New global subsidy for malaria medicines must ensure quality of care
A new subsidy
designed to increase access to life-saving antiretrovirals must remain focused on quality patient care if it is to succeed, argues Tido von Schoen-Angerer and colleagues in this week's open access journal PLoS Medicine . The subsidy, called the Affordable Medicines Facilitymalaria...
Statement of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on COBRA subsidy under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement regarding the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the premium reduction under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA):
"America's workers a...
Highmark Foundation Extends Subsidy for Health eTools for Schools(R) through 2013
Award-winning online program helps schools better comply with federal and state health requirements, and address serious student health issues
LANCASTER, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in modern
history, our children's life expectancy could be lower than our own. The
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Selects Allscripts for Electronic Health Record Subsidy Program
Award-Winning Southern California Hospital Leverages Federal Rule Changes to Support Regional Physicians and Fund Innovative IT Tools
CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts, the leading
provider of clinical software and information solutions that physicians use
to improve he...
Gardasil Refused Subsidy
Cervical cancer vaccine, a world-first vaccine which has been shown to prevent 70 per cent of cervical cancers has been removed //from the national immunisation program, according to reports from Labor today.
The government's pharmaceutical advisory body has rejected an application today from Au...
Aetna 28 Percent Profit Drop Signals Storm Clouds for Healthcare
...Niehus and Ermer identified: 1) forward buying of healthcare services in anticipation of job loss, 2) increasing use of COBRA, because of a government subsidy
instituted by President Obama in the beginning of 2009, 3) the financial pressure being place on healthcare providers, 4) expanded dependent eligibili...
Pennsylvania Commission for Women Rallies Against Senate Budget Proposal
...for the following services:
Child care services
Child care assistance
Breast and cervical cancer screening
Public library subsidy
-- 44 percent cut from the Governor's budget proposal
Accessible housing -- 50 percent cut
Teen pregnancy and parenthood education -- 100...
Economic Stimulus Package to Provide COBRA Subsidies to Laid-Off Workers, Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com
...t of their COBRA premium; their employers will subsidize the remaining 65 percent for a set period of time, generally not longer than nine months. The subsidy
applies to COBRA payments made after February 17, 2009.
According to Alan Weinstock, an insurance broker at http://www.MedicareSupplementPlans.c...
Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs
...ugh the Health Insurance Exchange. Depending on her income, she might get a subsidy
to help her buy coverage, which will be less expensive and have more manage...ugh the Health Insurance Exchange. Depending on her income, she might get a subsidy
to help her buy coverage, which will be less expensive and have more manage...
Eliminating polio requires global, coordinated effort -- Health Affairs article highlights risks, rewards of eradication
...pies continue to be used widely around the world. In their paper, Ramanan Laxminarayan and Hellen Gelband of Resources for the Future discuss a global subsidy
that uses the distribution channels of the public and private sectors to make effective drugs accessible to those who need them while simultaneously r...
Subsidy in Biological News
Amazon carbon sink threatened by drought
...n tropical forests, mainly through killing trees.
"For years the Amazon forest has been helping to slow down climate change. But relying on this subsidy
from nature is extremely dangerous", said Professor Oliver Phillips, from the University of Leeds and the lead author of the research.
"If the eart...
One-fifth of fossil-fuel emissions absorbed by threatened forests
... on average, remaining undisturbed forests are trapping carbon, showing that they are a globally significant carbon sink.
"We are receiving a free subsidy
from nature," says Dr Simon Lewis, a Royal Society research fellow at the University of Leeds, and the lead author of the paper. "Tropical forest tr...
California study shows shade trees reduce summertime electricity use
...s are planted on the west side of a house.
"Because homeowners experience virtually none of the carbon benefits of tree planting," says Donovan, "a subsidy
to encourage tree planting seems warranted. Indeed, many of the benefits of urban trees have been shown to spill over to others in the community."
Mandate for biofuels production requires science-based policy and global perspective
...ative fuels in 2017."
This mandate coupled with a $1.01 ethanol refiner subsidy
promised in the 2008 Farm Bill and a $45 subsidy
per ton of biomass production for growers are putting energy needs ahead of...
Biocontrol insect exacerbates invasive weed
..., spotted knapweed makes up more than half of the plant ground cover. The abundance of knapweed leads to lots of gallfly larvae, which serve as a food subsidy
for the mice. Pearson and his coauthor, Ragan Callaway of the University of Montana, found that this extra nourishment bolsters mouse population size,...
