Pharmalittle: Novartis exec sold stock before FDA announced data scandal; FDA OKs fewer new generics this year

first_img Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite — or holiday break, for some — was invigorating and refreshing, because the oh-so-familiar routine of meetings, deadlines, conference calls, and the like has, of course, returned. But what can you do? The world keeps spinning, no matter what. So on that note, please join us for a needed cup or three of stimulation — we fancy butter pecan today, if suggestions are needed — and enjoy the menu of tidbits assembled for you. Hope you have a smashing day and, as always, please do keep in touch …An unnamed Novartis (NVS) executive sold $946,000 worth of shares less than three weeks before the Food and Drug Administration announced data from tests of its Zolgensma gene therapy were manipulated, Reuters writes. The stock sale by an executive member of the board or executive committee was disclosed in a July 19 Swiss stock exchange filing. Novartis says “the transaction was thoroughly checked beforehand and then approved accordingly. The person in question was not in possession of relevant material information.” GET STARTED Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalot @Pharmalot By Ed Silverman Aug. 19, 2019 Reprints [email protected] Pharmalittle: Novartis exec sold stock before FDA announced data scandal; FDA OKs fewer new generics this year Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. 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.center_img 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. Alex Hogan/STAT What is it? About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More What’s included? Ed Silverman Tags drug pricinggovernment agenciesMedicarepharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+last_img read more

Recruitment Consultant for Start-Up, Skopje

first_imgRecruitment Consultant for Start-Up, Skopje Fellowships for Women in Science in UK & Ireland → Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. December 28, 2016 Published by Ivana Petriskova LinkedIn 0 ← Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Tweet Pocket Share 0 Reddit Deadline: ongoingOpen to: graduates with excellent communication skills and Master or Bachelor degreePosition: full-time positionDescriptionFrontwisegroup is rapidly growing start-up has an unique “Frontwise Way Of Working”, which in combination with the quality and enthusiasm of the Professional Talent Acquisition team based in Skopje, Macedonia, delivers a high quality service at a competitive price. This is a unique combination in the recruitment world. The company is hiring a Recruitment Consultant.A Recruiter or Talent acquisition Specialist is responsible for full cycle recruitment including: sourcing, attracting, interviewing, and onboarding employees for clients that can be companies, HR business partners and hiring managers.Main responsibilities include:Search, approach and attract top talent;Screen and select candidates;Build and maintain talent pools;Advise on job description and processes;Use social and professional networking to identify and resource candidatesEligibilityHave excellent communication skills;Master or Bachelor degree;Be well-organized, accurate and flexible.RemunerationThis is a full-time position;Remuneration will be based on knowledge and previous working experiences.How to apply?If you are interested in this job position contact: [email protected] more information please check the official call. +1 Similar Stories last_img read more

Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park changed over racist past

first_imgIn this June 22, 2017, file photo, retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is honored with the renaming of a portion of Yawkey Way to David Ortiz Drive outside Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials Thursday approved changing the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park, because of allegations former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey was a racist who resisted hiring Black ballplayers in the 1940s and ’50s.The city’s Public Improvement Commission unanimously approved a proposal by current Red Sox ownership to call the stretch of road Jersey Street, which it was originally named before being changed in 1977 to honor Yawkey the year after he died.The vote drew immediate condemnation from the Yawkey Foundations, the charity named for Yawkey and his wife, Jean.“As we have said throughout this process, the effort to expunge Tom Yawkey’s name has been based on a false narrative about his life and his historic 43-year ownership of the Red Sox,” the organization said.“The drastic step of renaming the street, now officially sanctioned by the city of Boston (and contradicting the honor the city bestowed upon Tom Yawkey over 40 years ago), will unfortunately give lasting credence to that narrative and unfairly tarnish his name.”The Red Sox filed a petition with the commission in February and said that restoring the Jersey Street name is intended to reinforce that Fenway Park is “inclusive and welcoming to all.”Principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald last year that “I am still haunted by what went on here a long time before we arrived.”Yawkey owned the Red Sox from 1933 until 1976. The Red Sox were the last Major League Baseball franchise to field a black player, when infielder Pumpsie Green was called up in 1959, 12 years after Jackie Robinson played for the Dodgers.The Yawkey Foundations acknowledged that in its statement, but said the good it has done far outweighs the negative, including the more than $300 million the foundation has provided to organizations throughout the city.“We have always acknowledged that it is regrettable that the Red Sox were the last Major League baseball team to integrate,” the statement said.The Public Improvement Commission noted that other businesses on the street had unanimously approved of the name change.Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh did not say whether he agreed with the change, but noted that the change alone would not address the problem of racism.“I know a lot of people are talking about ‘this is going to help us end racism,’?” Walsh said. “This is not the answer to that.”It was not clear when the street signs would be changed.The city renamed a stretch of the road David Ortiz Drive last summer in honor of the retired Red Sox designated hitter.last_img read more

