TV drug ads will soon include prices: Will it help consumers?

Meanwhile, a narrator lists off the drug’s side effects, which may include death. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM HEART DISPLAY TIPS GRANDPA OFF TO POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING NETWORK But there’s always one important thing missing from those ads: the price. Most doctors prescribing these medications don’t even know how much you’ll pay out of pocket or whether it’s covered by your insurance. Those decisions are made by someone else. While the true cost of a drug is not a simple question to answer, given the complicated mosaic of drug pricing factors such as insurance coverage and manufacturer rebates, it’s more likely you’ll soon start seeing a variation of those costs, along with the typical listing of potential side effects. That’s provided you live in one of two …

Apple and Google urged to remove Saudi app that tracks women

(CNN Business)Human rights defenders are calling on Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOGL) to remove the Saudi government appAbsherfrom its platforms, saying that it allows Saudi men to track women under their sponsorship. Under Saudi Arabia’s restrictive guardianship laws, women cannot travel without permission from their male guardians. Critics argue that the Absher app is a technological extension of the repressive rules that restrict many aspects of everyday life for the country’s female population.  “It is hardly news that the Saudi monarchy seeks to restrict and repress Saudi women, but American companies should not enable to facilitate the Saudi government’s patriarchy,” Wyden said in his letter. “By permitting the app in your respective stores, your companies are making it easier for Saudi men to …

Massachusetts girl’s flu-related death devastates dad

COLORADO GIRL, 7, DIES NEARLY TWO MONTHS AFTER EXHIBITING FLU SYMPTOMS, FALLING INTO COMA But days later, her condition worsened. On Saturday, Paak decided to call an ambulance. “I tried to call to 911 [for an] emergency,” Paak told WCVB. “[I told them], ‘I don’t know how to help her.’” Puthiraksmey died later that day, he told the news station. State health officials later confirmed the death to CBS Boston as the third pediatric flu-related death in the state during the 2018-2019 flu season. ADVERTISEMENT

Pontins roof collapse ‘like bomb going off’

One of the injured people, Wendy Jones, from Hereford, was trapped under the debris in her motor scooter. The 67-year-old’s daughter Hayley Kendle described the incident as “horrific”. She said: “I heard a crash, and next thing the ceiling was falling in on the building. She was under the rubble and they had to drag her out. People were screaming and shouting and yelling for us to get out of the building.” Mrs Jones suffered a broken hip and a suspected broken collarbone, and earlier underwent surgery at Weston General Hospital. Image copyright Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Image caption Eyewitnesses spoke of tables holding the collapsed ceiling up George Clark was injured by a falling piece of concrete …

Haiti protesters take the day to gather food and water as they prepare for more possible conflict

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN)Protesters in Haiti’s capital have taken the day to gather food, water and fuel, pressing pause on deadly demonstrations that have been calling for President Jovenel Moise’s resignation. Remnants of burning tires are scattered across the city. Rocks that once blocked roads have been pushed outside. Activist Daphne Valmond Bourgoin said the protesters’ frustration is “extremely high.” Saturday was just a “pause,” she said, until civilians can gather their basic needs. Throngs of civilians were waiting to grab jugs of water from the municipal trucks that have visited many neighborhoods, while others were getting their water from generous private residents, passing along what they have through hoses. Some grocery stores are still open — but food is too …

Just Eat to ban worst food hygiene offenders

In October, the BBC found one takeaway with a zero rating, featured on Just Eat, had mouse droppings on washing up gloves and dead mice in a pool of grease in the kitchen. Image copyright Getty Images Local authorities are responsible for inspecting restaurants and takeaways. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland outlets are given a rating ranging from zero, for “in need of urgent improvement”, to five, for “food hygiene is very good”. In Scotland there are just three ratings – Pass, Improvement Required and Exempt Premises (which are given to premises such as newsagents or chemists that are checked but are not predominantly food businesses). Just Eat will also offer help to those who need improvement in Scotland. …

Will universities go bust if fees are cut?

