House hunting is a struggle for mixed-race families
(Brigham Young University) Couples with a black partner were significantly more likely to move to a neighborhood that was racially diverse but less affluent. And because schools are generally funded through local property taxes, that means their children get fewer resources for their education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce withdrawal and refiling of Premerger Notification and Report Form under the HSR Act and extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has withdrawn its Premerger Notification and Report Form under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (the “HSR Act”) in connection with Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares o f 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 required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in th...
Source: Roche Media News - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce withdrawal and refiling of Premerger Notification and Report Form under the HSR Act and extension of tender offer for shares of Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche has withdrawn its Premerger Notification and Report Form under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (the “HSR Act”) in connection with Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares o f 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 required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in th...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. judge blocks new Trump abortion rule for health clinics
A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday blocked a Trump administration rule that would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers, according to the state attorney general. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Dartmouth Study Links State Tax Spending to Middle-Aged Mortality Rates
There is a strong association between the amount that U.S. states spend on their residents through statewide taxation and state government expenditures and middle-aged mortality rates, according to a new Dartmouth study in the journal PLOS One. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - April 24, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Research longevity mortality public health Todd MacKenzie Source Type: news

NHS productivity grows more than twice as fast as wider economy
A new study by health experts has shown that the productivity of the NHS has improved almost two and a half times as fast than the wider economy over the last 12 years, meaning more care and treatments for patients and better value for taxpayers. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, February 12, 2019
Discussion Mary Hennings will probably present at next full board meeting. She hopes to finalize her report by March for approval in board meeting in March. Sue asked what elements of Mary’s report requires approval. Sarah responded that if it’s a strategic plan, then it needs board approval. Treasurer; Nomination of Debra Cobb     Danny and John We have a single candidate (Debra Cobb) to replace John Grohol as Treasurer. John explained that Debra does not want to be on the board, just to serve as Treasurer. John noted that there’s nothing in the bylaws that requires that the Treasurer be a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Board Nominations Board Of Directors Source Type: news

Executive Committee Minutes, February 12, 2019
Discussion Mary Hennings will probably present at next full board meeting. She hopes to finalize her report by March for approval in board meeting in March. Sue asked what elements of Mary’s report requires approval. Sarah responded that if it’s a strategic plan, then it needs board approval. Treasurer; Nomination of Debra Cobb     Danny and John We have a single candidate (Debra Cobb) to replace John Grohol as Treasurer. John explained that Debra does not want to be on the board, just to serve as Treasurer. John noted that there’s nothing in the bylaws that requires that the Treasurer be a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Board Nominations Board Of Directors Source Type: news

California to tax drinking water in latest insane tax-the-poor desperate effort to slow the financial hemorrhaging of the left-wing bureaucracy
(Natural News) Up to 60 percent of the human body is made of water. Water is life. If California Democrats get their way, drinking water will be taxed. That’s right, not even hydrogen and oxygen atoms are safe from liberal tax proposals. California’s new tax on drinking water is the latest absurdity in a string... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CEO of Tampa's HCI Group in line for $1.9M performance-based bonus
The CEO of one of Tampa Bay ’s largest public companies will receive at least a $1.9 million bonus based on performance measures by the end of this year. The compensation committee for Tampa’s HCI Group Inc. (NYSE: HCI) has established a cash bonus plan for CEO Paresh Patel based on the company’s earnings before intere st and provisions for income taxes. His performance will also be measured on return on equity and the proportion that net income bears to average shareholders’ equity, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Crystal Owens Source Type: news

EPA Removes Part of Libby Asbestos Cleanup from Superfund List
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has deleted a 45-acre portion of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site from the National Priorities List. The EPA and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality have agreed that institutional controls to prevent any future exposure to asbestos in the area were satisfied. It’s a step closer to finishing the decontamination of the longest-running, man-made environmental disaster in American history. The sprawling Superfund site, which was placed on the National Priorities List in 2002, was originally divided into eight operable units. The units were based upon the extent of co...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 16, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Opioid abuse-related job losses have cost U.S. federal and state governments tens of billions of dollars in lost tax revenue, a new study claims. Penn State researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Survey on Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes
Title: Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost TaxesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

The companies that paid the most — and least — to the IRS last year
If anyone suspected President Donald Trump's tax reform plan would be a boon for businesses, the results are in: Many of the nation's biggest companies are paying less in income taxes, and hundreds are paying nothing at all. A Business Journals analysis of income-tax expenses for roughly 1,300 publicly traded companies found the group paid about $25.7 billion, or 10 percent, less last year in income taxes versus the prior reporting period. This despite the same group reporting a 12 percent surge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

The companies that paid the most — and least — to the IRS last year
If anyone suspected President Donald Trump's tax reform plan would be a boon for businesses, the results are in: Many of the nation's biggest companies are paying less in income taxes, and hundreds are paying nothing at all. A Business Journals analysis of income-tax expenses for roughly 1,300 publicly traded companies found the group paid about $25.7 billion, or 10 percent, less last year in income taxes versus the prior reporting period. This despite the same group reporting a 12 percent surge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

Time is money, especially when it comes to giving
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Would you be more likely to donate to charity if you could report the gift sooner on your taxes? According to a new article published in the National Tax Journal, the answer is yes.Researchers from UBC Okanagan, University of Melbourne and the University of Guelph found that changing the deadline for donations closer to tax time increased donations by nine per cent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cutting smoking could save Medicaid $2.6B during a year, study says
Researchers, in a new study, are looking to save taxpayer money by lowering health risks linked to smoking. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon to exit collapsing liberal "sanctuary city" Seattle as drug addiction, homelessness and high business taxes make the Leftist stronghold increasingly uninhabitable
(Natural News) Seeing the clear writing on the wall, corporate monolith Amazon has decided to pack its bags and head for greener pastures, with recently leaked plans to completely flee its longtime hometown of Seattle by the year 2023. According to reports, the Seattle City Council’s recent attempt to impose a city-wide “head tax,” which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed — A Roadmap to Defeat Tobacco Tax & Keep Indonesians Addicted
By Ulysses DorotheoBANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 11 2019 (IPS) The image of a smoking toddler from Indonesia horrified the world but did little to motivate local policy makers to enact measures to protect children and youth from the harms of tobacco use. Indonesia has one of the world’s highest smoking rates where two out of three men and about 40 percent of adolescent boys smoke. Cigarette prices in Indonesia are among the cheapest in the region, where a pack of Marlboros is sold for as little as US$ 1.70, while local brands or loose sticks are dirt cheap ($ 0.05 per stick), easily affordable to the nation’s 65 mill...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ulysses Dorotheo Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers take public comments on a $2 cigarette tax hike to fund Medicaid
Gov. Kate Brown today urged state lawmakers to increase the tobacco tax in Oregon to generate $346 million for the Medicaid program and combat a public health problem. House Bill 2270, which would raise the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, is part of a six-year revenue package for the Oregon Health Plan and one of five bills related to taxes on tobacco products and e-cigarettes pending before the House Committee on Revenue. The committee held the first of a two-par t hearing on the bills Wednesday,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oregon lawmakers take public comments on a $2 cigarette tax hike to fund Medicaid
Gov. Kate Brown today urged state lawmakers to increase the tobacco tax in Oregon to generate $346 million for the Medicaid program and combat a public health problem. House Bill 2270, which would raise the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, is part of a six-year revenue package for the Oregon Health Plan and one of five bills related to taxes on tobacco products and e-cigarettes pending before the House Committee on Revenue. The committee held the first of a two-par t hearing on the bills Wednesday,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

‘The City I Love Is Making People Sick.’ London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Making Polluters Pay
Two years before he became mayor of London in 2016, Sadiq Khan ran the capital’s famous marathon. He’d been healthy his whole life, but while training for the race, he found he had trouble breathing. He went to the doctor, who diagnosed him with adult onset asthma. It was bad news in a city like London, he says, where air pollution has been known to trigger or worsen the disease, sending four people to hospital everyday. Though you might not think of toxic air while walking down London’s tree-lined streets on a clear spring day, the capital has breached the legal annual air pollution limit every year sinc...
Source: TIME: Science - April 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

UNISON to match HOPE not hate donations
UNISON has pledged to match donations made to a HOPE not hate appeal to help tell the story of Robbie Mullen. Mr Mullen helped foil a fascist murder plot when he contacted the charity to let them know that Jack Renshaw was planning to kill MP Rosie Cooper and a policewoman as a political statement. Mr Renshaw – who has now also been revealed as a convicted paedophile – has admitted preparing a terrorist plot and will be sentenced next month. To help HOPE not hate hit its fundraising goal, UNISON is going to double the first £10,000 worth of donations made before Monday lunchtime. “When I read a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News anti-fascism anti-racism hope not hate Source Type: news

Ex-nursing home owner sentenced to 18 months in jail
An Amherst man that owned two area nursing homes who admitted to bank theft and failing to pay taxes was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Marc Irwin Korn, the former owner of Senior Associates LLC of Amherst, pleaded guilty to the federal charges in November 2018 on crimes that date back to 2011. He previously operated the Fairchild Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Lewiston and the Batavia Nursing Home and Rehabilitat ion Center. The sentence was issued by U.S. District Judge William… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patrick Connelly Source Type: news

These Minnesota companies paid the most — and least — to the IRS last year
A Business Journals analysis of income tax expenses for Minnesota's publicly traded companies found the group paid about $2.3 billion less in income taxes than in the prior year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patrick Rehkamp Source Type: news

Fatal traumatic brain injuries during 13 years of successive alcohol tax increases in Finland - a nationwide population-based registry study - Posti JP, Sankinen M, Sipil ä JOT, Ruuskanen JO, Rinne J, Rautava P, Kytö V.
We sought to investigate how increases in alcohol taxation and changes in alcohol consumption were associated with the incidence rate of fatal traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Finland during the years 2004-2016. Nationwide, mandatory cause of death databa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NEC sets policy on Brexit and so much more
“We are very much involved on Brexit – but the union is also doing much more on the major issues which affect public services and public service workers,” general secretary Dave Prentis told the UNISON national executive council when it met. But Brexit was still a key part both of his report and the debate in the meeting. The situation is changing by the minute, the NEC heard as it met just nine days before Britain is due to leave the EU without a deal. Mr Prentis noted that public services unions from across the world are meeting at the PSI Congress tomorrow, and the experience of colleagues dealing with...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2019 National Delegate Conference BREXIT national executive council NDC NEC Source Type: news

Education unions warn academy trusts over cuts
The UK’s largest academy chain faces a potential dispute with seven education unions [1] over job cuts, low wages and outsourcing. The unions have now registered a failure to agree with London-based Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) which means the trust now has to halt all cuts and outsourcing to allow for last ditch talks at conciliation service ACAS. Unions have been forced into this step by AET’s refusal to engage in meaningful negotiation over a variety of issues. These include AET’s unwillingness to provide essential financial information on its plans for its schools, outsourcing of sc...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release academies academy schools education Jon Richards Source Type: news

Depression and alcohol misuse among older adults: exploring mechanisms and policy impacts using agent-based modelling - Stankov I, Yang Y, Langellier BA, Purtle J, Nelson KL, Diez Roux AV.
PURPOSE: To: (1) explore how multi-level factors impact the longitudinal prevalence of depression and alcohol misuse among urban older adults ( ≥ 65 years), and (2) simulate the impact of alcohol taxation policies and targeted interventions that increa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

US pediatricians call for soda taxes and less advertising of sugary drinks
A joint statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association endorsed suggestions they say will help curb the childhood obesity epidemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With President Trump now vindicated of all conspiracy theories concerning "Russian collusion," where is the mainstream media's apology to the American people?
(Natural News) By now, you’ve probably heard the news that President Donald Trump has been fully vindicated of all alleged wrongdoing as it pertains to the infamous “Russian collusion” conspiracy theory that was concocted by the Left following Trump’s election. Two-and-a-half years and $30 million in taxpayer dollars later, and the unequivocal verdict by Robert... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Top Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes and Advertising Curbs on Sugary Drinks
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association said the measures were necessary to combat the nation ’ s crisis of obesity and chronic disease (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Beverages Soft Drinks Sugar Sales and Excise Taxes Children and Childhood Obesity Diet and Nutrition American Academy of Pediatrics American Heart Assn Advertising and Marketing Diabetes Source Type: news

Major Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes
In a new joint policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association also recommended a host of other public policies, all aimed at cutting consumption of the unhealthy drinks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Houston Approves Ambulance Fee Hike, New EMS Charges
HOUSTON (Houston Chronicle) - The cost of taking a city ambulance to the hospital will go up nearly 70 percent under a measure approved by City Council Wednesday that fire department leaders hope will help Houston keep pace with rising costs. Additionally, council approved three new emergency services fees aimed in part at dissuading repeat callers from using ambulance service as a convenience. The ambulance transport fee will rise to $1,876.40 from $1,104.65, in the first substantial hike since 2012, aside from annual adjustments to account for inflation. Since then, officials said, ambulance transport expenses have climb...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 25, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Major Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- Two medical groups have declared war on sodas and energy drinks by calling for taxes on what has become the leading source of sugar in the diets of children and teens. In a new joint policy statement, the American Academy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Call for taxes and regulations on kids' access to sugary drinks
Physicians' groups have long taken a stand against high consumption of sugary drinks in the United States -- and now they are calling for several policies to limit access to sugar-sweetened beverages among children and teens. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes
Title: Major Medical Groups Call for Soda TaxesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The USDA Forced Kittens to Become Cannibals for Research, Watchdog Report Says
A shocking watchdog report alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent $22.5 million conducting “unnecessary and unjustifiable” research that involved killing cats and forcing “kitten cannibalism,” among other unsavory practices. The report — from the non-profit White Coat Waste Project, which opposes animal testing by the government, and former USDA scientist Jim Keen — says a large chunk of this research relates to toxoplasmosis, an illness spread by exposure to the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. As recently as 2015, the report says, the USDA purchased and killed cats and...
Source: TIME: Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

The USDA Forced Kittens to Become Cannibals for Research, Watchdog Report Says
A shocking watchdog report alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent $22.5 million conducting “unnecessary and unjustifiable” research that involved killing cats and forcing “kitten cannibalism,” among other unsavory practices. The report — from the non-profit White Coat Waste Project, which opposes animal testing by the government, and former USDA scientist Jim Keen — says a large chunk of this research relates to toxoplasmosis, an illness spread by exposure to the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. As recently as 2015, the report says, the USDA purchased and killed cats and...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

State Senate Approves Bill for UAMS Cancer Center Funding
The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation that raises the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 and increases some cigarette taxes for a cancer center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chancellor overlooks GP pension tax allowance in Spring Budget statement
The pension tax allowance for general practice failed to get a mention in the Spring Statement.  Outlining the Spring Budget today in the House of Commons, Chancellor Philip Hammond did not speak of the current pension taxation policies and their impact on GPs, despite the Government previously suggesting it would address the issue and the BMA yesterday calling for an announcement in today's Spring Statement. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 14, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Targets Women in Asia
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Wendell Balderas and Mary AssuntaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the progress women are making globally. The day also acknowledged the risks, exploitation and suffering many continue to endure. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) puts the spotlight on the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics targeting women and girls especially in Asia to market its deadly products. While smoking prevalence among females remains relatively ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas and Mary Assunta Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Tobacco control policies linked to reduced smoking
(Wiley) Increases in tobacco taxes and smoke-free policies in European countries were significantly related with a reduction in smoking among older adults, according to a new Addiction study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medacta IPO on track for Q2
Swiss medical device maker Medacta Group is reportedly on track for an initial public offering during the second quarter. The company would issue a limited amount of shares into public trading, maintaining the founding Siccardi family’s control intact, according to Reuters. The IPO would also include an over-allotment option, the newswire reported. Rumors of the transaction first aired last fall. The orthopedic implant maker, which employs 930 people, posted €273 million ($307 million) in sales last year; adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation & amortization were 32% of sales. “We belie...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Medacta Source Type: news

Atlanta's WestRock among corporations saving big from Trump tax reform
If anyone suspected President Donald Trump's tax reform plan would be a boon for businesses, the results are in: Many of the nation's biggest companies are paying less in income taxes, and hundreds are paying nothing at all. A Business Journals analysis of income-tax expenses for roughly 1,300 publicly traded companies found the group paid about $25.7 billion, or 10 percent, less last year in income taxes versus the prior reporting period. This despite the same group reporting a 12 percent surge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

State alcohol policies, taxes, and availability as predictors of adolescent binge drinking trajectories into early adulthood - Fairman BJ, Simons-Morton B, Haynie DL, Liu D, Goldstein RB, Hingson RW, Gilman SE.
This study characterized underage youth binge drinking trajectories into early adulthood and tested associations with the strength ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Edibles, ads, taxes — Legislators consider more than 30 measures aimed at cannabis industry
If a new bill passes this session, Maryland would join 10 other states and Washington, D.C., in hosting a fully legal recreational marijuana industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Trump tax reform saving companies billions. Here are the Central Ohio companies that paid the most — and least — to the IRS last year
If anyone suspected President Donald Trump's tax reform plan would be a boon for businesses, the results are in: Many of the nation's biggest companies are paying less in income taxes, and hundreds are paying nothing at all. A Business Journals analysis of income-tax expenses for roughly 1,300 publicly traded companies found the group paid about $25.7 billion, or 10 percent, less last year in income taxes versus the prior reporting period. This despite the same group reporting a 12 percent surge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

Location and competition
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Those of us who drive regularly are keenly aware of gas prices and their daily fluctuations. Many of the factors that influence the price per gallon -- the cost of crude oil, regional taxes and processing and transportation charges -- affect all pumps in a given area. Why then do some stations charge more for fuel than others in the same general geographic location? (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Florida lawmakers look to bring home the bacon
Heading into the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers have already filed more than 2,500 bills and budget requests to bring taxpayer dollars to local attractions, education programs, transit needs, regional improvements and other projects for constituents. In the House, the proposals total more than $3.13 billion. Senators are pursuing $1.8 billion. Many of the proposals have been submitted in both chambers. In the House, members must submit each request as a bill. In the Senate, each request is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jim Turner Source Type: news