PUNISHING ECONOMY: San Fran's Democrat tyrants double down on closed businesses, taxing landlords for leaving stores vacant
(Natural News) It’s difficult to start a new business even in a fantastic economy like the one President Donald Trump and Republicans have created, but it’s never easy to create and sustain a business in a high-tax state like California. Democrat super majorities have, for years, ratcheted up taxes, fees and other expenses including mandating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry of Health Refutes Claims to Divert ARVs
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health has dismissed claims that ARVs are being diverted to other countries due to non-payments of taxes imposed by the government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What if a Vaping Tax Encouraged Cigarette Smoking?
Policies aimed at youth vaping may have negative effects on adult smokers. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 6, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: E-Cigarettes Smoking and Tobacco Sales and Excise Taxes Source Type: news

The scourge of Obamacare continues: Losses incurred at ACA exchanges will cost taxpayers $12 billion this year
(Natural News) When the tyrannical Democrat majority shut down the federal government in 2013 to force Americans without health insurance to pay fines for the Affordable Care Act, Americans had no choice but to accept their chains and hope that the law would make healthcare more affordable. Not everyone accepted those chains. As health insurance... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump And Pelosi Bring $15B Gift To Health Insurers
The end of a health insurance fee will eliminate more than $15 billion in taxes that were expected to be levied on insurers like Anthem, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Congress Approves Raising Age to 21 for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Sales
President Trump is expected to sign it into law as part of the overall spending package. Some advocates warn that more action is needed to reduce teenage vaping of e-cigarettes. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Teenagers and Adolescence Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Sales and Excise Taxes Addiction (Psychology) Law and Legislation Nicotine Regulation and Deregulation of Industry United States Politics and Government House of Representatives Source Type: news

Senate Republicans seek probe of organ transplant system
Taxpayer-funded organ procurement groups require ‘regular fiscal oversight,’ say Grassley, Young (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kimberly Kindy Source Type: news

