Vermont to get $74,000 in Botox settlement

first_imgAttorney General William H Sorrell announced today that Vermont will receive approximately $74,000 as part of a national settlement totaling $600 million based on whistleblower complaints that pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan, Inc., and Allergan USA, Inc. illegally marketed the drug Botox for uses not approved by the FDA.Specifically, the complaints alleged that Allergan engaged in a nation-wide off-label marketing campaign to get physicians to prescribe Botox for headache, pain, overactive bladder, and spasticity. The marketing campaign included funding continuing medical education programs at which Botox was promoted off-label, and providing physicians with ‘free’ reimbursement services at which they were coached to use improper billing codes.Allergan’s marketing campaign led to overutilization of Botox for medically unnecessary purposes. In addition to civil penalties, Allergan will plead guilty to a misdemeanor violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and pay criminal fines and forfeiture. Allergan will also enter into a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the federal government to closely monitor the company’s future marketing practices. Source: VAG. 1.13.2011last_img read more

Adulting is easy when you live in a full size treehouse

first_img109 Camelot Close, Daintree, has a network of stone sculptures spread through the property including this Easter Island style head near the guesthouse.HUMP day might be tough but “adulting” is easy when you live in a full size Queensland treehouse in one of the world’s oldest rainforests — with fairies, mermaids and warriors in the garden.The Rainforest Hideaway sits in the Daintree rainforest at Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland, offering not just a home but a source of income too.Agent Mark Whitham of Raine & Horne Port Douglas Mossman described it as a “superb rainforest hideaway”. What a charming barbecue spot. Big property changes starting July 1 Inside absurd $250 million mansion Tide has turned for Brisbane apartments For starters, the property has its own “self contained jungle treehouse” for adults.“Pictures tell a thousand words and you will see just how amazing this treehouse is,” was his take. “A generous sized jungle hut is also available for guests with large open living area can and has its own timber deck looking out into superb rainforest. All guest rooms have basic cooking facilities, jungle hut and bungalow have a gas BBQ.” Beautiful spot to contemplate nature.The five bedroom, four bathroom, four car space property is located at 109 Camelot Close, Daintree, in Far North Queensland. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Great spot for winter by that fireplace.“All tracks eventually lead to the beautiful rainforest creek via the grand staircase. There is even an extremely creative and inviting 9 hole mini golf course,” was how the agent listed the property.The entire business is solar powered so guests can live off-grid, Mr Whitham said. There are sculptures all along the network of trails around the property.“In all my years of real estate I have not seen another property which has so much on offer. The incredible warm feel of this magnificent place is overwhelming … It truly is a fantastic offering and a great lifestyle business.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe treehouse is full size and fully functional.The property includes “a network of trails dotted with incredible sculptures” that link all the buildings throughout the property including sculptures of Easter Island heads, mermaids, fairies in the garden, bench seats that blend into the earth — a veritable walkers’ wonderland. Fairies in the garden.Mr Whitham said the owners “serious about selling”.“In a nutshell the current owners have enjoyed 17 years creating and living this advantaged lifestyle business. Property is priced for land and improvements only and the holiday let income stream is an added bonus. Full training will be provided to the next lucky owners.”last_img read more

March Madness 2019: Old Dominion coach Jeff Jones emotional after earning bid

first_img March Madness 2019: 7 key stats from Duke’s ACC Tournament run Old Dominion coach Jeff Jones led his team to a 62-56 win over Western Kentucky in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday, earning an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2011.The Monarchs also became the fifth Conference USA team to win both the regular-season and tournament championship in the same season. Jones, who is battling prostate cancer, was visibly emotional after the game.An emotional moment for ODU’s Jeff Jones, batting prostate cancer again, and now taking his 3rd team to the NCAA Tournament. pic.twitter.com/RQ2dGyhNA6— Noah Coslov (@NoahCoslov) March 17, 2019″It hasn’t been an easy year for both personal and professional reasons,” Jones said after the game, via the Washington Post. Related News “Our guys didn’t blink,” Jones said. “We showed that we were a team that could consistently win close games.”Jones, 58, is 140-66 in six years at Old Dominion and 497-353 in 26 seasons of coaching.The Monarchs await their next move in the round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament, with the Selection Sunday show slated to start at 6 p.m. ET on CBS and stream on March Madness Live.center_img March Madness 2019: Zion Williamson first freshman to win POY, ACC tournament MOP Jones revealed in September that he had a recurrence of prostate cancer after initially being diagnosed and treated for the disease in 2015. last_img read more

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, September 25, 2013:•12:07 a.m. Officers investigated possession of methamphetamine, battery of law enforcement officer and obstruction of law enforcement in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellington.•12:26 a.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was detained and referred to juvenile court.•9:51 a.m. Officers investigated theft of services in the 600 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•9:54 a.m. Tiffany A. Hartwell, 38, Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with keeping a kennel without a kennel license.•9:57 a.m. Officers investigated a forgery and theft in the 900 block W. 8th, Wellington.•10:04 a.m. Kathleen J. Ryberg, 18, Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with theft and obstructing official duty.•10:37 a.m. Shelsea D. Clinkingbeard, 20, Wellington was arrested and charged with theft. She has bonded.•11:36 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 200 block S. F, Wellington. lawnmower. It has been recovered.•1:42 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by a known suspect in the 400 block N. Olive, Wellington.•4:08 p.m. Non-injury accident at 2nd and Jefferson involving vehicles operated by Timothy J. Bickerstaff, 32, Wellington and Nicholas C. Weikal, 19, Wellington.•4:29 p.m. Timothy J. Bickerstaff, 32 Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving while license is suspended and disobeying a stop sign.•4:34 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 900 block E. 16th, Wellington.•7 p.m. Officers took a report of lost property in the 600 block E. 9th, Wellington.•7:23 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute in the 400 block N. Olive, Wellington.•8:47 p.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•9:21 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 400 block N. Olive, Wellington.last_img read more

Kunitz leads Penguins to 5-1 win over Red Wings

first_imgDETROIT (AP) – Chris Kunitz had two goals and an assist to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game.Jussi Jokinen, Pascal Dupuis and Craig Adams also scored for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each had two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 16 saves.Drew Miller scored for Detroit, and Petr Mrazek stopped 31 shots.Jokinen and Dupuis scored in the final 5 minutes of the first to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead. Adams made it 3-0 3:14 into the second period. Miller scored with 7:11 left in the middle period.Kunitz’s first goal came with 2:35 remaining in the second and he added a power-play goal 9:28 into the third. Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) scores on Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, in the third period of a NHL preseason hockey game in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)last_img read more