Mallinckrodt will be honored for research into a drug that causes sticker shock

first_img Ed Silverman 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. Whitney Curtis/AP for Mallinckrodt Tags drug pricespharmaceuticalsSTAT+ By Ed Silverman Oct. 22, 2018 Reprints [email protected] Mallinckrodt will be honored for research into a drug that causes sticker shock GET STARTED @Pharmalot About the Author Reprintscenter_img Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. What is it? Pharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Should a company that has been widely criticized over the cost of a drug that combats infantile spasms — a rare form of epilepsy — be feted at a dinner for testing its drug for another malady?The company in question is Mallinckrodt (MNK) and its drug called Acthar Gel, which has been something of a poster child for the high cost of medicines. Over the past four years, the wholesale price rose 20 percent and a vial now costs $39,000, absent any discounts. The price has, sometimes, made it difficult for parents to obtain the drug, since some insurers have reportedly raised hurdles to coverage. 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 What’s included?last_img read more

Associate or Full Professor (WOT), Fellowship Director, Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics

first_imgPosition DescriptionThe University of Washington, Department of Pediatrics, Divisionof General Pediatrics invites applications for a full time facultyposition as an Associate Professor (without tenure) or Professor(without tenure), with rank commensurate with experience andqualifications on the Clinician-Scholar track. This is a 12-monthservice period (July 1 – June 30). As a Director of the ACGMEFellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics in the Safe Child andAdolescent Network, the successful applicant will engage inclinical work and post-graduate medical education. Anticipated start date is summer/fall 2021.All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching,research and service.  The successful clinician-scholar willbe expected to engage in an area of scholarly activity thatcomplements the clinical work proposed. The position includesprotected time for scholarly work.Protected administrative time will also be provided forfellowship direction. The director is expected to recruit andoversees selection of new fellows, develop and maintain acurriculum of didact and experiential learning that meets ACGMErequirements, and provide support and mentorship to fellows as theydevelop clinically, academically and interpersonally. QualificationsThe successful candidate will have earned an MD, DO, or (foreignequivalent), be board certified in pediatrics, fellowship trainedand board-certified or board-eligible in child abuse pediatrics.The successful candidate will have relevant academic scholarship(publications, curriculae) and experience in the field of childabuse pediatrics.In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1Bvisa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must showsuccessful completion of all three steps of the U.S. MedicalLicensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by theSecretary of Health and Human Services. Application InstructionsIf you are interested in this applying for this position, pleasesubmit a cover letter describing your interest, along with acurrent CV.last_img read more

Shawnee Mission officials say timing, strength of internal candidates led to decision not to post principal openings

first_imgShawnee Mission School District officials say that the timing of the vacancies and the past performance of internal candidates led to the decision to name new principals at SM North, SM East and Indian Hills Middle School without posting the jobs and formally seeking applicants.The announcement that three internal candidates were being assigned to those leadership positions caught some teachers and administrators off guard last month, with some at the buildings surprised that the current administrators were departing and wondering why other assistant principals weren’t permitted to apply for the jobs.Shawnee Mission’s Director of Communications Shawna Samuel said the district’s learning and leadership team will generally use one of three approaches to identifying candidates to fill an administrative opening. Samuel’s descriptions of those approaches are as follows:Post position for internal and external candidates to apply. This approach is most commonly used when the vacancy is identified early in the recruitment season and/or there is no preferred internal candidatesPost position for internal candidates only. This approach is most commonly applied when multiple, similarly assessed, internal candidates are available (with no particular candidate within the group having distinguished themselves as the “best fit” for the vacant position).Initiate an administrative transfer without posting the position. This approach is used when a specific internal candidate has distinguished themselves, by performance, as the best fit for the available role.Samuel noted that with the SM North, SM East and Indian Hills openings, the learning and leadership team had opted to use the administrative transfer process.“This is not to say there were no other interested or good candidates, but rather that the assessment of a particular candidate was determined to be significantly stronger for this role and at this time,” she said. “In this case, it would not be accurate to conclude that other candidates were not considered. Far from it. It should be understood that internal candidates are ‘interviewing’ for new opportunities every day through their daily performance.”But the lack of a more open hiring process had a number of Shawnee Mission staffers frustrated last week. Some pointed out that all three of the administrators appointed to the new positions were men. Despite the fact the majority of teachers in the district are female, just one of the 11 principals at the district’s secondary schools — Lisa Gruman at SM Northwest — is a women. (Women are, however, well represented among the ranks of associate principals at the secondary level, as well as principals at the elementary level).Some parents pointed out that all teaching positions in the district are subject to open application processes, and that the process to fill coaching vacancies often involves parent groups. They wondered why a similar approach isn’t used for administrative openings.In her summary of the district’s hiring practices for administrators, Samuel said that the district’s top priority when filling was meeting the specific circumstances of the building to a leader’s experiences and skill set.“In every instance, regardless of the approach taken, the priority objective is to select a candidate who best fits the needs and circumstances of the position,” she said of the process for hiring administrators. “While we often rely on well-designed interview instruments to assist in this selection process, no interview tool can tell us more about ‘fit’ than can the opportunity to watch an individual perform (in-house) over time.”last_img read more

