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NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling

NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling

Health
A landmark ruling against two leading drug companies could save the NHS "hundreds of millions" a year. The case centred on the treatment of patients with the eye condition, wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Twelve NHS bodies in the north east of England were offering patients the drug Avastin, a cheaper alternative to the licensed drug, Lucentis. Health bosses said the ruling may reduce the power of companies to fix prices. Drug company Novartis said they were "deeply disappointed" because patients were being asked to accept an unlicensed treatment to save the NHS money.David Hambleton, chief executive officer of NHS South Tyneside clinical commissioning group (CCG), one of the NHS groups involved in the case, welcomed ...
Defrauded student loan borrowers in limbo in wake of judge's ruling

Defrauded student loan borrowers in limbo in wake of judge's ruling

Finance
A tug-of-war between student borrowers hoping to get tens of thousands of dollars in loans they took out for their education discharged and the government may be a step closer to resolution. A federal judge ruled this week that repeated delays by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of an Obama administration plan to provide debt relief to defrauded borrowers was unlawful. Judge Randolph D. Moss, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., said on Wednesday the Department's action was arbitrary and capricious. "We think this is an incredibly ...
Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans after ruling

Texan says he's selling 3D-printed gun plans after ruling

Technology
The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, after a federal court order barred him from posting the plans online.  Cody Wilson said at a news conference that he started selling the plans Tuesday morning and that he had already received nearly 400 orders. He said he'll sell the plans for as little as a penny to anyone in the U.S. who wants them. "Anyone who wants to get these files is going to get them," Wilson said, noting he can only sell to U.S. customers. "They can name their own price." Wilson said that blueprints purchased through his company's website could be downloaded on a thumb drive and shipped to buyers by standard mail, sent by email or sent...
US ruling opens way for states-wide sports betting

US ruling opens way for states-wide sports betting

Business
The US Supreme Court has made a landmark ruling that could allow states across the country to legalise sports betting.It has endorsed a 2014 state ruling in New Jersey which permits sports betting in casinos and at horse racing tracks.The court also struck down a 1992 federal law banning sports gambling.The news sent the share prices of gambling stocks in the US and UK surging, including Britain's William Hill and Paddy Power.Several major US sports bodies had opposed the move, including the National Basketball Association.The National Collegiate Athletic Association said it was a threat to the "integrity of athletic competition".However, Justice Samuel Alito wrote on behalf of the Supreme Court: "The legalisation of sports gambling requires an important ...
Feud fight: Gone With The Wind star awaits court ruling

Feud fight: Gone With The Wind star awaits court ruling

Entertainment
One of the last surviving links to the golden age of Hollywood is behind a legal challenge which could change how the entertainment industry tells real-life stories.Olivia de Havilland, who starred in Gone With The Wind and won two Oscars during a stellar career, is suing the makers of the docudrama Feud over her portrayal as a gossipy narrator played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.The series tells the story of the notorious rivalry between screen stars Bette David and Joan Crawford and stars Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange.But de Havilland, who is now 101 and lives in Paris, filed a lawsuit against FX and the show's producer claiming its portrayal of her, without her permission, violates her right to publicity as celebrity and casts her in a "false light".Image:De Havilland (C) with her sister ...