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Pharmalittle: Trump vows, again, to lower drug prices; Celgene chair resigns and preps for Senate run

first_img Tags Donald Trumpdrug pricingpharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+ Pharmalittle: Trump vows, again, to lower drug prices; Celgene chair resigns and preps for Senate run Ed Silverman [email protected] 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’s included? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. @Pharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More center_img Pharmalot 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. Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are just fine, thank you, now that we are organized for a trip to the STAT world headquarters, a periodic jaunt that provides us with time to dream up new ideas and focus our thoughts. Of course, we also stop for cups of stimulation. No doubt this may prove to be a busy day for you, as well, so feel free to soak up the tidbits assembled below as you prepare to conquer the world. Hope all goes well and, as always, do keep in touch …President Trump pledged to bring prescription drug prices “way down” and blasted drug makers for “very unfair” price discrimination overcharging Americans, STAT tells us. “It’s “very unfair to our country” that companies charge Americans more for the same prescription drugs that they sell at a lower cost in other countries, he said while swearing in former Eli Lilly (LLY) executive Alex Azar to head the Department of Health and Human Services. By Ed Silverman Jan. 30, 2018 Reprints Alex Hogan/STAT What is it? GET STARTED About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

Vice President Pence receives COVID-19 vaccine

first_imgPresident-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will also receive the vaccine in a public setting, transition officials told CNN. Biden is likely to be vaccinated next week, while timing for Harris’ vaccination is still up in the air.Trump will not be administered a coronavirus vaccine until it’s recommended by the White House medical team, a White House official told CNN earlier this week. The President is still receiving the benefits of the monoclonal antibody cocktail he was given during his recovery from COVID-19 in October, the official said, and once he moves into a timing window to receive vaccination, he is likely to get his shot at that point.Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said earlier this week that he’d recommend both Trump and Pence receive the COVID-19 vaccine.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. 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 Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineVice President Mike Pence Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementcenter_img Vice President Mike Pence received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a live event Friday morning. Pence along with his wife Karen, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams all got the vaccine in a live televised special around 8 a.m. WATCH NOW: Pence spoke just after the vaccination. 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 Advertisement“All of us have a role to play. The way through this challenging time is vigilance and a vaccine,” Pence said.White House coronavirus task force members Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Robert Redfield were seated in the first row to watch Walter Reed National Medical Center staff administer the vaccine.President Donald Trump did not attend the ceremony, which took place on the White House complex. DOH-Collier bringing COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents June 17, 2021last_img read more

Four men accused of scheming to smuggle migrants from Cuba to Florida Keys

first_imgAdvertisement RELATEDTOPICS 4 dead, more than 20 hospitalized in suspected smuggling vessel shipwreck near San Diego May 4, 2021 Coral fragments planted at reefs off Florida Keys April 21, 2021 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 MIAMI, Fla. [AP] – Federal agents arrested four men for scheming to smuggle migrants from Cuba to the Florida Keys, according to officials. Alberto Garcia, Manuel Fonseca, Yudier Panaque and Yosniel Fuentes are accused of charging $10,000 for each migrant brought into the US, authorities reported. During the group’s most recent trip last week, they picked up 20 people from Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, the agents said.Agents with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations arrested Garcia, Fonseca and Panaque on Sunday at a marina in Tavernier as they worked to bring in their latest group of migrants, officials said. Fuentes was arrested later after agents found him at a Homestead house while executing a search warrant. A criminal complaint said Garcia and Fonseca asked someone who really was an undercover agent if they could borrow a boat earlier this month to smuggle people from Cuba into the U.S. Garcia told the agent the boat would be stored at a Key Largo home, which operated as a staging area and a place to hold migrants until their smuggling fees were paid, officials said. AdvertisementTags: Cubaflorida keysimmigration AdvertisementThe men made their first appearance Monday in Key West federal court, the Miami Herald reported. They are each facing a charge of knowingly and willfully conspiring to encourage and induce aliens to enter the United States.According to US Coast Guard officials, crews have stopped 107 Cubans since October, which is already more than the entire previous fiscal year. Florida deputies rescue kitten that hitched ride under patrol car May 13, 2021 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 File photo by Edward Kimmel Packages of cocaine keep washing ashore the Florida Keys May 24, 2021last_img read more

