Pharmalot GET STARTED By Ed Silverman Nov. 27, 2019 Reprints Ed Silverman In a twist on value-based contracting, a drug maker has agreed to offer a larger discount that a commercial health plan will receive for medicines – but only based on outcomes that patients report.In this instance, the UPMC Health Plan will pay less for two Biogen (BIIB) drugs — Tecfidera and Avonex — if patients say the medicines failed to help them, based on their assessments using a validated clinical scale known as Patient Determined Disease Steps. If the medicines work, however, both the health plan and patients could eventually be expected to experience lower overall health care costs. Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprints What is it? 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. Biogen will offer discounts to a health plan if patients say its multiple sclerosis drugs don’t work [email protected] Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Ruby Wallau for STAT @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. What’s included? Tags drug pricinginsurancepharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry.
Pinterest Sinn Féin lambast Minister Flanagan on RIC event and call for boycott GAA By John Whelan – 7th January 2020 Home News Sinn Féin lambast Minister Flanagan on RIC event and call for boycott NewsPolitics Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “This shameful ceremony should not get the approval of our elected representatives or Council Management and should be cancelled immediately,” insisted Cllr Mullins.While the planned RIC commemoration is not surprisingly like a red rag to Republicans it is the scale and intensity of public outcry and disbelief across the board which has the Government on the back foot on this issue which seemed to come out of the blue. Meanwhile it is local Minister Charlie Flanagan who is caught in the cross-fire as he attempts to mount a damage limitation exercise and explain the grounds and context for the RIC commemoration.But so far it’s not washing and the public mood and sentiment on the matter if anything is only hardening and escalating. In an intervention that Minister Flanagan could have done without, hugely popular and influential Abbeyleix PP, Father Paddy Byrne took to Facebook earlier today to castigate the Government for being so far out of touch and contemplating such an event as to honour the RIC.In other related developments, Deputy Seán Fleming, whose uncle Mick served in the RIC for a time, condemned the holding of such a commemoration. He said it should not be happening, that there were far more important and pressing issues, such as 760 people languishing on hospital trolleys, but significantly he was adamant that Fianna Fáil were not properly consulted on this RIC event and had not agreed to it, even though there is an All-Party mechanism in place for such a purpose. He accused Fine Gael of going off on a solo run.The RIC commemoration scheduled for Dublin Castle on Friday week, January 17 has turned out to be quite a political banana skin for the Government and an inexplicable own-goal on the eve of a general election.As the issue continues to play out across the media and on social media platforms the overwhelming run of opinion is opposed and outright hostile to the RIC commemoration, not least because of their direct association and involvement with the reviled and dreaded Black and Tans. The historical context and the basis for their place of particular ignominy is recorded in the Irish Times this week in a treatise by renowned historian Diarmaid Ferriter entitled: ‘Black and Tans: ‘Half-drunk,whole-mad and one fifth Irish’ To make matters worse for Minister Flanagan and the Government the highly respected UCD Professor insisted this week that the Advisory Group to the Government never recommended an event to commemorate the RIC as they too moved to distance themselves from the Government’s plans.Dunamaise Centre manager Michelle de Forge with Prof Diarmaid Ferriter at the James Fintan Lalor Autumn School 2015 in the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise.Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ieThere is not an Irish person of a certain age who is not familiar with the words of the infamous ballad, ‘Come Out Ye Black and Tans’ as local authority mayors from across the country line up to distance themselves from the RIC ceremony. Among the latest to do so were the Fianna Fáil chairmen of Westmeath and Offaly Councils, Cllr Paddy Hill and Cllr Peter Ormond.Ironically, Cllr Ormond explained that in any event he would be attending an important official opening of a new industrial facility in his home town of Birr which coincides with the Dublin Castle function. And in a bizarre twist in the saga which is refusing to go away it is the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar himself, who doing the honours and cutting the ribbon at the new Grant Engineering facility on the morning of Friday, January 17.So all the indications are that he will not be in Dublin Castle either to honour the RIC.Meanwhile it is his colleague the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan who will have to assume that role and to date no one is queueing up to offer him any political cover or moral support.Rather he continues to be lambasted by Sinn Féin, with Deputy Brian Stanley among those sniping away today. He too called for the RIC event to be cancelled outright.“This Commemoration to be hosted by the Minister for Justice is no less than an insult to the Irish nation and a clear political attempt to rewrite Irish history. The fact that it is being held in Dublin Castle, the former headquarters and nerve centre of the British Military/Police, adds to the insult. It was from this building that all plans to suppress any attempt at gaining Irish freedom was planned and directed over a period of two centuries.“Minister Flanagan tries in some way to sanitise this event and fails miserably to do so. The reality is that from its founding in 1836 the RIC were central to supressing peaceful political movements and armed rebellions in Ireland. They also enforced the social injustice that was heaped on the Irish peasantry in the form of evictions etc.“He also tries to distance the event from the Black and Tans and this of course is ludicrous. The Black and Tans and Auxiliaries were recruited by the British as ‘Policemen’ into the Police force in Ireland which was the RIC. They carried out a campaign of terror in 1920 and 1921 not seen in Ireland since the suppression of the 1798 Rebellion. The DMP also comprised of the dreaded ‘G men’.