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

El Gobernador Wolf promulga un decreto para crear la Comisión Asesora Ciudadana de la Policía Estatal de Pennsylvania

first_img July 17, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Criminal Justice Reform,  Español,  Press Release,  Public Safety En el día de la fecha y para continuar con la promoción de las reformas significativas a las fuerzas del orden público, el Gobernador Tom Wolf promulgó un decreto que crea la Comisión Asesora Ciudadana de la Policía Estatal de Pennsylvania. Esto promueve en mayor medida las acciones tendientes a abordar la reforma de las fuerzas del orden público y la rendición de cuentas que anunció en junio y el primero de dos proyectos de ley de reforma policial que promulgó el martes.“Mi administración está comprometida a realizar reformas bipartitas en materia de justicia penal que sean justas e inclusivas y apoyen la seguridad pública”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Mi decreto nos hace involucrar más en el abordaje de las fallas sistémicas que han creado inequidades y desconfianza en la ciudadanía respecto de las fuerzas del orden público. Espero que la comisión mejore la relación que existe entre la policía y las comunidades y que fortalezca la responsabilidad del personal de las fuerzas del orden público”.La creación de la comisión surgió de las inquietudes planteadas por los residentes y en conversaciones que el Gobernador Wolf mantuvo con miembros del Caucus Negro Legislativo de Pennsylvania y líderes de las comunidades negras en Philadelphia y Harrisburg tras la muerte de George Floyd mientras estaba bajo custodia de la policía de Minneapolis.El decreto indica que el compromiso y la participación de los ciudadanos son esenciales para ayudar al estado a asumir el compromiso de identificar las reformas necesarias a nivel sistema para promover la transparencia, la equidad y la rendición de cuentas que involucran a los organismos de las fuerzas del orden público estatal.El máximo objetivo de la nueva comisión es mejorar las prácticas policiales dentro de los organismos de las fuerzas del orden público bajo la jurisdicción del Gobernador mediante el análisis de los eventos y la realización de revisiones de políticas, prácticas y procedimientos. La comisión, establecida en la Oficina del Inspector General del Estado, estará compuesta por 15 miembros designados por el Gobernador, incluido un representante de cada una de las áreas geográficas de las tropas actuales de la Policía del Estado de Pennsylvania, y específicamente de las áreas de la jurisdicción principal de la Policía del Estado de Pennsylvania, y seis miembros más elegidos de la ciudadanía en general.La comisión estará presidida por el Subinspector General de Supervisión de las Fuerzas del Orden Público, un nuevo puesto y oficina en la Oficina del Inspector General del Estado para los cuales el estado está realizando una búsqueda a nivel general. Los solicitantes interesados pueden encontrar las ofertas de trabajo aquí.El Subinspector General supervisará al personal en cuanto a las investigaciones de presuntos fraudes, despilfarro, mala conducta y abuso dentro de los organismos de las fuerzas del orden público bajo la jurisdicción del Gobernador y actuará como Presidente de la nueva comisión.La comisión está autorizada para examinar los hallazgos de investigación internos de los organismos en cuestión relacionadas con acusaciones e incidentes respecto del uso de la fuerza y la acción policial basada en el prejuicio, incluidos los tiroteos que involucran a la policía y que resultan en lesiones o muerte de civiles, y para preparar un informe si fuera necesario.“Deseo que con la información de esta comisión, los organismos de las fuerzas del orden público estatales puedan servir como un modelo de excelencia en todo Pennsylvania y el país”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf.Lea el decreto aquí.View this information in English.center_img El Gobernador Wolf promulga un decreto para crear la Comisión Asesora Ciudadana de la Policía Estatal de Pennsylvanialast_img read more

Pardew formulates anti-Baines plan

first_img The 28-year-old England full-back scored two stunning free-kicks in the Toffees’ 3-2 Barclays Premier League win at West Ham last Saturday, and the Magpies are on red alert as they prepare to head for Goodison Park on Monday night. Asked what he planned to do to keep Baines at bay, Pardew said with a smile: “We have got this great idea – we are going to have a wall and then piggy-back a wall on top, and then we are going to forget about the cross.” Alan Pardew has come up with a unique plan in an attempt to keep Everton star Leighton Baines at bay. Press Associationcenter_img Pardew is well aware of the threat posed by Baines and understands the potential cost of conceding free-kicks within his range. Indeed, Newcastle were made to pay in similar circumstances at the weekend when a needless foul allowed Hull winger Robbie Brady to send in a free-kick from which Ahmed Elmohamady equalised on the way to a 3-2 victory for the Tigers at St James’ Park. However, he admits it is sometimes difficult to deny opponents opportunities when they are piling on the pressure. Pardew said: “It’s difficult when you are under pressure and they build a bit of heat and you make a rash challenge, as we did on Saturday. It cost us an important goal, that tackle. “But likewise, with Yohan Cabaye, Everton will be under the same orders because trust me, Yohan Cabaye is as good as Leighton Baines from there.” Cabaye was one of six senior players left out of the starting line-up for Wednesday night’s 2-0 Capital One Cup third-round victory over Sky Bet Championship side Leeds. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon, Moussa Sissoko, Hatem Ben Arfa and Loic Remy are all likely to return at Everton, along with Cabaye, although midfield enforcer Cheick Tiote is champing at the bit after returning to full fitness. last_img read more