Are universities really in financial difficulty? What makes universities really nervous is that a reduction in fees will not be replaced by direct funding from the government. Even if funding is promised, it will make universities dependent on the goodwill of politicians, competing with other spending pressures, such as health and schools. Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency There are a finite number of students – and if some universities take an ever-rising number, others will be left starved of fee income. Sir Anthony attacks a “greedy cohort” for threatening the higher education “eco-system”. Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show some universities have piled on extra students, while others have shrunk. Universities with decreasing undergraduate student numbers between 2007-08 …

Family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

The teenager was found last week in a Syrian refugee camp by a reporter from the Times and on Wednesday told how she had escaped from Baghuz – IS’s last stronghold in eastern Syria. In the second instalment of her interview with the Times on Saturday, Ms Begum asked: “What do you think will happen to my child? “Because I don’t want it to be taken away from me, or at least if it is, to be given to my family.” She added she had been taken to hospital because of contractions after arriving at the camp, which meant she could give birth “any day”. Ms Begum told the newspaper she knew returning to the UK “wouldn’t be a quiet …

Who’s running for president in 2020? Growing field of candidates join race for Democratic nod

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker announced his bid for the presidency on Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., jumped into the 2020 race on Feb. 1, vowing to unite what he considers a currently divided nation. “I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” Booker said in a campaign video, subtly jabbing at President Donald …

IS runaway teen ‘could be prosecuted in UK’

In her interview with the newspaper, Ms Begum, who married an IS fighter, showed little remorse for her involvement with the terror group, saying she was not fazed by seeing “beheaded heads” in bins. “I don’t regret coming here,” she told Times journalist Anthony Loyd, who found her in the camp. “I’m not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnthony Loyd of the Times describes how he found Shamima Begum in a Syrian refugee camp “The caliphate is over. There was so much oppression and corruption that I don’t think they deserved victory,” she said. “I just want to come home to have …

School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded more than 4,900 tips in its first month, about a third of them considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the Safe 2 Say Something program, which funnels tips to an around-the-clock call center at the attorney general’s headquarters in Harrisburg, is to respond to troubling behavior, unsafe school situations and anything else tipsters deems appropriate to report. The program passed the Legislature with near unanimity last year, mandating it encompass all K-12 students in Pennsylvania, including charter, private and vocational-technical schools. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : …

Policing on my own ‘left me with PTSD’

The survey also found: 79% of officers have experienced feelings of stress and anxiety in the previous 12 months, with 94% of those saying their job made it worse Almost every officer has been exposed to at least one traumatic experience in their career, with 61.7% suffering at least one in the last 12 months 43.9% reported they viewed their job as very or extremely stressful, up from 38.6% in 2016 PC Johnson’s confrontation with that knifeman two years ago utterly changed him as a person. “I was off [work] for only three weeks, but later suffered from mood swings, short temper and lack of sleep,” he said. “I eventually sought help and was diagnosed with PTSD. I have received …

FDA Vows To Strengthen Oversight Of Multibillion-Dollar Dietary Supplement Industry

Describing the move as “one of the most significant modernizations of dietary supplement regulation and oversight in more than 25 years,” the agency said this week that it’s rolling out a multi-prong plan aimed at protecting the public from potentially “unsafe and unlawful products.” with little federal supervision.  not authorized to review dietary supplements for safety and efficacy before they are marketed. The agency only has the authority to stop the sale of a supplement if it can prove the product is dangerous. But with tens of thousands of products on the market today, many of which are sold online, the agency has conceded just how challenging this task can be.  FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday, announcing the agency’s …

Gene therapy first to ‘halt’ blindness

The treatment was carried out under local anaesthetic last month at Oxford Eye Hospital by Robert MacLaren, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. He told BBC news: “A genetic treatment administered early on to preserve vision in patients who would otherwise lose their sight would be a tremendous breakthrough in ophthalmology and certainly something I hope to see in the near future.” Mrs Osborne, 80, is the first of 10 patients with AMD taking part in a trial of the gene therapy treatment, manufactured by Gyroscope Therapeutics, funded by Syncona, the Wellcome Trust founded investment firm. What is AMD? The macula is part of the retina and responsible for central vision and fine detail. In age-related macular degeneration, …

Arrest over mental health centre blaze

‘Sacrifice part of building’ The force said 11 occupants and staff were evacuated from the centre, in Plantation Lane, Mile Oak. Crews from Staffordshire, West Midlands and Warwickshire fire services were called to the scene. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said there was “quite a lot of the building involved” in the blaze. “We’re trying to sacrifice part of the building and let that burn to prevent it from spreading to the rest of the hospital,” he said. Christopher Pincher, the Conservative MP for Tamworth, tweeted that he was “very concerned” by the fire. Image Copyright @ChrisPincher @ChrisPincher Related Topics NHS Tamworth Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

5 things to know for February 13: Border deal, Chapo, North Korea, jobs, deadly food

(CNN)Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Still don’t know where to take that special someone? Maybe a trip to one of the world’s most romantic places will do the trick. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) President Trump said he’s “not happy” with the border security deal struck by negotiators in Congress. And he’s not the only one frowning on the agreement, which falls far short of the $5.7 billion Trump originally demanded for a border wall. Some of the most conservative and liberal members of Congress have problems with it, too, but they’re …