A big drugmaker is backing away from a plan to triple the price of a lifesaving cancer drug after facing a public backlash

Thomson Reuters Drugmaker Pharmacyclics had tripled the cost of a lifesaving cancer blood treatment when it introduced a new version of the pill. The new price tag faced criticism from cancer doctors who were concerned about how this would impact how they dosed patients with the drug.  Last week, Pharmacyclics reversed its decision to take […]

VICTORY for drivers as Asda SCRAPS £99 petrol station pump charge following backlash

GETTY Asda scraps £99 petrol station charge after facing backlash Supermarket giant Asda has been forced to suspend the its £99 authorisation charge, after facing backlash from disgruntled customers. The charge debited £99 from their account on top of the purchase as a way to ensure there was enough money in the account to pay […]

Despite backlash, loot boxes could be essential to gaming’s future

Enlarge / Some might object to using a slot machine to illustrate a piece on loot boxes, but Juniper directly calls them “a form of in-game gambling” so… (credit: Wikimedia Commons) With all the controversy, scrutiny, and international regulation randomized video game loot boxes are facing these days, you might think the practice of charging players for […]

Subway’s CEO is stepping down as the chain closes hundreds of stores amid franchisee backlash

Photo by Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Invision for SUBWAY Restaurants/AP Images Subway’s CEO, Suzanne Greco, is retiring after 45 years at the company.  Subway has struggled in recent years, losing more than 900 locations in the US last year and recently announcing plans to close roughly 500 more in 2018.  Many franchisees had previously criticized Greco to Business […]

13 Reasons Why season 2 release: Netflix series DELAYED following backlash?

13 Reasons Why season one followed the events that led up to and the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s (played by Katherine Langford) suicide. The series also explores themes of sexual assault and self-harm. The Netflix show was previously slammed for including graphic scenes of Hannah’s suicide. Now, it has been reported that the Parents Television […]

The Voice UK 2018: Will speaks out after sparking fan backlash ‘Get off your phone’

While Will has been seen to livestream and film segments of the show during previous series, fans felt that it was rude to the artists performing in front of him. Fans of the popular show instantly took to social media – where Will seemed to be hanging out. One viewer raged: “Will-iam sitting on his […]

Star Wars: Will Last Jedi BACKLASH impact new Rian Johnson trilogy? Director speaks out

It was announced prior to the movie’s release that Johnson would helm three more Star Wars movies. But when The Last Jedi’s bold change in direction and surprising plot twists left the fanbase somewhat polarised, speculation inevitably turned to whether the upcoming projects would be impacted. “No, not really,” Johnson said simply at SXSW during […]

The Voice UK 2018: Paloma Faith remarks spark BACKLASH from winner ‘Check your facts!'

Paloma’s remarks about The Voice came in a bombshell interview and former winner Mo Jamil is not happy with her criticism. Speaking about the difference in long-term success of the show’s contestants, she told Express.co.uk: “I think it’s Simon Cowell. “He’s a b****y determined man. He is a high-achiever by nature and he believes that […]