Board deals with lien and subrogation claims issues

first_img Board deals with lien and subrogation claims issues May 15, 2013 Regular News Board deals with lien and subrogation claims issuescenter_img Lawyers could hire special counsel to resolve lien and subrogation claims in extraordinary wrongful death and personal injury cases with client consent under a rule amendment presented to the Bar Board of Governors last month. Rules Committee Chair Margaret Mathews said the amendment was in response to a recent Supreme Court opinion on the annual Bar rules package that addressed the issue. In that opinion, the court said that lawyers must handle lien and subrogation negotiations as part of their underlying contingency fee contract. It rejected a Bar request that would have required lawyers to indicate in their fee contracts whether the lawyer would handle lien resolution and, if not, would allow lawyers to hire others to handle lien resolution with client consent.Mathews said the court’s action led to the reconstitution of a special committee that examined the issue, which in turn proposed an amendment to Rule 4-1.5(f)(4).According to information provided to the board, the contingency fee lawyer would be required to handle normal lien issues. However, in complex cases involving ERISA and Medicare, as well as state and federal issues, the attorney would be allowed to contract with or hire another attorney to handle those claims “only when the referral/hiring is in the client’s best interests and with the client’s informed consent. The amendments require that any separate agreement to handle extraordinary lien resolution separately comply with all ethical requirements of the [contingency] fee rule. The amendments prohibit the lawyer handling the extraordinary lien resolution to divide fees with the original lawyer in the matter.”Board member Andy Sasso asked why the amendment didn’t address broader areas, such as probate and guardian cases, which also have complex issues that might require experts. That was addressed in comments in the previous rule submission rejected by the court. But board member Jay Cohen, who chaired the special subcommittee, said the panel believed that it was better to focus initially on a narrow area in the revised amendments.The issue will come back to the board for a vote at its May 31 meeting in Sarasota.On another matter, Mathews said the rules committee considered a request from a Bar member to adopt the ABA model rule to allow screening to address conflict of interest issues when a lawyer changes law firms. But the committee decided to reject that proposal, she said, ending consideration of that matter.last_img read more

CFO Focus: Understanding investment program profitability

first_imgThe numbers tell the story. In addition to helping members prepare for the future, investment programs can help credit unions increase non-interest income and build relationships and loyalty. Customers using investment services tend to have deeper, more meaningful relationships with credit unions. According to Kehrer Bielan, average checking account balances are 1.4 times higher for customers who also purchased an investment with credit unions, and savings accounts are 2.4 times higher. These customers are also more likely to use other services—credit cards, mortgages, home equity lines, and vehicle loans. According to the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Finance Study 2013, for every dollar a bank or credit union client has on deposit with the institution, they have $4 to $5 invested in retirement accounts, stocks, or mutual funds.However, to be successful, a credit union investment program requires a concerted and coordinated effort by the institution and its broker-dealer. If a program is not growing, it stands to reason that it is not meeting the needs of the credit union, its employees or its membership. If the program were meeting needs, it would be better-utilized.Understanding investment program profitability starts with a thorough analysis of revenue (product mix, AUM, return on assets) and expenses. In assessing top line gross dealer concessions (commissions) and costs in relation to industry benchmarks for revenue as a percentage of expenses, credit unions can help to ensure best practices and program profitability. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

November Events At National Hispanic Cultural Center Celebrate Music, Dance And Poetry

