Westport’s status as the ‘Botox capital of the world’ is confirmed with new figures showing that pharma giant, Allergan has sold $4bn (€3.6bn) of the anti-wrinkle treatment from its Co Mayo plant over the past two years.Numerous Hollywood stars and celebrities have admitted they have used the wrinkle erasing drug in the past.However, the use of Botox goes way beyond Hollywood stars and celebrities and Allergan’s Westport plant as the firm’s only Botox manufacturing facility across its global network is serving ever increasing global demand.Now, newly filed accounts by Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland reveal the scale and value of the Botox production at the Westport plant.Before now, the firm has not filed any annual accounts due to its unlimited status.However, the new company figures show that last year, sales of the blockbuster drug, Botox from the Westport plant totalled $2.18bn and this represents an increase of 15% on the $1.896bn sales of … [Read more...] about Westport emerges as ‘Botox capital of the world’ as plant sells $4bn of Botox to the world in two years
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In the second four-week chapter of Decoding Cancer, we’re going to France where we’ll look at how a kaleidoscopic arsenal of drugs, devices and services is presenting policymakers with difficult decisions about where best to direct scarce public resources. POLITICO’s Global Policy Lab: Decoding Cancer is a collaborative journalism project seeking to explore how patients, communities, policymakers and the private sector are grappling with one of Europe’s most pressing health challenges. This interactive editorial series is presented by Pfizer Oncology and IBM Watson Health. View in your browser. Targeted treatment Regulators took a step toward redefining cancer this week. The first “organ-agnostic” drug has hit the market in the U.S. Instead of treating lung cancer or colon cancer or whatever, the treatment is meant to treat a tumor anywhere — as long as it has a particular genetic mutation. That mutation, however, is pretty darn rare: … [Read more...] about POLITICO Global Policy Lab: Surgery’s slice of the cost pie — Targeted treatment — Leaving the countryside behind?
Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 6:02 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 In the early 1930s, an American motorist could pull up to the pump in a Ford Model T Speedster running on fumes, and for little more than a dollar drive away with a full tank. Today, the same amount of gasoline costs about $25. Inflation is the primary reason for the increase in gas prices over time. However, while inflation affects the cost of all goods and services, the price of gasoline is subject to a number of additional market forces -- and it can be uniquely volatile. The average cost of a gallon of gas in the United States is the product of a number of interrelated global market forces. Foreign and domestic oil production, consumption, projected demand, financial markets, refining capacity, supply chain disruptions, transportation costs, futures speculation, and the value of the U.S. dollar all affect the price of gasoline. Seemingly unrelated geopolitical and economic events can also influence the … [Read more...] about Here’s what a gallon of gas cost the year you were born
Three swollen suspects who fled from a clinic without paying for £2,000 worth of Botox and lip fillers are being hunted by police. Two women and a man each had Botox and lip enhancers at Persona Cosmetic Medicine Clinic in Bexley, south east London. The man also had cheek fillers at the centre, police said. Detectives have released images of the suspects faces appearing taut and puffed up. The pictures are believed to have been taken before the trio had their final round of treatments on February 10. They had racked up a bill of £2,230. Bexley Police wrote on Facebook: “Police would like to identify and speak to these three suspects involved in Fraud (making off without payment) from a Cosmetic Company in Bexley in February 2018. “The three suspects received treatments worth over £2000 and then ran out of the premises without paying for the work. The pictures shown were taken prior to receiving the treatment.” One person replied to the post … [Read more...] about Police hunt puffy-faced trio who ran off without paying for £2,000 worth of Botox
GDPR, the general data protection regulation came into effect this morning and we can say that it is the start of a chaotic period in which both providers and users will be looking for ways to keep in touch. About 8 percent of companies are optimistic about GDPR’s effect, while in Romania the percentage is at 19, according to the new European Report on Payments made by Intrum, 2018 edition. Also 23 percent of Romanian companies surveyed say that GDPR will not impact business, 10 percent of them are pessimistic and predict a negative impact, and 20 percent of companies say they have not heard of GDPR so far. GDPR was designed by the European Union and its implementation is mandatory for all companies managing personal data of EU citizens. All companies are required to implement GDPR policies by May 25, 2018 at the latest. The SMEs and corporations in Romania expect serious GDPR influence but, as we can see from the study, they are not entirely negative about it. The new … [Read more...] about GDPR comes into effect today but 20 pct of Romania’s companies don’t know it