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Could Trump's plan for lowering prescription drug prices work?

Could Trump's plan for lowering prescription drug prices work?

Health
This is a Kaiser Health News story. President Donald Trump’s new pledge to crack down on “the global freeloading” in prescription drugs had a sense of déjà vu. Five months ago, Trump unveiled a blueprint to address prohibitive drug prices, and his administration has been feverishly rolling out ideas ranging from posting drug prices on television ads to changing the rebates that flow between drugmakers and industry middlemen. Thursday, Trump proposed having Medicare base what it pays for some expensive drugs on the average prices in other industrialized countries, such as France and Germany, where prices are much lower. The proposal is in the early stages of rule-making and awaiting public comments. The U.S., Trump said, will “confront one of the most...
Are supplements safe and do they work?

Are supplements safe and do they work?

Health
The story of a man who ended up needing a liver transplant after taking green tea capsules has brought the topic of dietary supplements back into the news. What are some of the dangers of supplements and what are the health benefits?When Jim McCants started taking green tea pills he had hoped he was giving his health a shot in the arm.Instead, it appears the pills caused such serious damage to his liver that it required an urgent transplant.Experts point out that experiences like that of Mr McCants, are "extremely unusual". In the UK, supplements are subject to EU regulations over their safety and the health claims manufacturers make about the products. Approved supplements bought from reputable businesses are almost always going to be safe, provided the ...
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard admits he ‘wants to work with Jose Mourinho again’ and defends Manchester United manager

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard admits he ‘wants to work with Jose Mourinho again’ and defends Manchester United manager

Sports
Eden's dream The Belgium international regrets that he could not have worked under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge for a much longer period Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has made a stunning admission about Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, revealing he wants to work with the Portuguese again. Hazard was the Blues’ star played when they won the 2014/15 Premier League title under Mourinho, scoring 14 goals and being named Premier League Player of the Season and winning similar awards from both the PFA and FWA. Hazard played perhaps the best season of his career in 2014/15 However, the Belgium international’s loss of form the following campaign coincided with Chelsea going completely off the rails. Mourinho was sacked in Decemb...
Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo

Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo

Health
A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance that complicates efforts to contain a Congo outbreak, causing a worrying new rise in cases. The deadly virus' appearance for the first time in the far northeast has sparked fear. Suspected contacts of infected people have tried to slip away. Residents have assaulted health teams. The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since the start of this month, experts say. Safe burials are particularly sensitive as some outraged family members reject health workers' guidance and put their own lives at risk. On Wednesday, a wary peace was negotiated over the body of an Ebola victim, one of 95 deaths among 170 confirmed cases so far, Congo's health ministry said. Her family dema...
Gen Dyn contracted for advance work on Columbia-class submarines

Gen Dyn contracted for advance work on Columbia-class submarines

Business
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Electric Boat has received a $ 480.66 million contract for advance procurement and construction of the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Work on the contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, will be performed in Quonset, R.I., Newport News, Va., and Groton, Conn., and will be integrated into the lead ship construction in October 2020. The contract is being combined with a previous United Kingdom contract in the amount of $ 10 million. The Columbia-class is expected to replace the current fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. It will field 16 Trident II D5 nuclear ballistic missiles, along with torpedoes for self-defense. Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles, or SLBM, form a key part of the "nuclear triad" of U.S. ...