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 […]

Italy islands ban single-use plastic being used – with tourists facing huge fines

Italian islands have chosen to ban all use of single-use plastic to protect the beautiful islands. This will include plates, cups and forks that are prohibited from being used. Plastic bottles are not included in this yet, but there are hopes to change these to glass bottles in the future. The change comes after alarming […]

Back pain: Sufferers facing postcode lottery for treatment or pain relief

GETTY – STOCK Back pain treatment is subject to a postcode lottery But a new report from the British Chiropractic Association shows that our chances of curing or even just reducing the pain, depend upon where we live in the UK. The research found significant differences in the number of people experiencing long term back […]

The US military is facing a ‘real war for talent’ — but some valuable recruits could be scared away

The US military is facing a ‘real war for talent’ — but some valuable recruits could be scared away   NOW WATCH: 7 things the CIA looks for when recruiting people See Also: Boeing’s struggling Air Force tanker program now has more problems The US military is facing a ‘real war for talent’ — but […]

Stokes ordered to stand trial, facing three years jail time

Video Stokes ordered to stand trial, facing three years jail time0:35 Cricket: England cricketer Ben Stokes is facing three years behind bars if found guilty of affray. The all-rounder’s trial is set to clash with his nation’s home Test series against India. March 13th 2018 a minute ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/Cricket news and galleries/ […]

Italy is facing a hung parliament after the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement surged in the election

Thomson Reuters ROME (Reuters) – Italy faces a prolonged period of political instability after voters delivered a hung parliament in Sunday’s election, spurning traditional parties and flocking to anti-establishment and far-right groups in record numbers. With half the ballot counted, it looked almost certain that none of Italy’s three main factions would be able to […]