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

Sokratis Papastathopoulos apologises to Arsenal fans after error in Watford draw

first_imgAdvertisement The Gunners have not kept a clean sheet since the first game of the season when they beat Newcastle 1-0 at St James’ Park and are now without a win in three matches.Only four teams have conceded more goals than Arsenal so far this campaign as Unai Emery looks to improve their leaky defence.After the calamitous displays of Sokratis and Luiz at Vicarage Road, Arsenal fans are looking for the return of a number of injured defenders.There is positive news about all four currently sidelined defenders at the Emirates, with Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Konstantinos Mavropanos all ‘back in full training’ according to the official Arsenal website.They will all be pushing for a return to first team action when Arsenal travel to Frankfurt for a Europa League tie on Thursday ahead of a home game against Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.MORE: Unai Emery bemoans Arsenal’s physical frailty in 2-2 draw with WatfordMORE: Arsenal were ‘like a semi-professional team’ in draw with Watford, says Graeme Souness Sokratis Papastathopoulos apologises to Arsenal fans after error in Watford draw Phil HaighSunday 15 Sep 2019 11:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link157Shares Sokratis Papastathopoulos was at fault for Watford’s first goal (Picture: Getty Images)Sokratis Papastathopoulos has sent an apology to Arsenal fans after his mistake led to Watford’s first goal in the 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road on Sunday afternoon.The centre-back was at fault in the second half when his misplaced pass was intercepted by Gerard Deulofeu who diverted it into the path of Tom Cleverley.The former Manchester United midfielder slotted home past Bernd Leno to make the score 2-1, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goals had given Arsenal a seemingly comfortable lead in the first half.Watford went on to equalise from the spot through Roberto Pereyra after the Argentinian was tripped in the box by Sokratis’ central defensive partner David Luiz.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, the Greek feels that tossing away a two-goal advantage was down to him and has taken responsibility for it on Twitter.Sokratis tweeted: ‘Today’s result is not good for us. I feel responsible for this result, so I would like to apologise to all of you. I don’t like to hide, and I will keep working hard in order to achieve our goals.’Today’s result is not good for us. I feel responsible for this result, so I would like to apologise to all of you. I don’t like to hide, and I will keep working hard in order to achieve our goals.— Sokratis Papastathopoulos (@SokratisPapa5) September 15, 2019 Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Boys soccer Lakers hand Mustangs first defeat, 3-2

first_imgThis didn’t rattle Marcellus, who controlled the game’s middle stages. It pulled even in the 31st minute when Ryan Lundrigan’s shot off Tristan Jarvi’s corner kick deflected off a Skaneateles defender and found the net.Nine minutes into the second half, Jarvi put the Mustangs in front, 2-1, off a great feed from Dakota Baker, but Marcellus had several more good chances, only to get turned away, Lakers goalie Andrew Neumann making a series of tough stops.Moss helped Skaneateles turn it around by assisting on Owen Cheney’s goal midway through the second half and, less than four minutes later, beat two defenders on a long run and passed it to Colin Gaglione, whose curving shot found the top left corner of the net. Propelled to no. 3 in last week’s state Class B rankings by a big win over a long-time rival, the Marcelllus boys soccer team had to put its full attention to taking down another of its neighborly adversaries.Skaneateles arrived last Wednesday night, bent on ending the Mustangs’ nine-game win streak- and it did so, rallying in the second half to claim a thrilling 3-2 decision.The threat the Lakers posed was obvious from the outset as it made several runs right at the Marcellus defense. That work paid off in the 16th minute when a long pass from Landon Hellwig found Tylar Moss, who sped up the middle and beat Mustangs goalie Cory Gangemi one-on-one. Then the Lakers did a solid job of possession throughout the game’s final 16-plus minutes, and then defended a final free kick taken by Gangemi as the clock ran out.As a tune-up, Skaneateles went to Jordan-Elbridge last Monday and pummeled the Eagles 7-0, with Moss again the focal point of the attack thanks to his season-best four assists to go with a lone goal.Gaglione had a big night, too, scoring twice and getting a pair of assists. Cheney also got two goals as Hellwig and Brendan Powers earned the other goals. J-E goalie Keegan Ferris stopped all seven shots he faced.That same night, Marcellus went to Corcoran, where it netted three goals in the first half and went on to defeat the Cougars 4-2.Matt Kershaw led the Mustangs, scoring twice, with single goals going to Brett Beal and Marcelo Suarez, who also joined Steve Matro and Ryan Worden in the assist column.Skaneateles could not relax after the big win over Marcellus, for it would host its annual Finger Lakes Cup on Friday and Saturday.The opening round pitted the Lakers against St. Francis (Buffalo), who prevailed 1-0 despite Skaneateles having all kinds of chances, taking 15 shots but seeing the Red Raiders use a shot deflected off a Lakers defender to score the lone goal of the night.So it was the Lakers against Rochester Aquinas in the consolation game, and Skaneateles prevailed 4-3, again carried by Moss, who notched two goals and assisted on tallies by Cheney and Cooper Purdy. Henninger beat St. Francis 1-0 in the championship game.After the loss to Skaneateles, Marcellus would face Bishop Grimes on Saturday and take its second consecutive defeat, falling to the Cobras 3-1.Even though Matt Kershaw scored in the second half off a feed from Jarvi, it did not make up for Grimes speeding to a 2-0 first-half advantage. Byam Mugushu scored twice for the Cobras, while Deng Mawien had one goal and one assist.Following its loss to Skaneateles, J-E rebounded and blanked Onondaga 6-0 a day later. It was Michael Meyer leading the way as he got a three-goal hat trick, with Kevin Chiaramonte adding two goals and two assists. Keegan Ferris had the other goal as Owen Barrigar and Michael Bennink earned single assists. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys soccerMarcellusskaneateleslast_img read more