Business tips for success

first_imgBy Kara IrvingBUSINESS mogul Geoff Harris will be giving away his ideas on how to run a successful company next…[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

Mauricio Pochettino warns Tottenham to not allow Chelsea back into top four race

first_img4 Chelsea turned things around with a big win against SouthamptonCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnd Pochettino hinted he could rest the striker for tomorrow’s league clash at Brighton.Poch said: “We need to assess him after his injury. He has played a lot since then. But this defeat was not down to him, it was because of our first 20 minutes.”Kane has been slated this week after being given Spurs’ winner at Stoke.4 Dele Alli is backing Kane to regain his goalscoring touchCredit: PA:Press AssociationTottenham 1-3 Manchester City: Sterling, Jesus and Gundogan score to leave Pep Guardiola on brink of title gloryMost Read In SportWHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraCHOPPER BOTHERJohn Terry ignores hol advice & travels to ‘off-limits’ Portugal by chopperTeam-mate Dele Alli said: “He wants goals — every striker wants goals.“So he has just got to ignore it and focus on himself.“If it was me and I touched it I would claim it as well!” MAURICIO POCHETTINO has told Tottenham to beware of Chelsea pipping them to a top-four slot.Spurs sit seven points clear of their London rivals with five matches left to play.4 Mauricio Pochettino has warned Spurs to watch out for Chelsea in the top four raceCredit: Getty ImagesBut boss Poch has warned his men they cannot take a third successive Champions League qualification for granted after Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City.He said: “In football nothing is guaranteed. You can never say anything is done until it is finished.“We still have to fight for fourth place.”Pochettino was shocked at how easily his team were ripped apart by rampant City early on.SUN BETS: BET £10 GET A FREE £30 BET4 Spurs slipped up at Wembley as they lost to Manchester CityCredit: REUTERSThe shell-shocked Spurs chief said: “I don’t know what happened. It’s a problem we must find the answer to because they were much better than us in the first 20 minutes.“We conceded two goals and then provided them with easier chances.’A DREAM’ Spurs suffer blow on Malcom race after forward reveals plans to play for PSG“When you are so open against a team of a level like City they can create chances and punish you.”Harry Kane looked well off the pace, touching the ball just six times in the second half.last_img read more

Southampton beat Man United, Spurs and Juventus to sign Alexandre Jankewitz

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON have announced the signing of highly-rated youngster Alexandre Jankewitz.Jankewitz,16, moves to St Mary’s from Swiss side Servette FC on an initial scholarship, having also agreed professional terms with the club.3 Alexandre Jankewitz joins Southampton from ServetteCredit: Southampton fcThe Saints have pulled off a coup bagging the exciting midfielder, beating off competition from Manchester United, Tottenham and Juventus for his signature.Jankewitz told the club website:”It’s a pleasure to be here and I’m very excited to begin something new. A new life and I can’t wait to get started.”Everyone has been very friendly and they’ve given me a great welcome.”Saints academy manager Matt Hale added: “We’re really pleased with the signing of Alexandre.Most read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old Trafford3 Southampton beat Manchester United, Tottenham and Juventus to land talented midfielderCredit: Southampton fc3 Mark Hughes takes his side to Crystal Palace on SaturdayCredit: Getty Images – Getty”It marks another step into the European youth market and shows the scope and breadth of what all of us at the club are trying to achieve with regards to the recruitment of young talent.”Alexandre is someone we’ve watched for a long time and we’ve had to fend off competition from other clubs to secure his signature.”We think there is significant potential in Alexandre and with the staff and support structure we are developing here, we think we can really develop that potential.“I’m excited to see what he brings to Saints.”Mark Hughes takes his side to Selhurst Park on Saturday looking for their first league win of the season at Crystal Palace.last_img read more