U.S. House Approves $1.4 Trillion Spending Deal to Avert Shutdown, Sends to Senate U.S. House Approves $1.4 Trillion Spending Deal to Avert Shutdown, Sends to Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $1.4 trillion spending package to avert a partial government shutdown that also would raise the U.S. tobacco purchasing age to 21 and permanently repeal several of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) taxes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. Spending Deal Would Raise Tobacco Age, Deny Some of Trump Border Wall Funding U.S. Spending Deal Would Raise Tobacco Age, Deny Some of Trump Border Wall Funding
Congress would raise the U.S. tobacco purchasing age to 21 and permanently repeal several of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) taxes under a massive government spending bill due to be released later on Monday, congressional sources said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Beshear rescinds Bevin Medicaid reforms — leaves major question unanswered
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that he has ended the controversial Medicaid reforms enacted by his predecessor, Matt Bevin. The newly elected Democrat is doing away with the 1115 waiver, a program developed by the Bevin administration that proposed alterations to the state's Medicaid program that were not allowed under the federal laws and rules that control the taxpayer-backed health plan for vulnerable populations. Specifically, the Beshear administration gave notice to the federal government… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma Payments to Sackler Family Soared Amid Opioid Crisis
A new audit finds that the family directed $10.7 billion from the drugmaker to family-controlled trusts and holding companies, as legal pressure tightened around Purdue. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman and Danny Hakim Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Sackler Family Bankruptcies Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Purdue Pharma Corporate Taxes your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Roche purchases shares in tender offer for Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Basel, 17 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche’s wholly owned subsidiary 022019 Merger Subsidiary, Inc. has accepted for payment all shares validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Spark, at a price of USD 114.50 per share in ca sh.  The tender offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on 16 December 2019 and was not extended. Roche has been advised by Citibank, N.A., the depositary for the tender offer, that a total of appr...
Source: Roche Media News - December 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Purdue Pharma ’s Payments to Sacklers Soared Amid Opioid Crisis
A new audit finds that the family directed $10.7 billion from the drugmaker to family-controlled trusts and holding companies, as legal pressure tightened around Purdue. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jan Hoffman and Danny Hakim Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Sackler Family Bankruptcies Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Purdue Pharma Corporate Taxes your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Commercial framework: working in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry for the benefit of patients
The NHS in England spends around £18 billion on medicines a year. It must do everything it can to get access to innovative medicines for patients, while making sure it does so at great value and cost-effective prices to the NHS and taxpayers, writes Blake Dark, commercial medicines director for NHS England Related items fromOnMedica Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication GPs need more time to treat complex needs Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Prescription drug dependence linked to deprivation (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - December 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce closing of investigation and unconditional clearance by the FTC and expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period for acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that the Federal Trade Commission closed its investigation and granted unconditional clearance and termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”) in connection with Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark p ursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes...
Source: Roche Media News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beshear rescinds Bevin Medicaid reforms — leaves major question unanswered
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that he has ended the controversial Medicaid reforms enacted by his predecessor, Matt Bevin. The newly elected Democrat is doing away with the 1115 waiver, a program developed by the Bevin administration that proposed alterations to the state's Medicaid program that were not allowed under the federal laws and rules that control the taxpayer-backed health plan for vulnerable populations. Specifically, the Beshear administration gave notice to the federal government… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Beshear rescinds Bevin Medicaid reforms — leaves major question unanswered
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that he has ended the controversial Medicaid reforms enacted by his predecessor, Matt Bevin. The newly elected Democrat is doing away with the 1115 waiver, a program developed by the Bevin administration that proposed alterations to the state's Medicaid program that were not allowed under the federal laws and rules that control the taxpayer-backed health plan for vulnerable populations. Specifically, the Beshear administration gave notice to the federal government… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce unconditional clearance by UK Competition and Markets Authority
Basel, 16 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that the UK Competition and Markets Authority has unconditionally cleared Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Sha re, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchas...
Source: Roche Media News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce unconditional clearance by UK Competition and Markets Authority
             Basel, 16 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that the UK Competition and Markets Authority has unconditionally cleared Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Sha re, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subjec...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billions: Report
A cut to the tax coal companies pay for sick miners will cost at least $15B. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hastings Center Report, November-December 2019
(The Hastings Center) GoFundMe urged to halt campaigns for unproven medical treatments; the case for new laws to stem the doctor burnout crisis; why sugar taxes don't undermine liberty, and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vermont taxpayers will now be forced to pay for the transgender mutilation of children... State-sponsored medical mutilations are now a reality thanks to LGBT delusions
(Natural News) If you’re under the age of 21, suffer from gender dysphoria, and live in Vermont, you’ll now be able to get the “gender affirmation” surgeries and hormones you crave for free, thanks to new rules that force taxpayers to foot the bill for all LGBTQ “transition” procedures. According to reports, Vermont’s Medicaid insurance... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. to December 16, 2019
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any wit hholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated March 7, 2019 (as it may be amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Offer”). (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. to December 16, 2019
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any wit hholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated March 7, 2019 (as it may be amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Offer”). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Business calls for reform of health taxation
Employers’ consortium argues that tax exemption would help take pressure off NHS (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex. They had apparently frozen to death within a refrigerator container with temperatures as low as -25C (-13F). This while tragedies occur almost daily on the Mediterranean Sea. On 26 November, a rescue vessel found a boat almost completely sunken. It had three dead bodies aboard. Fifty-five migrants were saved. Three of them were in a critical...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Doctors Accuse Govt of Buying Second-Hand Hospital Equipment
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's vocal doctors have accused government of using millions of taxpayers' money to import "unusable, second hand and refurbished equipment" which has not been of any meaningful use within local hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Paying taxes less 'taxing' when we recognize how those dollars help others -- study
(Simon Fraser University) There's nothing certain in life except death and taxes. But taxpayers' support for the latter could potentially be improved, according to a new study led by SFU psychology researchers Emily Thornton and Lara Aknin.Their work, conducted alongside University of Kansas psychologist Nyla Branscombe and University of British Columbia economist John Helliwell, reveals that when taxpayers recognize their tax dollars are used to help others, they are more supportive of taxation and more willing to pay their taxes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Social Security Benefit Taxation Thresholds Have Never Been Adjusted
Nearly 50% of retiree households report a portion of their Social Security benefits are now subject to taxation (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 3, 2019 Category: Disability Tags: Taxes - Tax Breaks Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: UC medical school affiliations with Catholic hospital chains are a travesty
Medical schools and hospitals in the taxpayer-funded UC system should in no way be affiliated with sectarian chains like Dignity Health. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hospitals take thousands of Dyson fans worth £1.2million
NHS bosses have been accused of throwing away taxpayers' cash after scrapping thousands of the £350 fans. They were installed at 113 trusts in England and Wales between 2013 and 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White House Research Summit Tackles Research Security
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) held a closed-door summit of the recently established Joint Committee on the Research Environment (JCORE) on November 5, 2019 to hold discussions on topics of transparency, foreign influence in research, conflicts of interest, and sexual harassment. JCORE was established by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) in May 2019. In a September 16, 2019 letter to the U.S. research community, OSTP Director Kelvin Droegemeier announced that JCORE would focus on four major areas, namely research security, safe and inclusive research environments, research ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 25, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

State-Led Medicare For All Would Import All Of Canada ’s Problems
Rep. Khanna's bid for state-level single-payer is a dangerous and foolish proposition. Let's hope Americans wake up to the fact that they'd face long waits, rationed care, higher taxes, and a doctor shortage under single-payer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any wit hholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated March 7, 2019 (as it may be amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Offer”). (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - November 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Share, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any wit hholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated March 7, 2019 (as it may be amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Offer”). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - November 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yankee Dental Congress ® Will Contribute Millions to Boston Economy This Winter
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. —November 13, 2019—Yankee Dental Congress® 2020 (Yankee) will bring millions of dollars to the Boston economy this winter when it is held January 30 – February 1, 2020, at the Boston Convention& Exhibition Center. More than 26,000 dental health professionals and guests from around the United States are expected to attend this year ’s event.Yankee, which is New England ’s largest dental meeting, is presented by theMassachusetts Dental Society (MDS) in cooperation with the dental societies of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.“We are v...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 21, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NHS bosses are to spend tens of millions of pounds paying doctors' pension tax bills
The Conservative government has told the NHS to pick up the bill for doctors earning more than £110,000 in order to avoid them being stung by high taxes if they work extra shifts this winter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Medicaid Program; Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation
Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services creating new reporting requirements for states to address the financing of supplemental and base Medicaid payments through the non-federal share, including states' uses of health care-related taxes and legitimate provider-related donations, as well as the requirements on the non-federal share of any Medicaid payment. Comments are due by January 17, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 18, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

‘ The sooner we can kick them out, the better! ’
“Boris Johnson as Prime Minister – honestly, who’d have thought it possible? Clearly not his own family, given that his own brother so publicly and so quickly abandoned him!” Addressing the union’s LGBT+ conference in Bournemouth this morning, UNISON president Josie Bird was clear that, even in such busy times for activists, the coming general election had to be a priority. “We really are living in unprecedented times.  After all, we have a prime minister who does not respect democracy and thinks he is above the law,” she said. “But now, we have a chance to change all th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Boris Johnson LGBT Source Type: news

The Road to the Alcohol Act 2018 in Finland: a conflict between public health objectives and neoliberal goals - Karlsson T, Makela P, Tigerstedt C, Keskim äki I.
Finnish alcohol policy has aimed for decades years to mitigate alcohol-related harm by using high taxation and restrictions on the physical availability of alcohol. The state monopoly on the retail of alcohol has played a central role in reducing the avail... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sweeping new B.C. regulations on vape products include higher taxes, health warnings on packaging
B.C. has announced new rules on vape products, including higher taxes, restrictions on sales and advertising, limits on nicotine content and constraints on packaging. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Convicted murderer suddenly claims to be a transgender; gets taxpayer-funded hormone treatments in prison
(Natural News) Were you recently convicted of a crime and looking to sidestep your sentence? Well, have we got news for you! Attaining your get-out-of-jail-free card is as simple as self-identifying as an LGBTQP transgender and voila: You’ll instantly be afforded special treatment that other criminals don’t get. This is what happened to Steven Hayes,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicaid Program; Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation
Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services creating new reporting requirements for states to address the financing of supplemental and base Medicaid payments through the non-federal share, including states' uses of health care-related taxes and legitimate provider-related donations, as well as the requirements on the non-federal share of any Medicaid payment. Comments are due within 60 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for November 18, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Cairo Dream Requires $264 Billion to Deliver Women ’s Call for Justice and Bold Leadership
By Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 12 2019 (IPS) For each of the 830 women dying each day from pregnancy complications and childbirth, an estimated 20 others suffer serious injuries, infections or disabilities. This is the reality that millions of women face, and informs the Nairobi Summit’s three critical commitments which are to bring preventable maternal deaths, gender-based violence and harmful practices, as well as unmet need for family planning, to zero. To achieve this objective money is needed. Joyce Chimbi Finding the money for commitments Private sector organisations including the Ford Foundation, Johnson...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

US Begins Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement
The Trump Administration has formally started the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. In a November 4, 2019, letter to the United Nations (UN), Secretary of State Michael Pompeo stated the United States’ intention to opt out of the global climate agreement. He expressed concern with the “unfair economic burden imposed on American workers, businesses, and taxpayers by U.S. pledges made under the Agreement.” This starts a year-long process of withdrawal from the accord, with the U.S. officially leaving the agreement on November 4, 2020, one day after the 2020 U.S. Pr...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 12, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Local biotech, academics eyeing $5.5 billion stem cell measure
As California ’s stem cell research agency prepares to seek another $5.5 billion from taxpayers, local biotech researchers and companies are keeping a close eye on where those dollars go.  The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine was founded in 2004 after voters approved a $3 billion bond issue to f und stem cell research and commercialization across the state. As the agency’s funding is expected to run out this year, backers have proposed a measure for another $5.5 billion bond that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Local biotech, academics eyeing $5.5 billion stem cell measure
As California ’s stem cell research agency prepares to seek another $5.5 billion from taxpayers, local biotech researchers and companies are keeping a close eye on where those dollars go.  The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine was founded in 2004 after voters approved a $3 billion bond issue to f und stem cell research and commercialization across the state. As the agency’s funding is expected to run out this year, backers have proposed a measure for another $5.5 billion bond that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Government should address climate change, health and taxes as one issue
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Protecting our climate will protect health, and implementing evidence-based policies that consider action to meet targets on global warming, the economy, taxes and health together should be a priority for Canada's government, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Who Owns H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs? The Taxpayers, U.S. Says
In an unexpected lawsuit, federal officials claim that Gilead Sciences willfully disregarded government patents on medicines necessary to end the AIDS epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. and Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Truvada (Drug) Inventions and Patents Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Royalties Health and Human Services Department National Institutes of Health Azar, Alex M II Cummings, Elijah E Stabenow, Debbie Source Type: news