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

Texas Taxpayers to Give Cancer Research Another $3 Billion
Voters approved a measure to double the state's Cancer Prevention& Research Institute of Texas. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

US sues Gilead over HIV patent infringements
Lawsuit claims drugmaker reaped billions of dollars through taxpayer-funded research (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia Hosts Multi Countries Workshop On Tobacco Taxation Policy and Sustainable Health Financing
[WHO] The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) convened a high-level two-day workshop on tobacco taxation and sustainable health financing in Monrovia, Liberia from 19th to 20th September 2019. The participants at the workshop included focal points for Tobacco Taxation and Tobacco Control in the Ministries of Finance and Ministries of Health from selected countries in the Region including: Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Mauritius , Seychelles, Guinea, Central Africa Republic, Cameroon and Libe (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trump Administration Sues Gilead, Maker of H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs
The lawsuit accused the pharmaceutical company of profiting billions of dollars off taxpayer research without paying royalties. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Victor Tags: Gilead Sciences Inc Truvada (Drug) Health and Human Services Department Inventions and Patents Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Source Type: news

BMA demands action to avert crisis as NHS heads for worst winter on record
The NHS faces its worst ever winter, the BMA has warned, as it launched a pre-election manifesto demanding more NHS funding and an end to pension taxes that have severely damaged the medical workforce. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Winter pressure Source Type: news

Pension tax dossier reveals NHS service closures as doctors forced to cut hours
NHS services across the UK are struggling to keep their doors open - with some forced to close - as doctors reduce their working hours to avoid punitive taxes on pensions, a damning report reveals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pensions Source Type: news

Elizabeth Warren's 'Medicare For All' plan just a giant, $52 trillion handout to Big Pharma and the cancer industry
(Natural News) After being prodded and poked for months on end, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren has finally revealed just how much her “Medicare For All” plan would likely cost American taxpayers – and it’s not pretty. According to the world’s most infamously fake Native American, the price tag for “free health care” would... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cha-Ching: Elizabeth Warren, Healthcare And Taxes
Bob Goulder discusses the recently unveiled details of how Warren intends to pay for her ambitious Medicare for All proposal. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Goulder, Contributor Source Type: news

Putting a Price on Life: Is the Answer Outside Pharma?
 To cure the previously incurable we must take two giant steps: the first towards better understanding the science behind a cure, and the second towards ensuring accessibility for those people in need of the treatment.   Although there is still much to discover, we got the science right some time ago. The first gene replacement therapy – Gendicine (Shenzhen SiBiono GeneTech) – was approved in China in 2003 and has been successfully administered to more than 30,000 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. A single dose of this medication costs $400.  Another example of early ...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicola Davies Source Type: news

Elizabeth Warren Proposes $20.5 Trillion Health Care Plan
Ms. Warren would impose huge tax increases on businesses and billionaires to pay for “Medicare for all,” but she said she would not raise taxes on the middle class. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 2, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Kaplan, Abby Goodnough and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Presidential Election of 2020 Taxation Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Warren, Elizabeth Federal Taxes (US) Income Tax Corporate Taxes Medicare United States Politics and Government D Source Type: news

Democrat Warren: Medicare for All would not raise U.S. middle-class taxes 'one penny'
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed a $20.5 trillion Medicare for All plan that she said would not require raising middle-class taxes "one penny," answering critics who had attacked her for failing to explain how she would pay for the sweeping healthcare system overhaul. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Warren's big healthcare plan relies on big assumptions
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's plan for universal healthcare rests on an assumption she can radically change an industry the size of Germany's entire economy without new costs for the average taxpayer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Warren says she can fund Medicare for All without raising middle class taxes
Warren said the plan would fund Medicare for All without raising taxes on the middle class "by one penny" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warren: Medicare for All plan will not raise middle-class taxes 'one penny'
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday the Medicare for All system she backs would cost the U.S. government an extra $20.5 trillion over 10 years but would not "require raising taxes one penny" on the middle class. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Warren health care plan pledges no middle class tax increase
Elizabeth Warren is promising to spend more than $20 trillion over the next decade to provide government-funded health care to every American without raising middle class taxes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

United Nations says China's concentration camps contribute to "stronger sense of happiness"
(Natural News) Any fair-minded American knows that generally speaking, the United Nations as an entity has nothing but animosity towards the United States — that is, until the organization’s leaders feel the need to pick the pockets of American taxpayers when the proverbial stuff hits the fan somewhere in the world and they need a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: A Hefty Tobacco Tax Increase Will Raise Revenue and Improve Health
[Daily Maverick] Tobacco harm costs the state an estimated R59-billion a year in direct medical costs and lost productivity as a result of death and illness. Increases in tobacco taxes can recoup the costs of tobacco to the health system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

GPs face devastating knock-on impact as pension taxes force most surgeons to drop work
GP practices could bear the brunt of a major spike in workload this winter after a poll found nearly seven out of 10 NHS surgeons had reduced their working hours to avoid 'absurd' tax penalties on pensions. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 29, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workload 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 - October 29, 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 - October 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TWO THIRDS of surgeons have cut their hours to avoid bills on their pensions
The survey by the Royal College of Surgeons in England and Wales also found that 68 per cent of their members were considering early retirement due to the pensions taxes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news