REVIEW: Punk glamour meets pop in Gaga’s ‘Stupid Love’

first_imgAs one of the biggest pop stars on an international level, the song features a classic Lady Gaga pop music sound with electronic dance and synth beats mimicking her “Born this Way” and “The Fame Monster” eras. With such a disco-reminiscent sound, it is unlike anything that could’ve been predicted from her recent years coming off of her first feature film and motion picture soundtrack in “A Star is Born.” After four years of waiting for another studio album release, we are finally getting a hint at the beginning of the next Gaga eras with “Stupid Love.” It is exciting to see Lady Gaga return to the catchy, disco-reminiscent dance songs that launched her major-label career. She seems to be stepping away from the role she played in “A Star is Born” and the songs she delivered within that soundtrack to come back to a more pop-influenced persona and sound.  (Photo from Lady Gaga / Twitter) The opening of the track has a range of electronic beats playing in disjointed vocal waves of succession to a deeper sounding, hard-hitting, upbeat pace. Electro-pop drums and the ’80s synth feel are woven into the lyrical melody, increasing the track’s intensity and euphoria. The chorus is certainly going to be stuck in your mind after listening to it. “Stupid Love’s” sound can be credited to BloodPop, a music producer Gaga has worked closely with for several years and on her last studio album, “Joanne.”  It offers up the idea that the solution to mending this detached world is to love. It encourages people to embrace themselves for who they truly are and to try to love themselves — flaws and all. But, at last, this idea that all people must live harmoniously and in unity isn’t always on the horizon as much as Gaga tries to portray it as such in the music video. She tweeted right after the video was up “earth is cancelled.” Not only does this allude to the post-apocalyptic planet Lady Gaga and her team created in the music video, but it also could be hinting at what fans can expect to see in this new era.  In one video she posted to Instagram, Gaga is seen mouthing and using sign language to say, “All I ever wanted was love.” As she crosses her arms in the sign for love, wearing hot pink fishnet gloves on her wrists, her colorful army of dancers follows suit. When the video begins, a title card opens reading “The world rots in conflict. Many tribes battle for dominance. While the Spiritual ones pray and sleep for peace, the Kindness punks fight for Chromatica.”   The video takes place in a dusty desert scene with massive rock structures brought to life by the wardrobe, colors and hard-hitting dance routines. Gaga performs her dance routines wearing a variety of skintight pink metallic bodysuits, bubblegum pink bras, silver chains, bows and dramatic makeup looks that feature chrome and metallic accents and, of course, the thematic color throughout the video: hot pink.center_img The fantasy-like visuals in the music video tell a story of a divided world parallel to the universe we’re living in. Lady Gaga has never been shy about making statements and sharing her political concerns on issues she stands by, and this video is no exception.  Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga, an 11-time Grammy winner best known for her eclectic fashion sense, born-this-way-bold persona and pop dance tracks, announced in late February the release of a new single off of her upcoming sixth studio album, nicknamed LG6. The single, called “Stupid Love,” was released Friday, was accompanied by an extraterrestrial music video that has kept fans talking and captivated by the pop star icon.  On her billboard art and promotions, fans have noticed the word “Chromatica” appearing frequently. Since Gaga has not made any public statements about the title of the album or its release date, and has yet to address what “Chromatica” is, I would not be surprised if we find out that the album’s title has been right in front of our eyes the whole time.  Along with the release of the song came an ethereal music video that was shot entirely on the iPhone 11 Pro. Crossing punk and glamour, Lady Gaga teased the music video hours before it dropped, giving followers an otherworldly look into the eye-catching music video before the full release. The clips had a slow, cinematic, background instrumental that featured a barrage of string instruments as if to transport viewers into another universe. It’s as if Gaga is creating her own mythology.  Overall, this comeback release seems to be about harmony, unity, love and kindness, all while battling to see one’s own worth. Continuing to be a captivating pop star at the top of her game, Lady Gaga is back, LG6 is coming and fans are ready.last_img read more