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Analysis: Biogen Alzheimer drug slow to take off as US Medicare struggles with coverage

Aduhelm, Biogen’s recently approved controversial drug for the treatment of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, is seen at Butler Hospital, one of the clinical research sites in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, June 16, 2021 Jessica Rinaldi / Pool via REUTERS. July 21 (Reuters) – US hospitals slated to be the first …

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Kansas debate intensifies over nursing home visitor rules

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Families and advocates for the elderly in Kansas argue that with most nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19, visitation rules for some facilities must be relaxed, although the spread of the delta variant makes operators nervous. State official investigating complaints against Kansas nursing homes and advocates …

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Merkel heads to flood zone amid questions about preparedness

BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the flooded area of ​​the country again on Tuesday, her government besieged by questions about how Europe’s richest economy was taken in devoid of flooding that had been predicted a few days earlier. The floods have killed more than 160 …

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Freedom Day turns out to be ‘wet squib’ for bars in hopes of attracting customers

Pubs and restaurants cut their offerings of free pints and burgers on UK ‘Freedom Day’, with just a handful of businesses offering promotions amid a wave of new infections. Pub groups Wetherspoon and Young’s, catering company Fridays and fast food chain McDonald’s offered free or discounted drinks and food to …

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Pennsylvania Election Audit Gets GOP Campaign Approval

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Former President Donald Trump’s false claims about a stolen election have been refuted by the courts, his own Justice Department and dozens of recounts. But in the battlefield state of Pennsylvania, where Trump lost by 80,000 votes eight months ago, they are finding new signs of …

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Cubans wonder what’s next after the anti-government protests?

HAVANA (AP) – Less than a week after a rare series of anti-government protests were dispersed by police and government supporters, and sparked self-criticism from President Miguel Díaz-Canel, things appear calm in Cuba. But many wonder for how much longer? Squares and parks were occupied by government sympathizers with flags …

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EU climate change plans on collision course amid rising cost of emissions

Brussels’ historic attempt to tackle climate change is running up against a wall of opposition from bloc governments on the grounds that its plans would hit their households with higher energy costs. EU lawmakers told the Financial Times that attempts by the European Commission to extend carbon pricing to the …

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Pharmacy advocates in Congress to blunt drug price reform, experts say

There are few issues that bring the American people together more than the idea that the cost of prescription drugs is too high. Polls show a large majority of Americans in both parties believe the government needs to do more to cut prescription drug costs, and every presidential administration this …

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Bulgarian center-right GERB just leads election, unlikely to form government

People vote in early parliamentary elections at a polling station in Sofia, Bulgaria on July 11, 2021. REUTERS / Spasiyana Sergieva GERB has no natural allies in a fractured parliament ITN protest party may struggle to form a government Tough coalition talks lie ahead SOFIA, July 12 (Reuters) – Former …

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Speaker suggests giving citizens a greater voice in leadership more important than the republic

Whether or not Barbados transitions to a republic shouldn’t be a pressing issue for Barbadians, says university professor Dr Ronnie Yearwood. Instead, he believes people should focus more on promoting meaningful political and constitutional change. Dr Yearwood, professor of law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, …

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