FDA approves the first generic version of EpiPen

first_img FDA approves the first generic version of EpiPen Log In | Learn More Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever generic version of EpiPen Thursday — a move the agency says could help lower costs for the drug, which can carry a price tag of more than $600.It isn’t clear how much the new version, which will be sold by Teva, will cost. But it may be a lower-cost option for individuals with allergies, who need to keep this lifesaving medicine with them at all times. Right now, a two-pack of EpiPen, marketed by Mylan, currently lists for $608.61. Mylan also makes its own “authorized generic” version, which it sells for $300 per pair. GET STARTED What is it? Politics Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? Tags pharmaceuticals Jon Elswick/AP By Ike Swetlitz Aug. 16, 2018 Reprintslast_img read more

Employers urged to Create Environment that will Motivate Staff

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is imploring employers to create a comfortable work environment, that will motivate employees to perform at their optimum, in an effort to increase productivity in the country. “What this implies is the need for employers and their managers to devise operational frameworks, that will enable active participation with regard to the decision making process, and will help to boost productivity in organisations,” he said. The Minister was speaking at the opening of the ‘Make Your Mark’ Middle Managers conference, on April 19, at the Wyndham Hotel, in Kingston. The two-day conference, themed: ‘The Heart and Hub of Enterprise’, exposes businesses to numerous learning opportunities that will assist individuals to become agents of change in this technological age. “If each individual (sitting here today) wants to be the ‘Heart and Hub’ of your respective businesses, then I beseech you to recognise that today’s employees are not ‘workers’ who, in  the traditional sense, readily stand for a command-and-control business environment. They have, instead, evolved into sophisticated collaborators at the heart of our business enterprises, in both the public and private sectors,” the Minister argued. He emphasised that if persons want to become successful middle managers, then they must be prepared to evolve, in the same way the workforce has evolved. Highlighting the theme, Mr. Kellier said that the issue of productivity is under the radar, because of the lack of synergy among employers and employees, observed in many organisations in Jamaica. “Not so long ago, Jamaican Managers measured their success by how well they reinforced bureaucracy. In today’s society, this has changed, as a result of technology and the need for collaboration. Bureaucracy has somewhat been eradicated, thus enabling employees to be more involved and adaptable to change,” he pointed out. Mr. Kellier said that managers should always involve employees in organisation planning, which promotes a smooth operation, and paves the way for effective communication, “because if you can’t work along with your employees, then the productivity level will gradually decrease.” “As managers, you are powerful players in the density of your respective organisations, and by extension, this country. You have the power to make an employee’s job satisfying or frustrating,” the Minister pointed out. He urged managers to change the way they operate, and find new meanings, solutions, and rules of engagement, to address the problems facing companies. The conference will feature guest speakers from several local and international  organisations. RelatedEmployers urged to Create Environment that will Motivate Staff By Jeneva Gordon, JIS PRO Employers urged to Create Environment that will Motivate Staff LabourApril 20, 2012 RelatedEmployers urged to Create Environment that will Motivate Staff RelatedEmployers urged to Create Environment that will Motivate Staff Advertisementslast_img read more

