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 Damian Garde Aug. 24, 2017 Reprints What’s included? Pharmalittle: India’s hard-line pharma rules hit a roadblock; Amgen goes on defense What is it? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More Alex Hogan/STAT Good morning, one and all. Damian Garde here, filling in for Ed Silverman on the back half of another week laden with meetings, deadlines, and all the other sundry perils of working life. The plodding end of summer is winding to a close, taking with it the sluggish news cycles, muggy forecasts, and vacation auto-responses, and hopefully giving way to a tranquil autumn. Here’s your morning serving of headlines from the pharma world, wishing you a speedy path to the weekend. And if you hear anything interesting in the meantime, do drop us a line.India’s plans for a crackdown on drug prices and pharmaceutical marketing have run into a legal roadblock, Reuters tells us. The nation’s Department of Pharmaceuticals had proposed a sweeping initiative that would cap prices for certain products, regulate how industry interacts with physicians, and ban brand names for some drugs. But India’s law ministry has now rejected the proposal outright, saying it cannot be implemented under current law and forcing reformers back to the drawing board after a two-year deliberation. Tags legalpharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+ Damian Garde GET STARTED About the Author Reprints [email protected] Pharmalot @damiangarde National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. 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.
Jamaica wins big at World Travel Awards ceremony in South AsiaJamaica says the nine awards won at the 23rd World Travel Awards (WTA) function in the Maldives last weekend, is a testament to the current international value of Brand Jamaica.Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said the awards were also a vindication of all the hard work and dedication that have been put into enhancing the tourism product and “a ringing endorsement of all the policies and programmes we have been undertaking.Jamaica starred and had the most combined awards from the scores of destinations that were nominated,” Bartlett said.“It is not an exaggeration to say that the garnering of such prestigious accolades, on such a stage and on that particular night, will be a major advertising boost for us and something which could positively improve on our projections throughout the winter tourist season,” he added.Jamaica also won the individual awards for: World’s Leading Cruise Destination and World’s Leading Wedding Destination in addition to the award of the World’s Leading Personality for Outstanding Services to Travel at the function.The island was also victorious in other categories including World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa; World’s Leading New Island Resort; World’s Leading Villa Resort; World’s Leading Family Resort Brand; World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company and World’s Leading Caribbean Attractions Company.Bartlett said the awards should not be used as an opportunity for the stakeholders to become complacent, adding “we must also be cognizant of the fact that the success of our tourism will not be sufficiently measured by the number of international awards that are won, but by the resilience of our people and the nimbleness of our models”.He said the consistency of Jamaica’s tourism growth, both in revenues and visitor arrivals, has positioned the country as world beaters.
By JARROD POTTER HARD pressed firsts and rising stars in the seconds showcase the difference between the ‘haves’ and ‘have…[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.
CARDINIA Shire Council is holding two immunisation sessions at the Cardinia Cultural Centre for residents to receive a free swine…[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.