“These were the political detectives whose sole job was to gather intelligence and stamp out any attempt at challenging British rule.“What Minister Flanagan and the Government are trying to do here is rewrite Irish history. They have politicised this event by using the resources of the State to organise it and taxpayer’s money is being used to fund it. It clearly doesn’t have the backing of the Dáil and should now be cancelled,” asserted Deputy Stanley.See Also: Father Paddy launches blistering attack as he wades in to RIC commemoration controversy WhatsApp Facebook Sinn Féin forces in Laois have lined up to blast local Minister Charlie Flanagan for his role in organising an official State event to commemorate the RIC. They have branded the event ‘repulsive’, ‘shameful’ and ‘disgraceful’ and demanded that it be immediately cancelled altogether.The Party have also issued a direct appeal and written to all elected representatives in the county calling on them to boycott the ceremony in Dublin Castle on January 17 next.So far there is no indication as to the intentions of the Mayor of Laois, Cllr Willie Aird or any other Laois public representatives or officials.However, Justice Minister, Charlie Flanagan finds himself in the firing line and in the eye of the storm which has escalated over Government plans to hold a commemoration event for the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP). The members of Dublin City Council even went so far last night as to vote by a massive majority for the Council to boycott the event scheduled for Friday week.Now the Sinn Féin councillors in Laois, Aidan Mullins in Portarlington and Caroline Dwane-Stanley in Portlaoise have moved to ratchet up the pressure on Minister Flanagan and their local authority counterparts by calling on them not to attend the RIC related ceremony. They have made a similar call of the Council officials and gone further to demand that the controversial event is cancelled entirely.In a statement from Cllr Aidan Mullins he says: “The proposal by the Government to hold a commemoration event in Dublin Castle on January 17 to honour the RIC and Black and Tans is repulsive to me as an Irishman and a Republican, as it is to most Irish citizens.“This event should be boycotted by every Local Authority in Ireland. I sent the following email this morning to John Mulholland, CEO of Laois County Council and to the Cathaoirleach, Cllr Willie Aird, asking that our Local Authority is not represented at this disgraceful ceremony.“I also sent the email to all of the other 17 Councillors in Laois asking them to support my stance and to make their feelings known to the CEO. Cllr Caroline Dwane-Stanley has already expressed her full support. Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Previous articleBizarre Laois-Offaly twist in RIC event saga as Taoiseach will not attendNext articleGarda appeal for information following Abbeyleix accident involving man and truck John WhelanJohn Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country’s flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times and Prime Time. He is founder of Communicate Ireland a PR, public affairs, event management and media services company.He is the author of the popular camping blog, Vanhalla – Camper Heaven. News GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory TAGSBrian Stanley TDCllr Aidan MullinsCllr Caroline Dwane StanleyLaois County CouncilMinister Charlie FlanaganRIC CommemorationSinn Fein WhatsApp
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New Porirua public housing here in time for Christmas Christmas is coming early for Porirua families who can start moving into 29 brand new homes in the suburb from today as the Government delivers more warm, dry public housing.The homes in the Castor Crescent development will be blessed and officially opened on Monday morning (14 December).Housing Minister Megan Woods says the homes, which are built to high environmental and thermal standards, “demonstrate the Government’s commitment to providing high-quality public housing that is good for people.“All these homes meet 6 Homestar rating and have double glazing, are carpeted and will provide warm, healthy secure homes for tenants,” Megan Woods said.The Government’s public housing agency Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities has committed to making all its new standalone and terraced dwellings homes to the 6 Homestar standard, with over 3,000 state homes currently under construction or contracted to be built, around New Zealand.Dr Woods, who is also the Minister of Energy, says the homes are also “good for people’s hip pockets, with energy efficiency measures estimated to save $570 per household every year.”Including the 29 homes opening today, Kāinga Ora has delivered over 50 homes in eastern Porirua this year.The Castor Crescent development will deliver 53 homes when completed in February 2021: 24 x one-bedroom, 20 x two-bedroom, 4 x four-bedroom and 5 x five-bedroom homes. /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:efficiency, energy, energy efficiency, Government, housing, meet, Minister, New Zealand, Porirua, rating
Remarks by Vice President Kamala Harris at Celebration of America The White HouseVICE PRESIDENT HARRIS: Good evening. It is my honor to be here.To stand on the shoulders of those who came before.To speak tonight as your Vice President.In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation.It demonstrates who we are.Even in dark times –We not only dream. We do.We not only see what has been, we see what can be.We shoot for the moon, and then we plant our flag on it.We are bold, fearless, and ambitious.We are undaunted in our belief that we shall overcome, that we will rise up.This is American Aspiration.In the middle of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln saw a better future and built it – with land-grant colleges and the transcontinental railroad.In the middle of the civil rights movement, Dr. King fought for racial justice and economic justice.American Aspiration is what drove the women of this nation, throughout history, to demand equal rights.And the authors of the Bill of Rights to claim freedoms that had rarely been written down before.A Great Experiment takes great determination – the will to do the work and then the wisdom to keep refining, keep tinkering, keep perfecting.The same determination is being realized in America today.I see it in the scientists who are transforming the future.I see it in the parents who are nurturing generations to come.In the innovators and the educators.In everyone, everywhere who is building a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.This, too, is American Aspiration.This is what President Joe Biden has called upon us to summon now.The courage to see beyond crisis.To do what is hard.To do what is good.To unite.To believe in ourselves.Believe in our country.Believe in what we can do-together.Thank you. And may God bless America. /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:america, american, authors, building, civil war, crisis, future, Government, justice, Lincoln, Moon, President, race, Scientists, United States, White House