Tournament Notes: UWF faces Barry in NCAA Tournament Second Round

first_imgNovember 14, 2015 MATCH NOTESLIVE STATS/VIDEO MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s soccer team will face South Region host Barry on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Argonauts are coming off a 1-0 first-round win over Nova Southeastern on Friday, when the Argonauts outshot the Sharks 14-6 overall and 10-1 in the second half. Scouting BarryBarry has posted the second-best goal-scoring offense (2.13 goals per game) and goals against average (0.81) in the Sunshine State Conference during the 2015 campaign, and the Buccaneers also own the top average margin of victory in the SSC. Like West Florida, Barry has a variety of options on the offensive side of the pitch. Four Buccaneers, Shanice Robe, Lavinia Nkomo and Amanda Traynor, rank in the top 10 in the SSC in total points. Robe and Nkomo rank sixth and seventh, respectively, in total goals, while Nkomo and Traynor are tied for the conference lead in assists. The Bucs defense has been strong all year, as the team has given up more than one goal in just two games all year, in a 2-0 loss against Embry-Riddle and a 5-4 loss against Lynn. Goalkeeper Paula Forero has allowed just 13 goals in 16 games, posting a 0.79 GAA and recording eight shutouts for the Bucs this season. Series History Against BarryWest Florida’s history against Barry University has been marked by lengthy streaks for each program. UWF is 7-9-2 in the series, with Barry picking up wins in the first six matches of the series, beginning in 1994. West Florida is 6-0 against the Buccaneers since 2006, however, and has outscored BU 26-4 in that time. UWF last played Barry in 2011, in a season-opening match that resulted in a 3-2 win for the Argonauts. NCAA Tournament HistoryWest Florida is appearing in the NCAA Tournament for the 13th time in program history, and the Argos are one of just five teams in Division II to reach the championship match three times (Franklin Pierce, Grand Valley State, Barry, UC San Diego). The Argos have appeared in two of the last three NCAA Tournament Championship matches, winning the national title in 2012 and placing as national runners-up in 2013. UWF’s first appearance in the tournament came in 1999, when current UWF men’s soccer head coach Bill Elliott was at the helm for both West Florida soccer programs. West Florida appeared once more in Elliott’s tenure, in 2001. Since current women’s soccer head coach Joe Bartlinski took the reins of the program, UWF has 12 NCAA Tournament appearances in 14 seasons. Most recently, West Florida appeared in the 2013 NCAA Championship Finals Match, which resulted in a 2-0 loss to Grand Valley State and gave UWF its second national runner-up. UWF won the NCAA Championship the year before that with a 1-0 win over UC San Diego in the final match. Since 2005, UWF in 18-7 in the NCAA Tournament. UWF Players to WatchWest Florida has been led by a trio of top scorers this season. Daryl Bell ranks second in the GSC with 15 goals and 36 points. Kaley Ward ranks fourth in the conference with 24 points, and Amber Pennybaker ranks sixth with 22 points. Bell, Ward and Pennybaker each rank in the GSC’s top 10 in goals, assists and points, and UWF is the only team in the conference with three players in any of those categories. The Argos have gotten production from the midfield as well, as Sara Helgadottir stands tied for the team lead with six assists, which places her in a tie for the fifth-most assists in the conference. West Florida has seen 10 players contribute five or more points this season, including first team All-GSC defenders Emily Vogler and Svenja Burkhardt. Goalkeeping has been a point of strength for the Argonauts as well, as Emily Grammer and Ana Chumik have combined to allow a 0.70 GAA on the season, which ranks best in the GSC. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Kotoko apologise for President’s Cup medal snub

first_imgKotoko have apologized for their conduct in Friday’s President’s Cup defeat to Chelsea.The Porcupine Warriors unceremoniously left the field of play after being dealt a 9-8 penalty blow by the Premier League Champions before the eyes of Ghana’s vice President John Mahama and other dignitaries.They failed to come-out for the medal and trophy presentation in protest of referee Awal Mohammed who ordered a retake of two of Chelsea’s missed kicks which they converted on the second time of asking.“On behalf of the Kotoko family, I would like to express our deepest remorse for our conduct on Friday,” Director of the club Jerry Asare told Hot FM.“I have phoned the vice President to personally apologise to him under the directives of Executive Chairman K.K Sarpong who is currently not in the country.”Jerry Asare however urged authorities and organizers of such games to select a fit referee to officiate matches of such magnitude to avoid problems. “I am not going to justify our act but the referee on the day was clearly incompetent.“I suggests we use some of our retired competent referee’s on these occasions to ensure such problems are not encountered in future,” he added.Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img read more

