Pharmalittle: Trump pushes for Covid-19 vaccine by year’s end; Americans fear pharma will keep raising drug prices

first_img What is it? Ed Silverman What’s included? @Pharmalot Pharmalittle: Trump pushes for Covid-19 vaccine by year’s end; Americans fear pharma will keep raising drug prices 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. Log In | Learn More Alex Hogan/STAT Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalot center_img GET STARTED Tags drug pricingSTAT+ Hello, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite the gloomy clouds lingering overhead. Our spirits remain as sunny as ever. In fact, this calls for celebration and so please join us as we reach for another cup of delicious stimulation. We are back to Southern Pecan for those keeping track. Meanwhile, there is much to do. So as usual, we have assembled some tidbits for your reading pleasure. We hope you have a meaningful and productive day and, of course, do reach out if you hear something fascinating. …President Trump, faced with multiple crises and falling poll numbers less than five months before the presidential election, is prodding top health officials to move faster on a historically ambitious timeline to approve a Covid-19 vaccine by year’s end, The Washington Post writes. In a meeting last month, Trump pushed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar repeatedly to speed the unprecedented timeline. Trump wants some people to be able to get a vaccine sooner than the end of the year to demonstrate an end to the pandemic is within reach. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. 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. By Ed Silverman June 18, 2020 Reprints About the Author Reprints [email protected] last_img read more

RADA CEO Urges Farmers to Prepare For Dry Season

first_imgRelatedClimate Change Mitigation Programmes Reaping Success – Buchanan RelatedAgriculture Minister Expects Growth To Continue RelatedGovt Looking into Feasibility of Reviving Rice Cultivation Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton, is urging all farmers to put measures in place for the dry season.Traditionally, the first dry season begins in December and runs until April. The second dry season usually begins in August and lasts until October.Last year the country, particularly the farming sector, was hit hard as the drought was long and severe.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on February 10, Mr. Fulton said farmers must put in place measures to guard against a similar occurrence.“Those who do backyard gardening and small poultry operation ensure that you have one or two of the black tanks, so you can catch water from the roof of your house. Larger farmers should work closer with our extension officers. Farmers doing yams should still mulch their crops. It is a very good environmental practice, it conserves moisture and [coupled] with organic strategies, will maintain good soil texture,” he said.Mr. Fulton pointed out that farmers who are in areas where irrigation is offered should take the time to get their property connected.For farmers in areas with no easy access, the CEO is urging them to have dialogue with the organization on establishing a pond.“We can give you some dimensions and we will put an officer specifically out there to work with farmers to dig it, line it and get a solar pump. It’s a $4 or 5 million investment, but it will last you up to 15 years,” he said.Without adequate water harvesting strategies, farmers will have a difficult time attracting financial support from banks and other funding agencies, Mr. Fulton advised, adding that as no one wants to lend money if the crop is at risk for lack of water. RADA CEO Urges Farmers to Prepare For Dry Season AgricultureFebruary 11, 2015Written by: O. Rodger Hutchinson RADA CEO Urges Farmers to Prepare For Dry SeasonJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: Donald DelahayeChief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton, addresses a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on February 10, at which he urged farmers to prepare for the dry season. Story HighlightsChief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton, is urging all farmers to put measures in place for the dry season.Traditionally, the first dry season begins in December and runs until April. The second dry season usually begins in August and lasts until October.Mr. Fulton pointed out that farmers who are in areas where irrigation is offered should take the time to get their property connected.last_img read more

No signs of slowing down for Gonzaga despite playing in both PVL and PSL

first_imgSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics UK thanks PH for rescuing Brit, Filipino wife abducted in Sulu Renovation of old sports venues not just for SEA Games use MOST READ Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘Ghost guns’ are untraceable, easy to make, more prevalent BREAKING: A day after being fired, Robredo asks: ‘Ano bang kinatatakutan ninyong malaman ko?’ View commentscenter_img What a relief! Paris show lifts taboo on historic outdoor loos WNBA playoff picture clearing up, Aces, Sun, Mystics clinch “I’m exhausted but I have a high morale right now and that’s the attitude I have right now,” said Gonzaga in Filipino. “I’m not thinking of anything right now, I just want to play.”“If we lost, for sure this fatigue would be worse, but we’re winning so it’s a great feeling.”Gonzaga has another match on Thursday when Cignal takes on Petron in a do-or-die for a finals berth.Gonzaga is allowed to play in two leagues since she’s a uniformed personnel in the Armed Forces of the Philippines that makes her an employee of the Philippine Army while Cignal is her mother club.“I always tell myself that playing this hard is my way of giving back because coach (Kung Fu Reyes) has been so understanding of my situation,” said Gonzaga, who had 24 points against the Flying Titans.ADVERTISEMENT ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:25What we ought to know about Filipino Sign Language00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Jovelyn Gonzaga knows a thing or two in playing through immense fatigue.Gonzaga is the only player who plays in the two major volleyball leagues in the Philippines and this dual duty makes the Army corporal play in as many as three days in a row.ADVERTISEMENT The 27-year-old opposite spiker plays for Cignal in the Philippine Super Liga and for Pacifictown-Army in the Premier Volleyball League and on Wednesday, she just had her second match in two days with a third one coming onThursday.Fortunately for Gonzaga, she’s 2-0 so far.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelThe HD Spikers overcame Petron in five sets, 25-20, 10-25, 16-25, 27-25, 15-11, in the PSL All-Filipino Conference on Tuesday with Gonzaga contributing 15 points in the victory.Another five-setter came her way with the Lady Troopers winning a marathon over Choco Mucho, 39-41, 19-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-12 , in the PVL Open Conference in a grueling match that had Gonzaga winded. “He doesn’t make me exert too much effort in training so the way I play is how I return the favor.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more