BioScience tip sheet July/August 2008
... Wallace E. Tyner.
An expert on alternative energy policies argues that today's boom in fuel ethanol is an unintended consequence of a fixed ethanol subsidy
that was keyed to $20-per-barrel crude oil. Policy choices in the future development of biofuels will be crucial to the role that such fuels play.
To save or savor? It's decision time for Atlantic bluefin tuna
...many fish in the Gulf of Mexico stock are left.
It appears that the continued presence of Mediterranean fish, year after year, was adding
a hidden subsidy
to the native western Atlantic population, potentially making it appear
healthier than it really was. In essence, the International Commission for th...
First-ever 'State of the Carbon Cycle Report' finds troubling imbalance
... and by plants and soils on land.
In effect, we have been getting a huge subsidy
from these unmanaged parts of the carbon cycle, notes Field. Overall, this subsidy
has sequestered, or hidden from the atmosphere, approximately 200 billion t...
Increase in ethanol production from corn could significantly impact
... techniques and technologies to help minimize effects of biofuel production on water resources.
Recent increases in oil prices in conjunction with subsidy
policies have led to a dramatic expansion in corn ethanol production and high interest in further expansion over the next decade, says the report. In...
Majority of Americans want local action on global warming, says poll
...n energy and money on utility bills.
The survey also found that:
71 percent would pay $5 a month more in property taxes in support of a local subsidy
to encourage homeowners to replace old furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, light bulbs and insulation.
69 percent would pay $8.50 more a ...
Subsidy in Biological Technology
Rodobo International, Inc. Reports Q2 and First Half of 2009
... expenses 1,533,128 1,253,521 4,083,612 1,974,293
Operating income 743,620 1,126,314 2,696,844 1,624,592
income 438,730 -- 438,730 94,187
Other (expenses) income 14,768 7,465 (65,850) 11,356
Kun Run Biotechnology, Inc. Year-End Revenues Increase 56% to $11.6 million
... 3,444,289 2,659,728
Income from operations 4,767,323 1,676,990
income 31,003 22,225
Interest income 50,438 2,741
Gain on disposa...
China Bio Energy Reports Fourth Quarter and Record 2008 Financial Results
...terest expenses (125,201) (142,442)
income 100,792 328,697
Other ...terest expenses (31,714) (43,594)
income 116,157 328,697
Kiwa Bio-Tech 1st Quarter Revenues Increase 57.8% - $2.18 Million
... field of agriculture. Kiwa is partaking in a 2008
initiative organized by the Chinese government: 'The National Soil Organic
Matter Advancement Pilot subsidy
Mr. Wei Li also noted progress is being made related to the joint
venture with Shijiazhuang Huaxing Animal Medicine Co., Ltd. ("Huaxing")...
Kiwa Bio-Tech New Bio-Fertilizer Product Granted Initial Fertilizer Registration Certificate By Ministry of Agriculture of the PRC
...l Organic Matter Advancement Pilot Subsidy
Project'' that includes public bidding for supplying ''Straw-decomposing
Inoculants" through a Governmental subsidy
to 12 provinces and 1
municipality. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the great
importance of organic matter-decomposing inoculants to impr...
Indevus Announces Allergan as New Partner for SANCTURA Brand
...exclusivity conditions. Additionally, Indevus will continue to co-promote SANCTURA XR through
September 2008 and will receive a quarterly sales force subsidy
at a $9.3
million annual rate. Indevus will also have the option to continue co-
promoting SANCTURA XR for an additional six months after September 20...
Business Incubators Grow Economy and Jobs
...blic and politicians do not understand entrepreneurial development." Lyons added, "Sponsors of incubators should not think of their contributions as a subsidy
but as an investment in our economy."...
Charter Business powers distance learning
...tech supply network capacity to high schools. TEACH , (Technology for Educational ACHievment), a program funded by the state of Wisconsin, provides a subsidy
to these telecommunications companies that acts as a discount for the individual schools. For example, the network capacity of KSCADE is provided and ...
Presidential candidates stretch necks and facts
...ally based on an estimate of additional profits that will be earned by pharmaceutical companies over eight years under the new legislationnot a direct subsidy
implied by the word bailout. The legislation was a response to long-term, political pressure to add drug coverage for seniors to Medicare.
Creating thousands of jobs, Chicagos biotech space to triple
... City has received some city and state help including an initial $4 million subsidy
from the state with an additional subsidy
planned for 2007, which is expected to be in the $4 million to $6 million r...