Softening housing market a positive sign, economists say

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news The latest data on Canada’s housing market shows that conditions are clearly softening, and that’s a good thing economists say. “There are clear signs that the Canadian housing market is softening,” says CIBC World Markets in a new report. It notes that while sales activity rose by 1.8% in December 2011, the number of new listed homes roses by 3%, leading to a decline in the national sales to new listing ratio from 55.5 to 54.8. “Clearly this is still a well-balanced picture, but the trend is of a slowing market,” it says. Keywords Housing Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia Additionally, home prices were up just 0.9% (year over year) in December, which was the slowest pace since October 2010, CIBC reports. And, it says it’s probable that the first year-over-year decline in prices since the recession will occur in the first quarter of 2012. This view is echoed by other firms. “The picture painted by the latest statistics on Canadian housing continues to be consistent with an overall market that is showing moderation on nearly all fronts,” notes RBC Economics. “We expect that widespread moderation will be sustained in 2012.” It calls for minimal growth in both home resales (0.4%) and prices (0.5%) overall in the year ahead. However, TD Economics cautions that 2012 “is likely going to be a bumpy ride… The first half of this year will likely see housing activity pullback further from its current level alongside both global and domestic economic conditions, while the second half of the year is likely to see some improvement as those same factors improve.” This slowing is good, economists say, because it should avoid a more severe correction, as housing price increases were still outpacing incomes in 2011. BMO Capital Markets, which also sees signs of moderation in the market, says, “Debt‐heavy households are expected to curb their appetite for mortgages, pointing to some further moderation in housing in 2012. We look for both sales and prices to be roughly flat this year. That could be just what the policy doctor ordered, allowing incomes to catch up to higher prices.” “Indeed a softening in house prices in the next year or so is a necessary condition for… a soft-landing scenario,” adds CIBC. “If the pace of house price increases accelerates during that period, then a year or two from now the likelihood of a violent price correction will be higher than it is now.” TD suggests that low interest rates should help prop up the housing market in 2012. “However, this will only delay the inevitable as the normalization in interest rates in 2013, which will lead to a more sustained correction in both sales and prices,” it says “While we do not see house prices crashing, we do believe that house prices in Canada will level off in the near future and might start trending downward modestly,” CIBC says. “Further out, the most likely scenario is that the eventual increase in interest rates will lead to a decline in prices (probably in the magnitude of 10%-15%). But given the current balanced affordability position, the more significant adjustment will be in housing market fundamentals that are likely to catch up with prices in the coming years — paving the way for a healthier housing market later in the decade.” GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREB Global housing prices rise amid pandemic: BIS James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

Pace of Canadian housing starts picks up in June: CMHC

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Canadian Press Keywords Housing Economists had estimated there would have been a decline in the annualized rate to 190,000, according to Thomson Reuters. “Amidst a string of weaker-than-expected economic indicators, housing activity is proving to be the bright spot in the second quarter of 2015, providing some offset to what is ostensibly rounding out to be an otherwise disappointing economic backdrop,” Royal Bank economist Laura Cooper wrote in a note after CMHC released its report Thursday. There has been a string of disappointing economic news in recent weeks including a contraction of the economy in April leading some economists to suggest Canada dipped into recession in the first half of the year. Speculation has also increased that the Bank of Canada may look to cut its key interest rate next week when it is expected to trim its economic outlook for the year in its monetary policy report. CMHC said Thursday the increase in starts came as the number of urban multiple-unit projects gained 3.7%, while single-detached urban starts gained 2.0%. Regionally, the pace of urban starts increased in British Columbia, Quebec, the Prairies and Atlantic Canada, while it slowed in Ontario. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 14,098 units. “If there’s a recession in Canada, nobody told the housing market,” BMO senior economist Robert Kavcic said. “Even in Alberta, where the resale market has corrected, new construction activity is holding up reasonably well considering the challenges.” Meanwhile, Statistics Canada said its new housing price index rose 0.2% in May, following a 0.1% increase in April, as gains in Ontario and Saskatchewan were offset in part by a drop in Quebec. The combined region of Toronto and Oshawa was the biggest contributor to the increase as builders reported market conditions and higher land development costs as the primary reasons. Hamilton and Saskatoon both recorded 0.4% price increases in May. On a year-over-year basis, the index was up 1.2% in May, up slightly from the 1.1% increase in April. GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREB Global housing prices rise amid pandemic: BIScenter_img Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The pace of new housing starts picked up in June and came in better than expected, defying a recent trend of disappointing economic news. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s seasonally adjusted rate of residential construction starts rose to 202,818 in June, up from 196,981 units in May. last_img read more