Andersen readying team for Axe game

first_imgAfter a dominant win at home over the Hoosiers, Gary Andersen talked about the excitement shared by the No. 19 Wisconsin football team as they prep for No. 25 Minnesota in the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe.“First of all, I’m excited for the opportunity to get to this big rivalry,” head coach Gary Andersen said at his weekly Monday press conference. “I know the kids are excited about it.”The Golden Gophers are 8-2 (4-2 Big Ten) and are riding a four-game winning streak entering the game and will have plenty of energy after a bye week this past weekend.“Rivalries that have gone on for this long have so many stories behind them and so many moments behind them,” Andersen said. “It’s what’s great about college football in my opinion.”Andersen also expressed the importance of this rivalry, especially in giving the younger players the opportunity to learn what the Wisconsin-Minnesota battle truly entails. Per UW tradition, during the week leading up to the border battle, Andersen said assistant coach Henry Mason will give a presentation on the history of the rivalry.“As we all know in rivalries like this, it’s a one-game championship, and it’s three hours and whatever minutes it takes to get it done. The young kids need to understand the tradition, how it is, how important it is for the kids on this football team, how important it is for all of the Badgers,” he said. “It matters, and they need to learn quickly what it’s all about.”The Badgers have won Paul Bunyan’s axe the last nine years, but the all-time series record narrowly favors the Gophers at 58-56-8.  Heading into Saturday, both teams are nationally ranked and boast 8-2 overall records, giving this matchup all of the makings for an intense rivalry game.Wisconsin enters the game after a domineering 51-3 victory over Indiana last weekend.“It was a very solid game all the way across. Very proud of the kids after I watched the tape, very proud of the coaches,” Andersen said.  “Offense, defense, special teams all contributed.  They all needed to be able to contribute in that game, and the kids were all excited, had a lot of juice, a lot of energy, a lot of passion for the game. [It was] another terrific crowd and it was another terrific day to be a badger.”Senior running back James White took the first play from scrimmage for a 93-yard score and the Badgers never looked back, tallying 20 points in the first quarter alone.  White led the way with a career-high 205 rushing yards and a touchdown. Andersen expressed his awe in White’s ability to make tacklers miss.“He has a unique ability,” Andersen said.  “Those guys aren’t getting a finger on James, so obviously he does a tremendous job of setting up, with distance left on the defender and him on what’s going to take place.”Junior running back Melvin Gordon also contributed 146 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, and freshman running back Corey Clement got into the mix adding 108 yards and two scores as well.“I’ve been around some talented young backs,” Andersen said.  “But Corey’s mental ability to be able to handle it through summer, through camp, through the early games where he was getting a lot of carries and playing and scoring touchdowns, gaining yards. And going through the middle of the season where some games he didn’t even get a snap.“And then to walk in there last game and do what he did, and be prepared as he is. So he’s the full package.”The Badgers also got rushing yards from a different source in redshirt senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis. Abbrederis only had two carries for 27 yards on the season prior to Saturday’s game, but ran for 86 yards and two touchdowns on three carries Saturday.last_img read more