Back to the future

first_imgThe Backyard Golf SocietyAfter an absence of several weeks, due to the apparent inability of the remaining members to write English composition, the Backyard Golf Society is once again able to report on our weekly outing at Emerald G.C.  The scribe has been out of the country and with several other regulars away for various reasons no reports have been submitted, but now we are back, at least for a while. Right, on to the game.  The winner this week was ‘Yaya’s Delight’ with 37 points, himself just back from yet another romantic adventure with the wifey to Vietnam.  The near-pin prize went to ‘Foos yer Doos Cowe’ with a stunning effort to 4 feet and of course he proceeded to miss the birdie putt.The 5 hole rollover from the last game was won by ‘The Quiet Man’ and he also won the most skins with 5.  ‘Yaya’s Delight’ and ‘Foos yer Doos’ won 4 each, Jimmy ‘2 Stone’ won 3, Golden Trowel’s Boyfriend (suffered badly from another “I am only having a few” night at the Jomtien market bar complex) won 1 and there is 1 rolled over to the next week. The hot weather left the players quite tired but we are sure to see a more enthusiastic response in the upcoming weeks.last_img read more

NFL’s final 4 has no overwhelming favorite

first_imgArizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) celebrates his touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin/File)The NFL has its final four, and the oddsmakers are forecasting tight games.Considering that the divisional matchups all finished with one-possession results, this weekend’s championship games should be just as close, right?Well, maybe not in one case.The 17th and possibly final installment of the Peyton Manning-Tom Brady saga appropriately takes place in a conference title game. This one is in Denver, where Brady is 2-6, including a loss this season when Manning was injured and Brock Osweiler was taking snaps.So yes, there are some raised eyebrows when the betting line is placed at New England favored by 2 1-2 points in the Mile High City.This is the third time Denver has been a home underdog since Manning came aboard in 2012. Houston won 31-25 as a 1-point favorite that year. This season, Denver took apart Green Bay 29-10 in November when the Packers were a 3-point choice.But there are also these elements to consider:_Of the four winners last weekend, New England looked the strongest._Brady’s postseason pedigree is better than Manning’s overall. He is 22-8 in the playoffs, including 4-2 in Super Bowls. Manning is 12-13, 1-2 in Super Bowls._Brady also is 10-6 overall facing Manning, but the record is 2-2 in the playoffs.Of course, the Patriots quarterback is in his 10th AFC championship game, fifth in a row, and has gone 6-3. Denver’s QB is in his fifth and is 3-1, including 2-1 against Brady. That offsets the indicators favoring New England just a bit._Health. Brady has a nagging ankle problem, but he didn’t seem affected against Kansas City, and he’s certainly closer to peak form than Manning._Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has never been in charge of a Super Bowl team. Bill Belichick has made a habit of it.No quarterback has won five Lombardi Trophies, and Brady has that in his sights, too.“It’s a big football game, and he’s played in a lot of them,” Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. “Doing the things that you’ve done to get yourself in this position are really important. … Even though these games have finality to them that some games in the regular season or preseason don’t have, he approaches it the same way.”It seems as if much of America dreads another trip to the big game by Belichick’s team. Time to swallow hard and …BEST BET: PATRIOTS, 24-13Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates a Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. Chuck Burton APArizona (plus 3) at CarolinaBoth clubs left their fans, neutral observers and probably themselves shaking their heads last weekend.The Panthers, who had the league’s best record at 15-1, pummeled two-time defending NFC champion Seattle 31-0 in the first half. Carolina’s defense got consistent pressure on Russell Wilson and shut down the ground game. Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart and Greg Olsen were dominant on offense.Then it all soured, the Seahawks scored the next 24 points and probably were an onside kick recovery away from forcing overtime. Newton admitted his team needs more killer instinct.Arizona displayed that trait in overtime against Green Bay, sparked by Larry Fitzgerald’s weaving 75-yard catch and run. But the Cardinals never should have needed the extra work, allowing a 60-yard completion on fourth down, then a 41-yard desperation TD pass on the final play of regulation.Each team has an outstanding defense, but the feeling here is lots of points will be had in Sunday’s late game.The majority of those points will be scored by the hosts, who have won 12 in a row at home.PANTHERS, 33-28___2015 RECORD: Against spread: Week 2-2, Season (125-124-7). Straight up: Week 4-0, Season (161-103)Best Bet: 8-10-1 against spread, 11-8 straight up.Upset special: 9-9 against spread, 6-12 straight up.___AP website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgians shock with an injury-time comeback and sees of Blue…