RelatedCuban bulbs available at 5 locations in North West St. Andrew this weekend By O. RODGER HUTCHINSON, JIS PR Officer RelatedCuban bulbs available at 5 locations in North West St. Andrew this weekend FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON – Five centres will be used this weekend for the distribution of compact fluorescent bulbs, under the final phase of the Cuba-Jamaica Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Project, commonly called the Cuban light bulb distribution programme. The re-start of the programme will see to the final distribution of some 160,000 CFL’s, and is part of a two-part initiative from the government. Firstly, the distribution enhances the government’s thrust toward reducing the national energy bill through energy efficiency, and secondly, to conclude the original Cuban light bulb distribution project, which has allowed the donation of over 2.84 million CFL’s islandwide. This weekend, the distribution process will start at 10:00 a.m. and continue to 4:00 p.m., on Saturday (March 26) from the following locations. Hughenden Community Centre Meadowbrook Community Centre PembrokeHall High School Maverly Primary and Junior high school On Sunday, March 27, the distribution process will continue at the Patrick Gardens Community Centre, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residents will turn in incandescent bulbs and receive one free energy saving CFL for each. At a meeting at the Ministry of Energy and Mining on March 23, Carlos Collado Martinez, a member of the two-man delegation from the Ministry of Basic Industry in Cuba who travelled to Jamaica for the conclusion of the programme, told JIS News that their sole purpose was to see to the conclusion of the project and its new distribution method. “We are here to participate in the restart of the programme for the distribution of the fluorescent lamps. We will be at all the locations and will be here till the last fluorescent lamp is handed out,” he said. Principal Director (Policy Planning and Development division) in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Oral Rainford, reinforced the new distribution concept, noting that it was a more cost-effective way to achieving the same end result. “We invite you (residents) to come to a central location with your bulbs, we take the incandescent that you bring and we give you new compact fluorescent bulbs. That distribution process is far faster and far cheaper,” he said. Cuban bulbs available at 5 locations in North West St. Andrew this weekend TechnologyMarch 26, 2011 RelatedCuban bulbs available at 5 locations in North West St. Andrew this weekend Advertisements
Home Big data tipped to deliver massive societal impact GSMA seeks 6GHz boost for 5G La GSMA reclama el uso de la banda de 6 GHz para la 5G Related Tags Author GSMA lays out plan for MWC21 Previous ArticleGSMA hails North America 5G leadershipNext ArticleQualcomm, Intel highlight 5G opportunities LIVE FROM MWC19 LOS ANGELES: A GSMA-commissioned study found big data could positively impact more than 150 million lives by 2025, with potential to increase financial inclusion, improve access to healthcare and boost environmental initiatives.The Mobile Big Data Solutions for a Better Future study, compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), assessed how the combination of big data and AI could be used to contribute to achievements related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Published at the opening of MWC19 Los Angeles, it predicted huge benefits in several sectors. These include offering 60 million people access to better healthcare and increasing access to financial services for 70 million people.Applications in the medical field could also enable more informed infrastructure planning for authorities and better identification of risk areas for diseases. Other potential use cases included managing air pollution limits and helping disaster response efforts.GSMA director general Mats Granryd said: “The unparalleled reach of mobile networks across the globe provides a unique opportunity to use mobile big data solutions to solve problems and save lives.”But, he noted harnessing the power of data analysis and AI “to unlock valuable new insight will require investment, innovation and collaboration across a range of stakeholders, including government agencies, development organisations and mobile operators”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Chris Donkin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 OCT 2019 GSMASDGs
HELENA – A federal judge has temporarily blocked the U.S. Forest Service from starting three timber projects in a northwestern Montana forest, saying the work could harm the grizzly bear population there.U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy signed the 28-day temporary restraining order on Wednesday halting the projects in the Kootenai National Forest while he reviews the case.The judge says the Forest Service wants to build or reopen several miles of roads as part of the projects. In his order, he refers to a study that says roads threaten the survival or grizzly bears.There are an estimated 45 Cabinet-Yaak grizzly bears in the region.The Forest Service said Friday that it is preparing a response and it believes the projects should go forward. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.
Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further A runner has been hit by a vehicle on the Port Road in Letterkenny.The incident happened a short time ago and Gardai say the person will be taken to hospital but no serious injuries have been reported. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Runner knocked down in Letterkenny Pinterest By News Highland – December 11, 2019 Previous articleCase of mother awaiting transfer from LUH to Dublin before DailNext articleFears Sea Survival Training Centre plans abandoned News Highland Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic