Pharmalittle: Will wholesalers get pulled into a price-fixing case? FDA rejects Alkermes depression drug

first_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was refreshing and relaxing, because that oh-so-familiar routine of meetings, deadlines, and what-not has predictably returned. There are various clues to this development: Notably, the short people have left for the local schoolhouse and gainful employment, respectively. This leaves us to brew a cup or more of stimulation, and we invite you to join us as you brace yourself for the day ahead. On that note, we hope you survive. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits. Keep in touch …OptumRx, a pharmacy benefit manager owned by UnitedHealth (UNH), has included new migraine drugs from Amgen (AMGN) and Eli Lilly (LLY) as preferred treatments on its formularies of reimbursed medicines, Reuters reports. A rival migraine treatment from Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) is excluded on one list and patients can pay more for it in some cases on a second list. The decision secures easier access to customers for the Lilly drug at all three of the biggest PBMs — including CVS and Express Scripts — and gives Amgen a leg up after CVS decided not to include it on its formulary. What is it? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. 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. Pharmalot Log In | Learn More GET STARTED @Pharmalot Ed Silvermancenter_img 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. [email protected] By Ed Silverman Feb. 4, 2019 Reprints What’s included? Alex Hogan/STAT About the Author Reprints Pharmalittle: Will wholesalers get pulled into a price-fixing case? FDA rejects Alkermes depression drug Tags drug pricinggovernment agencieslegalpharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+last_img read more

Dutch Labour Party kicked out Erdoğan loyalists: chairman

first_imgHe did not say how many candidates and which municipalities were affected, but sources told NRC one of them was running to become a municipal councillor in Amsterdam.Spekman said he will monitor candidates for next year’s parliamentary elections for their “progressive values,” referring to their views on homosexuality and gender equality.“I believe that you enter the list because you want to become a representative, not because you want to get many votes [for personal gains],” he said.Labour’s management said that it will check candidates after two of its MPs with Turkish origins left the party after clashing with integration minister Lodewijk Asscher over his stand towards Turkish organizations in the Netherlands. Also On POLITICO Threats, insults and praise: 9 Erdoğan quotes on Europe By Jacopo Barigazzi Germans want Angela Merkel to stand up to Erdoğan: poll By Cynthia Kroet Former Miss Turkey guilty of insulting Erdoğan By Vince Chadwick The Dutch Labour Party removed several candidates from its ballot lists at the 2014 local elections over fears they had links to the conservative party of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.Labour Chairman Hans Spekman said in an article published in newspaper NRC on Wednesday that he was informed members of the youth division of Erdoğan’s AK Party “tried to enter ballot lists.”“We [the party’s board] tipped off municipalities and told them that [the candidates] have wrong intentions,” Spekman said. Those candidates were then removed from the ballot.last_img read more

Indictment: Father, 90, sustains pelvic fracture after push; son indicted

first_img The victim told first responders he felt pain and “remembers his body feeling cold” after waking up and seeing paramedics surround him while he was still on the floor.The father was taken by Acadian EMS to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas-St. Elizabethin Beaumont, where it was discovered he sustained a pelvic fracture. A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a 41-year-old Port Arthur man for pushing his 90-year-old father backward, leading to a pelvic fracture.According to the probable cause affidavit, Farnzo Martin III and his father were at their home in the 800 block of Dewalt Avenue at approximately 1 a.m. Oct. 18, 2019, when the father asked his son if he knew where the vinegar was so he could rub it on his leg.The accused reportedly became angry and ran toward his father and pushed him, causing him to fall backward on the floor, authorities said. Farnzo Martin III was arrested March 3 on a charge of injury to an elderly individual.He remains jailed on a $100,000 bond.last_img read more

Zimbabwe’s telecom tycoon becomes country’s first billionaire

first_imgStrive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless Global Ltd., speaks during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills , California, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2016. The conference gathers attendees to explore solutions to today’s most pressing challenges in financial markets, industry sectors, health, government and education. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless Global Ltd., speaks during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills , California, U.S., on Monday, May 2, 2016. Getty ImagesZimbabwe’s telecom tycoon Strive Masiyiwa is the country’s first billionaire according to a report by Forbes.The 57-year-old is now worth $1.7 billion.Mr. Masiyiwa controls Econet Group, a Zimbabwe-listed mobile phone company that also has investments in financial services, insurance, e-commerce, renewable energy, education, Coca-Cola bottling, hospitality and payment gateway solutions, the report said.Econet also has a pay television outfit, Kwesé TV which is competitive across Africa.In July last year, Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Group successfully raised $700 million in a bond and term loan financing package from international financiers.Econet was founded in 1993 by Masiyiwa and gained a licence from the government in 1998.Mr Masiyiwa and his wife also founded the Higher Life Foundation, which educates more than 40,000 students in the country.In 2013, the couple also established the Ambassador Andrew Young Scholarship, a $6.4 million scholarship fund that sends African students to attend Morehouse College in the United States.last_img read more

Browns Activate Second-Year Wide Receiver Corey Coleman Off Injured Reserve

first_imgThe Cleveland Browns play the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday and will have wide receiver Corey Coleman on the field in their quest for their a win. The Browns are 0-9 and need all of the help they can get, so the playmaking Coleman’s presence on the field will be definitely welcomed.Coleman went down in Week Two in the Browns’ game against the Baltimore Ravens. Coleman was diagnosed with a broken hand and he has now broken both of his hands in his short NFL career already. With five receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown in Week One against Pittsburgh, the second-year pro is one of the more explosive players Cleveland has on the offensive side of the ball.The Browns also cut safety Ibraheim Campbell from injured reserve and had running back Terrence McGee signed off of their practice squad by the Atlanta Falcons. Related TopicsCorey Coleman Eli Mooneyhamcenter_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more

Former Georgia RB Todd Gurley rolling for Rams – even if not 100 percent

first_imgST. LOUIS (AP) — The last two games, Todd Gurley has 305 yards rushing. Just wait, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says, till the rookie is 100 percent.St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley rushed for all but five of 146 yards in the second half to help the Rams hold on to hand the Arizona Cardinals their first loss of the season, 24-22 on Sunday.St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley rushed for all but five of 146 yards in the second half to help the Rams hold on to hand the Arizona Cardinals their first loss of the season, 24-22 on Sunday.The 10th pick of the draft appears ahead of schedule coming off left knee surgery that cut short his final college season at Georgia. He’s wearing a brace in games to protect the knee, but that hasn’t been a hindrance, judging from the production.“I mean, I’m fine,” Gurley said after practice Wednesday. “I’m pretty sure 100 percent of the guys in the NFL are not 100 percent and I’ve been doing fine so far. Just got to stay on top of things.”In a conference call with reporters in Cleveland, this week’s opponent, Gurley said he can do everything he could before getting hurt. He said there was plenty of room for improvement across the board.“I’ve seen plenty of guys come back from this injury,” Gurley said. “I felt like I didn’t have any problems, that I should be able to come back and play.”Fisher wouldn’t place a percentage on Gurley’s health, but said it was prudent to protect the ACL.“You look around the league, it takes more than just a year to come back,” Fisher said. “Todd’s a year out, that’s why I say he’s not 100 percent. He’s going to continue to get better.”Gurley is rested coming off the break after getting heavy duty in a loss at Green Bay, gaining 159 yards on 30 carries. During the bye week, he attended the Missouri-Georgia game in Athens and didn’t feel like he should be out there.“My days are done,” Gurley joked. “I play on Sundays now.”Backup Tre Mason, the primary starter as a rookie last year, injured his right ankle against the Packers and had just five snaps, gaining 8 yards on two carries.“Ideally, we’d like to have the one-two punch and over time, get Tre a lot more touches,” Fisher said.Gurley said he was “definitely surprised” to be doing so well so soon. But he added, “I’m definitely confident in myself and know what I’m capable of.”The Browns know, too. Coach Mike Pettine said in a conference call with St. Louis reporters that Cleveland had considered taking Gurley with the 12th pick. Cleveland ended up drafting nose tackle Danny Shelton, who has started every game and has 14 tackles.“Had he been available,” Pettine said, “it certainly would have been in the discussion.”The Rams (2-3) will be playing a team that’s last in the NFL in rush defense. The Browns (2-4) surrendered 98 yards on 10 carries to Tennessee’s Dexter McCluster, 139 yards and a touchdown to Oakland’s Latavius Murray, 121 yards to Baltimore’s Justin Forsett, and 111 yards to Denver’s Ronnie Hillman.Cleveland has allowed 149.8 yards rushing per game with a 5-yard average and is 30th in overall defense, giving up a 26-point average. Fisher and Rams players say they won’t be guilty of over-confidence.“Those things sound good,” Gurley said. “Those guys can come Sunday and play like they’re the No. 1 defense.”NOTES: The Rams have reunited rookie offensive tackle Rob Havenstein and guard Jamon Brown on the right side after separating them late in the preseason to prevent teams taking advantage. Veteran Garrett Reynolds, who replaced injured Rodger Saffold at right guard last week, will start at left guard. “It can get confusing at times,” Brown said, “but I think I do a pretty good job with it.” … Cornerback Janoris Jenkins was limited with a concussion, one of four Rams starters who did not practice. Defensive end Robert Quinn (knee), wide receiver Tavon Austin (hamstring) and tight end Lance Kendricks (finger) also were held out along with Mason. Kendricks could miss at least one game after undergoing surgery last week for a torn ligament. Defensive end Chris Long (hyperextended knee) also was out from an injury against the Packers and is expected to miss a few games.___AP NFL website: and read more

Shelby cruises past Hesperia, Beckman scores 34 points

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Groundwork for water

first_imgTWO public meetings will be held this week to discuss the draft groundwater management plan for the Kooweerup Water Supply…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

2014 Nelson Cyswog’n’fun triathlon early bird deadline July 6

first_imgIt’s time to start training for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog’n’fun triathlon.And what better way to gain some incentive than to take advantage of the early bird registration deadline of July 6.The 2014 Nelson Cyswog’n’fun triathlon goes Sunday, August 3 at Rotary Lakeside Park. The main Olympic Course race begins with a 1.5 kilometre swim before competitors hope the bike for a 39 km cycle and 10 km run.Short course is 500 metre swim, 22 km ride and five km run run.There are individual and team categories.In 2013, Eddie Smith of Penticton ran away with the men’s long course top prize while Sarah MacArthur of Calgary won the women’s race after Helen Munro of Kelowna was disqualified.In the short course race Ian Sharp was crowned the men’s winner after it was determined that Connor Breitkreuz of Robson missed a turn, forcing race officials to disqualify the local competitor.For complete information go to the Nelson Cyswogn Fun website.last_img read more

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgSaturday 16 Apr Division 1 LeagueAt Cregg, Annaghdown V Cortoon Shamrocks, 6pm, Ref: S HehirAt Indreabhán, Mícheál Breathnach V Tuam Stars, 6pm, Ref: K QuinnAt Killannin, Killanin V St Michael’s, 7pm, Ref: M Ó GríofaDivision 2 LeagueAt Caherlistrane, Caherlistrane V Dunmore MacHales, 6pm, Ref: G CahillAt The Priarie, Salthill-Knocknacarra V Menlough, 6pm, Ref: M Mac GearailtAt Clonberne, Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Moycullen, 6pm, Ref: R Mc NicholasAt Kilconly, Kilconly V An Cheathrú Rua, 6pm, Ref: P.j. RabbitteDivision 3 League Play OffAt An Spideal, An Spidéal V Claregalway, 6pm, Ref: F KinneenDivision 4 LeagueAt Clonbur, An Fhairche – Clonbur V St Brendan’s, 6pm, Ref: A O ConnellAt Ballinasloe, Ballinasloe V St Gabriel’s, 6pm, Ref: N DempseyDivision 5 (West) LeagueAt Clifden, Clifden V Oughterard, 6pm, Ref: M O MaininDivision 7 (North) LeagueAt Monivea, Monivea-Abbey V Tuam Stars, 6pm, Ref: P KellyAt Eyrecourt, Meelick-Eyrecourt V Sarsfields, 7pm, Ref: L Kelly Saturday 16 Apr U21 A Hurling Championship At Clarinbridge, Ardrahan V St Thomas, 6pm, Ref: A Kelly Football FixturesFriday 15 Apr Division 1 LeagueAt Milltown, Milltown V St. James, 7pm, Ref: G GuinanDivision 2 LeagueAt Caltra Pitch, Caltra V Killererin, 7.30pm, Ref: G O ConamhaDivision 3 LeagueAt Corofin , Corofin V Oileáin Árainn, 7.45pm,  Ref: G MooreDivision 7 (North) LeagueAt Athenry, Athenry V Menlough, 7pm, Ref: G DalyAt Caherlistrane, Caherlistrane V St Brendan’s, 7pm, Ref: P HansberryU21 A North Football Championship Semi finalAt Headford, Headford V Mountbellew/Moylough, 7pm, Ref: R Mc NicholasMinor A Football League – NorthAt Clonberne, Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Oranmore-Maree, 7pm, Ref: TBCMinor B Football League – West At Oughterard, Oughterard V Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh, 6:45pm, Ref: K Nally Friday 15 Apr U21 A Hurling Championship At Castlegar, Kilconieron V Oranmore-Maree,7pm, Ref: M ConwayAt Kenny Park, Turloughmore V Kilnadeema-Leitrim, 7pm, Ref: S HynesAt Duggan Park, Athenry V Liam Mellows, 7pm, Ref: D KellyAt Craughwell, Loughrea V Clarinbridge, 7pm, Ref: L GordonU21 B Hurling Championship At Ballinasloe (Club Grounds), Ballinasloe V Mullagh, 7pm, Ref: Sm MoranAt Abbeyknockmoy, Abbeyknockmoy V Kinvara, 7.15pm Ref: E ShaughnessyAt Woodford, Tommy Larkins V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry, 7pm, Ref: P CampbellAt Kilbeacanty, Michael Cusacks V Moycullen, 7pm, Ref: G O ConnorU21 C Hurling Championship At Ballygar, Ballygar V Annaghdown, 7pm, Ref: D CunninghamAt Sylane, Sylane V Mícheál Breathnach, 7.15pm, Ref: R Mc Nicholas Sunday 17 Apr Division 1 LeagueAt Corofin , Corofin V Mountbellew/Moylough, 5pm, Ref: J MolloyDivision 3 LeagueAt Carna, Cárna-Caiseal V Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir, 3pm, Ref: T FahertyAt Glenamaddy, Glenamaddy V Oughterard, 3pm, Ref: N DempseyDivision 4 LeagueAt Athenry, Athenry V An Cheathrú Rua, 2.30pm, Ref: G MooreDivision 5 (North) LeagueAt Claregalway, Claregalway V Oranmore-Maree, 12i.n, Ref: T KerinDivision 6 (North) LeagueAt Clonberne, Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Williamstown, 12i.n, Ref: T KeatingDivision 6 (West) LeagueAt An Spideal, An Spidéal V Fr Griffins/Éire Óg, 12i.n, Ref: M O CurraoinAt The Priarie, Salthill-Knocknacarra V St Michael’s, 12i.n, Ref: G CahillU21 B North Football Championship Semi FinalAt Caltra Pitch, Caltra V Dunmore MacHales, 2pm, Ref: G GuinanMinor A Football League – NorthAt Oranmore, Oranmore-Maree V Monivea-Abbey, 2.30pm, Ref: M CollinsMinor B1 Football League – NorthAt Ballygar, St Brendan’s V Caherlistrane, 12i.n, Ref: P.j. RabbitteMinor B2 Football League – NorthAt Kilconnell, St Gabriel’s V An Fhairche – Clonbur, 12i.n, Ref: M GavinAt Athenry, Athenry V Loughrea, 12i.n, Ref: G Moore Monday 18 Apr U21 B Hurling Championship At Ballymacward, Pádraig Pearses V Abbeyknockmoy, 7pm, Ref: M DolanAt Eyrecourt, Meelick-Eyrecourt V Tommy Larkins, 7pm, Ref: D DillonAt Moycullen, Moycullen V Cois Fharraige, 7pm, Ref: P Fahy U21 B Hurling Championship At Tonabrocky, Rahoon-Newcastle V Gort, 2.30pm, Ref: F BerminghamAt Kinvara, Kinvara V Ballinderreen, 6.30pm, Ref: J LarkinAt Killimordaly, Killimordaly V Killimor, 6.30pm, Ref: J LundonAt Portumna, Portumna V Carnmore, 6.30pm, Ref: Sm Morancenter_img Thursday 14 Apr Sunday 17 Apr U21 A Hurling Championship At Craughwell, Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Kilconieron, 6.30pm, Ref: M ConwayAt Carnmore, Turloughmore V Oranmore-Maree, 6.30pm, Ref: P GreeneAt Gort, Athenry V Cappataggle, 6.30pm, Ref: J Mc DonaghAt Kenny Park, Sarsfields V Liam Mellows, 6.30pm, Ref: G DonoghueAt Duggan Park, Craughwell V Loughrea, 6.30pm, Ref: D Kelly Junior 1 Hurling Championship At Ballinasloe, Ballinasloe V Menlo Emmetts, 7pm, Ref: J RosneyU21 A Hurling Championship At Duggan Park, Sarsfields V Cappataggle, 7pm, Ref: M HavertyU21 B Hurling Championship At Ballinderreen, Ballinderreen V Kiltormer,7pm, Ref: K Egan Wednesday 20 Apr Minor A Football League – NorthAt Mountbellew, Mountbellew/Moylough V Monivea-Abbey, 7pm, Ref: P KellyAt Cregg, Annaghdown V Kilkerrin-Clonberne, 7pm, Ref: Mn CollinsAt Oranmore, Oranmore-Maree V Claregalway, 7pm, Ref: R Mc NicholasMinor B1 Football League – NorthAt Dunmore, Dunmore MacHales V Tuam Stars, 7pm, Ref: A O ConnellAt Glenamaddy, Glenamaddy/Glinsk V Caherlistrane, 7pm, Ref: N DempseyAt Menlough, Menlough V St Brendan’s, 7pm, Ref: M GavinMinor B2 Football League – NorthAt Ballinasloe, Ballinasloe V An Fhairche – Clonbur, 7pm, Ref: P QuinnAt Loughrea, Loughrea V Headford, 7pm, Ref: L KellyAt Athenry, Athenry V St Gabriel’s, 7pm, Ref: M RuaneMinor C Football League – NorthAt Barnaderg , Killererin V Kilconly, 7pm, Ref: G MooreAt Caltra Pitch, Caltra V Milltown, 7pm, Ref: S LyonsAt Cortoon Shamrocks, Cortoon Shamrocks V Williamstown, 7pm, Ref: G DalyMinor A Football League – WestAt The Priarie, Salthill-Knocknacarra V Barna, 7pm, Ref: K QuinnAt An Spideal, An Spidéal V Moycullen, 7pm, Ref: J MolloyMinor B Football League – West At Killannin, Killanin V An Cheathrú Rua, 7pm, Ref: G CahillAt Leitir Móir, Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir V Oughterard, 7pm, Ref: M Mac GearailtAt Mervue, St. James V Mícheál Breathnach,7pm, Ref: T NallyAt Carna, Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh V Clifden / Renvyle, 7pm, Ref: M Ó Gríofaprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Hurling Fixtureslast_img read more