first_imgAdvertisement igNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs14cy8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ejixng( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p11tWould you ever consider trying this?😱6iCan your students do this? 🌚sbRoller skating! Powered by Firework Belgians came back from being 2-0 down to 3-2 with 20 seconds left of injury time to book a place in the Quarterfinals where they will face Brazil on the 6th of July. Belgium was considered the dark horses for the tournament who had a squad full of talent but their experience was questionable.Advertisement Nacer Chadli scores the winnerBelgium went a long way proving the doubts that were against them, a comeback which the World Cup hasn’t seen for around 50 years! 2 headers and a 94th minute injury time winner, is what sent Belgium rolling to the Quarters.Celebrating the winning goal.The comeback was complete, recalling West Germany’s rallying from two goals down to beat England at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico — the last time such a deficit had been overcome in the knockout stages. Such a long time back!Advertisement Read Also:-Advertisement Football: Former Goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel shows pride in his son for an exceptional performance in the tie-breakerFootball: David de Gea issues message to supporters, but uses the F-word Advertisementlast_img read more

Ashlee’s incredible netball journey

first_imgBy Romy Stephens Olinda Ferny Creek’s Ashlee Howard has quite the netball story to tell. From playing for Victoria’s most prestigious team, the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Marshfield softball smacks four homers, wins at Merrill

first_imgTigers improve to 4-1By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMERRILL — Marshfield scored in each of the first six innings and held off Merrill 10-4 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference softball game Thursday.The game, originally scheduled to be played in Marshfield, was moved to Merrill because the Marshfield Fairgrounds field was unplayable. The teams’ other WVC game, on May 9, will be played in Marshfield.Megan Donahue hit two home runs and drove in four to lead the Marshfield offense. She now has four home runs in five games this season.Donahue also earned the win on the mound for the Tigers (4-1, 2-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference), striking out 10 and walking one. Only three of the six runs she allowed was earned.Emily Draeger and Rhiannon Corozolla also hit home runs for Marshfield and were among the five Tigers that collected two hits, which also included Donahue, Jenna Jakobi, and Morgan Nordbeck.Marshfield hosts Eau Claire North in a nonconference game Monday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 10, Bluejays 6Marshfield 213 112 0 – 10 13 3Merrill 002 040 0 – 6 9 0WP: Megan Donahue. LP: Taylor Krueger.SO: Donahue 10. BB: Donahue 1.Top hitters: MAR, Jenna Jakobi 2×3, 2B, RBI; Emily Draeger 2×3, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Morgan Nordbeck 2×4, RBI; Donahue 2×4, 2 HRs, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Rhiannon Corozolla 2×4, HR. MER, Kelsie Belfiori 3×4, 2 runs; Calli Oberg 2×3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.Records: Marshfield 4-1, 2-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Merrill 4-2, 1-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.last_img read more

Vizag ODI: Virender Sehwag defends bowlers despite Rampaul blitz

first_imgVirender Sehwag got his wish of an improved batting performance on Friday as youngsters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma pulled India out of a precarious position and drove them to victory.”I am pretty happy with their performance, especially Rohit’s. He had said in the press conference that he wanted to stay till the end, and he finished the game for us. Virat batted superbly – they both batted like mature veterans,” he told reporters after the match.The India captain defended his bowlers, who ended up conceding 269 despite having reduced the Windies to 170 for nine.”With the new ball, Umesh (Yadav) and Vinay (Kumar) bowled really well and took a lot of wickets, and then we had them at 170 for nine. But suddenly (Ravi) Rampaul came and started slogging and everything he hit was connecting well. The day belonged to Rampaul, he batted really well and deserves full credit. I tried everything but it didn’t work,” he said.” I am happy with the bowlers’ performance. Ashwin had an off-day, but that can happen to anyone.”Sehwag hasn’t really got going in the ODI series so far and struggled to time the ball on Friday. But he is not unduly worried.”I am not thinking about myself, my batting is natural. Sometimes you start hitting from the first ball, but I wasn’t connecting well. Everything was going to third man. But Ahmedabad is a different ground, a different day, so I’ll be fine.”Rampaul, who top-scored with 86, said he wasn’t surprised at his effort. “I didn’t surprise myself, I know I’m a capable batsman, and it was up to me to put a proper score on board. I played my natural game and it came off,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more