Inaugural Southland Bowling League Championship Set to Begin Saturday

first_imgNo. 5 ValparaisoThe Crusaders enter the league championship with a 47-60 overall record this year and are ranked 16th in the latest NTCA poll. Holding the 18th-best NCAA RPI, Valparaiso will face the fourth-seeded Bearkats to begin the championship. No. 7 MonmouthThe Hawks are entering the championship having a RPI that ranks 29th nationally and will be taking on the second seeded Ladyjacks in the opening match. Southland Bowling League Championship Bracket (PDF) | Live Streaming | Twitter Updates | Day One RecapFRISCO, Texas – The 2015 Southland Bowling League Championship will get underway Saturday at the Del-Mar Lanes in Houston, Texas. Arkansas State has earned the No. 1 seed in the inaugural league championship, while Stephen F. Austin will be the second seed. No. 1 Arkansas StateThe Red Wolves enter the championship as the third-ranked team in the nation according to both the NCAA RPI and the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) poll.  Arkansas State was the 2008 NCAA runner-up and has an overall record of 68-27 this year. The Red Wolves will face No. 8 Louisiana Tech in the first round. No. 2 Stephen F. AustinThe Ladyjacks come into championship with the fifth-best RPI nationally and a NTCA ranking of No. 5. Stephen F. Austin has posted four top-10 finishes this year, while recording 73 wins and only 34 losses. SFA takes on No. 7 Monmouth in the opening round.  The 2015 Southland Bowling League’s championship round will be streamed live for free on the’s BowlTV. Viewers can tune in by going to No. 4 Sam Houston StateThe reigning NCAA national champion Bearkats enter the championship as the NTCA No. 7 team in the nation with the seventh-best RPI. Sam Houston holds an 85-40 record this season and has a 47-34 record versus the nation’s top 20 teams. Sam Houston State will take on fifth-seeded Valparaiso in the first round. The SBL Championship will be completed as a double-elimination tournament consisting of best-of-seven Bakers matches. The championship boasts of six top-25 programs based on the RPI ratings, including four of the nation’s top seven teams. No. 8 Louisiana TechThe Lady Techsters hold the 34th-best RPI in the nation and hold an overall record of 36-44. Louisiana Tech will start play in the championship against the top-seeded Red Wolves. No. 6 TulaneThe Green Wave are claiming a RPI that is 25th in the nation as they come into the championship with 61 wins and 47 losses on the year. Tulane will have a first-round matchup with No. 3 seed Vanderbilt. Saturday’s first round matches will get underway at 9:30 a.m. CT followed by second round matches at 11:15 a.m. Third round matches will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and the day will finish with the fourth round at 4:15 p.m. The championship will conclude Sunday with the fifth round beginning at 9:35 a.m. followed by the championship match at noon. If the undefeated team loses in the championship match, a final match will be played at 1:45 p.m. Sunday to determine the champion. No. 3 VanderbiltThe sixth-ranked Commodores also hold the sixth-best RPI and have had much postseason success in recent years. Vanderbilt was the 2007 NCAA national champion and a NCAA title runner-up in 2011 and 2013. The Commodores have a league-high 88 wins on year and only 38 losses. Vanderbilt is scheduled for a first-round matchup with sixth-seeded Tulane. Single-day passes for Saturday or Sunday are available for $10. Two-day passes are $15. Children under the age of five and students at Southland Bowling League institutions are free with a valid student ID. The Southland Bowling League was formed earlier this year and by the formalization as a league, the association can qualify for an NCAA automatic bid no later than the 2017 national championship. Until an automatic qualification is provided, Southland Bowling League members will be at-large candidates for the NCAA Championship. Vanderbilt claimed the No. 3 seed, while Sam Houston State earned the fourth seed. The eight-team field also includes Valparaiso as the fifth seed, Tulane as the No. 6 seed, Monmouth as the seventh seed and Louisiana Tech as the eighth and final seed. Seeding for the championship is solely based off of the current NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) rankings.last_img read more