first_img7 p.m. – Pre-concert string instrument-making7:30 p.m. – Concert Música del Corazón: Sin Fronteras/Without Borders, Recovery and CelebrationWednesday, Nov. 13,  7:30 p.m.Albuquerque Journal Theatre On the wings of melody, rhythm and poetry, ¡Música del Corazón! concerts, featuring new groups and different traditions each year, tell us as much about our past as about our future. The concerts honor the contributions of John Donald Robb, Sr., former dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts and a recognized musical pioneer, and are dedicated in memory of his son, John Donald Robb, Jr., a driving force in the development of the UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust. The sixth annual John D. Robb, Jr. concert and 30th anniversary celebration of the Robb Trust features Frank McCulloch, Cipriano Vigil, Bayou Seco and Lone Piñon. Emceed by Dr. Enrique Lamadrid, a nationally recognized folklorist and musicologist, the event also includes the presentation of the 2019 Robb Award for Excellence in Music of the Southwest. The events include: Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 Years; Música del Corazón; the film; ¡COLORES! The Musical Adventures of John Donald Robb in New Mexico; and There Must be Other Names for the River concerts. ALBUQUERQUE ― The National Hispanic Cultural Center is hosting a number cultural events in the month of November celebrating music, dance, rhythm and poetry.  Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company presents A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 Years, celebrating peerless choreography and the two-decade artistic journey of the incredible company. This season reprises classic works by Artistic Director Joaquin Encinias, A Nuestro Aire and Caravana de los Zincalí, and premieres new works from master artists and choreographers Mercedes Ruiz and La Popi. The New Mexico Musical Heritage Project offers a pre-concert string instrument-making demonstration and performances by UNM students. Free public event For more information on Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande click here: The late John Donald Robb loved and composed all kinds of music, but his passion for the songs of everyday folk is what he is remembered for most. Roaming the countryside of the Southwest during the ‘40s and ‘50s, Robb recorded and transcribed over 3,000 Hispano folk songs, the largest collection of its time. This documentary celebrates the life of this adventurous musician and modern ethnomusicologists who continue to record and archive New Mexico’s disappearing folk music traditions. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS and the John Donald Robb Musical Trust as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series (2008; NMPBS; English; 27 minutes; not rated.) Film: ¡COLORES! The Musical Adventures of John Donald Robb in New Mexico,Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.Bank of America Theatre The National Hispanic Cultural Center is pleased to collaborate with 516 ARTS and the UNM Art & Ecology Program on the original sound art performance There Must Be Other Names for the River, to be presented by Marisa Demarco, Dylan McLaughlin, and Jessica Zeglin. The composition for six singers, embodying the Rio Grande physically and spatially and singing a score based on historic river flow data through the present day and into possible futures, connects our own trajectory with that of this lifeline of water in the desert—itself a living being that has its own experiences over time. There Must Be Other Names for the River is presented in conjunction with Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, an exhibition currently on view at 516 ARTS.center_img The American Flamenco Repertory 20th Anniversary. Courtesy photo A unique treasure in the American cultural landscape, Yjastros brings the creative visions of world-renowned flamenco artists to the American public, while cultivating the living art of flamenco in the United States. Tickets are: $30, $40, $50, $60 w/ $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members. Ticket Link: The screening will be followed by a live performance of selections from John D. Robb’s Joy Comes to Deadhorse, the precursor to The Fantasticks, narrated by V.B. Price and performed by the New Mexico Performing Arts Society under the direction of Franz Vote. There will be a dessert reception in the lobby after the performance. Música Del Corazón; Photo is Saliendo by Frank McCulloch on loan from Ellen Robb. NHCC News: There Must Be Other Names for the RiverSaturday, Nov. 16,  7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Salón OrtegaFree public event Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show. Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 YearsFriday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9: 8 p.m. (Fri. & Sat. ) 2 p.m. (Sat.)Albuquerque Journal Theatre To download a Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande program click here: read more

Shed portfolio investment is set for bumper fourth quarter

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GVA Grimley Business Parks Review: Summer 2010

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Youth invited to enter Farmington/Hills Optimists essay contest

first_imgThe Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimist Breakfast Club is accepting applications through January 22, 2019, for the 2018-2019 Optimist Essay Contest.Open to Farmington and Farmington Hills students in 7th and 8th and 9th-12th grades, this year’s competition explores the theme, “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?”. Three winners in each age category will receive a medal and a cash prize. Winning students and their families will be invited to a breakfast held February 27, 7:30 a.m., at John Cowley & Sons in downtown Farmington.Applications and more information are posted at, under “Optimists – Events/Programs”. Or contact Anna Durham at 248-892-2919 or [email protected] Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Italian spikers prevail over Japan

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Italy coach Mauro Berruto said, “I’m very proud of my players for many reasons. Technically, because we didn’t know much about Japan. Mentally, because they were humble and kept their poise. We had to beat Japan and Iran to give us a chance at third place. We are halfway there now. We will try our best tomorrow”.Tatsuya Fukuzawa notched a match-high 14 points for Japan (2-8).“We played well at the start. I think our blocks were good,” Japan coach Tatsuya Ueta said. “We were pushed at the end of the sets and lost points on service. We will start preparing for tomorrow and give it our best”. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Italy’s men’s volleyball team downed Japan in straight sets (25-22, 26-24, 25-22) on the second day of fourth-round action in the 2011 FIVB Men’s World Cup at Yoyogi National Gym on Saturday. Michal Lasko was sublime in the victory for Italy (7-3), scoring 13 points. Alessandro Fei was named the most impressive player of the match. last_img read more