ESFA Update 25 November 2020

first_imgESFA Update 25 November 2020 ESFA Update further education: 25 November 2020 HTML ESFA Update academies: 25 November 2020 HTML ESFA Update local authorities: 25 November 2020 HTML /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:education, Government, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Two more Toronto tow trucks torched in ongoing industry turf war

first_img 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 Trending Videos Lorraine Complains: As tow truck operators go to war, who can you trust? Last week, a Toronto cop was charged for a third time as part of an anti-corruption investigation alleging his involvement in a tow truck ‘consortium’ that used inside information and stolen police radios to get a leg up on competitors seeking to be first on the scene of collisions. Criminality in the GTA towing industry was the subject of the York Regional Police-led Project Platinum, a far-reaching probe into allegations of fraud, arson, shootings and murders connected to a bloody turf war between rival factions. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Police have yet to confirm if the fires are related, or identify suspects. These two fires are the latest in a series of incidents linked to a violent turf war battling for control of Toronto’s lucrative collision tow business. See More Videos RELATED TAGSNewsOntarioToronto & GTAOntarioTorontocenter_img SHARE STORY We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Tuesday’s fires come nearly a month after gunmen opened fire on tow trucks parked along the 401 at Avenue Rd. and Leslie St. — just days after a tow truck was torched in a driveway in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Earlier in January, another tow truck was set on fire in a driveway in Ajax. RELATED Toronto-area tow company owner hit with charges in OPP corruption investigation COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Police are investigating after two tow trucks were set alight late Tuesday in east Toronto.Just after 11:45 p.m., Toronto Police and fire were called to a burning tow truck in a parking lot on Victoria Park Ave. near Parma Ct. While en route, emergency crews encountered a second tow truck on fire parked behind a strip mall on Sunrise Ave. and Victoria Park, one block north of the first fire. last_img read more

Southwest Textile Collection At CU-Boulder Museum To Be Assessed For Conservation

first_imgThe University of Colorado at Boulder Museum of Natural History is teaming up with volunteers to upgrade conservation efforts for what is considered to be one of the finest Southwest textile collections in the world. CU Museum faculty and staff and more than two dozen volunteers led by Boulder conservator Terri Schindel will be working in teams for four-hour shifts the week of Feb. 13 to assess the condition of the collection containing roughly 850 weavings, said CU Museum Anthropology Curator Steve Lekson. The CU Museum is working to raise money through federal grants and private donations to improve the collection, including developing climate-controlled storage areas with new cabinets to store the rarest and most valuable pieces. The weavings are part of the Joe Ben Wheat Textile collection at the CU Museum, named for Joe Ben Wheat, anthropology curator at the museum for more than 40 years who spearheaded the development of the collection. It contains a number of rare pieces, including Navajo weavings collected by explorer John Wesley Powell during his trips through the West in the 1870s, Lekson said. Schindel was brought into the project thanks to a successful $5,000 grant proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities developed by CU-Boulder student Sheila Goff. Schindel is a specialist in textile conservation. “This is one of the best collections of Southwest textiles anywhere, and it is time to upgrade our facilities for storing and protecting these materials,” said Lekson, an associate professor in the anthropology department. He said such textiles provide anthropologists with information about the history, art and traditions of the Navajo and Pueblo peoples of the Southwest. A new CU Museum exhibit, “A Legacy From Navajo Looms,” will be on display in the McKenna Gallery on campus beginning March 9 and running until March 2007. Published: Feb. 8, 2006 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Tech Tips: Get the top pointers

first_img Published: Jan. 2, 2019 As you embark on a new academic year, here are the top technology tips to help you make the most of CU Boulder’s IT environment and support services.Student Tips Employee TipsCategories:Tech TipsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img

Registration open for women’s self defense classes at The Rec

first_img If you goWho: Students, faculty and staff who identify as womenWhat: Women’s Self Defense classWhen: Tuesdays, June 4 to July 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Where: Rec Center, Mat RoomFee: $15Register Now Published: May 23, 2019 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Learn empowering and effective verbal and physical skills designed to increase your safety and confidence in a wide range of real-life scenarios, including assault and sexual violence involving intimate partners, dates, acquaintances and strangers. This class involves interactive discussion and hands-on practice, so participants can increase their awareness of potential threats, enhance strong verbal and physical boundaries and implement techniques for managing fear and stress. Physical skills will include basic but highly effective techniques for defense in all situations. This class is intended for those who identify as women and is open to students, faculty and staff. Rec Center membership (day pass, punch card or monthly membership) is required. Register today! Categories:Workshops & SeminarsEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more