Marshfield Senior Legion baseball roughs up Plover for sixth-straight win

first_imgBlue Devils now 19-4, host Eau Claire for two WednesdayBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Senior American Legion baseball team is not just hot. It is scorching.The Blue Devils ripped out 16 hits, batted around in two separate innings, and rolled past Plover 20-7 in a Wisconsin Valley Legion League matchup Tuesday night at Jack Hackman Field.Marshfield, ranked fifth in this week’s Class AAA state rankings, has won 11 of its last 12 games, including six in a row, and is now 19-4 and 7-2 in the WVLL. The Blue Devils wrap up their regular-season schedule with a nonleague doubleheader against second-ranked Eau Claire on Wednesday and a WVLL game against Wausau on Thursday, both at home.Heading into the Class AAA regionals July 19-22 and the state tournament July 26-30, which will both be at Hackman Field, the Blue Devils are showing they are a team to be reckoned with in the postseason.“As a team we are hitting right around .400, and tonight we had 16 hits, no errors,” Marshfield coach Tom Sorenson said. “I told the kids in the beginning we have a great defense, so the pitcher has to keep that in mind. You don’t have to strike everybody out. Challenge the hitters, and it’s working.”Marshfield jumped on Plover starting pitcher Cam Lee, chasing him from the game before he got out of the first inning.An error, three walks, and five hits led to nine runs in the opening inning for the Blue Devils. Jack Donahue had a sacrifice fly to score the first run; Mitch Susa, Paul Maguire, Nate McDonald, and Trevor Schwecke had RBI singles in the frame; and Braden Bohman added a two-run single for Marshfield.Hunter Luepke added a two-run double in the second to make it 11-2.Maguire clubbed a home run to lead off the fourth — Bohman and Schwecke also had RBI singles in the inning — before Marshfield put the game out of reach with sixth more in the fifth, highlighted by a three-run double by Donahue.“This year we had a lot of new players from Stratford, Greenwood, a lot of new players,” said Schwecke, the Blue Devils’ shortstop. “It’s always awkward at first because you don’t know everybody, but once we got it together we found it … the last 10 or 12 games with the run we’ve made.”Donahue allowed five runs in six innings, striking out 10, to earn the victory to improve to 4-1 this season. He also has 39 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings pitched, leading the team in both categories. His three RBIs also gives him a team-best 36 RBIs in 23 games.Bohman, Schwecke, and Maguire each had three hits; seven of the Blue Devils’ nine starters drove in at least one run; and all but one starter scored at least once.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of Devils 20, Black Sox 7Plover 020 003 2 – 7 8 2Marshfield 920 360 x – 20 16 0WP: Jack Donahue. LP: Cam Lee.SO: Lee (2/3 inn.) 1, Gavin Erbes (3 1/3 inn.) 4, Carter Newby (2 inn.) 2; Donahue (6 inn.) 10, Trevor Schwecke (1 inn.) 1. BB: Lee 3, Erbes 1, Newby 1; Donahue 4, Schwecke 1.Top hitters: P, Aaron Baker 2×2, 2 runs; Newby 2×2, 2B, 3 RBIs. M, Nate McDonald 2×5, 4 runs; Braden Bohman 3×4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Schwecke 3×4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Donahue 2B, 3 RBIs; Mitch Susa 2×4, 3 runs; Paul Maguire 3×5, HR, 4 runs, 2 RBIs; Bobby Pilz 2 runs; Hunter Luepke 2B, 2 RBIs.Records: Plover not reported; Marshfield 19-4, 7-2 Wisconsin Valley Legion League.last_img read more

South Africa remembers Chris Hani

first_img10 April 2015The grave of Chris Hani, the assassinated leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe‚ the armed wing of the African National Congress‚ will be declared a heritage site as South Africa commemorates the 22nd anniversary of his death.President Jacob Zuma‚ who will attend the commemoration of Hani’s death in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni on Friday‚ will also unveil the Chris Hani Memorial and Walk of Remembrance Monument.The day’s events will also include a wreath-laying ceremony at Hani’s gravesite and a memorial lecture at the Germiston Lake Park to be delivered by Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.Watch: ‘Hani’s assassination was SA’s breaking point’Courtesy The History Channel UK10 April 1993On 10 April 1993, Hani was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, by Januzs Walus, an anti-Communist Polish refugee who had close links to the white nationalist Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB).Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis, at the time a Conservative Party member of Parliament, were sentenced to death for Hani’s murder, but ironically were saved from the gallows by South Africa’s new Constitution, which rules out the death penalty.Derby-Lewis was denied medical parole in February 2015 “because he lied and has not shown remorse for his hand in the killing of the people’s hero”, Jovial Rantao wrote in the Sunday Independent.Hani’s death came at a critical time for South Africa, with negotiators still busy hammering out the agreements that would enable the country to hold its first democratic elections a year later.It was Nelson Mandela, president of the ANC, who stepped up to prevent the widespread anger at Hani’s murder from spilling over into bloodshed.Appearing on state television, Mandela said: “To the youth of South Africa, we have a special message: You have lost a great hero. You have repeatedly shown that your love of freedom is greater than that most precious gift, life itself. But you are the leaders of tomorrow. Your country, your people, your organisation need you to act with wisdom. A particular responsibility rests on your shoulders.”SAinfo reporter and read more

Motorcycle Gang Behind $200K Theft Ring That Targeted Stores in Multiple States

first_imgNine members and associates of a New Orleans-based motorcycle gang have admitted using stolen U-Haul trucks to steal over $200,000 in motorcycles and 4-wheelers from shops in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.Beginning in February 2017, members and friends of the East Side Wheelie Kings in New Orleans, stole from motorcycle shops in Alabama and Louisiana and in over five Mississippi counties, according to Assistant US Attorney Kathlyn Van Buskirk.The thieves loaded the stolen bikes on to U-Haul trucks, then transported them back to New Orleans to sell on Instagram and other Internet sites… Sun Herald- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more