of people who get vaccinated,” Kiattiphum Wongrajit, Permanent Secretary, Health Ministry, said, adding it would help create herd immunity faster.Since the beginning of April, Thailand has been grappling to contain the third wave of coronavirus infections, with its latest outbreak accounting for about 80 per cent of its total 132,213 cases and 806 deaths.Thailand will focus on administering the first of the two AstraZeneca doses between June and September, Kiattiphum said.It previously said it aimed to vaccinate 70 per cent of its population by September to achieve herd immunity.The national vaccine strategy relies almost entirely on AstraZeneca vaccines, the majority of which, it said, would be produced by a local firm owned by the country’s king.Authorities said the first six million of 61 million doses are expected to be available in June.Thailand has, so far, administered at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to 1.94 million people, including healthcare and frontline workers, using AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Read Article By Reuters on May 25, 2021 Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Thailand to extend dose gap for AstraZeneca vaccine to 16 weeks COVID-19 Updates News Comments (0) Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccineCOVID-19 vaccine doseCOVISHIELDEuropean Medicines AgencyThailand Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Commentlast_img read more

11th Street – LAX El Segundo Dunes: Past, Present, and Future

first_imgHomeBriefs11th Street – LAX El Segundo Dunes: Past, Present, and Future Jun. 03, 2019 at 4:50 amBriefsEnvironment11th Street – LAX El Segundo Dunes: Past, Present, and Futurenews2 years agoairportbay foundationCalifornia Native Plant SocietyEl Segundo Blue ButterflyFirst United Methodist ChurchLAX DunesLos AngelesLos Angeles World AirportsMelodie GrubbsSanta Monica Mountains Chapter Programs On Tuesday, June 11 Melodie Grubbs and The Bay Foundation will discuss ongoing restoration efforts, current vegetation patterns, and future plans for The Los Angeles/El Segundo Dunes (LAX Dunes) at First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St.The LAX Dunes, which lie between the west end of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the Pacific Ocean, are the largest remaining representation of coastal dune community within Southern California. The 302-acre Dune site is owned and managed by Los Angeles World Airports. The site provides habitat for more than 900 species, some of which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. It is home to the beautiful and delicate federally endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly, and other rare plant, animal, and insect species. For the past three years, The Bay Foundation has been a key partner in restoration efforts to manage non-native vegetation and increase native vegetation cover.California Native Plant Society, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter Programs are free to the public. Refreshments will be served.For more info go to WWW.LACNPS.ORG or call (818) 782-9346Submitted by Grace Murayama, CNPS LA/SMM ChapterTags :airportbay foundationCalifornia Native Plant SocietyEl Segundo Blue ButterflyFirst United Methodist ChurchLAX DunesLos AngelesLos Angeles World AirportsMelodie GrubbsSanta Monica Mountains Chapter Programsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPico blvd – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Largest-Ever Graduating Class in Santa Monica College’s HistoryLincoln Blvd. – Gelson’s Brings Back 9-Week Gelson’s “California Grown” Farmers Market Series BeYou Might Also LikeBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author12 hours agoBriefsNewsPublic Health Emphasizes the Importance of Vaccinations as Distancing and Masking Guidelines Relax Next WeekGuest Author1 day agoBriefsNews“Righting Our Wrongs” performance on June 11Guest Author1 day agoBriefsNewsSEATTLE Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcasGuest Author1 day agoBriefsNewsBeach House Begins Community Re-Opening June 15Guest Author1 day agolast_img read more